Elizabeth Herrington

16 September 1793–27 December 1873 (Age 80)
Saint Johns Parish, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Herrington was born on 16 September 1793, in Saint Johns Parish, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, John Herrington Jr., was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Hannah Marshell, was 21. She married Joshua Shaw on 8 January 1816, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 December 1873, in Augusta, Carroll, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Herrington Bethel Cemetery, Specht, Carroll, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

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


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 10

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1814 · Battle of Baltimore

Age 21

"During the War of 1812, the Battle of Baltimore took place at Fort McHenry. It was this battle that inspired Frances Scott Key to write """"The Star Spangled Banner."""" The battle started on September 12, 1814, and ended September 15, 1814. It was an American victory as the British withdrew."

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Herrington in County Durham, possibly so named from an unattested Old English personal name Hȳra(from Old Enlish hȳra ‘servant’) + -ing- denoting association + denu ‘woodland’, ‘pasture’. 2. Possibly a variant of Harrington or a hypercorrected form of Errington .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

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

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