Margaret Shafer

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Died: Bef 22 Apr 1862

Father: Conrad Shafer (1771 – 1862)

Mother: Mary Rasor (1777 – 1872)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989: Gateway to The West, Vol. II, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates); citing “Ruth Bowers and Anita Short (comp.), Gateway to the West, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989” [The source is a collection of Common Pleas Court records, will abstracts, cemetery inscriptions and similar records. All of these are transcribed; no images of the original records are included.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 313-314, entry dated 3-11-1863 (images 325-326, accessed 28 Jul 2009)

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Margaret Needham).

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887: History of Noble County, Ohio; Chicago: L. H. Watkins & Company, 1887; book image (PDF), Google Play (https://play.google.com: downloaded 20 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [The personal histories were collected from the identified individuals and their contemporaries. Other histories were collected from county records and other places, with the help of numerous county officials and others.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment: Source includes name (Margaret [Shafer]).

marriage-needham-shafer-1824: Marriage record for David Needham and Margaret Shafer (1824); Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 20 Jul 2017) > “Guernsey > Marriage records 1810-1840 vol A” image 109; DGS 4260227, image 113, entry 717 (page 210); citing “Marriage, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, pages 210–211, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus”

Comment: Source includes name (Margaret Shafer).

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death

book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989: Gateway to The West, Vol. II, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates); citing “Ruth Bowers and Anita Short (comp.), Gateway to the West, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989” [The source is a collection of Common Pleas Court records, will abstracts, cemetery inscriptions and similar records. All of these are transcribed; no images of the original records are included.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 313-314, entry dated 3-11-1863 (images 325-326, accessed 28 Jul 2009)

Comment: Source includes filing date (4-22-1862) and notes that Margaret was deceased.

periodical-four-score-and-ten-1903: “Four Score and Ten,” human interest; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 16 Oct 2020) > “United States of America > Missouri > Stanberry > The Stanberry Headlight > 1903 > 10 > 28” page 1; citing “The Stanberry Headlight (Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri), 28 Oct. 1903 (Wednesday), page 1, column 7”

Comment: Source indicates only four of the 10 siblings were still living as of the writing of the story (William, John, Nelson, and James).

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father

book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989: Gateway to The West, Vol. II, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates); citing “Ruth Bowers and Anita Short (comp.), Gateway to the West, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989” [The source is a collection of Common Pleas Court records, will abstracts, cemetery inscriptions and similar records. All of these are transcribed; no images of the original records are included.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 313-314, entry dated 3-11-1863 (images 325-326, accessed 28 Jul 2009)

Comment: Source identifies Margaret Needham as a child of Conrad Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887: History of Noble County, Ohio; Chicago: L. H. Watkins & Company, 1887; book image (PDF), Google Play (https://play.google.com: downloaded 20 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [The personal histories were collected from the identified individuals and their contemporaries. Other histories were collected from county records and other places, with the help of numerous county officials and others.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

Comment: Source identifies Margaret [Shafer] as a child of Conrad Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: David Needham (? – ?)

Married: 1 Apr 1824 in , Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989: Gateway to The West, Vol. II, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates); citing “Ruth Bowers and Anita Short (comp.), Gateway to the West, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989” [The source is a collection of Common Pleas Court records, will abstracts, cemetery inscriptions and similar records. All of these are transcribed; no images of the original records are included.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 313-314, entry dated 3-11-1863 (images 325-326, accessed 28 Jul 2009)

Comment: Source implies Margaret [Shafer] married _____ Needham.

marriage-needham-shafer-1824: Marriage record for David Needham and Margaret Shafer (1824); Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 20 Jul 2017) > “Guernsey > Marriage records 1810-1840 vol A” image 109; DGS 4260227, image 113, entry 717 (page 210); citing “Marriage, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, pages 210–211, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus”

Comment: Source includes location (State of Ohio, Guernesy County) and date ("first day of April AD 1824").

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Margaret may have been born 22 Feb 1802, and died 5 Aug 1860. (from Find A Grave entry for Margaret A. Needham, memorial ID 12920824)

Elizabeth married _____ Needham. [book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887]

[David] and Margaret [(Shafer)] Needham's children include John Needham, Mary Ann (m. John Y. Hopkins), Samuel Needham, Elizabeth Needham (m. _____ _____), and Mariam Needham (m. _____ _____). The source also lists William Needham, David Leander Needham, and Athelia Belle Needham (all of Iowa) as "heirs of Margaret Needham whose names are not known as is her married name not known"; the meaning of which is unclear. [book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989]

Margaret may have been born 22 Feb 1802 and died 5 Aug 1860, and she may be buried in Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa City, Mahaska County, Iowa. (from the WPA 1930s Graves Registration survey in Iowa, <http://iowawpagraves.org/view.php?id=510395>)

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-history-of-noble-county-ohio-1887: History of Noble County, Ohio; Chicago: L. H. Watkins & Company, 1887; book image (PDF), Google Play (https://play.google.com: downloaded 20 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [The personal histories were collected from the identified individuals and their contemporaries. Other histories were collected from county records and other places, with the help of numerous county officials and others.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 477 (PDF page 552)

book-gateway-to-the-west-v2-1989: Gateway to The West, Vol. II, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed multiple dates); citing “Ruth Bowers and Anita Short (comp.), Gateway to the West, Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989” [The source is a collection of Common Pleas Court records, will abstracts, cemetery inscriptions and similar records. All of these are transcribed; no images of the original records are included.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 313-314, entry dated 3-11-1863 (images 325-326, accessed 28 Jul 2009)

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