Dennis, I am not related to the Shaw family, but here is some info I found on them.
William S. Shaw was born circa 1812-13 in New York. He moved to Elgin, Kane Co., Ill. circa 1838-39 and circa 1840 he married "Ruth' (maiden name ??). She was born on 1829 in Ohio and died during the period 1871-79. They had the following 10 (or 11?)children: Elizabeth (1841), Adelbert (1843), George (1845), Willis (1847), Mary (1849), Charles (1851), Lewis (1853 , Evaline (1857), and Jennie (1859). Possibly he had Louise, b. ca 1858. On the 1880 census William's occupation was listed as a hotel keeper. Probably he was a carpenter on the side. Bob Eddings