Shaw Bible

Submitted and transcribed by James H. Holcombe, CSG #17139.

The Bible owned by Ebenezer Shaw is now in possession of the Salmon Brook Historical Society, Granby, CT. It was printed in 1807 by Mathew Carey, No. 122 High Street, Philadelphia, PA.

The first seven entries appear to have all been made at the same time, in the same hand, in ink. The subsequent entries appear to be in the same handwriting but were obviously made separately and at later dates, also in ink. The writer consistently wrote the last three letters of Ebenezer as r with a double underscore. The final four entries were on separate pages, in pencil, using different spelling, for example, Ebenezer is spelled out.

Cynthia Holcombe was the daughter of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut. She was a third great-granddaughter of Thomas Holcombe, the immigrant and Founder of Ancient Windsor. Eli migrated to Cash Creek in Ulster, Bradford County, PA in 1793. Eli and Hannah had children listed in Simsbury Soldiers, Barbour records, and Barkhamstead records.


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Ebener Shaw was born
Sept 5th 1771

Cinthy Holcomb was born
March the 17th 1783

Ebener Shaw was married to
Cinthy Holcomb Feb the 26th 1801

Laurcy Shaw was born Nov 8th 1801

Harry Shaw was born Dec 28th 1803

Uriah Shaw was born May 13th 1806

Norman Shaw was born August 17th 1808

Hiram Shaw was born Friday
the 7th of August 1812

Matilda Shaw was born
Wednesday 15th of June 1814

Ellesip Shaw was born Friday the
9th of April 1819

Persivill Shaw was born
July 16th 1821 on Monday

Abigal Shaw was Abigal

Both burried in Sheshequin

Father + Mother of Ebenezer
Abigail Shaw died
March 19th 1811 in the
64 year of her age

Jerimiah Shaw died
May 27th 1815 in his
85 year of his age

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