Rebecca Shaffer

Female19 February 1813–13 April 1893

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Shaffer was born on 19 February 1813, in Ohio, United States, her father, James Shaffer, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Brooks, was 23. She married John Franklin Berfield in 1831, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 13 April 1893, in Wharton Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Grove Township, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Berfield
Rebecca Shaffer
Marriage: 1831
Josiah Berfield
Margaret Berfield
Stephen Berfield
James Shaffer Berfield
John Franklin Berfield Jr
Anna Elizabeth Berfield
Benjamin Franklin Berfield
Sarah Jane Berfield
Henry Berfield
Mary Berfield
George Washington Berfield
Francis Marion Berfield
William M. Berfield
Jacob Berfield
Bigler Berfield
Charles Westley Berfield
Rebecca Berfield
Valentine Berfield

Sources (16)

  • Rebecca Berfield in household of John Berfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Shaffer Berfield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rebecca in entry for Charles Wesley Berfield and Vina Nelson, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1831Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (18)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 23

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schäffer (see Schaffer 2), Schaffer 1, or Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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