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James Shaw
Mallory Twp.

James Shaw, farmer, P.O. Colesburg, was a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Shields) Shaw, natives of Ohio, where they died. James was born in New Jersey May 26, 1814. In 1850 he came to Iowa, locating in Clayton County, where he now owns forty-one acres of land in section 32. In 1835 he married Sarah E., daughter of Abijah and Ruth (Baldwin) Smith, natives of Kentucky and North Carolina respectively. By this marriage there were nine children-- Jane, wife of Thos. Hardy Bagby, living in Mallory; Delilah, wife of John Hook, of Elk Township; George, living near the old home; and Martha, wife of Garrett Harris, living in Mallory; the others are deceased. Mr. Shaw votes the Republican ticket. He is paying considerable attention to raising fine stock-- Morgan horses, Durhams, Chester Whites, etc. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 925
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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