Gayle, this is about 10 years too late but I have been trying to find info on Mary Jane for some time. My grandfather (who was her great grandson) always joked that he was 1/4 Cherokee. Then at his funeral, his cousins told me that their Grandmother had been an "Indian Princess from father Cheif Shaw". I had forgotten about this until I was doing his genealogy and came across this Mary Jane Saw. Have you found any more information proving that this Joseph Shaw was Native American? Do you know what tribe?