Reunion of the children and descendants of the Honorable Elijah Shaw

Barbara Andresen
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From ROMAN CITIZEN newspaper, Rome, Oneida County, New York, Friday, August 20, 1886

Taberg, August 18, 1886 -- A reunion of the children and descendants of the Honorable Elijah Shaw and his estimable wife, was held at his residence on Thursday, the 12th inst.  There was present their five children, Mrs. Emily Sweatman and husband, of Annsville;  Mrs. Amy Hewitt, of Orleans Co., NewYork; Lewis E. Shaw and wife, of Annsville; David H. Shaw and wife of Williamstown, New York, and Mrs. J. N. Secor, of Annsville.

Three grand-daughters were present, Mrs. Lenia Bolster, of Carlton, Orleans Co., New York; Mrs. Emma Grimm and Miss Nettie Sweatman, of Taberg, New York.

Nephews present were Mr. John Shaw and wife, of Camden, their two daughters and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Dorr Thompson, of Utica, New York, and Mrs. K. Phelps of Warsaw, New York;  Mr. and Mrs. Pardon Shaw and daughter Evaline, of Annsville;  Mr. and Mrs. Comfort Shaw, of St. Charles, Illinois, and many other friends who joined in showing their love and respect for this aged couple.

This aged patriarch is almost one of the pioneers of this town, having moved here from Rensselaer Co., New York, in 1825, his brother Isaac, now deceased, coming a few years before.  His first cabin was built in what has since been known as Shaw Hollow.  He afterwards bought an interest in the old pocket furnace, and locating where he had resided over fifty years, has always been identified with the enterprise and business interests of the town.  They have lived to the ripe old age of 84 and 79 years, and have seen their children grow up and settled in life prosperous and happy.  (RCAug20/1886)