Solomon Shaw

25 July 1749–1 April 1836 (Age 86)
Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Shaw was born on 25 July 1749, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Shaw, was -7 and his mother, Elizabeth Locke, was -11. He married Anna Hayward on 31 October 1781, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 April 1836, in Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States.

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Solomon Shaw
Anna Hayward
Marriage: 31 October 1781
Lovina Shaw
Minerva Shaw
Solomon Shaw
Solomon Shaw
Ruel Shaw
Edmund H. Shaw

Spouse and Children

31 October 1781
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Lovina Shaw


    Minerva Shaw


    Solomon Shaw



    Ruel Shaw


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+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 11

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America: 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 27

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

Age 44

Historical Boundaries: 1793: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States

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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  • Solomon Shaw, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Solomon Shaw, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Solomon Shaw, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

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