Person:Robert Shaw (25)

  • HRobert Shawest 1740 - 1799
  • WEsther Blairest 1745 - 1798
m. 12 August 1763
  1. Mary Shaw1764 - 1797
  2. John Shaw1770 - 1775
  3. Matthew Shaw1772 - 1858
  4. Hannah Shaw1774 - 1834
  5. Easter Shaw1776 - 1866
  6. John Lyle Shaw1779 - 1852
  7. Robert Blair Shaw1782 -
m. abt. 30 May 1799
Facts and Events
Name Robert Shaw
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1740 County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Marriage 12 August 1763 to Esther Blair
Marriage abt. 30 May 1799 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Unknown
Death? 2 DEC 1799 poss. Rockbridge County, Virginia

Robert Shaw was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Estate Records of Robert Shaw

  • Page 55.--9th April, 1803--Robert Shaw's appraisement.

Records of Robert Shaw in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 21.--20th August, 1776. Mary Henderson, relict and executrix of Halbert McClure, deceased, to James Patton. Teste: Archibald and Joseph Alexander. James Lyle and Robert Shaw.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1777. - (215) Following recommendations: Anthony Reader, as Captain, vice Adam Reader; Thomas Boggs, as Captain, vice Martin Humble; William Lowderson (West Fork), as Captain; Benj. Wilson (Tygers Valley), as Captain; Robert Shaw, as Second Lieutenant, and Richard Madison, as Ensign, in Capt. Thomas Smith's Company.
  • Page 229.--26th June. 1781. Robert Campbell Cutler's will--To wife, Mary; to eldest son, George, the Round Hill plantation, 140 acres joining Geo. Bright and home plantation. Also 200 acres, likewise 50 acres more adjoining Robert Shaw and David Williamson; to 2d son, Robert, home plantation 200 acres; also the Maple Swamp plantation 150 acres; also 200 acres of an entry adjoining Geo. Bright and the Mill place bought of David Williamson; to daughter, Jannett, tract between home plantation and Beverley Manor; to wife. Executors, wife Mary and sons George and Robert and daughter Jannet. Teste: William and Mary Forgason. Proved, 16th April, 1782, by the witnesses. Widow Mary qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT; 1785---page 109, Robert Shaw, Rockbridge.
  • Vol. 1 -NOVEMBER, 1789 (I to Z). - Robert Shaw vs. Alexander Brownlee.-Rockbridge County, April 17, 1779. Bought of Robert Shaw one hay house for four hundred pounds for the use of the legion for which I promise to pay the above sum in full on demand. Given under my hand this 17th April, 1779. (Signed) Alexander Brownlee. N. B.--By order of the General.
  • Page 434.--7th June, 1791. Robert McClenachan's will--To wife, Sarah; to daughters, Agnes Dean, Jene Sinclair, Lettis Kizer; to son, Alexander, plantation in Rockbridge whereon Robert Shaw lives; to grandsons, John and Robert McClenachan, sons of son Robert McClenachan, deceased, all Kentucky lands. Executors, Alex. McClenachan and Alex. St. Clair. Teste: Michael Bowyer, Alex. Humphreys, James St. Clair. Proved, December Court, 1791, by two of the witnesses.
  • Vol. 2 - DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENTS. SEPTEMBER, 1794 (K to Z). - Abraham Clements vs. Robert Shaw --Ejectment, October 12, 1786, Rockbridge County. Abraham Clements, heir-at-law of Abraham Clements, deceased, who was heir-at-law of Ezekiel Clements, demise 18th June, 1746, 400 acres, known as Broad Spring. Patent (copy) to Robert McClenachan, 375 acres on Mary Branch of James River, cor. James McClung, cor. Robert Campbell, dated 24th March, 1740. Mary Roberts deposes, February 28, 1788, in Frederick County, Maryland, that she was a near neighbor of Ezekiel Clements, of Hopewell Township, County Huntindon, New Jersey, and knew the family 15-20 years. Ezekiel, and eldest son, Abraham, went out to purchase land; said they had bought in the backwoods. Abraham married and had three children, one of whom was a son named Abraham. Copy deed from Bordens' executors to Ezekiel Clements, 1746, in Augusta. This land lapsed on October 18, 1753, and reverted to the Crown.
  • Page 318.--13th January, 1798. John (mark) Davidson's will, plantationer--To son, John (infant); to wife, Sarah; to children, viz: Agnes Daugherty. Elizabeth Tankers (Tankersey), Sarah Davidson, Mary Davidson, Margaret Davidson; to son, Daniel; to granddaughter, Margaret Daugherty. Executors, wife Sarah and son-in-law Obadiah Tankersley. Teste: Robert Shaw, Thomas Boyd, John Hall. Proved, 16th October, 1798, by Shaw and Boyd. Executors qualify.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1799--May 30, Robert Shaw and Michael Garber, Sr., surety. Robert Shaw, widower, and Elizabeth Boyd, widow of John Boyd, deceased.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1800 (M to Z). - Robert Shaw vs. Clements (Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Gersham & James)-- Trespass. Rockbridge 375 acres, cor. James McClung; cor. Robt. Campbell.

Information on Robert Shaw

From "Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts", by Jeannette Tillotson Acklen, pg. 422:

John Lyle Shaw, born in Augusta County, Va, in 1780, son of Robert Shaw and Esther Blair, both from County Antrim, Ulster Province, Ireland; married Sarah Davidson, daughter of John Davidson, Rockbridge County, Va., and wife Sarah Roates; came to Tennessee in 1800; was in the War of 1812; died in Warren County, 1852. Sarah Allen Shaw was born in 1810, daughter of John Lyle Shaw and Sarah Davidson, and wife of James Clare Spurlock, son of Drury Spurlock and wife, Olive Clare.

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    Mary Shaw born o10 of August 1764
    John Shaw born 9 of August 1770
    Matthew Shaw born 20 of April 1772
    Hannah Shaw born 9 of Sept 1774
    Easter Shaw born 9 of December 1776
    John Lyle Shaw born 16 of November 1779
    Robert Blair Shaw born 25 of November 1782
    Agnes V. Matthews born 25 February 1802
    Hannah A. Matthews born 12 of November 1803
    William D. M. Hines was born the 2? of November 1832
    Brainerd Whitfield Hines was born the 1 of March 1834
    George Washington Hines was born the 22 of February 1836
    Benjamin Franklin Matthews Martz was born the 24 of March 1831?
    Adaline Easter Sarah Martz was born the 20 of October 1832
    Addison Blair Martz was born the 28 of October 1834
    Dorilas Henry Lee (Martz) was born March 23 1837
    Admonia McCormick? Hines was born in Rockbridge County Virginia December 28 1837
    Robert Edward Hines was born in Amsterdam Botetourt County Virginia April 17th 1841
    John M. Hines was born in Amsterdam Botetourt County Virginia on June 14th 1846
    Agnes Rachael Hines daughter of Wm D M and Christina Hines was born on the 19th day of December 1861
    Calvin Luther Hines daughter? of Wm D M and Christina Hines was born on the 27th day of September 1863
    Mary Ann Hines daughter of Wm D M and Christina Hines was born on the 19th day of February 1866
    Virginia E Hines daughter of Wm D M and Christina Hines was born on the 9 January 1868
    John H R Hines son of Wm D M and Christina Hines was born on the 26th day of March 1870

    Robert Shaw Senior and Easter Blair was married August 12 1763
    Daniel Matthews and Easter Shaw was Married the 13 of May 1801
    James Jackson and Hannah Shaw was Married June 1795
    Peter Masterson and Mary Shaw was Married May 1795
    John Shaw and Sarah Davidson was married (no date)
    Matthew Shaw and Elizabeth Parker was married (no date)
    Robert B Shaw Jun and Judith Glover was Married the 23 of April 1807
    Agnes V. Matthews and Michael Hines was Married the 22 of Sept 1831
    Hiram Martz and Hannah A. Matthews was Married the 28 of April 1829
    Wm D M. Hines and Christina Walters wer married the 5th day of March 1861
    Brainard W. Hines and Anna Maria Evans were married on the 25th of April 1866
    Admonia Mc Hines and Milburne Whitt were married Sept 11th 1867

    John Shaw died the 9 of Sept 1775
    Mary Materson died the 30 Oct 1797
    Easter Shaw Senior died the 6 of August 1798
    Robert Shaw Senior died the 2 of December 1799
    Hannah Jackson died 1834?
    Solomon Matthews died April 2nd 1834
    Elizabeth Matthews died Oct 31 1837
    Daniel Matthews departed this life January 28th 1842
    John L. Shaw departed this life April 21st 1852
    Matthew Shaw died the 27th June 1858
    Esther Blair Matthews died from the effects of an injury on the 10th day of April 1866
    Judith Shaw wife of R. Shaw died ?
    Hannah A. Martz wife of Hiram Martz and daughter of Daniel & Easter B. Matthews departed this life the 22nd of May 1861 age 58 years 5 months & 27 days in Rockingham County Virginia
    B. Franklin Martz eldest son of Hiram & Hannah Martz departed this life August 27 1860
    Hiram Martz died Oct 19th 1861
    Robert E. Hines son fo Michael N. and Agnes V. Hines was killed in the Battle of Seven Pines on the 31st day of May 1862
    Addison B. Martz son of Hiram & Hannah Martz died May the 5th 1863 from the efect of a wound received in the Battle of Chancellorsville May the 3rd 1863.