On the northern slope of the ground is the monument erected in 1848 to Major Samuel Shaw, by his grandson, Robert G. Shaw. The story of the soldier's life is briefly told by the inscription:
(Major Samuel Shaw,)|third son of|Francis & Sarah, served as an|Officer in the Revolutionary War,|from its commencement to|its close.|On the 22d of Feb. 1784, he sailed|from New York in the Ship|Empress of China, for Canton, as|Supercargo & part owner;|this being the first vessel that|sailed from the United States for|that place|he was appointed by Washington|Consul to China, which office he|held until his death in 1794.
Copps Hill Burying Ground
Created by: SMG
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22148869
Added: Nov. 12, 2008