David Shaffer

1787–Male
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David

When David Shaffer was born in 1787, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Simon Shaffer, was 33 and his mother, Susanna Miller, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Simon Shaffer
1754–1824
Susanna Miller
1755–1824
John Shaffer
1774–
Hannah Shaffer
1790–1870
Henry Shaffer
1775–1826
Simon Shaffer
1779–1837
John Shaffer
1780–1834
Susanna Shaffer
1781–
Jacob Shaffer
1782–1868
Daniel Shaffer
1783–
Peter Shaffer
1785–1863
David Shaffer
1787–

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World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

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The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

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On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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 (1)

  • Record of deeds, 1795-1902; index to deeds, 1795-1949

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