Susannah Shaw

21 April 1816–29 November 1874 (Age 58)
North Abington, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Susannah

When Susannah Shaw was born on 21 April 1816, in North Abington, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Shaw, was 30 and her mother, Mary Cobb Shaw, was 25. She married George Hammond on 6 November 1834. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 November 1874, in Lockeford, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Hammond
Susannah Shaw
Marriage: 6 November 1834
Susan Lucretia Hammond
Delia Marcella Hammond
Roland George Hammond
Josiah Shaw Hammond
Horace Alfred Hammond
Hanna Sturtevant Hammond
Clara C. Hammond
John Culver Hammond

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1834
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 4
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 16
    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.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Susana Shaw in entry for John Culver Hammond, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Susannah Hammond in household of George Hammond, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Susanna Hammond in household of Geo Hammond, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"

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