Joseph P. Shaw of Rochester, NY
I had posted a few years ago about my great-great grandfather Irving W. Shaw and his family...I now have been able to step back another generation to his parents but now need some help:
His parents were Joseph P. Shaw and Sarah G. (or C.) Keeler. This I found out through a marriage record online for Monroe County, NY, of which I can no longer find.
Joseph P. Shaw was born, according to census records in about 1825 in England. He was a well-known music publisher in Rochester...googling his name alone comes across a few dozen results with his name as the publisher. His family was all in the music business themselves, either in publishing, a clerk in the family business, or in repairing (pianos, etc.). I have found no record of when he arrived int he USA, but he had married and settled down by 1860...from the 1850s til death, he and his family resided in Rochester, NY.
Joseph married Sarah G. (or C.) Keeler, but I have no record of a marriage date. According to census records, she was born around 1831 in Connecticut. Both are living in the 1880 Census in Rochester, NY. Last I came across it, I saw Joseph had died in 1900, but I have no verification this is accurate.
Their children were William P. "Willie" Shaw (b. 1857), Fannie A. Shaw (b. 1859...she married Lewis F. Beals), John B. Shaw (b. 1861...he is "Joseph D." in the 1870 Census), Irven (Irving) W. Shaw (b. 1863...his name is "Ming" in the 1870 Census), Hattie E. Shaw (b. 1865) and Grace L. "Gracie" Shaw (b. 1870)...all are living in the 1880 Census, but no further record of any of them besides Irving and Fannie.
Sarah G. Keeler, after deep research, was of Bridgeport, CT, the daughter of Stephen Keeler and Laura ("Lama") Lathrop. There is no record of Stephen Keeler after the 1850 Census, or of his origins/family, yet Laura came from a well-known family in the Bridgeport area...she is the daughter of Daniel Lathrop and Grace Loveredge.
Does anyone have this Shaw family? I am looking to find Joseph's origins in England, or more information/descendants of anyone listed here.