Biography of George N. Shaw
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George N. Shaw was born in Jerusalem tp., Yates Co., N. Y., March 9, 1830, and is a son of Sisson and Sophia Shaw, natives of Rensselaer Co., N. Y. The former was born Jan. 19, 1801, and died Jan. 2, 1879; the latter was born June -, 1800. They came to Algoma tp. in September, 1853. George passed his early life a farmer boy. He was married Jan. 2, 1864, to Miss Sarah E. Johnson, daughter of Salem G. and Clarissa (Merritt) Johnson, who were early pioneers of Kent county. Mrs. Shaw was born in Livingston Co., N. Y., Jan. 5, 1841. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and politically he is a Republican. He owns a valuable farm of 80 acres on sec. 30.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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