Biography of Guy Shaw
Yates County, NY Biographies





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.

From:
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


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