Need help proving relationship between Almira Shaw and Eliza Shaw Hyres

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Need help finding a document that proves relationship of Almira Beckwith Shaw as the mother of Eliza Shaw Hyres.

The parents are John Shaw (a British soldier who ran away from the army during the War of 1812; first settler of Sheffield, OH) and Almira Beckwith.

Eliza was born circa 1842 in Sheffield, Ohio. She shows up in the 1850 census as "Martha E. Shaw" living with her sister, Nancy Shaw Hyres and her family. By 1860, Nancy has died and the husband, John Hyres, has married Eliza.
in Genealogy Help by C Clark G2G Crew (310 points)

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I am finding Elizabeth Penelope "Eliza" Shaw as a daughter of John Shaw and Almira Beckwith.  She was living with her parents on the 1850 census. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:38C2-3QG : accessed 2017-02-17), entry for Elizabeth Penelope "Eliza" /Shaw/.

When I search on Eliza M or Elizabeth M or Elizabeth M Shaw, I only get a findagrave hit for Eliza Martha Shaw Hyres or Elizabeth Penelope "Eliza" Shaw.  I did find the Martha E living with the Hyres family, but other trees suggest her parents were not John and Almira (Beckwith) Shaw.  Maybe that will help?

by Esther Fulkerson G2G1 (1.7k points)
Where do you see Eliza Penelope on the 1850 census? I see 2 sons and 2 daughters living with John and Almira, but the girls are Lucinda and Electa, no Eliza.

I have often seen trees point to "Eliza Penelope" but have never found any documents to support this name.

Thank you for responding.

Looks like I was mistaken on the 1850 census records.  My apologies, and thanks for the amendment.  I find more records of the family with Elizabeth Penelope than Eliza Martha or Martha Eliza, still, but they are apparently either not the same person or there is some name confusion.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:38C2-3QC : accessed 2017-02-18), entry for John /Shaw/.

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:38C2-MMG : accessed 2017-02-18), entry for Elizabeth Penelope "Eliza" /Shaw/.

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3W1K-CV8 : accessed 2017-02-18), entry for Almira /Beckwith/.

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