Jedadiah Shaw

Male25 January 1726–5 May 1800

Brief Life History of Jedadiah

When Jedadiah Shaw was born on 25 January 1726, his father, Jeremiah Shaw, was 25 and his mother, Phebe Wilbor, was 21. He died on 5 May 1800, in Sheshequin, Sheshequin Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sheshequin Valley Cemetery, Sheshequin, Sheshequin Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jeremiah Shaw
Phebe Wilbor
Jedadiah Shaw
Ruth Shaw
Benjamin Shaw
Eliphal Fally Shaw
Ruth Shaw
Jeremiah Shaw
Priscilla Shaw
Benanuel Shaw
Prudence Shaw
Phoebe Twin Shaw
Alse Shaw
Abigail Shaw

Sources (4)

  • Jedediah Shaw, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Jedediah Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jedadiah, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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World Events (4)


Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Age 50

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 60

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.

Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.

Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .

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

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