Biography of O. P. Shaw
Hancock County, OH Biographies

O. P. SHAW, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0., Findlay, was born in Blanchard Township, this county, October 1, 1844, son of George (Jr.) and Elizabeth (Wise) Shaw, the former a native of Stark County, Ohio, of German descent, and the latter a native of Germany. George Shaw, Jr., the father of our subject, and who was a farmer, came to this county with his father (who was one of the first settlers of this county) in 1826; he reared a family of seven children, our subject being the third. O. P. Shaw was reared on the farm. In 1861 he enlisted in Company H Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and became a non commissioned officer: he was wounded twice, the first time being at the battle of Chickamauga; in 1802, while guarding a wagon train in Kentucky, he was taken prisoner; in 1864 he received an honorable discharge from the service. In 1866 Mr. Shaw was united in marriage with Mary J Downing and their union has been blessed with eight children; Olive, Maretta, Ethel, David, Nina, George, Jane and Dorothy. Mrs. Shaw's parents were among the early settlers of Blanchard Township, this county. Mr. Shaw is the owner of a farm of 193 acres of land in Liberty Township, this county; he has served as township trustee: became a member of the Masonic fraternity in 1867, in Benton Ridge. Those of the family having a church membership are connected with the Presbyterian Church. Politically our subject is a Republican, and will vote for James G. Blaine in 1888.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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