Joshua Shaw

4 April 1795–16 December 1865 (Age 70)
Connellsville Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Shaw was born on 4 April 1795, in Connellsville Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nathan Alan Shaw, was 54 and his mother, Juliana Miller, was 33. He married Elizabeth Herrington on 8 January 1816, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 December 1865, in Augusta Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Herrington Bethel Cemetery, Specht, Carroll, Ohio, United States.

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Joshua Shaw
Elizabeth Herrington
Marriage: 8 January 1816
Hannah Shaw
Julianna Shaw
John Herrington Shaw
Nathan Herrington Shaw
Henry M Shaw
Elizabeth Jane Shaw
Sarah Shaw
Hannah Shaw

Spouse and Children

8 January 1816
Jefferson, Ohio, United States



    Julianna Shaw


    John Herrington Shaw


    Nathan Herrington Shaw


    Henry M Shaw


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.

Age 8

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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. 

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)

  • Joshua Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Shand in entry for Henry M Shand, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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