Shaw, Guy, born in Barrington, December 4, 1820, was the son of Jeremiah and Betsey Shaw of that town. At the
age of twenty one Guy left the home farm to make his own way in life. He attended school at Canandaigua two years,
preparing himself for teaching, and thereafter he taught school eight winter terms. His summer months were spent
on farms. In 1843 his father died, the family then residing in Ontario County. In 1848 Guy bought the Thomas Lee
farm in Benton. Here Mr. Shaw has since lived, with the exception of four years. In 1843 he married Laura L. Pierce,
by whom he has three children. Guy Shaw is a factor in Yates County politics. He was an original Free Soiler, but
became a Republican on the organization of that party. In 1863 he represented the county in the Assembly. For the
last twenty years Mr. Shaw has acted independent of politics and has inclined to the Farmers' Alliance. Both himself
and wife are members of the M. E. Church, he having been formerly one of its trustees.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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