John William Shaver or Shafer or Shaffer

1 July 1780–25 March 1839 (Age 58)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John William

John William Shaver or Shafer or Shaffer was born on 1 July 1780, in Greene, Tennessee, United States as the son of John Shaffer Sr. and Nancy Hopkins. He married Rachel Parrett on 5 October 1805, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 March 1839, in Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

John William Shaver or Shafer or Shaffer
Agnes Peggy Parker
Marriage: 18 July 1814
George Washington Shafer
Eliza Shafer
Lucinda Shafer
Hugh Shafer
Granville Shafer
Ransom Shafer
Andrew Jackson Shafer
Elisha Shafer
Marion Shafer
Wiley Shafer
Alexander Shafer
Simpson Shafer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1814Roane, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 1
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 3
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State
    Age 16
    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schaefer ‘shepherd’.Americanized form of Slovenian Šaver (see Saver ).Americanized form of Dutch Schaver ‘carpenter’.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Agnes Shafer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Shafer, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • 1840 United States Federal Census

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