Charity COE 1820-1887
George Dederick Shafer was born about 1760 in Pennsylvania and he died March 1841 in New Prospect, Ulster Co., NY and is buried in New Prospect Cemetery, Ulster Co., NY. He married Catherine Rhinehart who was born about 1757.
John Dederick Shafer was born November 14, 1788 in New Prospect, Ulster Co., NY. He was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church in Wawarsing, Ulster Co., NY. The date of his death is possibly 1870. He married Sarah ******* who was born in 1781 and died after 1868.
John Shafer (Photo at right) was born April 17, 1818 in Orange County, NY and he died April 18, 1886 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. He married Charity Coe who was born in 1820 on the Middle Road in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY and she died in 1887 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. They are both buried in Newton/VanDuzer Cemetery on East Road in Sullivanville, Chemung Co., NY.
John Shafer Jr. was born in 1854 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY and died in January 1938 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. He married Ida Chapman who was born in 1855 and died August 17, 1911 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. They are both buried in Newton/VanDuzen on East Road in Sullivanville, Chemung Co.,
Charles Shafer was born in 1883 in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY and died in 1954, in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. He married Frances Beardsley who was born in 1891 and died in 1982. They are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Maude Shafer was born August 29, 1915 in Chemung Co., NY and died June 1981 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. She married Linford Jay Turner who was born November 21, 1903 and died June 1978. Maude and Linford are both buried in Maple Grover Cemetery in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Sarah, the wife of John Dederick Shafer is possibly the daughter of John Butters.
The name of her mother is unknown. John Butters was born in April 1735 in England and died November 20, 1818. Names for the children of John Dederick Shaffer who married Sarah butters all match the children and dates of the children of our Dederick and Sarah Shafer. I haven’t been able to get any solid proof for this information but it is probably correct. Sarah is found in the 1868 tax roll for
Veteran, Chemung County, New York as Mrs. Dederick Shafer. So she died after 1868. The last year that Dederick is found in the tax records is 1869.
Charity Coe, the wife of John Shafer b. 1818 d. 1886 was the daughter of Sheldon Coe and Sally Parmenter. The Coe family originated from England. She was born in 1820 on the Middle Road in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY. Charity and John had 9 children and only 4 of them lived to adulthood.
Ida Chapman the wife of John Shafer Jr. b. 1854 d. 1938 committed
suicide by setting herself on fire. Their son Charles Shafer
was the one that
found her and he had nightmares the rest of his life about what he found. Ida was the daughter of William and Louisa Chapman. They are buried in Newton/Sandbank/Van Duzer/ East Sullivanville Cemetery in Veteran, Chemung Co., NY.
Frances Beardsley , the wife of Charles Shafer b. 1883 d. 1954 was the daughter of David E. Beardsley and Josephine Axtell. David and Josephine are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Linford Jay Turner, the husband of Maude Shafer b. 1915 d. 1981 was the son of Thomas Jay Turner and Effie M. Longcoy. Thomas and Effie are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Children of George Shafer and Catherine Rhinehart:
Catherine Shafer b. unknown
George Shafer b. November 18, 1780
Mary Shafer b. December 13, 1785
John Dederick Shafer b. November 14, 1788
Christina Shafer b. February 22, 1793
Magdelena Shafer b. March 15, 1795
Daniel Shafer b. May 1797
Peggy Shafer b. April 1801
Children of John Dederick Shafer and Sarah (possibly Butters):
Sanford Shafer b. November 17, 1813
George Shafer b. October 13, 1816
John Shafer b. April 23, 1818 m. Charity Coe b. 1820
Catherine Shafer b. December 8, 1822 m. Franklin Benjamin Hulett b. 1818
Children of John Shafer and Charity Coe:
Unknown name, died at infancy
Marietta died at age 16
Charles died at age 19
Carrie died at age 3
Charity died at age 19 (Carrie and Charity were twins)
William married Carrie Smith
Sarah married Alva Fitzgerald
John b. 1854 married Ida Chapman
Lavina married Elihu Gregory
Children of John Shafer and Ida Chapman:
May Shafer b. 1876
Maud Shafer b. 1878 d. 1908 of an infection from having a tooth pulled.
Carrey Shafer b. 1880
Charles Shafer b. 1883 m. Frances Beardsley b. 1891
John Shafer b. abt. 1888
Children of Charles Shafer and Frances Beardsley:
Maude Shafer b. August 29, 1915 m. Linford Turner b. 1903
Francis (Pete) Shafer b. July 1917 d. August 1999
Living Shafer b. April 12, 1921
Living Shafer b. Sept. 1926