We are searching for any information on James SHAW, who was b. 1856 in Wisconsin, and eventually (when?) settled in Latah County area. At one time he also lived in Nez Perce County. The family story handed down says he ran away from home at an early age -- but we don't know if that story referred to a home in Wisconsin, or if the family was already in Idaho. I don't have access to census records so haven't been able to locate him on a census in Idaho, and we're not clear on when they lived in Latah Co., and when they lived in Nez Perce Co.
We know he married Clara Belle HARRINGTON in Feb. 1889, but he may have had previous marriages, as he did not marry Clara Harrington until he was abt. age 33. The marriage to Clara Harrington took place at the home of the bride's parents -- Edward & Melinda Andrus Harrington.
James & Clara SHAW had 3 children: Franklin Edward SHAW, Beta SHAW, and Ruth SHAW - they all grew up & lived in the areas of Latah County & Nez Perce County
In 1915, in Calif., James Shaw's son Franklin Shaw was married to Bess L. GIFFORD, dau of Charles & Mary Sperry GIFFORD of Lewiston, Nez Perce County,Idaho.
Thanks for any information you could provide about this James Shaw -- so far he has been a real mystery to us.