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August 9, 2006
by Paul Shaw, email@example.com
Hobart D. Shaw II, who was born in the house in the
photo, wrote a family tree, years ago, and included the following, H. D. Shaw,
sr. was his father
H. D. Shaw, Sr., joined the 11th Miss. Infantry, the
Carroll County Rifles, Co. K, in 1861 and transferred to the 31st Miss
Infantry, also out of Carroll County, when it formed in 1862.
""The following is an extract from the "Confederate
Veteran," the official organ of the United Confederate Veterans and published
at Nashville, Tenn. The issue from which this extract was copied was dated
H. D. Shaw
"H. D. Shaw, whose death occurred at his
home, in Carrollton, Miss., in May 1909, was born in Philadelphia, Pa.
seventy-five years ago, his father being from Massachusetts and his mother a
Virginian. He came South when a mere boy.
Thoroughly imbued with the principles of pure patriotism
and wedded to the State of his adoption, he enlisted as a private in one of
the first regiments to be mustered in from Mississippi. As a non-commissioned
officer he was in active service in different branches of the army, both in
Virginia and the Western Army, to the close and to the end of his life
remained true to the principles for which he had suffered. The last work of
his active life, at the age of seventy, was to devote his entire time to the
raising of the fund with which to erect a monument to the twenty-seven hundred
Confederate soldiers who enlisted from Carroll County, Miss. This he
accomplished, and had the satisfaction of taking part in the unveiling of that
monument now standing in Court Square, and one of the handsomest of its kind
in the State.""
I have located this photograph of my great
grandfather, Hobart Doane Shaw, sr., of Carrollton (1835-1909). He is the
man who is in the Confederate monument dedication photo (behind the woman in
the large white hat), and who had the house just outside of Carrollton,
which is in my earlier submission. He enlisted in Co.K, 11th Regiment
Mississippi Infantry in 1861and is the subject of the "Confederate Veteran"
article you are currently running in the text below the photo of his house.
The 1860 census lists his occupation as "lawyer." In
1880, he is listed as "clerk in store." I'm wondering if the outcome of the
war prevented Confederate veterans from practicing law.
The lady in the photo is his second wife, and my great
grandmother, Cynthia Adline Hemphill Shaw (1843-1917). She was the daughter
of Maj. Philip Walker Hemphill (1804-1862). They married in 1866.
Hobart's first wife, Matilda Celeste Drane, died in
1864. She was the daughter of Mississippi State Senator James Drane. Hobart
and Celeste had one daughter, Anna (1862-1934). Celeste's brother, Lt. Col.
James W. Drane, served in the 31st Mississippi Infantry, which might have
prompted Hobart's transfer to that unit when it formed in 1862. Hobart
served in Co. I, 31st Mississippi Infantry throughout the remainder of the
war, achieving the rank of Sergeant Major.
Hobart D. Shaw,sr., Adline Hemphill Shaw, Philip W.
Hemphill, Anna Shaw Billingsley, and some of Hobart and Adline's children
are buried in the Shaw-Hemphill plot in Evergreen Cemetery, in Carrollton.
Adline's birth date is, according to US and Mississippi census records,
incorrectly marked on the stone.