When speaking with relatives about family history, I am often told to keep this piece of information between you, me and the gate post. Respecting sensibilities, I will share my family stories entwine with historical events from Copiah, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi, from gate post to gate post.
Wordless Wednesday - Mary Shaw & Daughter ca. 1855
Mary Ann McLaurin Shaw
1828 - 1894
Wife of William Shaw
Daughter "Maggie" Margaret Almarinda Shaw
1853 - 1921
William and Mary were slave owners of Samuel Shaw b 1823
in Jefferson County, Mississippi
Samuel's descendants married cousins of my cousins.
Source: Shaw-McCallum Papers
Special Collections of Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State University