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Ten Generations of the Shaw Family

Part Three

By Jared L. Olar

July 2007-July 2015

5. Capt. JOB SHAW ("Jobe"), son of Benjamin and Mary Shaw, born 1763/4 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, New England; died in early 1821; buried according to family tradition in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, but more likely in Victor, Ontario County, New York. Our Shaws preserved a family tradition that Job was born in Bridgewater, Windsor County, Vermont, but in fact he moved to Bridgewater after his marriage. As for Job's date of birth, Olive Theresa (Shaw) McCarthy's genealogical manuscript The Shaw Family From 1766-1959, page 1, states Job Shaw was born 25 Oct. 1766 in Watertown, Massachusetts, but that is a double error -- 25 Oct. 1766 is actually the date of birth of Lucy Sherman, daughter of Asaph and Lucy (Whitney) Sherman (recorded in the birth register of Grafton, Massachusetts), whom earlier Shaw genealogists mistakenly identified as Job Shaw's wife Lucy Sherman, born 5 Jan. 1768 in Middleboro, Massachusetts, daughter of Asaph's distant cousin Edward Sherman and Lucy Peterson. Asaph's daughter Lucy married Joseph Hathaway and was never married to Job Shaw. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1156, also says Job Shaw's wife Lucy Sherman was born 25 Oct. 1766, but again, that is the wrong Lucy Sherman. Other genealogists say Job was born 24 June 1760, but that is in fact the date of birth of Job's same-named brother-in-law JOB SHERMAN, who was born in Middleboro, Massachusetts. That date is obviously impossible for Job Shaw, because Job's older brother Isaiah Shaw was born 10 March 1760, about three months before Job's purported birth. (Most regrettably, this erroneous birthdate of "24 June 1760" has spread via the internet and is now found in the vast majority of Ancestry.com's family trees that include Job Shaw.) Other sources, including family group sheets provided by Verda May (Shaw) Tullis, say Job was born 1763/4, which is probably an approximation based on Job's birth order, between Isaiah who was born in 1760 and Benoni who was born in 1765. The date of 1763/4 probably also takes into account the fact that Job was almost certainly older than his wife Lucy, who is known to have been born in 1768. One family tree gives Job's date of birth as 24 June 1763, but that evidently is nothing more than the day and month of Job Sherman's date of birth combined with the year of Job Shaw's birth. Regarding the uncertainty and confusion over Job's date of death, some sources do not show his date of death, but instead say that he died at some point after 27 Feb. 1797. (However, the "Job Shaw" mentioned in the document dated 27 Feb. 1797 was a different Job Shaw, not the son of Benjamin and Mary Shaw.) The obituary of Job's son Benoni says Job died when Benoni was 11 years old, which would mean Job died between 1 Feb. 1820 and 31 Jan. 1821. Some Shaw genealogists say he died on or about 30 Oct. 1822. However, in a letter to my grandmother dated 6 Dec. 1980, our Shaw cousin Darlene Noble of Amboy, Illinois, wrote, "From my Grand Mother Olive Evitts diary I found that Jobs wife Lucy died 10-30-1822." Olive, born 1845, was a great-granddaughter of Job and Lucy. In fact, Lucy died in 1813. I suspect that someone made the reasonable guess that since it could not be Lucy's date of death, it more likely was Job's. We now know that guess is incorrect, as will be discussed below.

Older Shaw genealogies exhibited a degree of uncertainty about Job and his place in this family. For example, William Richard Cutter's New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial (1914), vol. IV, page 2147, says, ""The first federal census, taken in 1790, shows that [Isaiah Shaw] was living in Bridgewater, Vermont . . . . Benoni, Daniel, James and Job Shaw were also reported among the heads of families at Bridgewater, and some if not all of them were brothers of Isaiah." Later researchers were able to confirm that Job and Benoni were Isaiah's younger brothers -- but even so, Benjamin Shurtleff and Margaret Johnson Drake's John Shaw of Plymouth, Massachusetts (1972), page 25, has only a brief note regarding Job, mentioning that he, like his younger brother Benoni, "went up country [Bridgewater, Vt.]," but tracing no lines of descent from them. At a Daughters of the American Revolution meeting during the 1970s, my grandmother Frances (Miller) Shaw happened to meet Margaret Johnson Drake, who naturally was interested in the fact that my grandmother's married name was Shaw, and asked what she might know of our Shaw genealogy. My grandmother then recited the given names in our Shaw line: "Sherman Linn II, Sherman Linn, James Monroe, Manly Sherman, Job, Benjamin, Benoni . . . ." Mrs. Drake immediately understood that her Shaws were the same family as our Shaws, and gave my grandmother a few copies of the typed Shurtleff manuscript on the Shaws that she had edited for the DAR. Our own family records and traditions had only reached back to Job in New York, while Mrs. Drake's manuscript brings our own Shaw line down to our Job and stops there -- although by the time this fortuitous meeting took place my grandmother and great-aunt Eleanor (Shaw) Baylor had already begun to learn of Job's ancestry from our Mormon cousins in Utah.

Though he was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Job later lived in nearby towns. He is possibly the yeoman Job Shaw who lived in Middleboro in 1787, and if so, then our ancestor Job Shaw first appears on record in a Plymouth court document dated 1 Nov. 1787 pertaining to the case of "David Leonard Barnes (Providence, Rhode Island, Attorney at Law) v. Malbone Briggs (Freetown Yeoman), admin. Job Shaw (Middleborough Yeoman) 'on the estate . . . not administered upon by Phebe Shaw late the Executrix.'" The abstract of this court record says, "Case, on note dated 1 Nov. 1787 for 7 pounds 1 shilling with interest. Default by deft. Judgment for $31.85 and $9.12 costs. Fully satisfied." It is unclear who Phebe Shaw was. Job had an aunt named Phebe who married in 1736 to Jabez Thomas, but presumably a court document in 1787 would have called her by her married name of Thomas rather than her maiden name.

About two months later, Job was certainly living in Rochester in Plymouth County (where Job's brother Benoni also lived). Rochester is where Job was living when he first published his marriage intentions. On 7 Feb. 1788 in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Job married LUCY SHERMAN, born 5 Jan. 1768 in Middleboro, died 18 May 1813 in Victor, Ontario County, New York, daughter of Edward and Lucy Sherman. The "Publishment" of their intention to marry is dated 30 Dec. 1787 in the Middleboro Town Records, Book 4, Part 2, page 73, recorded by Jacob Bennett Jr., Middleboro Town Clerk, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Their "Intention of Marriage" was 12 Jan. 1788 in Rochester, Plymouth County. Their marriage is recorded in Middleboro Town Records, Book 4, Part 2, page 163. The Justice of the Peace who married them was Rev. Joseph Barker. Lucy Sherman's maiden name has been handed down in our family ever since, beginning with my great-great-great-grandfather MANLY SHERMAN SHAW, youngest son of Lucy. In my own branch of the Shaws, the Sherman name is commemorated in the Christian names of my grandfather and my mother's grandfather, and in the middle name of one of my older brothers. The Sherman name is also very popular among the Shaw Station Shaws, and also can be found among female-line descendants of Manly Sherman Shaw -- and even a nephew and probably a grand-nephew of Manly Sherman were named after him and thus inherited the Sherman name. Though we formerly knew nothing of the ancestry of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman (and knew next to nothing about Job and Lucy apart from their names), we have always known that the name "Sherman" was handed down from Lucy.

According to varying traditions of uncertain reliability, Job and Lucy had no less than five sons and three daughters, or as many as six sons and seven daughters. In her old mimeographed family history of Manly Sherman Shaw's family, my great-aunt Eleanor (Shaw) Baylor said, "Job and Lucy had at least ten children." Also, on a large pedigree chart that my grandmother prepared for the DAR to show that my mother was qualified to join the DAR, Job and Lucy are said to have had nine children. While living in western New York, their eldest child JOHN SHAW (1790-1880) joined the new Mormon religion, later moving with his co-religionists to Illinois and ultimately joining in the great Mormon migration to Utah. Several other children of Job and Lucy also reportedly became Mormons. A few of Job and Lucy's children, as well as some of John's sons, migrated to Illinois and remained there, particularly in Lee County.

According to an old but slightly garbled Shaw family tradition that was recorded on two very similar versions of a typed genealogical chart about the middle of last century, Job "was born at Bridgewater, Windsor Co., Vermont, later moving to Herkimer County and Erie County, New York." Job certainly lived in Bridgewater and New York State, but he was not born in Bridgewater. Rather, he and his brothers Benoni and Elkanah followed their older brother Isaiah to Bridgewater. The 1891 History of Windsor County, Vermont, pp.604-5, shows that Isaiah had already settled in Bridgewater by 1785:

"The first meeting of the freemen of Bridgewater was held on the 30th of March, 1785, and there the first town officers were elected. Who were present and the extent of attendance upon that important occasion cannot now be ascertained, but it would form an interesting record if there could be drawn even a pen picture of that assemblage. The recording officer of that meeting, however, only furnishes us with the proceedings had at the time, chief among which was the selection of the following town officers : Asa Jones, moderator ; John Hawkins, town clerk; Richard Southgate, James Fletcher and Isaiah Shaw, selectmen ; Joseph Hawkins, town treasurer and first constable; Bliss Hoisington, James Fletcher and Joseph Boyce, listers; Richard Southgate, grand juror ; Joseph Boyce, Amos Mendall and James Topliff, surveyors of highways."

By the time of the 1790 U.S. Census, Job and Lucy had left Massachusetts and moved "up country" to Bridgewater, Windsor County, Vermont. The census that year shows Job as the head of a household in Bridgewater consisting of one free white male over the age of 16 (i.e. Job himself), one free white male under the age of 16 (probably Job's eldest child John, born 30 June 1790 in Bridgewater), and two white females (Job's wife Lucy and another woman).

While living in Bridgewater, Job and Lucy were friends and associates of the Universalist preacher Rev. Nathaniel Stacy, who mentions Job and Job's brother Benoni several times in his memoirs. The second wife of Job's older brother Isaiah was a sister of Rev. Stacy. The following are the relevant excerpts from Stacy's 1850 Memoirs of the life of Nathaniel Stacy, preacher of the gospel of universal grace, which offer rare and colorful glimpses into the lives and situations of Job Shaw and his relatives and neighbors during this period:

"I had a sister who had married, and resided in Vermont, about one hundred miles distant ; and I resolved to go to the new State and try my fortune there. I accordingly performed the journey, walking on foot in company with a brother of my brother's wife. I was received very kindly by my brother-in-law, whose name was Shaw, [i.e. Isaiah Shaw] and was made welcome to a home there for a season ; but I had not been there more than a week, when his brother, [i.e. Job Shaw] who kept a small store in the neighborhood, wanted to engage me as a clerk, if I should answer his purpose. I could write a very tolerable hand, was competent in figures, and had, the previous winter, commenced the study of English grammar. He made an examination of me, and pronounced my learning sufficient. Accordingly, I engaged, and remained with him until September following. I then assisted him in collecting, and driving to Boston, a drove of cattle and sheep ; and after they were sold, I returned to my native town. I remained there during the winter following, boarded at a neighbor's, and attended a district school. We had, for the times, a good teacher ; and I made some proficiency in English grammar. But, alas ! to what disadvantage were we subjected, in comparison to present facilities." (Page 46)
"In the autumn of this year, 1798, I again went to Vermont ; with a trembling hope that I might obtain a place as school-teacher in some small district of that new country, and succeed in making myself useful in that employment. I went directly to my friend Capt. Job Shaw, who was always ready to find me employment, and to help me all in his power, whenever I needed ; and entered for a short season as clerk in his store. I had been there but a short time, before a gentleman came to engage me to teach a school, by friend Shaw's recommendation, as I supposed. I presume, however, he felt much hesitation when he came to see me, for his conduct manifested it. To see a chap scarcely up to his knees in height, who it seemed could hardly possess strength of body or mind sufficient to manage a child of ten years' old, offer himself as a school-teacher, appeared, no doubt, to him as preposterous and presumptuous in the extreme. However, he at length did his errand ; and we agreed that I should enter the school on trial. The school was described to me as pretty numerously attended -- near the centre of the town -- some quite large scholars -- and worst of all, had been badly managed for a few years, and had obtained the character of a very bad school ; I should, therefore, with the best management and skill, have a hard task of it ; and he had his doubts whether I should be able to succeed : and his doubts were not stronger than my own. But I had never yet tried my skill ; and neither myself nor any one else could determine how I would succeed until I had made the experiment ; I moreover felt very anxious to take that method to help myself along in life, if I should possess the requisite qualifications ; and I resolved, at any risk, to make the trial. I engaged, therefore, for very small wages, and with the express understanding, that if I could not succeed, I should have the privilege of peaceably leaving the school without any hard feelings on either side. I was to demand no wages, if I could not succeed to their satisfaction." (Pages 47-48)
"I had never been talkative on the subject of religion. I had buried my feelings, as much as possible, in my own breast, and put on as cheerful an appearance as I could, to secrete the sad exercises of my own mind, and avoid observation. But I could not help speaking of the joy of my heart to some friends ; and was so enthusiastic in my expressions to my beloved friend, Capt. Shaw, that he exclaimed," Why, Nat, you are crazy !" I wrote some -- not for publication, for I dared not show it to many ; and I began to express my feelings in poetry. -- Poetry ! yes, gentle reader, I wrote poetry. But the world has not been blessed with as much of it as it probably would have been, had not some of my fastidious friends had the impertinence to more than hint to me, that it was not the best poetry they ever saw. And although I supposed it was because they could not appreciate the excellency of it as well as I could, it no doubt had a tendency to make me a little more diffident about exposing it, and to dampen the ardor of my muse. But you shall have some of it before I have done with you ; and probably some, too, which several of our splenetic editors declined publishing ; but it will do well enough for my book.
"In the spring of the year, after the close of the school of which I have been speaking, I was induced, by the persuasion of several highly esteemed friends, to undertake to distribute newspapers through this section of country. There was but one newspaper then, I believe, published in the county of Windsor, and that was called "The Vermont Journal," published in Windsor, by Alden Spooner. Post-offices were not then, as now, established in every town, village, and hamlet through the country, and it was with difficulty that people could get the news of the day through that medium. I had my fears with regard to the result ; but the earnest solicitations of my friends overruled them, and I undertook it for six months. My friend, Capt. Shaw, went with me to Windsor, and became my bail to the printer. I purchased a horse, and set out upon my new avocation ; but, alas, it was a wearisome job, and proved an unprofitable speculation. My residence was at my friend Shaw's, in Bridgewater, about twenty miles from the printing-office ; and I occupied three days in each week on my ride. I would leave home on Monday morning, ride to Windsor, get my papers, and return the same day, distributing them through Hartland and Woodstock. The next day, I would leave home in the morning, go as far as White river, in the town of Bethel, on one road, and return on another, and distribute the papers through North Bridgewater, Barnard, and parts of Bethel and Woodstock ; and the third day, go to Plymouth and return. The remainder of the week, I was in the employment of Capt. Shaw, which paid for my board and horse-keeping. Thus I had established my route upon as frugal a plan as possible ; but notwithstanding this, and all the economy I was master of, (though, by-the-by, I was never a good financier,) I found myself at the close of the engagement involved in a debt, which took more than all my wages of the next winter to cancel. I had to make out a large sum to the printer ; and I had no other resource but the small sums on my subscription list, scattered all over the country. And, before the payments became due, numbers of my subscribers were beyond my reach. Others were slack, and availed themselves of all possible means to evade payment. And one Barlow -- he was called a justice of the peace, but a disturber of the peace would have been a more appropriate appellative -- took measures, successfully, to cheat me out of almost all my dues in the town of Barnard. I discovered, long before the close of my engagement, that the business would not do for me, and made my arrangements to quit it; and I had reason soon to congratulate myself on my success, poor as it was. A young man wanted the route ; and I took him round once with me, to introduce him to my patrons and properly initiate him into the business, although I formed the route for myself, in the beginning. But before he had been m the business as long as I had, he found himself in prison for the debt he had incurred. He did not take the precaution that I did, to keep in the good graces of the printer. When-ever I received any sum, however small, even if it did not exceed fifty cents, I paid it immediately into the hands of the printer. This course gained me his confidence ; and he would say to me, "Do the best you can -- I will not trouble you -- you do better by me than any other of my post-riders ; " and he was as good as his word. He never sued me, nor even threatened, but waited patiently, and took any thing I could turn out to him." (Pages 53-55)
"And my astonishment was excited beyond measure, when I came to look around among the attendants who thronged the room, and saw several of my acquaintances, who appeared as happy as myself, and whom I had supposed to be violently opposed to the doctrine ; and to whom, consequently, I had never dared to express a thought, after I became favorably impressed with a belief of its truth. Among them was a brother of my friend, Captain Shaw, Benoni, whom I supposed to be very rigid in his Partialist faith. Benoni Shaw, together with his four brothers who resided in that country, [Stacy means Isaiah, Job, Elkanah, and a fourth Shaw brother whose identity is unclear] were, I believe, members of what was called the New-light Congregational Church ; with Mr. Seth Ransom as their pastor. They were all, as I thought, rather bigoted ; but Capt. Job, with whom I boarded, I considered the most liberal. I was told, that when a brother of Benoni's wife, Mr. Noah Winslow, embraced the doctrine of Universal Salvation, he charged his wife if Noah came there not to harbor him, nor associate with him and by no means sit at table with him. But now I saw this same Benoni at a Universalist Association, with his eyes, his ears, and his heart wide open. I heard him speak of the truth of the doctrine, and with rapture ! And he, ever after that, was a warm and hearty believer, and a fearless advocate of it, and a bright and practical exemplar of its moral influence. He departed this life rejoicing in its strength." (Pages 56-57)
"I returned to Salisbury sufficiently early, before commencing my school, to afford me an opportunity to cross the mountain and visit my friends, in Windsor county. Some time during the preceding winter, Mr. Ballou had removed his family from Dana, Mass., to Barnard, and settled with the united societies of Woodstock, Bridgewater, Barnard, and Bethel. I made him a short visit, went to Bridgewater, where two of my sisters resided, and where I had spent parts of several years, in early life. Here, by the request of friends, I preached one Sunday, and delivered a lecture at the house of my old friend, Captain Shaw, by the special request of his lady. [i.e. Lucy Sherman Shaw] She was not at that time a Universalist, but a special friend to me ; and, many years afterward, I had the pleasure of meeting her in the State of New York, and of finding her happy in the faith of a world's salvation. On my return to Addison county, I also spent one Sunday in Rochester, where I had a brother, and gave two discourses to respectable congregations. I believe there had never been a discourse delivered in that town by a Universalist preacher. I reached Salisbury in season to commence my school, according to engagement." (Pages 80-81)

At this time, I do not know how Job came by his military rank of "Captain." He was too young to have fought in the Revolutionary War, but he may have been an officer in the U.S. Army or in the Vermont state militia after the war's end. In any case, Job was obviously familiarly known in Bridgewater as "Captain Shaw."

Job and his family were still living in Bridgewater at the time of the 1800 U.S. Census, when his household had grown to include one white male under the age of 10 (probably Job's son WILLIAM E. SHAW, born 28 Aug. 1797), one white male aged 11-15 (probably Job's eldest son John), one white male aged 16-25, two white males aged 26-44 (including Job), three white females under the age of 10 (including LUCY SHAW, born 1792, and EXPERIENCE SHAW ("Spede"), born circa 1795), one white female aged 10-15, and two white females aged 26-44 (Lucy and another woman). Thus, by 1800 Job and Lucy had two sons and as many as four daughters (though we can't be sure, since one or two unrelated women may have been boarding with them as domestic servants). The Bridgewater Town Clerk land records show that Job purchased some land in 1800 from Ivory Bosworth, which Ivory had originally bought from James and Richard Southgate in 1792. (See "Bridgewater, Windsor County, Vermont, Town Clerk Land Records," Deeds, Book 3 (1792), pp.11-12; Book 5 (1800), pp.505, 508.)

Job and Lucy left Vermont sometime during the first decade of the 1800s, but evidently after 1801. For example, the 1891 History of Windsor County, Vermont, pp.607-8, says:

"The list copied here was dated September 1, 1801, and is believed to contain the name of each qualified elector of Bridgewater entitled to vote at the election next ensuing, and is as follows: Amos Mendall, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas Southgate, James Topliff, Thomas Palmer, Benoni Shaw, Isaiah Shaw, John Palmer, Eleazer Meacham. William Grois, James Southgate, Joseph French, Isaac Jones, Jonathan White, Jeremiah Thomas, Zebulon Thomas, Benjamin Perkins, James Pierce, Ariel Jones, Selah Montague, James Fletcher, Zachariah Barrett, Joseph Perkins, Ariel Jones, jr., Barnabas Thomson, Robert Palmer, Ivory Bostworth, Zebina Eaton, Thomas Eastman, George Washburn, Abner Jones, John Walker, James Walker, John Foster, Elijah Walker, Elkanah, Job and Daniel Shaw, . . ."

Job and Lucy and their children were still living in Vermont on 29 Dec. 1801, when they had a daughter, LAURA SHAW, but they were living in Savoy, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, on 22 Jan. 1806, when they had a daughter, KEZIAH SHAW. They had moved to Rutland County, Vermont, by 31 Jan. 1809, when they had a son named BENONI SHAW. However, by the time of the 1810 U.S. Census they had moved to Ontario County in western New York. Assuming our Shaw family tradition is correct, presumably there was a brief residence in Herkimer County, New York, after the birth of Benoni but prior to the 1810 census. The census that year shows Job Shaw as a resident of Bloomfield, Ontario County, where he was the head of a household consisting of two white males under the age of 10 (including his son Benoni, and perhaps JOB SHAW JR.), one white male aged 10-15 (probably Job's son William, then about 12 years old), one white male aged 16-25 (perhaps Job's eldest son John, then about 20), one white male aged 45 or older (i.e. Job), three white females under the age of 10 (including Job's daughters Laura and Keziah), one white female aged 10-15 (probably Job's daughter Experience), one white female aged 16-25 (probably Job's daughter Lucy), one white female aged 26-44 (i.e. the mother Lucy). Thus, by 1810 Job and Lucy apparently had four sons and five daughters -- though it's possible the male aged 16-25 or the female aged 16-25 were domestic servants or farm hands rather than their eldest son and daughter (who may by then have been living or working in other households). Incidentally, the census shows that the Utah Shaw family tradition is slightly in error regarding the time when Job and Lucy moved to Ontario County. Florence C. Youngberg's Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers (1999), vol. IV, page 2321, says Job's eldest son John "moved with his parents in 1811 to Ontario County, New York," but the census shows they had moved to Ontario County no later than 1810. Could 1811 in fact have been the year the family moved from Bloomfield to Victor? On the other hand, it could be that Job and his family did not "move" to Victor, but instead they became residents of Victor when that municipality was formed in 1812 from territory that originally had been a part of Bloomfield.

Utah Shaw family tradition, as recorded in Olive Theresa (Shaw) McCarthy's genealogical manuscript The Shaw Family From 1766-1959, has the following to say about Job Shaw's move from Vermont to New York:

"Mr. Job Shaw sold his farm in Vermont for 1,300 silver dollars which he invested in the mercantile business and lost it. He then moved to Victor, New York where he probably died."

In May 1813, Job and Lucy were living in Victor, Ontario County, New York, in the vicinity of Rochester. It was in Victor where Lucy died on 18 May 1813, as mentioned in the 18 May 1813 edition of The Western Repository, page 3, column 4, which briefly reports the death of "Mrs. Job Shaw" in Victor, New York. After his wife's death, Job remained in Victor, where he was living at the time of the 1820 U.S. Census. Job, identifying himself as "Job Shaw of the Town of Victor in the County of Ontario," also personally signed a bond or contract dated 30 Nov. 1814 between himself and Elisha Camp, which provided specific terms for Job's repayment of the sum of $700 that Job had borrowed from him.

Capt. Job Shaw's signature, from a bond drawn up when he was living in Victor, New York, on 30 Nov. 1814.

According to our family tradition, at some point Job resided in Erie County, New York. Assuming that tradition is correct, most likely that was after Lucy's death but before the 1820 census (unless the tradition is a confusion of Job with his son Job Jr., who did live in Erie County). The 1820 census shows Job as the head of a household consisting of one white male under the age of 10 (his son MANLY SHERMAN SHAW, born 1811), two white males aged 10-15 (including his son Benoni), one white male aged 45 or older (i.e. Job himself), one white female aged 10-15, and one white female aged 26-44. Thus, in 1820 Job apparently had three sons and two daughters living with him. Job does not appear in the 1830 U.S. Census, having died early in 1821. Job apparently died intestate -- or at any rate no will of Job Shaw has survived. According to Utah Shaw family tradition, Job was buried in Rochester, New York, but that must mean Victor, New York, in the vicinity of Rochester, where his wife Lucy died and where he was living in 1820. It is possible that both Job and Lucy are buried in Victor Village Cemetery in graves that no longer have headstones or grave markers, but more likely they are buried in the burial ground that was adjacent to the old Proprietors Church of Victor. In an email dated 10 July 2012, genealogical researcher Bonnie Waters told me:

"Yes, you are absolutely right about the Victor Village Cemetery [having many missing gravestones]. I am a member of a preservation committee that has been involved in the restoration/preservation of records for that burial ground. Several years ago we had the grounds surveyed with magnetic equipment to map and mark unmarked graves -- a total of 190 unmarked graves. Early records for the cemetery were lost in fires, we have created a new index based upon an index that was done in early 1990's as well as stone rubbings that we did. It is certainly very possible that Job Shaw and wife were buried there [earliest known burial is 1810]. When Victor was officially settled [1812] the pioneers established what was called 'Proprietors Church.' Members of this church eventually broke away and started local Methodist, Presbyterian and Universalist (churches). There are records of births, marriages and deaths -- this is where I found the death of a Capt Shaw 1821. The church was located on a hill overlooking Main St., next to it was a burial ground. Other than a deed that mentions the burial ground there are no records. It is very possible that Job and Lucy are buried there."

As we have seen from the memoirs of Rev. Nathaniel Stacy, Job was commonly known as "Capt. Shaw." In addition, Bonnie Waters has noted, "There are no other Shaws in 1820 Victor census -- only Job," so there can be no doubt whatsoever that the Proprietors Church record of the death of "Capt. Shaw" refers to Job. The entry on Job's death says he died "During the winter 1821." This record comes just below some 1820 church register entries, so it must mean early 1821, probably January or February, rather than late 1821. If the obituary of Job's son Benoni is correct that Job died when Benoni was 11, then Job must have died in January 1821, because Benoni's 12th birthday was 31 Jan. 1821.

This is a detail from the bottom of page 251 of the early records of Proprietors Church in Victor, New York, showing the death of Capt. Job Shaw in early 1821. Job and his wife Lucy likely were buried in the former burying ground of Proprietors Church, or perhaps in Victor Village Cemetery. It seems their gravestones are lost.

At some point between 1810 and 1816, Job's daughter Lucy became the second wife of RALPH STRONG, born 1780 in Massachusetts, died 10 Sept 1865 in Mendon, Monroe County, New York. When he was about 20 years old, Ralph settled in Mendon, in the Wadsworth Eleven Thousand Acre Tract on Lot 32. He erected the first distillery in that part of the town. Ralph and Lucy had four children, named Sophia, Harrison (1816-1882), Polly, and Milton S. (1821-1901), all born in New York State. Harrison's eldest son was SHERMAN SHAW STRONG (1849-1910), who apparently was named after Harrison's uncle Manly Sherman Shaw. Lucy's gravestone in Mendon Cemetery says she died 29 June 1824 at age 32. At the time of the 1850 U.S. Census, Ralph and his family were living in Victor, Ontario County, New York. Buried near Lucy's grave in Mendon Cemetery is her brother Benoni Shaw. Benoni Shaw had earlier lived in Brant, Erie County, New York, later moving to Mendon in Monroe County.

Another brother of Lucy, Job Shaw Jr., born 1799, married twice, according to Job Jr.'s descendant Charles Banford Smith (1925-1991) of San Francisco, California, a Shaw genealogist who was knowledgeable not only of the family of Job Jr. but also of the family of Job Jr.'s younger brother Benoni. Job Jr.'s first wife was named HARRIET GRAY (1804-1837), and they had sons named Lorello (1826-1892), Benoni (1831-1903), Job Jr., and James Franklin (1835-1902). Job's second wife was a woman named GEORGIANNA HUNT ("Joan"), born circa 1815 in Ontario County, New York, and they are known to have had a son and a daughter: William H. (1840-1916), and Julia Eliza (1842-1922), great-grandmother of Charles Banford Smith. Job Jr., a farmer, his wife and children appear in the 1850 U.S. Census as residents of Brant, Erie County, New York. He died in Brant on 12 Sept. 1858, and is buried in Evans Center Cemetery (also called the Early Settlers Cemetery or Pioneer Cemetery) in the Village of Angola, Evans Township, Erie County, New York. Notably, Job's son William H. Shaw, or perhaps William H.'s son William Perry Shaw, appears in my Shaw family records as "William, of Angola" -- but in those records he is misidentified as a son of Van Buren Shaw, son of Job Jr.'s younger brother Benoni. As for Job Jr.'s son Benoni, his wife was named Martha Grimler -- Benoni and Martha moved from the area of Erie and Chautauque counties, New York, over the border to Erie, Pennsylvania, where they had a daughter, Della (1866-1875) and a son, SHERMAN E. SHAW (1868-1914), another member of our Shaw family who was given the Sherman name after our ancestress Lucy Sherman.

Now, as indicated above, the number and birth order of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman's children is uncertain. One list of their children comes from old family records of Austin Herman Shaw (1884-1967) of Ogden, Utah, a descendant of Job and Lucy's eldest child John. Austin was the son of MYRTILLO SHAW JR. (1858-1942), son of MYRTILLO SHAW SR. (1814-1896), eldest son of Job's son John. Using those records, Austin's cousin Olive Theresa (Shaw) McCarthy of Ogden, daughter of AMBROSE SHAW (1824-1908), younger brother of Myrtillo Sr., prepared a genealogical manuscript in 1959 entitled The Shaw Family From 1766-1959, which shows the following list of children of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman:

John, Born June 30, 1790, Married Polly Fox
Job, Married twice
Lucy, Married Ralph Strong, Victor, New York
Stede, Married Erastus Talman, Bloomfield, New York
Keziah, Married John Morgan
William, Married Sarah Aldrich, Lee Center, Illinois
Sherman, Married Malinda Monroe
Benson, Single

As we shall see, this list of Job's children and their spouses contains errors (such as the maiden name of Sherman's wife). However, also using Austin Shaw's records, Adele Adams of Ogden prepared a typed family group sheet in 1967, a copy of which was later obtained by one of our Shaw cousins, Darlene Noble of Amboy, Illinois, who in turn gave it to my grandmother (whence it came into my possession). In addition, Verda May (Shaw) Tullis created her own nearly identical version of that family group sheet using the same family records of Austin Shaw, and Verda provided that family group sheet to my Aunt Eleanor and my grandmother about four or five decades ago. The enumeration of Job and Lucy's children from Verda's family group sheet -- five sons and three daughters -- is as follows:

John Shaw, born 30 June 1790, died 3 July 1880, md. 1 Jan 1812 to Polly Maria Fox
Job Shaw, born abt. 1792
Lucy Shaw, born abt. 1794, md. Ralph Strong
Spede Shaw, born abt. 1796, md. Erastus Talman, or Silas Tollman
Keziah Shaw, born abt. 1798, md. John Morgan
William Shaw, born abt. 1800, md. Sarah Aldrich
Manley Sherman Shaw, born abt. 1802, md. Malinda DeWolf
Benson Shaw, born abt. 1804, died single

These dates of birth for John's younger siblings are only guesses (though in some cases are pretty good guesses) of Adele Adams, founded upon the assumptions that the list of children is complete, that the birth order is correct, and that a new child would come along about every two years. However, based on how many children a married couple usually had in that time and place, and considering the data provided by the census records, it is unlikely that this enumeration is complete. Also, since the dates of birth for John, Lucy, William, Job Jr., Keziah, Benoni, and Sherman are known, as is the approximate year of birth of Spede, we know the birth order is wrong -- Keziah was several years younger than William, Job Jr. was two years younger than William, and "Benson" (that is, Benoni) was two years older than Sherman. A further problem is the name of Keziah's husband -- his name was JOSHUA PALMER MORGAN (1804-1899), not "John." Presumably in some earlier record her husband's name was given as "J. Morgan," and at some point the incorrect guess was made that "J." stood for "John." In the 1820s and 1830s, Keziah and Joshua lived in Buffalo, New York, but afterwards, in 1844, Joshua and Keziah moved to Elgin, Illinois, and died there. They named a son after Keziah's younger brother Manly Sherman -- MANLY SHERMAN MORGAN (1829-1911), who in turn had a son named SHERMAN MANLY MORGAN (1867-1934). A biographical essay on Keziah's son Manly Sherman Morgan was published in the 1888 Commemorative Portrait and Biographical Record of Kane and Kendall Counties, Illinois. The essay also gives brief biographical details on Manly Sherman Morgan's parents and grandparents, but it erroneously states that Keziah's father was named "William Shaw." In fact that was Keziah's older brother WILLIAM E. SHAW (1797-1833), who had preceded Keziah to Illinois and died when Manly Sherman Morgan was only 4 years old. No doubt Manly Sherman Morgan was the informant who provided the biographical details for the 1888 essay, but he must not have been well informed on his mother's family, perhaps having forgotten many details due to the fact that his mother Keziah had died when he was about 15, his maternal grandparents Job and Lucy had both died well before he was born, and his father Joshua's memory probably had also grown hazy in the long years since he and Keziah left New York for Illinois.

Returning to the list of the children of Job and Lucy, even apart from the considerations mentioned above, another important factor should lead us to doubt that this list is complete. With her family group sheet, Verda (Shaw) Tullis included notes in which she mentioned, "One relative gave me names of other children for this family . . . but I have no dates or proof." This alternate tradition enumerates 11 children of Job and Lucy -- seven sons and four daughters:

Patience
Benoni
Welcome
Sarah (Sally)
Joshua
Laura who married Jesse Woodruff
Manley Sherman
William
John
Job (Jr.)
Spede

Besides several additional names, most of the names from Austin Shaw's records are included in this list. However, the birth order is very different (and obviously incorrect), the daughters Lucy and Keziah are absent, and "Benson" appears as "Benoni." The correct spelling is "Benoni," as shown on his gravestone and in his obituary. Job Sr. was the older brother of a Benoni and the grandson of a Benoni. Having seen old census records from that period, I know that the name "Benoni" can look like "Benson." This name appears again in this family: as noted above, Job Jr. named a son "Benona" (Benoni), and Manly Sherman Shaw had a grandson named ALVA BENONI SHAW, known in the family as "Uncle Nonie," one of the Shaw Station Shaws.

Significantly, among my grandmother's genealogical papers is a long handwritten genealogical table of the children and descendants of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman. In addition, in the 1970s my grandmother gave my mother an old typed genealogical table that shows the descendants of Job and Lucy along with an incorrect genealogy of Lucy. In 1998, our cousin SHERMAN MANLY SHAW of LaMoille, Illinois, provided me with another version of that same typed genealogical table -- the two versions are not identical but are very similar. I believe all three of these tables -- the handwritten one and the two typed ones -- may have been prepared by my great-aunt Eleanor (Shaw) Baylor. These tables show the same 11 names of Job and Lucy's children as in this alternate tradition, but list the children in a different order (though it seems to me that the maker or makers of the charts did not intend to list the children in the order of their birth). The names of Job and Lucy's children in the handwritten chart are:

Benoni
William
Job
John who raised his younger brother Manly Sherman
Patience
Welcome
Spede wife of Silas Tolman [with double strike-through of the given name "Silas"]
Joshua
Sally
Laura wife of Jesse Woodruff
Manly Sherman Shaw husband of Malinda DeWolf

In the two typed charts, the names are:

Benoni, stayed in western New York state
William, came from New York to Lee Co., Illinois
Job
John who raised his younger brother, Manley Sherman, as their parents died when Manley Sherman was very young
Patience
Welcome
Spede wife of Silas Tollman, Franklin Grove, Ill.
Joshua
Sally
Laura, married Jesse Woodruff, Brunswick, N.Y.
Manly Sherman [with the handwritten words "Shaw - married Malinda DeWolf" added in red ink on my mother's copy of the typed chart].

The handwritten chart shows descendants of Benoni, William, John, and Manly Sherman, but no children or descendants of the other seven children of Job and Lucy. It is the same with the typed charts, with the exception of the daughter Laura, who is (correctly) shown with a son, George Woodruff of Mason City, Iowa.

Examining the names on these charts, Job and Lucy Shaw's daughter LAURA SHAW is one of the more noteworthy. In addition to the old tradition regarding her parentage that is attested in this chart and in the notes of Verda (Shaw) Tullis, my great-aunt Eleanor (Shaw) Baylor wrote in a letter dated 2 Dec. 1964, "Job also had a daughter Laura who married a Woodruff and they are buried here [i.e. in Lee County, Illinois] near Lee Center." Relying on a family record supplied by Laura's descendants, Susan Woodruff Abbott's Woodruff Genealogy (1963), page 210, independently attests that Laura was the daughter of "Otto Shaw" (sic) and "Lucy Sherman." "Otto" is obviously a transcription error for "Job," probably a misreading of some cursive handwriting in an old record. Laura seems to have named some of her children after her Shaw relatives (cf. Laura's daughters Lucy Maria, born 1823, and Adelia Keziah, born 1833). She was born 29 Dec. 1801 in Vermont and died 12 Jan. 1855 in Lee Center, Illinois. Laura married on 30 April 1820 in Brunswick, New York, to JESSE WOODRUFF (1798-1876), son of Uriah and Chloe (Willmath) Woodruff of Westford, Vermont. In 1830, Laura and Jesse lived in Evans, Erie County, New York, but Laura and her husband and several of their children came to Lee County, Illinois, in 1839 by way of Pennsylvania. Jesse and Laura settled on Section 32 in Bradford Township, on land that bordered on some of the land owned by her younger brother Manly Sherman Shaw in Section 31. In 1850 Jesse was elected attorney for Bradford Township (1881 History of Lee County, pages 447-448). Later Laura and Jesse moved to Lee Center, where they both died. They and their sons William Henry, born 1821, and Uriah, born 1825, are buried together in Woodside Cemetery south of Lee Center, just a few feet to the north of the grave of Laura's younger brother Manly Sherman Shaw.

As for Job and Lucy Shaw's putative son WELCOME SHAW, it is surely significant that Myrtillo Shaw Sr., eldest son of Job and Lucy's eldest son John, himself had a son named WELCOME AUSTIN SHAW (1863-1881). This name also appears in the family of Myrtillo's son FRANCIS SHAW (1841-1922), who had a son named WELCOME DARWIN SHAW (1883-1950), known by the nickname of "Weck." Presumably, Myrtillo Shaw Sr. named his son after his father's brother Welcome, of whom we know nothing at this time.

Looking at the topmost name on the handwritten chart, Benoni, it must be noted that, as the chart indicates, he did have children and has living descendants. The tradition related by Verda (Shaw) Tullis that "Benson" died single is erroneous. Taken together, the handwritten chart and the two typed charts say Benoni had three children: "Mrs. Francis Woodworth," of 411 Meigs St., Rochester, New York, "Sadie," and "Van Buren," who in turn was said to be the father of a "William" of Angola, Erie County, New York. (Significantly, Angola is located near Evans, where Benoni's sister Spede lived.) In her abovementioned letter of 2 Dec. 1964, Aunt Eleanor related some family traditions regarding the family of Benoni: "There was another son [of Job Shaw] , Benoni, who had a daughter named Frances. I do not know for sure but I think she married a Woodworth and had a daughter Hattie. We know that a Benoni Shaw used to come from New York State to visit relatives here in Illinois a good many years ago." Benoni's obituary in the 6 June 1894 edition of the Fredonia Censor identifies him as "son of Job and Lucy Shaw," says he and his wife "had three children two of whom survive them," and reports that he died at the home of his son Van Buren in Pultneyville, near Mendon, New York. Presumably the charts' "Sadie" was the child who predeceased the parents. The obituary also relates that Benoni Shaw was born 31 Jan. 1809 in Rutland County, Vermont. However, he is listed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "Benonia Shaw," born in New York, a farmer of Brant, Erie County, New York. His wife was Angeline Ellis (1813-1880), born in New York. Benoni and Angeline married in 1838 or 1839 and had three children, including Van Buren Shaw (1840-1926) and Frances Jane Shaw (1847-1930), both born in New York. Frances is the chart's "Mrs. Francis (sic) Woodworth," wife of Lucius J. Woodworth (1847-1871), and I am aware of living descendants of their daughter Hattie E. Woodworth. It could be that the chart's "Sadie" is a mistake for Hattie's sister Sadie E. Woodworth (1870-1954), but perhaps Frances named her daughter Sadie after a deceased sister of that name. Benoni, Angeline, Frances, and Sadie are all buried in the same plot, lot 94, in Mendon Cemetery, Monroe County, New York. As mentioned above, also buried in Mendon Cemetery -- in lot 96, near the Benoni Shaw family plot -- is Job Shaw's daughter Lucy, wife of Ralph Strong. Van Buren Shaw's wife was named Lucy S. Payne (1847-1923), and they had children named Frederick Payne Shaw (1867-1924), Lucy Frances Shaw (1873-1900), Mabel Angie Shaw (1883-1906), and Ruth Adell Shaw (1891-1938). Frederick is the son of Van Buren who appears on the charts as "William" -- the charts evidently confused Frederick with his cousin William H. Shaw of Angola, New York (or perhaps with William H. Shaw's son William Perry Shaw, also of Angola). Significantly, Frederick's 1922 U.S. passport includes an affidavit from his cousin Hattie which gives Hattie's address as 411 Meigs St., Rochester, N.Y., which was given as the address of her mother Frances on the handwritten and typed charts. Frederick's sister Lucy Frances married John J. Birdsall and had an only child Bertha E. Birdsall (1895-1903), while Ruth Adell married James W. Cahill. Van Buren and his wife Lucy are buried with their four children and only grandchild in Pittsford Cemetery, Monroe County, New York.

Also to be noted is that these traditions show confusion over the Christian name of the husband of Job's daughter EXPERIENCE SHAW ("Spede"), who was born in Vermont around 1795 and died in Illinois between 1850 and 1857. Spede was another member of this family who settled in Lee County, Illinois. The family group sheet from Verda (Shaw) Tullis gives the name of Spede's husband as "Erastus Talman," but next to that name Verda pencilled in "Silas Tollman." "Spede" was an affectionate form of "Experience," and Spede's supposed husband "Erastus" in fact stands for her son, not husband, ADRASTUS W. TALMAN. (It should also be noted that one sometimes finds Spede's name misspelled "Stede," an old transcription error.) In 1822 in New York, Experience married SILAS PEPOON TOLMAN (or Tollman), born 29 April 1791 in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the youngest child of Ebenezer and Dorcas (Ayres) Tolman. Silas, who served as a drummer-boy in the War of 1812, was one of the early settlers of Lee County, Illinois, leaving New York in the fall of 1837 with his wife and children. After a journey of about eight weeks, they arrived in Lee County (then Ogle County), at first wintering with or near Spede's younger brother Sherman in Inlet Grove, and then in the spring of 1838 moving north to the future site of Franklin Grove (formerly called Chaplin or Chaplain) in China Township (Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County (1893), pages 216-217). "In the spring of 1838, which set in so early that wild flowers bloomed in March, Silas P. Tolman, his wife Mrs. Experience (Shaw) Tolman, and son Adrastus Tolman, moved to the present site of Franklin Grove." (History of Lee County (1914), Frank E. Stevens, vol. I, page 308) In 1839, "Silas P. Tolman located a few rods east of where the Methodist Episcopal church stands [in Franklin Grove], and bought from A. Vroman a claim to half a section." (History of Lee County (1881), page 580) The 1914 History of Lee County, page 68, says Silas joined with Christian Lahman on 3 May 1853 to lay out the town of Chaplin. According to the 1881 History of Lee County, page 585, the "new town" of Franklin Grove "was laid out in 1853, by A.W. Tolman, C. Lahman, and F.D. Robertson. The land in the northern part was owned by Tolman, the other by Lahman." In late 1854, the town's name was changed from Chaplin to Franklin Grove, in honor of the youngest son of John Dixon, founder and namesake of Dixon, Illinois. Franklin Grove was formally incorporated on 11 May 1857, at which time Silas' son Adrastus was elected one of the town's trustees.

The 1850 U.S. Census shows "Silas P. Tolman," age 58, a farmer of China Township, Lee County, with his wife "Experience," age 55, born in Vermont, and their son "Adrastus," age 26, born in New York. Silas and Experience also had a daughter, MARIA EXPERIENCE TOLMAN (1830-1851), who does not appear with her parents and brother in the 1850 Census because she was already married and a mother. Maria married around 1848/9 to Timothy Lockwood Minor (1814-1870), another early settler of Franklin Grove. Maria, who tragically died when only 21 years of ago and is buried in Franklin Grove Cemetery, had but one child, THERESA MINOR (1850-1910), who married Henry McNeal (1844-1924) and subsequently moved to Fairmont, Nebraska. Theresa and Henry adopted a daughter named Maude, born in March 1880 in New York State. As for Theresa's maternal grandmother Experience Shaw Tolman, she died probably circa 1855, because according to Lee County records, on 15 May 1857, "Silas P. Talman" married "Clarinda Brewer." The 1860 U.S. Census, however, shows "Silas P. Tollman," age 65, a farmer in China Township, Lee County, with his second wife "Malinda," age 60, supposedly born in Vermont, whereas the 1881 History of Lee County, page 591, says "Silas P. Tolman and his wife, Clarinda" were admitted as among the very first members of the Franklin Grove Presbyterian Church by a profession of faith on 1 Jan. 1861, the date of the church's formal organisation by the Rock River presbytery. In the 1870 U.S. Census, Clarinda is said to have been born about 1810 in Massachusetts, and is shown living in Franklin Grove with her stepson Adrastus and his family. Silas died at age 72 on 14 May 1863 in Franklin Grove, and he and his two wives are buried together in Franklin Grove Cemetery -- a small gravemarker next to Silas' gravestone has the initials "M. T.," which presumably stands for "Malinda Tolman." It seems that "Malinda" was either the first or middle name of Clarinda.

Spede's son Adrastus was born 5 Dec. 1823 in Evans, Erie County, New York, and married on 25 Dec. 1850 to CHARLOTTE YALE, born 20 Dec. 1831 in Camden, Oneida County, New York, daughter of Lee County pioneer Nathaniel C. Yale, who settled at the future site of Franklin Grove in September 1836. The marriage record of Adrastus and Charlotte identifies the groom as "A.W. Talman." Adrastus and Charlotte lived in Franklin Grove, China Township, Lee County, where they had six sons and one daughter. Several of their children are buried in Franklin Grove Cemetery. Adrastus and Charlotte both died in Franklin Grove, but their gravestone is missing. Biographical details of Silas and Adrastus, and Nathaniel and Charlotte, were supplied to the 1893 Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County by Lucy Brayton (Tolman) Cook (1865-1929), daughter of Adrastus and Charlotte. According to Lucy, her parents were still living in Franklin Grove at the time of the book's publication, in a frame house built by Silas -- the second frame house built in Franklin Grove. In the Centennial Souvenir -- Franklin Grove, Ill., History (1836-1936), Adrastus is said to have died 18 March 1912, and is identified as the son of Silas P. Tolman and "Experience (Shaw) Tolman." This source also gives the birthdate of Adrastus as 20 Dec. 1822 in Evans, New York, rather than 5 Dec. 1823.

Despite the at times uncertain and conflicting traditions regarding the names and number of Job and Lucy's children, it is most probable that all 13 of the children attributed to them were really theirs. Certainly there are no chronological difficulties in Lucy having that many children from 1788 to 1813. Both traditions appear to have been preserved independently, and both agree that Job and Lucy had sons named John, Job, William, Manly Sherman, and Benoni/Benson, and a daughter named Spede -- but the traditional names of the other son and daughters also appear to be authentic. We cannot be sure of the exact birth order of all 13 children, however.

The known and traditional children of Job and Lucy Shaw are:

     --  JOHN SHAW, born 30 June 1790 in Bridgewater, Vermont.
     --  LUCY SHAW, born 1792 in Bridgewater, Vermont.
     --  EXPERIENCE SHAW ("Spede"), born circa 1795 in Bridgewater, Vermont.
     --  WILLIAM E. SHAW, born 28 Aug. 1797 in Bridgewater, Vermont.
     --  JOB SHAW JR., born 1799 in Bridgewater, Vermont.
     --  LAURA SHAW, born 29 Dec. 1801 in Vermont.
     --  JOSHUA SHAW, probable son, born circa 1801-1813.
     --  PATIENCE SHAW, probable daughter, born circa 1801-1813.
     --  WELCOME SHAW, probable son, born circa 1801-1813.
     --  KEZIAH SHAW, born 22 Jan. 1806 in Savoy, Berkshire County, Mass.
     --  SARAH SHAW ("Sally"), probable daughter, born circa 1801-1813.
     --  BENONI SHAW ("Benson"), born 31 Jan. 1809 in Rutland County, Vermont.
     6.  MANLY SHERMAN SHAW ("Manley"), born 23 April 1811 in Ontario County, New York.

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