Granville Berkwick Shaw son of John Berwick
Shaw and Rebecca Merriman was born
1848 Nunez Island, Louisiana and died
Jan 1909 in Abbeville, Vemilion Parish,
He married Zulma Marie Bernard 08 Aug
in Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
His father John Shaw came to Vermilion
Louisiana from North Carolina and became
a large sugar planter.
Granville was attend school at Dr.
school in Orange, Texas when the War
the States started. He promply joined
B, Selby's Brigade in 1862. He participated
in the battles of Mansfield, Pleasant
Yellow Bayou, and other engagements
Following the war he became a carpenter
later became a merchant. He was elected
of Vermilion parish in 1870 and, with
exception of the two years, occupied
office until 1883. In 1888 he ran for
Legislature as an independent and easily
defeated the Democratic candidate.
He was a noted pistol shot and duelist winning
The Children of Granville Berkwick
Rebecca Merriman were
1 -- Daisy Josephine Shaw born 02 Aug 1871.
Married Armand F. Cool
2 -- John Berwick Shaw born 07 Aug 1873 and
died 21 Aug 1936. Married Noemie Marie
3 -- Mercedes Marie Shaw born 30 Mar 1878 and died 24 Apr 1966. Married