Mary Shaw

about 1824–
Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Shaw was born about 1824, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, her father, James Young Shaw, was 25 and her mother, Frances Edwards, was 24.

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Family Time Line

James Young Shaw
1799–1877
Frances Edwards
1800–1851
Tamira Shaw
1820–1878
Mary Shaw
1824–
James Edward Shaw
1825–1872
Nancy Shaw
1827–
Archibald W. Shaw
1830–1922

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 2

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Shaw in household of James Y Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"

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