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John Shaw,

was born in Scotland A.D. 1776, married Elizabeth Spear May 24, 1797. She was born in Scotland, April 5, 1779. In 1816, they with their children then eight in number, viz: Elizabeth, Margaret, William, Mary, John, Ann, Archibald and James, immigrated to America, and in 1817, located in Craig Township, Switzerland County, in which Mr. and Mrs. Shaw lived out the balance of their natural lives. Mrs. Shaw was a devout Christian and a consistent member of the Methodist Church. Mr. S. left Scotland with moderate means, which was largely used in defraying the expenses of his large family to this country. He succeeded admirably after coming here and left his family comfortably well off. He was a weaver by trade in the old country; here he followed farming exclusively. Three other children were born to him in Switzerland County: Jannet, Jane and Sarah. Mr. Shaw died in 1867, Mrs. Shaw died in 1866.