John Patrick Shaw

12 April 1698–11 January 1802 (Age 103)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of John Patrick

When John Patrick Shaw was born on 12 April 1698, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Patrick Shaw, was 52 and his mother, Marion Ballantyne, was 38. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Janet Ewing. He lived in Bladen, North Carolina, United States in 1763. He died on 11 January 1802, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 103.

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John Patrick Shaw
Janet Ewing
Patrick James Shaw
Jean Shaw
Thomas Shaw
John Shaw
James Shaw
Marion Shaw

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World Events (4)

Age 78
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 78
North Carolina is the 12th state.
1789 · Becomes 12th State
Age 91
On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

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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  • John Shaw in entry for John Shaw, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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