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Levi Shaw was born circa 1818 in Meigs County, OH and was the son of John Shaw and Sarah “Sally” Shepherd. John Shaw and family moved from Meigs Co., OH to Iowa Territory circa 1839. John and Sally were married in Gallia Co., OH. Sarah was a daughter of Thomas Shepherd and Polly McFarland.
Levi is listed in the 1850 census in Pulaski Co., MO with wife Mary Ann (Jordan). Mary died about 1855.
1850 Pulaski Co., MO Census PAGE NO: 97a
SHAW Levi 30 M W Farmer OHIO
SHAW Mary Ann30 F W PENN
JURDINE Elizabeth Ann 11 F W MO
JURDINE Sarah 2 F MO
SHAW Martha 1/12 F W MO
Levi is listed in the 1860 census in Pulaski Co., MO with wife Rebecca. Rebecca died before 1870.
1860 Pulaski Co., MO Census PAGE NO: 286
SHAW Levi 42 M W OHIO
SHAW Rebecca 44 F W TENN
SHAW Wm 11 M W MO
SHAW Greenville 9 M W MO
SHAW James R. 7 M W MO
SHAW Martha J. 11 F W MO
SHAW Samantha 8 F W MO
SHAW Columbus 6 M W MO
Rebecca (Greenwood) had been married prior to James Adkisson (listed as Atkins on the 1850 census) and James died very young (early 30s) and had 3 children: William, Granville Solomon, and James Robert. The 3 boys went to foster homes by the 1870 census. William Adkison went to live in Arkansas with someone. The other two boys stayed in Pulaski Cty one with the White family and one with the Story family. They lived close together and these two families were actually kin as in-laws (Mrs. White was a Story before she married).
Levi enlisted as a Private in Company H, 32nd Missouri Infantry on August 9, 1862 and was listed as being on the hospital boat Isabelle in 1863 and was mustered out in Louisville, KY in 1865. Levi was 42 when he enlisted. According to his military file, Levi stood 5’9 had green eyes, brown hair, and light complexion.
Levi is next found in the 1870 census in Pulaski Co., MO.
1870 Pulaski Co., MO Census
Shaw Levi 53 MW Farmer Ohio
Shaw Columbus B. 15 MW Missouri
Hardester Martha16 FW Housekeeper Missouri
Thomson Marion W. 10 MW Missouri
Levi raced and trained horses. He died about 1872. His estate was probated in Pulaski Co., MO in 1872.
Levi’s son Columbus Benton Shaw (aka Benton C. Shaw) was born in Missouri. He married abt. 1876 Emma (Amy) Elizabeth Gann in Pulaski County, Missouri. Children were: Rebecca Isabelle, Thomas Levi Shaw born 1877 in Arlington, Missouri; John Walter, William David, James Monroe, Robert Floyd, Joseph Edward and a son Luther Earl by his 2 wife. Emma Elizabeth Gann was born abt 1861 in Missouri and daughter of Henry (b. 1832 Tennessee) and Rebecca Gann who was in Pulaski Co., MO in 1860 Census.
Book 3, Page 225
Probate Court Records
Pulaski Co., MO
Now on this day comes Levi Shaw and filed his bond as curator of the estate of Isabelle Shaw(.) Samantha Jane Shaw & Thomas Benton Shaw ________ was approve of by the court and further ordered that Levi Shaw be and is hereby appointed as curator of Sarah Isabelle Shaw _ Samantha J. Shaw and Thomas Benton Shaw heirs of Catherine Jourdan decd
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