I'm trying to piece together some missing parts in my ancestry and the most current roadblock I have is concerning my great-great-grandmother, born Sarah Elizabeth Caroline Shaw.According to her death certificate, she was born April 1st, 1848 in Texas.Her father is listed as James Shaw with her mother listed as unknown.
From photographs we have, she appears to be of native american descent, but we of course aren't certain of that.I've tried searching everything I could think of and can't find anything on her.
She was one of the first settlers in Arizona, married to the first Justice of the Peace of Phoenix, James Ansley Young.When he passed away, she married my g-g-grandfather Charles W. Hardy, who had committed crimes in Colorado and changed his name.His original name was Nathaniel Hickman of Illinois.
Any additional information would be most helpful.:)