David Shaffer

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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Simon Shaffer
Susanna Miller
John Shaffer
Hannah Shaffer
Henry Shaffer
Simon Shaffer
John Shaffer
Susanna Shaffer
Jacob Shaffer
Daniel Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
David Shaffer

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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

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

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