Betsey Williams Shaw

Brief Life History of Betsey Williams

When Betsey Williams Shaw was born on 27 January 1830, in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Isaac Shaw, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Briggs Savery, was 24. She married Edmond Tilden Phillips on 14 November 1858, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died on 6 August 1917, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Edmond Tilden Phillips
1827–
Betsey Williams Shaw
1830–1917
Marriage: 14 November 1858
Lucy Cora Maria Phillips
1859–1884
Edmond Elmer Phillips
1861–1939
Charles William Phillips
1863–1882

Sources (24)

  • Betsy W Shaw, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Betsy W. Shaw, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Betsey W Shaw Phillips, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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