Follow the author’s journey as he breaks through two Morrell and Hendrick genealogical brick walls and finds his Van Deusen and Brown family ancestors. Read about Charles Nahum Shaw a Civil War veteran, an inventor, and a very early settler of Petoskey Michigan.
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This is an account of two early Petoskey Michigan settlers, Charles Nahum Shaw and his wife Emma Eliza Shaw, (maiden name Shattuck). Charles Nahum Shaw was born in 1836 as given on his 1899 Michigan death certificate. He was the son of parents Nahum Shaw (born in 1809 in Abington MA), and Marilla Jones (born in1810 in Chesterfield MA). The Nahum Shaw family moved out of Massachusetts settling in Camden Michigan by at least 1843. Charles Nahum Shaw’s father Nahum Shaw is buried in Adamsville MI, eight miles north of Elkhart Ind. Charles Nahum Shaw is a great-grandson of at least three Revolutionary War soldiers, (Ezra Cushing, Deering Jones, and Jonathan Alvord), and great-great-grandson of another Revolutionary War soldier (Captain Ebenezer Shaw), as validated by the genealogists at the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, as well as a great-grandson of one more patriot, a Selectman (top city official) of Abington MA in 1780 during the Revolution, Daniel Shaw.
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