Inverness Scotland The Shaws immigrated in 1830 from Invernesshire Scotland by boat. Parents and 6 children. They settled in Scotch Mountain, NY which is Hamden, NY. They were farmers and from there of course the children grew up, married and many stayed in NY state. One son was Alexander Shaw, we decend from him. He had a brother William, Donold, and a few others. I must find my book to make sure of this.