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Mehitable Shaw

Female 1756 - 1835  (78 years)


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  • Name Mehitable Shaw  [1
    Born 10 Nov 1756  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Apr 1835  Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried West Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6094  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 11 May 2020 

    Father Ebenezer Shaw,   b. 13 Jul 1706, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1776, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mary Reed,   b. 16 Mar 1715, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1733  [4, 5
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ebenezer Bisbee, Jr.,   b. 29 Apr 1755, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1837, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1778  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Bisbee,   b. 11 Aug 1783, Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1861, Pharsalia, Chenango, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Note that if all the sources cited are correct, she was born when her mother was fifty years old. These dates should be revisited.

      We note also that the 1876 Family Records of Some of the Descendents of Thomas Besbedge, (Bisbee,) of Scituate, Mass., in 1634 by William B. Lapham claims that the Ebenezer Bisbee who married Bathsheba Whitmarsh married, second, "Mehitable, daughter of John Shaw." It does not mention a second Ebenezer Bisbee. The Lapham volume is far from infallible, starting from the fact that nobody in it is actually a descendent of Thomas Besbedge of Scitiate, but clearly this line needs another look.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2583] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S232] Findagrave.com page for Mehitable Shaw.

    3. [S3720] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 1916.

    4. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S3722] History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts by Nahum Mitchell. Boston: Kidder & Wright, 1840.