James N. Shafer

Last updated 17 Aug 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Father: William Shafer (1810 – 1904)

Mother: Isabelle Vorhies (1814 – 1883)

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name

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 (James N. [Shafer]).

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father

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

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mother

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 James N. [Shafer] as a child of Isabel Vorhies. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Was James Nelson Shafer born in Aug 1838 in Mt. Ephraim, Noble County, Ohio?

James may be listed in the 1860 US Federal Census, Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, page 184, line 1. He is the right age for a son of William Shafer, and is listed with his wife Sarah E. Shafer and an infant daughter, Margaret. Another elderly individual is also listed as Elizabeth Scofield[?], who may be his mother-in-law, or a grandparent.

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