THE DESCENANTS OF JOSEPH SHAFFER

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                           Don Norman

 

1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

    Joseph Shaffer was born March 15, 1794 and died in  Pendleton

County WV July 26, 1867.  He married Phoebe Ruleman.  Phoebe, a

daughter of Christian Jr. and Mary E. (Flesher) Ruleman, was born

about 1801 and died in April 1869.

 

Known children of Joseph and Phoebe (Ruleman) Shaffer.

 

  2.  (1). George Washington       b.Aug 11 1837  d.Aug  8 1918

         m.Mary Louisa Springston June 19 1857

 

  3.  (2). Mary Liza               b.c.     1839

         m.John Calhoun

 

 

2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

    George Washington "Wash" Shaffer, a son of Joseph and Phoebe

(Ruleman) Shaffer, was born in Pendleton County VA (WV) August

11, 1837 and died in Calhoun County WV August 8, 1918.

    He served the Confederacy in the Civil War, enlisting in Co h

1lth VA infantry November 15, 1862.  He was discharged June 29,

1865.

    He married Mary Louisa Springston June 19, 1857.  Mary, a

daughter of Abraham and Eva "Effie" (Goff) Springston, was born

in Lewis County VA (WV) January 12, 1840 and died in Calhoun

County WV February 4, 1924.

 

Children of George Washington and Mary Louisa (Springston)

Shaffer.

 

  4.  (1). Jacob                   b.

         m.Hannah Bush

 

  5.  (2). James W.                b.Jun  4 1859   d.Oct 18 1898

         m.Mary Adams

 

  6.  (3). Joanna                  b.       1862

         m.James Duskey

 

  7.  (4). Columbus                b.Aug  2 1867   d.Mar 14 1903

         m.Lillie McCune

 

  8.  (5). Carr Bush               b.Oct 18 1870   d.Jun  2 1959

         m.Barbara Ellen Petitt  Mar 23 1904

 

  9.  (6). Elizabeth               b.Mar  6 1873   d.Sep 30 1879

 

 

 

5.JAMES W. SHAFFER     2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH

SHAFFER

 

    James W. Shaffer, a son of George Washington and Mary Louisa

(Springston) Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV June 4, 1859

and died there October 18, 1898.  He married Mary Ann Adams.

 

Known children of James W. and Mary Ann (Adams) Shaffer.

 

 10.  (1). Charter                 b.Sep 24 1891   d.May 31 1963

         m.Louise Badgett

         m.Odessa Pearl Connolly

 

 

8.CARR BUSH SHAFFER     2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH

SHAFFER

 

    Carr Bush Shaffer, a son of George Washington and Mary Louisa

(Springston) Shaffer, was born October 18, 1870 and died in

Calhoun County WV June 2, 1859.  He married Barbara Ellen Petitt

March 23, 1904.  Barbara, a daughter of John and Mary Ann

(McGary) Petitt, was born October 18, 1871 in Marshall County WV

and died in Calhoun County May 14, 1943.

 

Children of Carr Bush and Barbara Ellen (Petitt) Shaffer.

 

 11.  (1). Hazel                                   d.infant

 

 12.  (2). Fred Carr               b.Oct  8 1912

         m.Bernice M. Wilmoth  Dec 18 1930

 

 13.  (3). Harry                   b.Mar 15 1915

         m.Rosa Harris

 

 

10.CHARTER SHAFFER     5.JAMES W. SHAFFER     2.GEORGE WASHINGTON

SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

    Charter Shaffer, a son of James W. and Mary Ann (Adams)

Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV September 24, 1891 and

died there May 31, 1963.  He served in the US Army during World

War I.

    Charter married Louise Badgett about 1919, but she died

within a year.  He married Odessa Pearl Connolly about 1925. 

Pearl, a daughter of Hamilton Connolly, w3as born in Calhoun

County July 10, 1899 and was living in 1989.

 

Children of Charter and Odessia Pearl (Connolly) Shaffer.

 

 14.  (1). James Carr

 

 15.  (2). George Eugene            b. Oct 23 1927    d. Jan 7 2013

         m. ?

 

 16.  (3). Charles Edward

 

 17.  (4). Richard Darrell

 

12.FRED CARR SHAFFER     8.CARR BUSH SHAFFER     2.GEORGE

WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

    Fred Carr Shaffer, a son of Carr Bush and Barbara Ellen

(Petitt) Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV October 8, 1912. 

He married Bernice M. Wilmoth December 18, 1930.  Bernice, a

daughter of Frances Marion and Melissa (Everson) Wilmoth, was

born April 10, 1914.

 

Children of Fred Carr and Bernice M. (Wilmoth) Shaffer.

 

 18.  (1). Harlan                  b.Jan 21 1932

         m.Nelle Hubbard

 

 19.  (2). Don Edwin               b.Oct 10 1934

         m.Mary Agnes Rompala

 

 20.  (3). Joe                     b.Oct  9 1935

         m.Norma Jean Knotts

 

 21.  (4). Kathryn Marie           b.May  9 1939

         m.Blaine K. Wilson

 

 22.  (5). Paul "Ike"              b.Sep  8 1940

         m.Carolyn Jo Plant

 

 23.  (6). James Lawrence          b.Jan  7 1947

         m.Cynthia Mace

 

 24.  (7). Thomas Alfred           b.Jan  7 1947

         m.Nadine Stump

 

 

15.GEORGE EUGENE SHAFFER   10.CHARTER SHAFFER     5.JAMES W. SHAFFER     2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

      George Eugene Shaffer, a son of Charter and Odessa Pearl (Connolly) Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV October 23, 1927 and died in Wood County WV Janaury 7, 2013. His spouse is unknown.

      George was a US Army veteran of World War II.

 

Children of George Eugene Shaffer.

 

 25.  (1). Daisy

         m. Quan Martinear

 

 26.  (2). Steve

 

 27.  (3). Ritchie

 

Step child of George Eugene Shaffer.

 

 28.  (1). Scott Coon

         m. Delta -----

 

 

20.JOE SHAFFER     12.FRED CARR SHAFFER     8.CARR BUSH SHAFFER

   2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

    Joe Shaffer, a son of Fred Carr and Bernice M. (Wilmoth)

Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV October 9, 1935 and died

in Elyria, Ohio December 10, 1975.  He married Norma Jean Knotts

at Jeffersonville, IN July 30, 1955.  Norma, a daughter of Robert

J. and hazel Virginia (Collins Knotts, was born in Calhoun County

August 28, 1937.

 

Children of Joe and Norma Jean (Knotts) Shaffer.

 

 29.  (1). Sharon Lynn             b.Feb 28 1956

 

 30.  (2). Norma Jean              b.May 14 1957

         m.Steven Schroader

 

 31.  (3). Carol Ann               b.Sep 22 1958

         m.Steven Myers

 

 32.  (4). Robert Carr             b.Dec 29 1965   d.Jan 17 1966

 

 

 33.  (5). Roberta Jo              b.Dec 30 1966

         m.Jerry Wayne McKee

 

 

23.JAMES LAWRENCE SHAFFER   12.FRED CARR SHAFFER     8.CARR BUSH SHAFFER     2.GEORGE WASHINGTON SHAFFER     1.JOSEPH SHAFFER

 

      James Lawrence Shaffer, a son of Fred Carr and Bernice M. (Wilmoth) Shaffer, was born in Calhoun County WV January 7, 1947 and died in Summit County Ohio July 8, 2014. He married Cynthia -----, who survives November 21, 1966.

 

Children of James Lawrence and Cynthia Shaffer.

 

 34.  (1). Elizabeth

         m. Shon McKinley

 

 35.  (2). Sara

         m. Gary Viar

 

Rites were July 13, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel by Ted Blackwood. Interment was in Warstler Cemetery

 

 BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"History of Calhoun County WV 1989"  pp.157,158,159

“Hur Herald.com” Calhoun County WV Jan 9 2013, Jul 11 2014

 

Revised Oct 4 2014