Married by 1840 since oldest child, Agnes, is born about 1841 in Ontario
Died: About 1860 since youngest child is born about 1859 and his wife is listed as widow in 1861 census
1. Agnes Shaw b. Abt 1841
2. William Shaw b. Aug 1842
3. John Shaw b. 04 Aug 1844 Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
4. David M Shaw b. 02 Mar 1846 Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
5. Elizabeth Shaw b. 1850 Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
6. Elinor Shaw b. Abt 1859
In "A History of Simcoe County" by Andrew F. Hunter, 1909, there are three men named Shaw listed as settlers in Innisfil Before 1837. John, Robert and Joseph Shaw were listed in Concession 8 with John on lot 19 and Robert and Joseph on ot 20. They are most likely three brothers.
John Shaw and his wife Ellen Blair had at least three children born in Innisfil so we know the family was there until 1850.
John's son, William Shaw, in 1891 census says his father was born in Ireland. And in the early census records, all of John's children give their nationality as Irish.
In the 1861 census, Helen Blair Shaw is listed as "widow."
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