Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw

Female 1777 - 1866  (89 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Shaw 
    Born 15 Feb 1777  Kentucky County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 May 1866  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lick Creek cemetery, Beech Grove, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find-A-Grave: "Elizabeth Thomas, b. Unkn. d. 1 May 1866 Elizabeth was the wife of Edward Thomas. She died at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 2 days."

      Cemetery notes and/or description: "Lick Creek Cemetery (a.k.a. Blackwell Cemetery) was just south of the city of Indianapolis in Beech Grove, Marion County, Indiana, on Main St and Churchman Ave. It is now the Sarah T. Bolton Park.

      The cemetery had fallen into disuse and then in a bad condition, with most of the stones being either broken wood or slate stones and had become overgrown. The cemetery had also been vandalized many times.

      At the time of the sale, the headstones were removed, the bodies re-interned to an unknown location, and the area was turned into a park in hopes of 'cleaning up the image of the area.' A monument was added to the park with a list of names compiled by both the manual transcription efforts of a unknown person and information supplied to the Beech Grove Historical Society."
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth Shaw (I13575) was the mother of Edward Thomas and was the sister of the husband of Ann Porter Harbison (I22976), whose parents were James Harbison and Rachel Porter (22980 ).

      Rachel Porter was remembered in the middle names of several generations, who resided in Nicholas County, KY: Ann Porter Harbison (I22976), Roland Porter Thomas (I43718 ), Patsy Porter Thomas (I43615), and Roland Porter Kenton (I22966).

    • In the U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1820, there are no households headed by a person with the surname "Thomas."

      In the U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1830, there are three households in two townships headed by a person with the surname "Thomas":

      "Perry Township-Richard Thomas [of Ohio, deed 11 May 1829]
      Wayne Township-Elizabeth Thomas, William Thomas."

      In the U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1840, there are seven households in four townships headed by a person with the surname "Thomas:"

      "Perry Township-Edward Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Thomas N. Thomas
      Washington Township-Elizabeth [Shaw] Thomas
      Warren Township-Isaac Thomas
      Lawrence Township-John Thomas, William [S.] Thomas"

      In the U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1850, there are five households in four townships headed by a person with the surname "Thomas" AND BORN IN KENTUCKY.

      Lawrence Township: "William [S.] Thomas, age 45 b. Abt. 1805," [thus very likely the same "William" enumerated in 1840, as well as 1860, 1870 in this township, son of Edward Thomas & Elizabeth Shaw, hence brother of Thomas N. Thomas; husband of Mary Hensley].

      Perry Township: "Thomas N. Thomas, age 38 b. Abt. 1812," [very likely the same "Thomas N." enumerated in 1840, as well as 1860, 1870 in this township, son of Edward Thomas & Elizabeth Shaw, hence brother of William S. Thomas; husband of Eliza Mcfarland].

      Perry Township: "Edward Thomas, age 35 b. Abt. 1815," [very likely the same "Edward" enumerated in 1840, as well as 1860, 1870 in this township, husband of Catherine Moore].

      Indianapolis: "Caleb [Louis] Thomas, age 29 b. Abt. 1821; John [Mitchelltree] Thomas age 21 b. Abt. 1829;" [sons of John Thomas & Elizabeth Goff].

    • U.S. Census Division 2, Bath County, KY 1850: "Elizabeth [Shaw] Thomas, age 73 b. Abt. 1777 Virginia, not employed," in the household of her daughter-in-law: "Mary Thomas, age 28 b. Abt. 1822 Kentucky, not employed; five children b. Kentucky: William 11, Andrew 9, Washington 8, John 4, Anderson 2."

      U.S. Census Penz, Marion County, IN 1860: "Elizabeth [Shaw] Thomas, age 82 b. Abt. 1778 Virginia." in the household of her son-in-law: "Benjamin C. McCollum, age 32 b. Abt. 1828 Indiana, carpenter real estate owned $2000 other property $200, wife Nancy S, age 35 b. Abt. 1825 Kentucky."

      Adjacent household, a son of Elizabeth [Shaw] Thomas: "Thomas N. Thomas, age 47 b. Abt. 1813 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $3200 other property $600, wife Eliza, age 48 b. abt. 1812 Kentucky; children b. Indiana: Oliver 14, Sarah I. 10, Martha J. 6."
    Person ID I13575  Complete
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 

    Father Thomas William Shaw,   b. Abt. 1740, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1790, Mercer County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Isabell McCullough,   b. Abt. 1740,   d. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Thomas,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1836, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Aug 1795  Mercer County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mercer County, KY Marriages, 1786-1800 & Wills, 1786-1801; Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850: "Edward Thomas & Eliz. Shaw, m. 20 Aug 1795, by John Mason."
    Children 
    +1. John Shaw Thomas,   b. Abt. 1796, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. James Thomas,   b. 9 Jan 1800, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1876, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. William S. Thomas,   b. Abt. 1805, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1895, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    +4. Isaac Thomas,   b. Abt. 1806, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Reverend Thomas Nelson Thomas,   b. 30 Jul 1807, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1861, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +6. Isabella Thomas,   b. Abt. 1808, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1870, Twelve Mile, Cass County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +7. Ivy Thomas,   b. Mar 1810, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1895, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +8. Martha Thomas,   b. 2 Feb 1813, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1849, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +9. Edward Charles Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1815, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1879, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +10. Roland Porter Thomas,   b. Abt. 1817, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Henry Thomas,   b. Abt. 1819, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1850, Shelby County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     12. Nancy A. Thomas,   b. 12 Mar 1821, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1903, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F5968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1777 - Kentucky County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Aug 1795 - Mercer County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1866 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lick Creek cemetery, Beech Grove, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Edward Thomas ( -1836) & Elizabeth Shaw (1777-1866), Marriage Bond
    Edward Thomas ( -1836) & Elizabeth Shaw (1777-1866), Marriage Bond

    "fifty pounds," 15 Aug 1795: Edward Thomas and John Brown

    Ancestry.com

    John Brown (I22958) was the husband of Isabel Shaw (I22956), a younger sister of Elizabeth Shaw (I13575)


    Census Records
    Elizabeth Shaw (1777-1866) & Mary Buchanan (1822- ) U.S. Census Division 2, Bath County, KY 1850
    Elizabeth Shaw (1777-1866) & Mary Buchanan (1822- ) U.S. Census Division 2, Bath County, KY 1850

    "Mary [Buchanan] Thomas, age 28 b. Abt. 1822 Kentucky, not employed; five children b. Kentucky: William 11, Andrew 9, Washington 8, John 4, Anderson 2." In the same household, her mother-in-law: "Elizabeth [Shaw] Thomas, age 73 b. Abt. 1777 Virginia, not employed."