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Martha Ann Shanks McGaw
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Birth: 1833
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1900
Navarro County
Texas, USA

(Sometimes Alabama is given for her place of birth on census records.) After her husband died during the Civil War, Martha purchased land in Rabbit Hill, Navarro County, Texas (now Currie, Texas) as a home for herself and her children. This is where she later died. Her husband was James Jordan McGaw Sr., born January 16, 1816 in South Carolina (date of death, location, and circumstances are unknown, although oral family history says he died as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War).

Four of her five children are linked below. Another one died young (name & dates unknown). 
Family links: 
  Mathew Shanks (1802 - 1879)
  Margaret Shanks Shanks (1814 - 1893)
  James Jordan McGaw (1816 - ____)
  Mary Jane McGaw (1854 - 1938)*
  Marion Hemphill McGaw (1859 - 1901)*
  Samuel Clark McGaw (1861 - 1926)*
  James Jordan McGaw (1864 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Her small stone marker could not be found in the fall of 2001.
Birdston Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Created by: candlwood
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86541262
Martha Ann <i>Shanks</i> McGaw
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 Added: Jun. 13, 2013

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