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Hannah Shaffer Byrd
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Birth: 1761
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1854
Ottobine
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Also known as Schaeffer, Shafer, Sheffer,Shaffer, Schaffer, Shaver, Scheffer

Her father was Jacob Shaffer and her mother was Otilia Schmidt. She was known to be a caring lady and a wonderful cook. She married Peter Bird 24 Jan 1789-Shenandoah, VA.

1789 - Peter BERT and Hannah SHAFER or SHAVER made marriage bond in Shenandoah Co., VA, 24 Jan 1789. A letter of consent is attached by Hannah's father, Jacob SHAFFER, in which he gives her permission to marry "Petter BIRD." The official filling of the bond spelled Peter's name, clearly, as Peter BIRT and his bondsman as John BIRT. Yet Ashby, in her book on marriage records for Shenandoah County and the Virginia State Library and Archives have Peter's and Hannah's bond indexed under BERT. John BIRT signed with his "x", but Peter wrote his signature in poorly-formed German Script, spelling it as "BORDT." Miss Grace SHOWALTER, Librarian and archivist of Menno Simons Historical Library, Harrisonburg, VA, deciphered Peter's signature as "BORDT". She had others check the signature. "All agree he spelled his name "BORDT" and feel as poorly as he wrote, it was probably the only thing that he could write, and that he did not write it often."
- From Mrs. Charles Landreth of DeKalb, Ill (1981) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Shaffer (1728 - 1815)
  Otilla Schmid Shaffer (1744 - 1831)
 
 Spouse:
  Peter Byrd (1764 - 1830)
 
 Children:
  Ludwig Lewis Byrd (1790 - 1838)*
  Peter Byrd (1797 - 1837)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Shaffer (1750 - 1834)**
  Sarah Shaffer (1751 - ____)**
  John Johannes Shaffer (1755 - 1847)**
  Frederick Shaffer (1755 - 1855)**
  Mary Shaffer Beaver (1759 - ____)**
  Michael Shaffer (1760 - 1829)**
  Hannah Shaffer Byrd (1761 - 1854)
  David Shaffer (1761 - ____)**
  Daniel Shaffer (1763 - 1831)**
  George Shaffer (1771 - ____)*
  Barbara Shaffer Brown (1772 - ____)*
  Henrich Shaffer (1773 - 1823)*
  Elizabeth Rebecca Shaffer Hammon (1774 - 1840)*
  Phillip Shaffer (1780 - 1824)*
  Abraham Shaffer (1784 - 1867)*
  Jonas Shaffer (1787 - 1850)*
  Solomon Shaffer (1791 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Byrd Family Cemetery
Ottobine
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Shaffer Cecil
Originally Created by: Beca
Record added: Sep 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77236055
 

RIP cousin
- Carol Shaffer Cecil
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
Rest in peace 4th Great Grandmother.
- Beca
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011
 
 
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