DESCENDANTS OF COLIN SHAW OF JURA, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND 1720-1798
Revised August 20, 2003 by Myrtle Bridges.
This is a work of love in progress. If you have any corrections or additions, please contact:
Billie or Gayle
This is the work of Billie Shaw Powell and Gayle Adams Shaw. Many, many thanks
to our husbands for walking cemeteries in four counties of NC with us. Many, many
thanks to all the helpful people in Cumberland, Duplin, Bladen and Sampson Counties
and to our Shaw family still living in Sampson County, NC, and our Faison family still
living in Duplin County, NC. A special thanks to Dee Thompson and Bradley Lee West for
online lookups! A special thanks to Shaw, McCranie, and Faison cousins for edits and
corrections and additions. We only listed our direct line from Colin Shaw to the sixth
GENERATION NO. 1
1. COLIN1 SHAW was born 1720 in Isle of Jura, Argyll, Scotland. He was a son
of ANGUS SHAW (SCHAW) of Isle of Jura, Argyll, Scotland. Colin Shaw came to
Campbelltown about 1744. Colin Shaw died in 1798. A monument tombstone in
Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, NC, reads:
Native to Scotland
Came to Cross Creek 1744
Captain in King's Army
Loyal in Word and Deed
Colin Shaw came to the colonies with a land grant from the King of England.
He built a plantation on land between Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River. He
helped siblings, half-siblings, family and friends come to the Cumberland
County area from Scotland, often giving them land from his grant. He was a
veteran of the Revolutionary War. Colin Shaw fought for the King. His property
was confiscated, but he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance. He was
He married SARAH "Sallie" MARRON (Marian) McCRANEY, (McRANEY, McRANNIE), the
daughter of Murdock McCraney of Isle of Jura, Argyll, Scotland. Sarah Marron
McCraney was born in 1733 in Jura, and died May 29, 1826.
Children of COLIN SHAW and "SALLIE" MCRANEY are:
i. JOHN D.2 SHAW.
ii. COLIN SHAW II married RACHEL BECK. Colin Shaw II was a representative,
1806 to 1808, and senator 1810, from Cumberland County. No children.
iii. NEIL SHAW.
iv. CHRISTIAN SHAW married a BANKS.
v. CATHERINE "KATE" SHAW, married DAVID SHAW.
vi. ANN "NANCY" SHAW never married.
GENERATION NO. 2
2. JOHN D.2 SHAW (COLIN1). John D. Shaw was born in 1785, Cumberland County,
NC; died October 1872 in Georgia. He married FRANCES "FANNY" FAISON, the
youngest daughter of HENRY FAISON and DIANA GRIFFIN of Faison, NC. Fanny was born
about 1788 in Duplin County, NC. At the time of Fanny's death, the Shaw
family was living in northeastern Sampson County on the Bell farm. She died in
Duplin County, NC, in 1824, at the age of 36. After her death, John left NC to
claim land in a land lottery in Georgia.
Children of JOHN SHAW and FRANCES FAISON are:
i. COLIN SHAW, born August 16, 1812, Bladen County, NC; died July 08, 1905,
Sampson County, NC. REV. COLIN SHAW was a Confederate chaplain during the
ii. HENRY SHAW, died in 1829 at the age of 19 in Fayetteville, Cumberland
iii. WILLIAM, died young.
iv. MARY ANN SHAW, born 1815; died 1870; married RICHARD MILLER. They lived
in Duplin County.
v. DR. ELIAS FAISON SHAW, born May 12, 1822; died March 31, 1865. COL.
ELIAS FAISON SHAW was a Veteran of the Civil War. He died on the battlefield,
was reinterred at the Faison Cemetery in Elliot, Sampson County, NC. He married
his cousin, ARABELLA FAISON, daughter of WILLIAM FAISON and SUSAN MOSELY, on
May, 12, 1847.
GENERATION NO. 3
3. COLIN3 SHAW (JOHN2, COLIN1,) was born August 16, 1812 in Bladen County,
NC, and died July 08, 1905. REV. COLIN SHAW was a Presbyterian minister and a
Confederate Chaplain during the Civil War. REV. COLIN SHAW is buried in the
Bannerman Cemetery, Sampson County, NC. His gravestone reads:
"I have fought the good fight . . ."
(Colin's middle name may have been Lindsay.)
He married PHEBE WILLIAMS BANNERMAN on May 24, 1842. PHEBE WILLIAMS
BANNERMAN was the daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON BANNERMAN and PHEBE WILLIAMS of
Sampson County, NC. Phebe Bannerman was born December 15, 1821 and died April 12,
1906. Phebe Bannerman is buried in the Bannerman Cemetery, Sampson County, NC.
Children of COLIN SHAW and PHOEBE BANNERMAN are:
i. WASHINGTON IRVING4 SHAW, SR., born October 01, 1848; died January 12,
1927. Listed in 1850 Bladen County census.
ii. FRANCES NAOMI SHAW, born 1845. Listed in 1850 Bladen County census.
Married George Miller. She settled near Tallahasee, FL.
iii. MARY "Molly" KNOX SHAW, born February 22, 1847; died June 27, 1920, NC.
Married DR. CHARLES KERR of Kerr Station, NC. Both are buried in the Black
River Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sampson County, NC. Molly Shaw is listed
in 1850 Bladen County census.
iv. COLIN MASON SHAW, born 1853. Died at 13.
v. LESLIE BAKER SHAW, born February 28, 1859; died May 3, 1922. Listed in
1870 Bladen County census. He married SALLIE MUNN, born October 6, 1868; died
July 17, 1952. Both are buried at Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kerr,
Sampson County, NC.
vi. HENRY ELIAS SHAW, born 1856. Listed in 1870 Bladen County census. HENRY
ELIAS SHAW was a lawyer in Lagrange, Lenoir County, NC.
vii. WILLIAM MITCHELL SHAW, born June 28, 1857. REV. WILLIAM MITCHELL SHAW
was a Presbyterian minister and the superintendent of Public Instruction of
Duplin County. He married ALBERTA FAISON, daughter of COL. THOMAS I. FAISON at
Christmas, 1884. William is listed in 1870 Bladen County census.
viii. NEIL GRAHAM SHAW, born February 12, 1860. Listed in 1870 Bladen County
census. NEIL GRAHAM SHAW was a doctor. He married ROSALINE FENNELL.
ix. MARTHA F. SHAW, born 1850. Listed in 1850 Bladen County census.
x. PHEBE SHAW. Died young.
xi. HEMAN SHAW. Died young. Listed in 1870 Bladen County census.
xii. GEORGE SHAW.
There may have been only 9 children, one who died young. The documentation
that we have does not allow us to state that we have proof that Colin Mason and
the last four names were the children of Rev. Colin and Phebe Shaw.
Different sources list different children. Rather than leave any name out, we listed
all of the names we found. By the time of Rev. Colin and Phebe Shaw's 50th
wedding anniversary, only six were still living: Mrs. George Miller of Florida;
Mr. Leslie Shaw, Bladen county; Rev. W. M. Shaw, Mill Hill, N. C., late
superintendent of Public Instruction of Duplin; Capt. Neill Graham Shaw, Gravel Hill,
Bladen county; Mrs. Dr. Chas. Kerr, Kerr's Station (C. F. & Y. V. R. R.); W.
Irving Shaw, Esq., Sampson county; Henry E. Shaw, Esq., a lawyer of Lagrange,
A monument in the Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kerr, NC, reads:
In memory of George Washington Bannerman, Capt. in War 1812, Son of George
Bannerman, Pvt. in the Revolutionary War, Son of Charles McGregor Bannerman,
Born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rev. Colin Shaw, Chaplain in the Civil War, Aug. 16, 1812 - July 8, 1905
Phebe Williams Bannerman, Wife of Colin Shaw, December 15, 1821 - April 12,
Sarah C. Shaw, Wife of W. I. Shaw, Oct. 3, 1848 - June 1, 1842
Buried in Bannerman Cemetery (She was the first wife of W. I. Shaw, Sr.)
GENERATION NO. 4
4. WASHINGTON IRVING4 SHAW, SR. (COLIN3, JOHN2, COLIN1) was born October 01,
1848, and died January 12, 1927. WASHINGTON IRVING SHAW, SR. is buried in
the Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kerr, Sampson County, NC. Washington
Irving Shaw attended and later taught at Bingham Military Academy. He was the
school superintendent for Bladen County School.
He married MARY GRAHAM ROBINSON, daughter of DANIEL ROBINSON and HANNAH LAMB.
She was born October 19, 1846, and died February 25, 1910. Mary Robinson is
buried in the Harmony Presbyterian Cemetery, Kerr, Sampson County, NC. Her
gravemarker reads: "a devoted wife, a fond Mother, a friend to all. She lived
and died in the Presbyterian faith. She was called Grandmother Graham."
Children of WASHINGTON IRVING SHAW and MARY ROBINSON are:
i. WASHINGTON IRVING5 SHAW, JR., born February 24, 1877in Delta, Sampson
County, NC; died April 04, 1949 in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA. "Wash" is buried
at Harmony Presbyterian Church, Kerr, Sampson County, NC.
ii. ROBINSON MCGREGOR SHAW, born February 07, 1874, in Sampson County, NC;
died August 11, 1943 in Sampson County, NC. He is buried at Harmony
Presbyterian Church, Kerr, Sampson County, NC.
iii. DUDLEY GRAHAM SHAW, born August 14, 1875; died June 10, 1956 in Sampson
County, NC. DUDLEY GRAHAM SHAW married MARY FENNELL, born December 26, 1884;
died April 24, 1982. Both are buried at Harmony Presbyterian Church, Kerr,
Sampson County, NC.
iv. ISABEL PHOEBE CAROL SHAW, born November 19, 1878; married D. J. HILL;
died 1929, in Berkeley, CA.
There is a memorial to the memory of ISABEL PHOEBE CAROL SHAW and her
brother, EUGENE SOMMERVILLE SHAW, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church, Kerr, Sampson
v. DANIEL MCLEAN SHAW, born August 02, 1881 in Bladen County, NC; died
November 30, 1951 in Bladen County, NC. He is buried at Harmony Presbyterian
Church, Kerr, Sampson County, NC. He married LAURA REBECCA SMITH. She died at the
age of 36 and is buried in a graveyard called the Lucas Graveyard along
Highway 53 between Kelly and White Lake. It was originally Soul's Chapel Church
vi. EUGENE SOMMERVILLE SHAW, born May 17, 1883; died 1927. He is buried in
San Fernando, CA.
vii. JOHN ISAAC SHAW, born February 18, 1892; died February 1, 1950.
GENERATIONS NO. 5 AND 6
5. WASHINGTON IRVING5 SHAW, JR. (WASHINGTON IRVING4, COLIN LINDSAY3, JOHN2,
COLIN1) was born February 24, 1877 and died April 04, 1949 in Atlanta, Fulton
County, GA. "Wash" is buried in Harmony Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kerr,
Sampson County, NC. "Wash" served in World War I. His tombstone reads:
Washington I. Shaw, Jr.
North Carolina, Q.M. Sgt. U. S. Army
He married MARGARET ENOS, daughter of W.C. ENOS and SYBIL BRUKER of MS.
"Maggie" was born 1879 in Summitt, Pike County, MS and died 1964, in DeSoto,
Jefferson County, MO. She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in DeSoto, Jefferson
County, MO. She had remarried and her name on the tombstone is MARGARET GOVRO.
Children of WASHINGTON SHAW and MARGARET ENOS are:
i. CARL FAISON6 SHAW, born October 10, 1910, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA;
died December 02, 1976 in Atlanta, Fulton, County, GA. He served in the Navy
in WWII. Carl was part of the first, or one of the first, Underwater
Demolition Teams (UDT). These teams became known as "frogmen". Carl was awarded the
Bronze Star Citation with "V". The "V" was for Valor. The citation says that
Carl continued to fullfill his responsibilities even though under heavy hostile
fire. During one retrieval under fire the boat picking him up was hit and
totally destroyed. He was the only survivor.
He married SUNIE MARGUERITE WALKER on June 09, 1935 in Atlanta, GA.
Marguerite is the daughter of WILLIAM FRANK WALKER and OLGA OWINGS. Marguerite was
born August 09, 1910 in Laurens, Laurens County, SC.
Marguerite was a registered nurse. She died March 02, 1983 in Atlanta,
Fulton County, GA. Carl and Marguerite are buried at Arlington Cemetery, in
Atlanta, Fulton County, GA.
ii. WILLIAM GRAHAM SHAW, born June 21, 1912, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA;
died June 16, 1989 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. "Bill" is buried in the
National Cemetery in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. He served in WWII. He was a
Marine airplane mechanic.
He married FLOY KATHRYN "BOBBIE" FIELDS on March 22, 1935 in West Memphis,
Crittenden County, AR. "Bobbie" was born in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County,
MO, March 12, 1916, the daughter of CARROLL DOYLE FIELDS and EDNA KATHRYN TIMS.
She died February 17, 1955 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN and is buried in
Maple Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, MO.
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