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John F. SHAW

Male 1792 - 1870  (78 years)


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  • Name John F. SHAW 
    Born 1792  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1850  Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried April 1870  Gageville Cemetery,Sheffield,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 April 1870  Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Per Johnlynne Fray's Records:
      John Shaw was the first permanent settler, coming in 1812 to the Sheffield section. He was said to have been a deserter from the English army. His son, Truman, told of his father's experience, and how he came to this country. According to his account, the elder Shaw was a soldier in the British army in Canada at the opening of the War of 1812 between the British and Americans, but, chafing under the bondage to which British soldiers were subjected, and hearing about the "Free American", he decided to make a change. Accordingly, he and several others who shared his feelings embarked in a small boat from Long Point and crossed Lake Erie to the American shore. The winds and tides sent the boat up the lake, and when they reached this side they made landing at Ashtabula, in the night, and ferried inland until they were far enough away from the lake to feel safe and any possibility of capture.

      In 1811 one Moore came into the Sheffield section and built a log cabin, in which he lived for a time and then moved on farther west. John Shaw was to follow in 1812 and became the first permanent settler.
    Person ID I67  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 16 May 2007 

    Family/Spouse Almira M. BECKWITH,   b. 1795, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 October 1865, Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
    +1. George SHAW,   b. about 1817, Prob Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Truman B. SHAW,   b. 2 August 1820, Prob Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1880, Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Asahel B. SHAW,   b. about 1822, Prob Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 April 1889, Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +4. Malinda SHAW,   b. 24 May 1824, Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 November 1914, Grant,Newaygo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +5. Nancy SHAW,   b. about 1827, Prob Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1850, Sheffield,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     6. Amos SHAW,   b. about 1829, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sylvester SHAW,   b. about 1832, Prob Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Electra A. SHAW,   b. about 1834, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Lucinda M. SHAW,   b. 5 April 1838, Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 September 1914, Elroy,Juneau Co.,WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +10. Eliza M. SHAW,   b. about 1841, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1 January 1885, Bulah,Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Family ID F19  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1931] 1860 US Federal Census - SHAW John Family, (Sheffield Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH, Page 106, Lines 16-17, Image 8 of 22).

    2. [S1913] SHAW John 1870 & Almira 186? Cemetery Marker.

    3. [S1677] 1840 US Federal Census - SHAW John Family, (Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., OH, Image 3 of 8).


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