Shaffer Family Cemetery
Siloam, Clay Co., MS

Transcription by William G. Latham, Jr.

The Shaffer Family Cemetery is located about three miles north of highway 50 and Ivy Village in Clay County, Mississippi.

Adam Shaffer, June 13, 1807 - May 16, 1855
Louisa Colensworth Russell Shaffer, Nov 8, 1813 - Mar 3, 1900

Adam Shaffer was the son of John Federick and Magdalina "Eichelberger" Shaffer, who came from Newberry District, Dutch Fork, South Carolina. His mother died before 1812, probably in South Carolina and his father died at Brush Creek, Perry County, Alabama. John Frederick was born August 18, 1774 in South Carolina, and died October 24, 1858. John was buried at Mt. Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hale County, Alabama.

Adam Shaffer had many siblings; their names were John Frederick, Jr., William, John M., Christiana, Suannah, Elizabeth, Mary Polly Smith. Adam, along with his brothers and sisters; John Frederick, John M., William , Susannah Shaffer Greene and Mary Shaffer Smith, all came to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, between 1840 and 1860. William Shaffer didn't stay long in Mississippi, moving on west to Madisonville, Texas. John M. Shaffer moved over in the next county, Choctaw County and died there on August 10, 1855. John M. was married to Mary D. "Dolly" Smith on February 16, 1823 in Perry County, Alabama. They had nine children.

Andrew Jackson Shaffer, Co. C, 35th Miss Infantry, C.S.A.
Nancy Exine Melton Shaffer, Dec 22, 1848 - Nov 18, 1924

Andrew Jackson Shaffer was the son of Adam & Louisa Colensworth “Russell” Shaffer.

Charles A. Shaffer, died Sept 3, 1866, son of George Washington & Louisa C. Shaffer
Charles P. Adam Shaffer was the son of George Washington & Louisa Carolyn "Bennett" Shaffer. George Washington and Louisa Lucy died in Hill County, Texas.

Merritt Shaffer, died April 28, 1869, son of Andrew Jackson & Nancy E. Melton Shaffer
Charles Merritt Shaffer was the son of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Exine "Melton" Shaffer and the grandson of Adam and Louisa Colenworth "Russell" Shaffer.

Minnie Lee Shaffer, July 28, 1880 - July 19, 1929
Minnie Lee was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Exine "Melton" Shaffer and the granddaughter of Adam and Louisa Shaffer.

Robert Emmett Shaffer, Jan 9, 1874 - Nov 10, 1910
Robert Emmett was the son of Andrew Jackson & Nancy Exine “Melton” Shaffer.

Amanda “Shaffer” Williams, Sept 2, 1831 – Apr 25, 1854, wife of James S. Williams and the daughter of Adam & Louisa Shaffer
Amanda Shaffer was the daughter Of Adam & Louisa Colensworth “Russell” Shaffer.

Mamie “Shaffer” Brantley, June 4, 1870 – May 15, 1939, wife of Cornelius Ransom Brantley and the daughter of Andrew J. & Nancy Shaffer.

Emmette W. Cooper, died Sept. 27, 1868, son of Leonadius Gus & Emily Parker “Shaffer” Cooper.
Emily Parker Shaffer was the daughter of Adam & Louisa Colensworth “Russell” Shaffer.

Mary Jane Williams, Feb. 23, 1828 – Oct. 18, 1886, wife of James S. Williams

Thomas G. Smith, Dec. 21, 1830 – Jan. 13, 1904
Mollie E. Smith, Nov. 18, 1842 – Nov. 23, 1882


James D. Sloan, Jan. 1, 1846 – Oct. 15, 1861
Died at Fort MaCree Hospital, near Pensacola, Flordia.

Infant Son of James S. & Mary Jane Williams, Dec. 29, 1862 – Jan. 20, 1863

Infant son of James S. & Mary Jane Williams, Jan. 22, 1857 – Jan. 22, 1857

Mrs. Kate Robinson, Mar. 29, 1839 – Sept. 30, 1882, wife of J. A. Robinson

J. M. Robinson, died Jan. 2, 1867, 35’th Miss. Regt. Co. F

Samuel Patterson, Died Aug. 28, 1843

John J. Patterson, Died June 6, 1847

Claud Marchbanks, June 8, 1876 – Dec. 3, 1876

Glemmie L. McClain, Aug. 20, 1876 – Oct. 4, 1898, daughter of N. B. & S. C. McClain

P. V. Menees, 1882 – 1931 WOW

Rosa Montfort, Died June 2, 1873, daughter of William E. & Matilda A. Montfort

Margaret L. Cooper, Mar 6, 1829 – Dec 19, 1891, age 62 yrs, 9 months, 13 days

Mary E. Cooper, Sept 5, 1838 – Jan 15, 1885, wife of Robert L. Cooper

Priscilla Hurst Cooper, Sept. 4, 1846 – Apr. 5, 1936

Infant son of L. D. & M. E. Crump, Mar. 26, 1892 – Mar. 28, 1892

Abner Elliot, Nov. 1816 – Apr. 16, 1902

Alice C. Elliot, Oct. 10, 1852 – Nov. 3, 1886, wife of W. A. Elliot

Rebecca Elliot, Feb. 17, 1822 – Jan. 2, 1897, wife of A. Elliot

W. J. Fox, Died Apr. 28, 1863 Age 17

J. C. Gallop, May 8, 1825 – Oct. 29, 1889

L. M. Garner , July 8, 1829 – Dec. 21, 1901

Infant son J. W. & S. W. Hicks, Died Dec. 27, 1868

Infant dau. Of G. E. & Irene Hurst, Feb. 24, 1900 – Feb. 24, 1900

Angeline Hurst, Dec. 25, 1824 – Sept. 17, 1904, wife of E. Hurst

Annie P. Hurst , Mar. 30, 1893 – Jan. 15, 1894, Little daughter of J. W. Hurst

E. Hurst , Aug. 14, 1814 – Feb. 12, 1898

Hurbert D. Hurst, Sept. 23, 1877 – Dec. 18, 1883

Joe Aaron Hurst, Mar. 31, 1842 – Jan. 13, 1890

Beulah Jackson, Aug. 10, 1868 – Dec. 15, 1904

J. H. Jackson, May 19, 1843 – Feb. 26, 1915

James Kirk, Apr. 11, 1824 – Sept. 25, 1888, Born in Antrim Co., Ireland

Henry Landin, Dec. 2, 1847 – Dec. 27, 1911

Alma Landin, Sept. 30, 1860 – Apr. 5, 1906, wife of Henry Landin

George Landin, 1901 – 1922

Annie Landin, Oct. 30, 1890 – Aug. 21, 1898

Mary Avery Burton, Aug. 14, 1817 - 1845

Born in Wake Co., N.C. – Died leaving three children, Samuel, Calvin, & Julia

Mary Stella Brownlee, Died Oct. 31, 1868, Aged 9 year’s, 11 months, 14 days

Willie G. Bridges, Aug. 2, 1886 – Oct. 5, 1894, son of J. O. & M. B. Bridges

T. J. Bridges, Nov. 12, 1812 – June 18, 1888

Nelly Bridges, Jan. 20, 1880 – Oct. 20, 1882

Margrett Bridges, Mar. 19, 1812 – Dec. 24, 1885

Maggie R. Bridges, Feb. 3, 1871 – Aug. 13, 1872, dau. Of T. M. & M. J. Bridges

Infant son of J. O. & M. B. Bridges, no dates

Infant son of W. C. & P. A. Bridges, July 4, 1893 – July 4, 1893

Infant son of T. M. & M. J. Bridges, Died Mar. 9, 1873

Stephen Bennett, Died May 24, 1868, Aged 31 yr’s, 4 mo’s, 3 days

Mary Benjamin Bennett, Died Sept. 18, 1868, Aged 2 yr’s, 8 mo’s, 23 days

John Oliver Bennett, Dec. 11, 1858 – Apr. 26, 1859, Infant son of Stephen W. & Sarah A. Bennett

Rebecca A. F. Ballard, Oct. 9, 1832 – Mar. 23, 1886, wife of J. Ballard

Mary A. E. Ballard, Nov. 4, 1866 – Aug. 27, 1882, Dau. Of J. & R. Ballard


 

 

 


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