Shaw, Martin Jr.
Martin Shaw, Jr. was the son of Martin Shaw, Sr. and unidentified mother. He was born in South Carolina April 1, 1803. He died suddenly at his home in Berrien, now Cook County, two miles east of Adel, Nov. 7, 1876. He was married in 1839 to Elizabeth Mathis, daughter of James and Rhoda Monk Mathis; she was born in Berrien County, Feb. 3 1816, and died June 11, 1862 in Berrien, now Cook County. Nine children were born to them: James Harrison, Charlton Hines, Archibald Hiram, Sylvanus DeKalb, Dora Ann Columbia, Francis Marion, Polly Van Missouri, Martha Luanna, Martin Toombs. Mr. Shaw in addition to the above children, had another son, Ashley M. Shaw, Martin Shaw after his first wife died, again married; his second wife was Mrs. Matilda Sharpe of Colquitt County. Mr. Shaw served in the Indian War in 1838. He was sheriff of Lowndes County 1836-1838 at that time living near or at Franklinville. When Berrien County was created he was elected one of the first Justices of the Inferior Court in the new county serving 1856-1861, and served as County Commissioner 1872-1873. Mr. Shaw and his first wife are buried in the cemetery at Salem Church in Adel. Excerpt from Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Vol 3, by Folks Huxford.Read More