Biography of William Shaw
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Shaw, William, Madrid, was born in Potsdam, February 27, 1854, and John Young Shaw was born on the same farm, June 14, 1857. The father, William, was a native of Scotland and came to this country about 1847, locating in the town of Potsdam, He married in 1853 Elizabeth Young, widow of Thomas Oliver, and they had four children, only two of whom survive: William and John. They have always been residents of the town. In 1872 they bought the farm of 201 acres on the town line of Madrid, where they have since conducted a dairy of twenty cows and other stock. In 1888 they added improvements to their residence and now they have one of the prettiest homes in this end of the town. John Y., the younger brother, married in 1885, Della, daughter of Robert Murray of Potsdam, and they have three children: Truman Jay, Lila and Robert Mason.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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