Jay Irvin Hadley: "My great grandpa pioneer Ambrose Shaw and pioneer wife, Pamela Dunn, left Iowa and traveled west with an OX drawn wagon
to settle in Utah. This genealogy starts with his father, my g-g-g grandfather, John Shaw that also migrated over
the Mormon trail and into the Salt Lake Valley, Sept 20, 1848"
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John Shaws father was Job Shaw and mother Lucy Sherman.
Ambrose's mother Polly Marie fox's father was Jeremiah Fox and mother Olive Fitch and so the story
Original manuscript descendants of Mormon pioneer, John Shaw | The Utah
Shaw Genealogy papers
thought to be authored and hand typed by Olive Thressa (Shaw) McCarthy
judging from the notes on the document, around 1959.
with Page 1. Pages numbered as authored. Some information added by Jay Irvin Hadley, jayih.com 2009 where noted.
Job Shaw Born October 25, 1764 at Watertown, Massachusetts marries Lucy Sherman, she the daughter of Edward Sherman.
Job Shaw genealogy charts
John 30 June
1790 - 5
Spede abt 1794 - 1796
Keziah abt 1798
William E. abt 1800 - 9 feb 1839
Benson abt 1804
Manly Sherman abt 23 April 1811 - 25 april 1891
Mr. Job Shaw sold his place 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.
John Shaw - First
Son of Job and Lucy Sherman Shaw, (Grandfather of Theresa Shaw McCarthy.) Born June 30, 1790 at Bridgewater, Windsor County, Vermont. Died July 5, 1880 at Ogden, Utah. Married January 1, 1812 at Victor, Ontario Caounty, New York to Polly Marie Fox, born January 1, 1790 at Sheffield, Berkshire County, massachusetts. Died January 21, 1873
John Shaw resided at Victor until 1825 when he moved to Bennington, New York. In 1842 he became a member of the Latter Day Saints Church. He was baptized by Elder Sweet. In 1843-1844, he moved with most of his family to Laharp, Hancock County, Illinois. In 1845 John and Maria were endowed in the New Latter day saints Temple at Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1846 they moved with the exodus of saints to Council Bluffs, Iowa, then known as Kanesville. In 1848, they moved to the Valleys of the Mountains in Lorenzo Snow's Company. When nearing the end of their journey at Weber River, his Company received orders to await the arrival of President Brigham Young's company. On their arrival, both companies continued on to the Great Salt Lake Valley, arriving at Great Salt Lake City which it was then called; September 20, 1848.
In 1850, they moved to Ogden, Utah, locating first at Farr's fort, his house being the third from the southeast corner of the Fort in the south row of houses. It is interesting to note how this fort was built for protection from Indians. The Fort was built in 1850 with log cabins erected on each of the four sides of a square, placed close together with the doors of each house opening on the inside of the enclosure. There was a road through the center of the Fort from west to east. Near the center of this Fort, on the north side of the road was built the first school house in Ogden city. About 1852 or 1853, John Shaw located a farm. The tract of land was situated on the east side of Washington Avenue, the canyon road being the south lines; center of Mill Creek the north line; and then 80 rods east. Later of this land was deeded to William Montgomery Shaw, his youngest son.
The first six were born at Victor, New York and others at Bennington, New York.
Myrtillo Shaw Born August 1, 1814. Married Harriet Orilla Austin September 17, 1839.
SHAW, MYRTILLO Jr. (son of Myrtillo Shaw and Harriet Aurelia Austin) Born March 29,
1858, at Ogden, Utah Married Anna Hermina Cardon Sept 25, 1879 (daughter of John
Cardon and Anna R Furrer), who was born Jan 23, 1861, at Ogden. Their children
David Myrtillo born Nov 6, 1881, m Gwendolyn Williams June 11, 1907, Austin Her
man b April 9, 1884, m Eva B Brown June 22, 1909, Her¬ mina Nettie b July 28,
1887, married Elbert P Drumiler June 3, 1908, Rozina Pearl born June 21, 1890, married Lester I
Perry born June 14, 1911, Lester Moses born Oct 12, 1894, died Dec 16, 1894, Bertha Mary born
Jan 23, 1896, Lillian Aurelia born Oct 12, 1900. The family home was in Ogden, Utah. Missionary
to southern states 1886 Member city council of Ogden 1898-99 Merchant
John L. Shaw Born May 1816. Married Tryphenia Merrill September 27, 1839.
Sylvester Shaw Born 1818. Married Amelia Noble July 4, 1845.
Henry C. Shaw Born July 1, 1820. Married Jane Waldron 1845.
Zebediah Shaw Born august 5, 1822. Married Betsy Stark February 2, 1849.
Ambrose Shaw born September 12, 1824. Married Pamelia Dunn June 22, 1846.
Married Minerva Peace Stone January 1, 1875.
William M. Shaw Born September 8, 1826. Married Diana chase January 1, 1849. Married twice again.
Polly Maria Shaw Born February 28, 1830. Married Lorin Dunn. Married Lafayette
Olive Ann Shaw Born 1833. Married Benjamin Cazier at North Ogden, Utah.
AUTHORS NOTE: These were Theresa Shaw McCarthy's father's brothers and sisters.
Some Strange Documents of John Shaw's.
Addenda. Due John Shaw, five gallons, two quarts, 1pint whiskey on demand, for value received. Victor, New York, 6 October 1820.
(signed) James Williams
Victor, New York deed 40 acres dated June 2, 1821.Henry Champion to John Shaw for $250.00.
School Trustee 1834 rate bill of assessment. May 13, 1843 gave Phineas H. Young power of attorney to sell or lease 256 acres of land in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
November 15, 1844 Paid $6.17 tax on 129 acres in Hancock County,
SHAW, JOHN (son of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman of Windsor county Vt, born Oct 25,
1766) He was born June 30, 1790, Bndgewater, Windsor county, Vt Came to Utah
Sept 20, 1848 with the Lorenzo Snow company. Married Polly Maria Fox Jan 1, 1812, Victor,
Ontario county, N Y (daughter of Jeremiah and Olive Fox), who was born Jan 1,
1790, in Sheffield, Mass, died January, 1873, North Ogden Utah Their children
Myrtillo born Aug 1, 1814, married Harriet Aurelia Austin Sept 16 1838, John L born May,
1816, married Tryphema Merrill 1842, Sylvester born 1818 married Amelia Noble, Henry C born July
1, 1820, married Jane Waldron 1846, Zebediah born Aug 5, 1822, married Betsie Starks 1847,
Ambrose born Sept 12, 1824, married Pamelia Dunn June 22, 1846, married second. Minerva P Stone Jan 1,
1875 William born Sept 8, 1826 married Diana Chase 1848, Polly Maria born Feb 28, 1830, married
Lorin Dunn 1846, married Lafayette Williams 1856, Olive born 1833, married Benjamin Cazier 1848
Settled at Salt Lake City 1848, moved to Ogden 1850. Died July 5, 1880, at
From other sources
SHAW, JOHN (son of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman of Windsor county Vt,
born Oct 25, 1766) He was born June 30,
1790, Bndgewater, Windsor
county, Vt Came to Utah Sept
20, 1848 Lorenzo Snow company
Polly Maria Fox Jan 1, 1812, Victor, Ontario
county, N Y (daughter of
Jeremiah and Olive Fox), who
was born Jan 1, 1790, in Sheffield,
Mass, died January, 1873,
North Ogden Utah Their children Myrtillo b
1814, m Harriet Aurelia Austin Sept 16 1838 John L b
1816, m Tryphema Merrill 1842, Sylvester b 1818 m
Amelia Noble, Henry
C b July 1, 1820, m Jane Waldron
1846, Zebediah b Aug 5, 1822, m
Betsie Starks 1847,
Ambrose b Sept 12, 1824, m Pamelia Dunn June 22,
Minerva P Stone Jan 1, 1875 William b Sept 8, 1826 m
Diana Chase 1848, Polly Maria b Feb 28, 1830, m Lorin Dunn
Lafayette Williams 1856, Olive b 1833, m Benjamin
Settled at Salt Lake City 1848, moved to Ogden 1850.
Died July 5,
1880, at Ogden, Utah
MYRTILLO SHAW First
...son of John and Polly Maria Fox Shaw. Born August 1, 1814, victor, New York. Died January 20, 1896, Ogden, Utah. Married September 16, 1828, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York, to Harriet Orvilla Austin (daughter of Tobert R. and Harriet Thodes Austin) who was born February 3, 1820, Bennington, New York and died May 24, 1921, Ogden, Utah.
In 1825 Myrtillo Shaw
came with his parents from Victor, New York to Bennington New York. In June 1842, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were baptized by Elder Phineas H. Young
of the Latter Day Saints Church.
In 1843 or 1844 they moved to Laharp, Hancock County, Illinois; then in 1846 to Council Bluffs, Iowa, then with Mr. Shaw s parents, they left for the
Valleys of the Mountains
arriving at Great
Salt Lake City September
20, 1848. They moved to Ogden, Utah in the spring of 1850, locating at Farr's Fort.
They built their first home in the north line of the Fort toward the west and just west of Mill Creek Bridge as now located, and close to the Creek on the south side. They made Ogden their home the rest of their lives.
SHAW, MTRTILLO (son of John Shaw and Polly Maria Fox) Born Aug 1, 1814, Victor,
N T Married Harriet Aurelia Austin Sept 16, 1838, town of Vermont, Wyoming
county, N T (daughter of Robert R Austin and Harriet Rhodes), who was born Feb
3, 1820, Bennington, N T Their children Francis b July 1, 1841, m Ophelia
Farley, Harriet Aurelia b Feb 23, 1843, m Cornele Stevens, Robert R b April 15,
1846, m Ninnetta Caziah June 14, 1869, Polly Maria b Feb 6, 1848, m Alfred
Folker, John b Feb 17, 1860, m Julia Gaido, James Henry b Feb. 9, 1852, m Mary
Williams, Pyrmelia b Dec 8, 1853, d Oct 16, 1855, Jedediah M b Nov 24, 1855, m
Mary Hannah Burchel, Myrtillo b March 29, 1858, m Anna H Cardon Sept 25, 1879,
Wilber b Feb 20, 1860, Welcome Austin b Oct 29, 1863, d Nov 11, 1881, Crandle b
Feb 19, 1866, d. April 9, 1866 Family home Ogden, Utah.
Francis Shaw Born July
1, 1841, Bennington. Married Ophelia
Harriet Orilla Born February
23, 1843 Bennington. Married John
Robert R. Shaw Born April
15, 1845, Laharp, Illinois. Married
Polly Maria Shaw Born
February 6, 1848, Council Bluffs. Married
John Shaw Born February
17, 1850. Salt Lake city, Utah. Married
James Henry Shaw Born
February 9, 1852. Ogden, Utah. Married
Pamelia Shaw Born December
8, 1853. Died 1855 Ogden, Utah.
Jebediah Shaw Born November
24, 1855. Ogden Married Mary Burchell.
Myrtillo Shaw jr. Born March
29, 1858. Ogden. Married Anna Hemina
Wilber Shaw Born February
20, 1860. single Ogden.
Welcome Austin Shaw Born
October 29, 1863. Died November 11,
Crandall Shaw Born February
19, 1866. Died April 9, 1866.
While I'm at it, I thought I'd also share some thoughts on one of the
traditional, putative children of Job Shaw and Lucy Sherman. The lists of their
children include one named WELCOME SHAW, who was born at some time from 1802 to
1805, or from 1807 to 1808, or else in 1813 (those are the only gaps in which
unplaced children of Job and Lucy could fit chronologically). Well, the name
"Welcome" could be either a boy's name or a girl's name, and I wasn't sure what
this child's sex was. I've noticed that there was a man named Welcome Shaw in
Carver, Massachusetts, during the 1800s -- he belonged to a branch of our Shaw
family, but he's obviously not one of Job Shaw's children. But there were two
other Welcome Shaws in our family. Job Shaw's eldest son was John Shaw, whose
eldest son was Myrtillo Shaw Sr. -- Myrtillo named one of his sons WELCOME
AUSTIN SHAW. Welcome Austin died as a child, though. However, one of Welcome's
brothers decided to name one of his own sons WELCOME DARWIN SHAW. (By the way,
it's interesting that Keziah Shaw Morgan's firstborn child was named DARWIN E.
MORGAN -- perhaps a coincidence, or perhaps not.) So then, what we have is a
Welcome Shaw who was the nephew of a Welcome Shaw, who was in turn, according to
tradition, the great-nephew of a Welcome Shaw. Since the younger two Welcomes
were males, I would say that Job Shaw's putative child Welcome was a male as
well -- and it appears that Myrtillo named his son Welcome Austin Shaw after his
(Myrtillo's) uncle Welcome. I have not yet been able to locate this putative son
Welcome Shaw, but I do note that in the latter 1800s there was a WELCOME F. SHAW
living in Syracuse, New York. Could he be our Welcome? I'll have to see what I
can find out about him. Your cousin, Jared
Mrs. Teresa Shaw McCarthy knew most
of these people.
JOHN L. SHAW Second
Son of John and Poly M. Fox Shaw. Born May 1816, Victor, New York. Moved with
his parents to Bennington, New York in 1825. He married Tryphenia Merrill
September 27, 1844 at Oakfield, Orleans County, New York. Soon after his
marriage, he was living at Laharp, Hancock County, Illinois. Later, he moved to
Lee Center, Illinois where he died in 1906.
John Shaw died in infancy.
Ellen Shaw Married Mr.
Hodges. Lived at Lee Center. Used to
visit Mrs. Theresa Shaw McCarthy s
mother. She was a tiny
woman. Died about 1934 or 1935 (no
dates) at age of 92.
SYLVESTER SHAW - Third
Son of John and Polly M. Fox
Shaw. Born 1818, Victor, New York.
Moved to Bennington, New York with
parents in 1825. About 1840 he went
to Lee Center, Lee County, Illinois,
where he married Amelia Noble.
Lydia Shaw married Mr.
Daniels and had 3 sons.
HENRY CHAMPION SHAW
Son of John and Polly M. Fox
Shaw. Born July 1, 1820, Victor, New
York. Moved to Bennington in 1825.
In 1841, he located at Lee Center,
Illinois. In 1846 he married Jane Walden.
They had eight sons and two daughters,
all living in 1890.
Married Chas. Everts William Single
Deforest Shaw Married Wilford Married
Arthur Married Lydia Laooery. Had
one daughter, Minerva.
Died in Los Angeles
about 1929 or 1930.
Lydia Shaw - died in Los Angeles about 1932.
Son of John and Poly
M. Fox Shaw. Born August 5, 1822, victor,
New York. Died Toronto, Canada. In
1847 he married Betsy Stark at Bradsford,
Illinois. She probably died ...
He moved to Bennington, New York with his parents in 1825. After leaving Bennington, he first located at Lee Center, Illinois and later at Conrad, Marchal County, Iowa where they were living in 1890. From there they went to Canada to reside with a daughter where they both died.
- Married Duran F. Huibert
AMBROSE SHAW - Sixth
Son of John and Poly M. Fox. Born September 12, 1824 at Victor, New York. Died January 14, 1906, Ogden, Utah. Married first, June 22, 1846 to Pamiela Dunn (at Mt. Pisqah), born July 28, 1830 in Michigan. Died March 21, 1871, at Ogden, Utah. She was a daughter of John and Sally Barker Dunn. No children. married 2nd - Minerva P. Stone January 1, 1875 at North Ogden, Utah by Benjamine Cazair, Justice of the Peace.
Minerva was born at Bountiful, Utah, November 29, 1851 and died July 21, 1936. She was daughter of Amos Peace and Minerva Leantine Jones Stone.
Ambrose moved from Victor, New York to Bennington with his parents in 1825, Lived there untill 1843, then moved with his parents to Laharp, Illionois then to Kansville, now known as Councill Bluffs, Iowa.
In June 1847 Ambrose and his wife left the Elk Horn River for the west, being among the first ten of the second Company to arrive at the Great Salt Lake Valley arriving at Great
City September 12, 1847 on his 23rd
birthday. Here he helped build the
first sawmill race in Utah near Salt
Lake city on the south; he also assisted
in the construction on Cottonwood creek,
first Irrigation ditch in Utah.
In the spring of 1847, Ambrose and
wife moved to the Ogden, River, locating
on the north side of the river where
he built one of the first three houses
north of Ogden River.
Here he raised
a crop of corn and wheat, the corn being the first
raised in what is now known as Weber
County. There were at
this time but five families as far
north as Ogden River. They were the
Browns, Sheldons and Burch
families on the south and Chase Hubbard and
Ambrose and William Shaw
on the north.
Here too, he helped to construct the
first irrigation ditch in Weber county.
In 1850 he built a log cabin in
Fort and moved into it. This cabin
being the second from the southeast
corner of the fort
in the south row of houses the first
house west of the
residence. There were about
60 families, 250 souls; living in the
Fort in the winter of 1850-1851.
1852-1853, Ambrose Shaw moved to what
was known as Mound Fort
the north side of what is now 12th
Street and on the west side of Washington Avenue in Ogden, Utah. He participated
in the only two
Indian uprising in
The first in 1850 when
of the Shoshone Tribe
was shot and killed by Urban Stewart.
Stewart, fearing for his life, fled
south. It was claimed the Indian was
stealing corn. Fear of an attack from
the Indians, Ambrose and Myrtillo Shaw,
Clinton D. Bronson, Joseph Thome and
Mr. Campbell who was a millwright for
Loren Farr, were sent out to warn the
people living in
Ogden Hole, now known
as North Ogden, to come to the Fort
and gather their stock from the ranges
for protection. They were pursued by
...band of Indians but by the
fleetness of his horse, Ambrose Shaw
arrived safely at the Fort. Mr. Campbell
was overtaken by the Indians, his gun
taken from him and used by the Indians
to shoot him. Mr. Bronson's horse dropped
dead as he rode into the Fort. Major
David Moore immediately started for
Salt Lake City to notify Brigham
who without delay sent a company of
militia to Ogden to protect the settlers.
The next outbreak was in July 1859
when there was a reunion of the Dunn
families at the home of Bishop
Thomas Dunn at North Ogden. The trouble started
through an argument between a Mr. Bardner
and an Indian. Mr. Barder struck the
Indian, which resulted in a gathering
together of large band of braves who
after securing whiskey from the distillery,
made a raid on the Bishop s home. The
Indians, dressed in only breech cloths
and war paint, rode round the house,
whooping and yelling, threatening all
with destruction but were finally subdued
and pacified by Bishop Dunn who gave
then a beef ox and several sacks of
Ambrose Shaw furnished teams
and rendered other valuable assistance
at various times for the support and
relief of the immigration companies
in crossing the plains and for other
charitable purposes. He spent the remainder
of his life in Ogden and became a member
of the Latter Day Saints church
9, 1905. during his lifetime, Ambrose
Shaw was an energetic and active figure
in business circles and did much for
the up building of Weber County and
Another account taken from Weber county history:
A Concise History of the Beginning
of Weber County and Ogden City
Compiled by William W. Terry
The expansion north of the Ogden River also followed the available water for irrigation.
By 1850 a few families had gone northwest and settled of Four Mile Creek (now Harrisville).
It was there in late summer of 1850 that an unfortunate incident occurred.
Urban Stewart shot Chief Terikee in his corn patch. He though that the Indian was stealing
corn when in reality he was searching for his strayed horse.
This incident led to the construction of the first of nine forts built by the Mormon settlers
in the county beginning in 1850 with Farr's Fort.
The Shoshone Indians were friendly people and not one of the nine forts was ever attacked by them,
even after the shooting of one of their chiefs, thanks to the pacifying efforts of Lorin Farr.
Ambrose A. Shaw
born November 4, 1875, died February
28, 1947 at the age of 72. Married
Elizabeth Dee December 9, 1903.
Ernest Shaw Born October 3, 1877. Married Grace Vanderhoof July
14th, 1901, died August 14th 1962 at age 85.
Pamelia Shaw born January 23, 1880, died March 6, 1886.
Cordelia Shaw born December
12, 1881, died October 10, 1883.
Born June 14, 1885, died July 7,
1941 at the age of 56.
- Born March 9, 1889, married William
Gordon August 11, 1906. Married Arthur
T. McCarthy Ventura,
AMBROSE AMOS SHAW
Son of Ambrose and Minerva Stone Shaw. Born
November 4, 1875 at Ogden, Utah. He
grew up in the Mound Fort district.
Attended school in a log school house
on Washington Boulevard and 12th Street.
Also attended the Sacred Heart Academy
which was built on the southwest corner
of 26th and Washington Avenue. Also
attended the Central School and graduated
from Smith Business College. December
9, 1903, Ambrose married Mary Elizabeth
Dee, daughter of Thomas
Dee and Annie Taylor Dee
born January 27, 1878.
They were married by Bishop James Taylor
of the Mound Fort Ward
at Ogden, Utah.
They moved into a new home built at
1444 Washington boulevard. Elizabeth
and daughter Elizabeth Dee Stewart
are still living there (February 16,
SHAW, AMBROSE AMOS (son of Ambrose Shaw and Minerva Pease Stone). Born
Nov 4, 1875, Ogden, Utah. Married Mary Elizabeth Dee Dec 9, 1903, Ogden, Utah
(daughter of Thomas Duncombe Dee, born Nov 10, 1844, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire,
Wales, and Annie Taylor, born Nov 4, 1852, at Lostockgralen, Chestershire,
Eng—married April 10, 1871, Salt Lake City) She was born Jan 27, 1878, Ogden,
Utah Their child Elizabeth Dee b April 30, 1906 Family home, Ogden Engaged in
the coal business at Ogden.
I asked cousin Laurie Shaw
(son of Jesse A. Shaw) about the Dee's. Here is what he replied in an e-mail.
Elizabeth Dee was uncle Am's wife and she was the daughter of Thomas D. Dee .
Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart
was their daughter , she was the same age as my dad. Thomas D Dee
had six daughters and one son. The sons' name was Lawrence Taylor
Dee , he had one son who is my very good friend Thomas D. Dee 2nd. Tommy's grand mother started the first Dee Hospital at 24th and Harrison Blvd. in Ogden, Utah. Tomy will be 87 years old on the 27th of April, and he is still active on the Mc Kay -Dee Hospital board.
Ambrose A. Shaw was very active in the
coal business for many years. His first
love was horses. From the time he was
six years of age when his father bought
him a horse, he was never without at
least one and usually several. He was
active in farming, stock raising and
had many business interests throughout
the state. He was a member of the Kiwanis
Club for many years. Attended their
conventions in Europe and also in Hawaii.
He also was a member of good standing
in the Weber Club and Chamber of Commerce.
While he was never a member of the
Latter Day Saints, he was a hard worker
and generous donor to the cause, always
willing to help out in many ways. In
fact, he always said he was the
...Bishop's Third Councilor and made several trips
to California and often visited Theresa
Shaw McCarthy in California where she
really became acquainted with him.
He spent two weeks in California with
her just before he passed away, February
27th, 1947 at Ogden, Utah at age 72.
There was one daughter, Elizabeth
Dee Shaw born April 30, 1905 at Ogden.
Blessed July 16, 1905,
Bishop Thomas P. Terry.
Married to Don Stewart.
Son of Ambrose and Minerva P.
Stone Shaw born October 3, 1877 at
Ogden, Utah. Ernest is still living
in Ogden. Theresa Shaw McCarthy spent
his 81st birthday with him. He went
to school at the old Mound Fort School,
the sacred Heart academy which was
located at 26th and Washington Avenue
and also Central School and Smith Business
He was married to Grace Vanderhoof
July 14th, 1901. Moved to Snowville,
Utah where he had a ranch. Farming
and stock raising were his main objects.
In later years, he worked for the city
of Ogden. He is now retired and living
at 1222 Grant Avenue, Ogden. Birds eye view of his prperty now.
Ernest Leroy Shaw Born
Shaw Born 9/16/1904
Shaw 12/02/1906 Born Ogden
Phyllis Shaw Born 8/11/1907
Lerona Mary Shaw Born 3/12/1910
Gracie Shaw Born 6/10/1911
Shaw Born 12/5/1925 Ogden
Robert Joyce Shaw Born 12/3/1919 Ogden
Robert Shaw Born Ogden
Murris Warren Shaw died in infancy.
Daughter of Ambrose and
Minerva Stone Shaw. Born Ogden December
12, 1881 and died March 6 1886 when the Shaw
home was destroyed by fire.
1886_house-fire.pdf She was
a beautiful child - long golden curls
- a wonderful disposition. It was such
a tragic thing.
Daughter of Ambrose and Manerva Stone
Shaw. Born Ogden December 12, 1881
and died 1881 October 10, 1883
at Ogden from typhoid fever.
Son of Ambrose and Minerva Stone
Shaw. Born June 14th, 1885 at Ogden.
Died July 1941. Married Irma Douglas
August 26, 1908. Merlin went to Ogden
High School. Graduated from Smith Business
College. He was a lover of animals,
always had a horse, dog, cats. He was
in the insurance business in Ogden
for a number of years. Always had a
desire to garden. In later years, he
raised plants for commercial purposes.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and
active in civic activities. He died
after a long illness and suffering.
Blanche Shaw Born august
19, 1909. Married Lawrence Bluth of
Ogden. Has one daughter, Laurie Bluth.
Ambrose Douglas Born August 20, 1913.
Is single. Lived with Irma in Ogden.
Olive Theresa Shaw Born March 9,
1889 at Ogden. Married William J. Gordon
who died May 1930, on August 11, 1906.
Went to Mound Fort School and Ogden
High one year. Spent years in Ogden
and Salt Lake.
Came to California in
august 1924 an has lived there since.
Has one daughter,
Gordon born July 4, 1907. Married Laurence
C. Burklund November 1937. Lives in
Oregon. Florence has one daughter, Susan Carpol who was born January 8 1944. Olive Theresa married Arthur T. McCarthy at Ventura, California March 1, 1939 and is now living in Inglewood, California.
William Montgomery Shaw - Seventh
Son of John and Poly Shaw, Born September 8, 1826 at Bennington, New York. Married at Salt Lake City, Utah to Diana Chase January 1, 1849. Diana was born at Sparta, Livingston County, New York July 25, 1847 and died at Ogden September 6, 1886. She was a daughter of Ezra and Tirzah Wells Chase. William resided with his parents until after their arrival in Utah with Lorenzo Snow's Company September 20, 1848.
In the spring of 1849, William moved to Ogden, locating on the north side of the fort. During this spring, Ezra Chase and his son Eligia Wells, Henry Dudley and Newton with Ambrose and William Shaw and Charles Hubbard, constructing the first Irrigation ditch taken out of Ogden River. This ditch or canal, carried the water from the river into an old river wash, since and still known as "Mill Creek", from which other ditches were taken.
The Chase and Shaw farms were the first cultivated north of Ogden River, The above families were the only ones north of the River at this time.
On May 2, 1850, William and wife Diane and daughter Rosabel, together with Ezra Chase and son, the Porter family and James Barker and perhaps others, left Ogden for California. They went by the northern rout part way, then via Carson Valley (which was part of Utah) over the Sierra Nevada mountains and located on Deer Creek, Eldorado County, California in south-east direction from Folsom and east from Sacramento. Here they put up large quantites of hay which they sold at good prices.
In the fall of 1853, William and family returned to Ogden. Porter Rockwell who it was sold
... had been trading with cattle rustlers,
returned with them. On Novemeber13,
1864, William and Diane were re-baptized
in the Mound Fort district, Ogden,
by Robert Winter, Sr. Williams was
confirmed by Amos P. Stone, ordained by
Robert Winter, Sr. William died December
27, 1902 at Ogden, Utah. William married
Nane Crawford and had two daughters,
Vesta and Guertie. Also in later years,
married a Mrs. Leak.
Children of William
and Diana Shaw
SHAW, William Dudly (son of William Shaw and Diana Chase) Born May 15, 1855
Ogden, Utah Married Anna Rosina Cardon Dec 29, 1878 (daughter of John Cardon and
Anna Furrer, pioneers 1853 and 1856, respectively—married 1856, Salt Lake City)
She was born Feb 14, 1858, Ogden, Utah Their children William Alben b Feb 23,
1880, m. Constance M Minns Aug 26, 1904, Rosina Diana b June 23, 1882, m
Lawrence W Sherner June, 1902, Ariel Ruben b June 10, 1884, died, Joseph Daniel
b Jan 15, 1888. died, David John b Jan 28, 1890, Mary Anna b Aug 2, 1892, Martha
Lily b June 23, 1896, Lucy Leahona b June 30, 1900 Family resided Ogden and
Logan, Utah Seventy, Sunday school superintendent, ward teacher; missionary to
eastern states 1896-1898 Merchant.
Rosabel Shaw Born
October 12, 1849. Married John Hubbard.
Manley Shaw - Born December 28, 1851
at Deer Creek, California. Died August
7, 1913, Logan, Utah.
Ambrose E. Shaw Born August 31, 1857. Married Rosetta
Ambrose E. Shaw, long prominant in Ogden business activities died in sunday afternoon at his home, 421 sixteenth Street after an illness of two weeks, age 70 years.
Mr. Shaw was born in Ogden on August 31, 1857, the third son of William M. and Diana Chase Shaw. They were pioneers of Utah. Coming to Ogden in 1848 from New York state
and made their home on the property now located at the corner of Canyon road and
Washington avenue. This property had remained in part in the posession of
Ambrose E. Shaw up to the time of his death. He recieved his early education in
the old Mound Fort rock school house, which was located where the Mound Fort
school now stands, attending school three months during winter and working
during the remainder of the year.
In 1977 he went into railroad service, but two years later he took over his
father's farm for one year.
In 1879 Mr. Shaw began his career in business, working as clerk
for Higginbotham & Co., with which establishment D. H. Pecry was connected. It
was from Mr. Pecry he recieved his first business instruction. One of the
admonitons given him and which he endeavered to apply in life was: "For Young
people to become successful, prosperous and happy, they must spend less than
they earn; if they make 50 cents endeavor to save 25 cents."
In 1850 the firm name was changed to Higginbotham & Clark and soom afterwards
Mr. shaw purchased the Higginbotham interst and the firm was known for 10 years
as Clark & Shaw. Then I. L. Clark became the sole owner of the business and Mr.
Shaw continued as an employe until 1912, at which time he accepted a position
with the Golden Rule Mercantile Company of Ogden, and at the time of his death
was their cashier.
Ecclesiastically Mr. Shaw was a devout Latter-Day Saint. For 10 years he was
clerk of the Seventh ward under Bishop James Taylor and Miles L. Jones and for a
number of years was associated in the supervision of the high priest class of
the Seventh ward. A member of the high priest quorum of the Ogden stake.
On december 25, 1878, Rosetta J. Child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Child,
became his wife and to them has been born eight children, seven of whom survive,
besides his wife. They are: William W. Shaw, Mrs. D. G. Morris, Mrs. John R.
Watson, Mrs. E. R. Shurtliff, all of Ogden; Charles A. Shaw of Butte, Montanna,
Mrs. Charles L. Buhler of Heber City. Twenty four grandchildren, one great
grandchild and four sisters; Mrs. O. P. Badger, Mrs. Ina Drake, and Mrs. James
McFarlane of Ogden, also survive.
Funeral services were held in the Seventh ward chapel, conducted by Bishop
William Arthur Budge. The body was viewed at the home, 421 Sixteenth street.
Mr. Shaw was buried in the Ogden City cemetry
under the direction of Larkin & Sons.
Annie Shaw Born March 6, 1861.
Married James McFarland.
Clarence Shaw Born March 15, 1870. Lived in San
Francisco. He was single. He died there
and his estate was
divided among his
brothers and sisters.
POLY MARIA SHAW
Daughter Of John and Poly Maria Fox
Poly Maria Shaw was born in Bennington, New
York February 28, 1830. She was married to Lorin Dunn at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa June
22, 1846. There were two children of this marriage Lorin and Laura. Both died
young before coming to Utah. Lorin Dunn died on April1, 1855. She married
Lafayette W. Williams (Born April 15, 1825.
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