Shaw, Jacob, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, entered the New York Conference in 1831, and occupied various stations and circuits in that and the New York East Conference. In 1858 he retired from itinerancy, but continued to preach as his strength would permit. He died at his residence in Redding, Conn., in April, 1861. He was a man of superior mind and large information, and a preacher of great acceptability. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1862, p. 81.