Bible of Benjamn F. and Frances Barnett Shaw
|Transcribed by 2006|
|Bible is in possession of Mary Carolyn Ward, great great granddaughter--passed down to Mary Shaw Ward, to Maurine Smith McDonald to W. Leverett Ward to present possessor in 2005.|
New - York: PUBLISHED BY T. CARLTON & Z. PHILLIPS, 200 MULBERRY-STREET, 1854.
Notes by 9/2006:
George Washington Shaw was called “Polk.”
The notation that Wm Thomas Jefferson was “killed by the fallin (sic) of a tree” was also on his tombstone in the James Shaw Cemetery. My father GT Ward remembered hearing of this and said that the accident occurred “down on the Lanham place.” This was just south of the BF Shaw homeplace, which was just south of the Calvin Ward home, still standing in 2006, but renovated and much changed.
Nancy Eudoxy Shaw was called “Dockey.”
Bolivar Joseph Shaw was called “Dick.”
Many of this family moved to Texas in the late 1800’s.
The later page of deaths are of children, all of which are buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery and all marked, except for Polke Shaw Ward. The information for him was first sent to me by Edrice Ward who was given it by Rosa Ward. The child was a son of Charlie B Ward and Maggie Murphey and Rosa was married to Charles Calvin Ward who was a brother to the child. My aunt Louise Ward confirmed this and said that she was once shown the unmarked grave.
The children Herbert Wesley Terrell Jarrett and Calvin Franklin Jarrett are sons of Dave Wesley and Bessie Ward Jarrett.
Herbert Leo Smith was a child of Tom and Savannah (Banner) Ward Smith.
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Last modified: September 26, 2006