Anthony Shaw

29 January 1694–17 March 1759 (Age 65)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Anthony

When Anthony Shaw was born on 29 January 1694, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Israel Shaw I, was 34 and his mother, Unknown Tallman, was 28. He married Rebecca Wood on 14 August 1718, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 March 1759, in his hometown, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Shaw
1694–1759
Rebecca Wood
1696–1766
Marriage: 14 August 1718
Benjamin Shaw
1720–1794
Mary Shaw
1722–
Ruth Shaw
1723–1817
John Shaw
1725–1780
Anthony Shaw
1725–1793
Elizabeth Shaw
1728–1804
Rebecca Shaw
1730–1790
Arnold Shaw
1732–1797
Thomas Shaw
1735–1819
John Shaw
1737–1816

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 August 1718
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (1)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 29

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

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)

  • Anthony in entry for Arnold, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Anthony in entry for Ruth, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Anthony in entry for Benjamin, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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