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Susanah (Peebles) Shafer b.1810 dau of John & Mary (Cyman) Peebles
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: October 19, 2003 at 16:42:34
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 256, Union Township, White County, Indiana.

"MRS. SUSANAH SHAFER, one of the few remaining old settlers of White County, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, June 16, 1810, and is the daughter of JOHN and MARY (CYMAN) PEEBLES. The parents moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, when Mrs. Shafer was but eight years of age, and there, December 1, 1832, she was married to JAMES SHAFER, who was born in Perry County, Ohio, August 7, 1806, and was the son of JOSEPH and MARGARET (ROBINSON) SHAFER. For two years they resided in Perry County, Ohio, and then in company with two brothers of MR. SHAFER, came to this county, and entered a quater-section of land, on which MRS. SHAFER still lives. To MR. and MRS. SHAFER there were born eight children, viz.: MARY, now MRS. DANIEL SPEARS; MARGARET, deceased; JANE, now MRS. WILLIAM LANE; ALEXANDER R.; JOHN P.; JOSEPH, deceased; SAMUEL, deceased, and JAMES. MR. SHAFER was a highly respected citizen, and served as County Commissioner of White County for a number of years, dying October 14, 1849. On the 6th of January, 1853, MRS. SHAFER married her deceased husband's brother, SAMUEL, but this gentleman died March 18, 1875. MRS. SHAFER is the owner of much valuable land in the southern part of Union Township, the home farm comprising 400 acres, on which she has resided the greater part of her life. JOSEPH SHAFER, the eldest of the three brothers who came to White County in 1834, never married, but lived with MR. and MRS. SHAFER twenty-two years, and then moved to Illinois, where he died eighteen days before the death of his brother SAMUEL."

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