Susan Margaret Shaffer

5 April 1828–17 June 1900 (Age 72)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Susan Margaret

When Susan Margaret Shaffer was born on 5 April 1828, in Maryland, United States, her father, John Adam Shaffer, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Beard, was 25. She married John S Arnold on 1 June 1847, in Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Zihlman, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1850 and District 8, Garrett, Maryland, United States in 1880. She died on 17 June 1900, in Garrett, Maryland, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S Arnold
Susan Margaret Shaffer
Marriage: 1 June 1847
Washington Taylor Arnold
Mary Arnold
David H. Arnold
Martha Ann Arnold
Isaac Arnold
Thomas B Arnold
William Franklin Arnold
John Adam Arnold
George Arnold
Millie Arnold
Albert Samuel Arnold
Rev. Perry Archibald Arnold
Susan Margarette Arnold
Salome Arnold
Almira Grace Arnold

Spouse and Children

1 June 1847
Allegany, Maryland, United States


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Beard




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Susan Arnold in household of John Arnold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan M Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan M Jacob, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"

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