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Catlett Toliver Shaw

Martha Jane Wooley

Catlett Taliaferro Shaw simplified the spelling to Toliver, and went by his initials, C.T. He was born 27 October 1826, in Bracken County, Kentucky, a son of Joseph and Rebecca (Owen) Shaw. He served in the Civil War as a private, Company G, 123rd regiment, Indiana Volunteers from 1864 until the war's conclusion.

Martha Jane Wooley was born in 1830, Ripley County, Indiana, a daughter of William and Nancy (Radican/Rattekin) Wooley. My grandmother, Rissa Henderson, remembered that Martha not only spun the wool, as pictured here, but also had a large loom where she wove it into cloth, from which she made nearly all the family's clothing.

The house they stand beside served three or more generations of the family before passing into other hands. It was located about a mile west of Versailles, Indiana. It burned in about 1976.

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