SHAW, Samuel (1768-1827), (father of Henry Shaw), a Representative from Vermont; born in Dighton, Bristol, Mass., in December 1768; received a limited schooling; moved to Putney, Vt.; studied medicine and commenced practice in Castleton, Vt., in 1789; member of the State house of representatives 1800-1807; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Witherell; reelected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from September 6, 1808, to March 3, 1813; served in the United States Army as hospital surgeon from April 6, 1813, to June 15, 1815, when he was honorably discharged; reinstated on September 13, 1815; appointed post surgeon April 18, 1818, and resigned on December 31, 1818; died in Clarendon Springs, Rutland County, Vt., October 23, 1827; interment in Castleton Cemetery, Castleton, Vt.
John Shaw 17291815
Molly Hudson 17421802
Spouse: Sally Campbell 17691825
Marriage: 1788
Henry Vinal Shaw 17881857

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