Susan E. Shaw

Brief Life History of Susan E.

When Susan E. Shaw was born on 16 December 1832, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Martin Shaw, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 36. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Ludy P Davenport. She lived in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 August 1869, at the age of 36, and was buried in Waterloo, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Ludy P Davenport
Susan E. Shaw
Susie Davenport
Birket Whitfield Davenport
Pierce Butler Davenport
Clara Eunice Davenport
Elizabeth L Davenport
Martin Shaw Davenport
Susan Partlow Davenport

Sources (7)

  • S E Davenport in household of L P Davenport, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susie Shaw Davenport in entry for Mrs Susie Davenport Milam, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Susan E Shaw in household of Martin Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (7)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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