Nelson Shafer

Last updated 17 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Abt 1813 in , Loudoun County, Virginia, United States

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 name (Nelson Shafer).

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 (Nelson [Shafer]).

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birth

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 includes age (90) and location (London county, Virginia [probably a misspelling of Loudoun County; there is no London County in Virginia]). Using the story date of 28 October 1903 gives a birth date range from 29 October 1812 to 28 October 1813.

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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 Nelson Shafer 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 Nelson [Shafer] as a child of Conrad Shafer. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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 identifies Nelson Shafer as a biological child of Conrad Shafer.

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mother

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 identifies Nelson Shafer as a biological child of Mary Rasor.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 22 Apr 1862 at , Noble County, Ohio, United States

Residence: Abt Oct 1903 at Mt. Ephraim, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 location (Noble Co. [, Ohio]).

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 includes date (28 Oct 1903) and location (Mt. Ephraim, Noble county, Ohio). The real date is some days or months earlier, since the article is a reprint.

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