Searching for Parents of Samuel Shaw - Ohio
Looking for parents of Samuel Shaw. We have his birth as March 25, 1835 in Marlboro, Delaware, Ohio. All census records show both his parents were also born in Ohio but am not sure if an 8year old knew that for sure. He went on to graduate from Hielderberg Seminary, Tiffin Classis of the Reformed Church in 1962. Had 3 children 2 who survived to marry and have children. He spent most of his adult years in Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot counties of Ohio. This may be a clue where his parents were if they had left Marlboro.
Both of his parents had died by 1843 when the Hielderbers records say he was left an orphan and went to live off the charity of strangers. He lived with a Heller down in Delaware(Ohio). Years ago I found a census with him and a sister living with a Heller but lost the data and can no longer find on the internet and Ancestry has so many misspellings it is hard to search.
From the information below I know he spent time in Delmont Pennsylvania and Indianna even though he was from Ohio and part of the Ohio /Tiffin Classis. I have wondered if he was looking for relatives at one/both of these locations as there were many Shaws in the area in Pennsylvania and some in Indianna
Following is the data from the Tiffin Classis of the Reformed Church history.
Rev. Samuel Shaw was born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 25, 1835, died
April 7, 1897, age 62 years and 13 days. He was left an orphan boy at
eight,about 1843, and went to live with Mr. Hellers at Delaware(Ohio). He
attended school at Heidelberg and there finished his theological
course. He was licensed October 20, 1860, and ordained May 5, 1861.
His first charge was Fostoria O., for two years served North Hampton,
O. Later he was pastor at Mohican, O., and supplied Reedsburg to which
place he afterwards moved. He labored at these two places eight years.
He was at Delmount, Pa., two years and then Bloomville, O. Organized
Carrothers and was pastor twelve years. He was a short time at Liberty
Center, O., and four years at Marmont, Ind. In 1892 he went to Iowa,
supplying Lone Tree and Conesville on year. Was a Tipton three years,
and in October, 1896, went back to Lone Tree. May 11, 1862, he was
married to Miss Esther Terflinger. Two sons and one daughter were
born, of whom the Daughter and one son survive the father