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Shaw, John D.

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Shaw, John D.
February 26, 2007 05:01PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin,
F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 200. [Cadiz Precinct]

JOHN D. SHAW, Circuit Clerk, Cadiz, was born October 23, 1845, in Stewart
County, Tenn; son of Capt. Thomas Shaw, one of the first men employed in
running the Cumberland River; in later years he represented the State in
Legislature, and during the session he was taken sick and soon after its
adjournment he died. The subject of our sketch received a common school
education, and was first employed as clerk in a store, also in a
warehouse; here he remained about two years, he then engaged a short time
in merchandising in Henry County, Tenn., after which he came to Trigg
County and engaged in farming. August, 1874, he was elected to his
present position, and re-elected in 1880. He was married, in 1867, to
Miss Ophelia, daughter of Jesse Wallis, and a native of Trigg County. This
union has been blessed with four children--three sons and one daughter.
Mr. Shaw is also Master Commissioner of the Circuit Court and Trustee of
the Jury Fund of Trigg County. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity
and Knights of Honor, and is Deputy Grand Master of Independent Order of
Odd Fellows.

Shaw Wallis
Stewart-TN Henry-TN

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