1755 - 1847
||13 Jun 1755 OR 10 Jul 1755
||'Norfolk' (Berks Co.) PA
||Zion Lutheran Church, Sullivan, Co., TN
||27 Apr 1847
||Washington Co., VA
||22 Dec 2007 |
||Johann Jacob Shaffer, b. 30 Dec 1728, Hessen-Darmstaft, Germany , d. 19 May 1815, New Market (Shenandoah Co.) VA |
||Maria É, b. Abt 1730, Germany , d. Abt 1767, Berks Co., PA |
||Eve Kelkner, b. 1760/61, Shenandoah Co., VA , d. 8 May 1830, Washington Co., VA |
||7 Nov 1778
||Shenandoah Co., VA
| ||1. George H. Shaffer, b. 1781 OR 1790, Wytheville (Wythe Co.) VA , d. 20 Oct 1874, Kingston (Caldwell Co.) MO |
| ||2. Thomas Shaffer, (I), b. 1786/87, Wytheville (Wythe Co.) VA , d. 30 Oct 1864, Abington (Washington Co.) VA |
| ||3. Catherine Shaffer, b. 1796, Washington Co., VA , d. 6 Dec 1863, ?Washington Co., VA |
|>||4. Samuel Shaffer, (I), b. 25 May 1803, Wythe Co., VA , d. 4 Dec 1860, Washington Co., VA |
- (rootsweb.com) "Britnell & Related Families"  contact:
RODNEY BRITNEL (RODBRIT12@aol.com): vital statistics (b. '10 Jul
1755'); (rootsweb.com) "Leonard family"  contact: Harold
Leonard (email@example.com): 'John Shaffer SR
Birth: 13 JUN 1755 in Berks Co., PA, date from Samuel Shaffer
family Bible* [note below]
Death: 27 APR 1847 in Washington County, VA
Military Service: Revolutionary War Soldier
Burial: Zion Cemetery
Note: Date of birth taken from Jesse H. Miller's diary* [note
Revolutionary War Pension Record shows June 10, 1755 as date of
Father: George Frederick SCHAEFFER b: in County of Hesse,
Marriage 1 Eve KELKNAR b: BET. 1760 - 1770 in Shenandoah Co., VA
¥ Married: 7 NOV 1778
1. George SHAFFER b: 1781 in VA
2. Samuel Shaffer SR b: 25 MAR 1803 in Wythe Co., VA
3. Thomas Shaffer SR. b: BET. 1786 - 1787
4. Rosa SHAFFER
5. Polly SHAFFER
6. William SHAFFER b: BET. 1793 - 1794
7. Cathern SHAFFER';
(rootsweb.com) "John Shaffer 1755-1847 Va wife Eve
Kelkner": contact: carol (firstname.lastname@example.org): 'John
Shaffer , Sr.
Birth: 10 JUN 1755 in Berks Co. Pa.
Death: 27 APR 1847 in Washington Co., Va.
Burial: 1847 Zion Lutheran Church, Sullivan, Co., Tn. DAR marker
Event: DAR Records 9 APR 1963 File #495393 Goff , Wadsworth
Event: Military Records Rev War records-Va.1781(Private) served
Event: Military Records applied for pension Sept 25, 1832
Event: Books Holston Terr. Gen Soc Bull 1-7& ; Jesse Miller
Event: Books 1851 Abington, Va. by Chancery; Davis File
Event: Books 1996 Families of Wash Co., Va (Bristol) 1776-1996,
by Holston Gen Soc
Event: Letters Shelby Edwards, Gerald Strouth, Ellen Preas
Event: Letters 10 MAR 2001 email@example.com (randy miller)
Event: Occupation3 farmer & pastor Luthern Church
Note: John Shaffer was born in 10 June 1755 in Berks County, Pa
(according to his Rev War Records ) and moved to the Shenandoah
while a small boy. He married Eve Kelknar in 1778, a neighbor of
the family. They lived and owned property in various counties
including Wythe and Washington counties in Virginia. He served
as a private in the Revolutionary War and was drafted in 1780 in
Shenandoah County, Virginia. He served a total of ten months
under the command of Capt. Jacob Benewit, Capt Lawrence Snapp,
Capt. Joseph Hawkins and Capt. All whose company joined the army
near Williamsburg and with his army went to Yorktown. After
becoming dangerously ill at Yorktown he was discharged shortly
before the surrender of Cornwallis in 1781. John was a German
Lutheran and active in church affairs. He was connected with
three churches, St. John's, St. Paul's and Kimberling in Wythe
County, Va. John was considered well off in his day. He was a
large landowner, being in possession of hundreds of acres of
land. They moved to Washington County, Va around 1795 where he
built his church known as Shaver's or Zion Lutheran Church in
1811. After Eve died in the spring of 1830, John gave or sold to
each of his six sons a farm. John was the only one who wrote his
name in Deutsch German script. He took turns living with his
sons George and Samuel. According to court records in Washington
County, George treated his father very badly and took all of
John's money and property. In 1851, Samuel took his brother
George to court regarding his father's estate. In 1853, Samuel
applied to the War Department to receive money due him on his
father's service during the Rev War. John spent the last years
of his life in the home of his son Samuel. John died in 1847 of
the 'Gravill' and was buried in the church yard of the Zion
Lutheran Church in Sullivan County, Tenn. His grave is marked
with a tombstone erected by the DAR in the 1940's. It reads
"John Shaffer-Tennessee-PVT-Benewits Va Co.-Rev War-April 27,
Source: " Early Adventures on the Western Waters", vol 111, part
2, Mary B. Kegley, pg 777
Source: Records of Shelby Edwards
Father: George Frederick Shaffer b: in Germany [this differs
from "Britnell" source above]
Marriage 1 Eve Kelkner b: 1761 in Shenandoah Co. Va.
¥ Married: 7 NOV 1778 in Shenandoah Co. Va.
1. Rebecca Anne Shaffer b: 1780 in Wythe Co. Va.
2. George H. Shaffer b: 1781 in Wytheville,Wythe Co. Va.
3. Rosey Ann Shaffer b: 1783 in Va.
4. Mary Polly Shaffer b: ABT 1784 in Va.
5. Elizabeth Betsy Shaffer b: 12 JUL 1785 in Wythe Co. Va.
6. John Shaffer , Jr. b: 1786 in Va.
7. Thomas Shaffer b: 1787 in Wythe Co., Va.
8. Henry Michael Shaffer b: 3 APR 1789 in Wytheville, Wythe
9. William Shaffer b: 22 DEC 1793 in Wythe Co. Va.
10. Catherine Shaffer b: 1796 in Va.
11. Sarah Sally Shaffer b: 1799 in Washington Co., Va.
12. Samuel Shaffer , Sr. b: 25 MAR 1803 in Wythe Co., Va.'