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Robert Gould Shaw

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Gouldsboro, Maine
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Shaw, II and Hannah Shaw
Husband of Elizabeth Willard Parkman
Father of Francis George Shaw; Anna Blake Greene; Robert Gould Shaw; Gardiner Howland Shaw; Elizabeth Willard Oliver and 6 others

Occupation: Merchant
Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Robert Gould Shaw

Merchant Robert Gould Shaw (1775–1853)

Occupation: Lawyer

Note: NEHGS - Massachusetts Vital Death Records, 1841-1910, Death - 1853 Boston MA vol 77 page 31 line 1381. Robert Gould Shaw died in Boston on 03 May 1853. He was a widower, a merchant, a resident of Boston, and was 70y old. Cause of death was not recorded. He was born in Goldsboro, Maine to Francis and Sarah Shaw.

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Willard Parkman b: 31 MAR 1785 in Boston, Suffolk, MA Married: 2 FEB 1809 in Boston, Suffolk, MA 5 4


From Gouldsboro, Maine History

Gouldsboro, Maine was first settled in the area now called West Gouldsboro and this became Gouldsboro's first village. Land, in what was then the County of Lincoln, was given to Colonel Nathan Jones, Francis Shaw and Robert Gould in 1764 by the General Court of said Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Named after Robert Gould, the area was then called Gouldsboro Plantation.

After the Revolutionary War, attempts were made to get the remote eastern areas of what was then Massachusetts settled (now part of Maine). Massachusetts needed more money, and the remote eastern region (Maine) was known for its abundance of natural resources. To help in this matter, Massachusetts initiated a lottery in 1786 to encourage people and enterprises to settle these eastern sections, then referred to as the Kennebec tract (a large part of today's Somerset County) and the Penobscot tract (today's Hancock and Washington Counties). Each tract comprised approximately 1 million acres.

On February 16, 1789, Gouldsboro was incorporated. The county name was changed to Hancock County on June 25 of the same year. Of note is that the Gouldsboro census of 1790 shows Thomas Frazer as owning and operating a salt works company that sold salt to passing ships at what is now called Frazer Point in his honor. Frazer was the first non-Indian settler to that area and was also an African-American.

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Robert Gould Shaw's Timeline

June 4, 1776
Gouldsboro, Maine
October 23, 1809
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 3, 1811
Age 34
November 19, 1813
Age 37
September 17, 1815
Age 39
August 6, 1817
Age 41
Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA
June 10, 1819
Age 43
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
January 22, 1821
Age 44
February 3, 1823
Age 46