John Henderson Shaffer

2 November 1855–4 November 1916 (Age 61)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Henderson

When John Henderson Shaffer was born on 2 November 1855, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Jefferson Shaffer, was 19 and his mother, Lucinda E. Whetsell, was 18. He married Sarah E Boykin on 26 December 1875, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 4 November 1916, in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States.

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John Henderson Shaffer
Sarah E Boykin
Marriage: 26 December 1875
Sidney Oscar Shaffer
Ada Belle Shaffer
Charles William Shaffer
Mattie Lou Shaffer
Addie Shaffer
Felix T Shaffer
Jessie Shaffer

Spouse and Children

26 December 1875
Hico, Hamilton, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffer ‘steward’ or of Schaefer ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Shaffer in household of Wm Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Shafer in household of William Shafer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Shaffer, "United States Census, 1880"

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