Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 4th-great grandmother, Mary Heck.
Mary was born March 13, 1803 in Ohio, the daughter of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Kimmer) Heck. Mary married August 29, 1822 in Brown Co., OH to William Shaw. William was born January 28, 1800 in Pennsylvania and died September 25, 1849 in Madison Co., IN. Mary died August 12, 1890 in Madison Co., IN.
Known children of William and Mary (Heck) Shaw are as follows :
i. John Shaw b. August 20, 1827, d. September 12, 1897 Madison Co., IN., m. Sara Webb.
ii. Elizabeth Shaw b. October 1827 (?) d. October 10, 1900 Madison Co., IN., m. Daniel King
iii. Nicholas H. Shaw b. February 28, 1832 Fayette Co., IN., d. January 3, 1917 Denver, CO., m. Elizabeth Yeamon.
iv. Thomas Shaw b. ca. 1835 Indiana
v. James Shaw b. ca. 1837 Indiana
vi. Samantha Shaw b. ca. 1839 Indiana
vii. El Shaw b. ca. 1842 Indiana
viii. William Godfrey Shaw b. December 7, 1843 Madison Co., IN., d. bet. 1910-1920, m. Mary Jane Young
ix. Douglas Shaw b. ca. 1846 Indiana
I descend from William and Mary (Heck) Shaw through their daughter, Elizabeth, as follows :
Mary Heck and William Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw and Daniel King
Ellen King and John William Wright
Virgil Lee Wright and Edna Muriel Pierce (my great-grandparents)