James Young Shaw

October 1799–19 July 1877 (Age 77)
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of James Young

When James Young Shaw was born in October 1799, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Archibald Shaw, was 22 and his mother, Jean Young, was 34. He married Frances Edwards about 1819, in Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 19 July 1877, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Young Shaw
Frances Edwards
Marriage: about 1819
Tamira Shaw
Mary Shaw
James Edward Shaw
Nancy Shaw
Archibald W. Shaw

Spouse and Children

about 1819
Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Shaw


    Jean Young





    Archibald Shaw Jr


    Nancy Ann Shaw


    John Shaw


    James M Shaw


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 20

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 21

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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 (3)

  • James Y Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Y. Shaw, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • James Y Shaw in the 1830 United States Federal Census

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