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Benjamin Franklin Shaver

Death 1867 (aged 61–62)
Burial Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 175488026 · View Source
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The first mention of Benj. Shaver in Bossier Parish was in the July 8, 1859 issue of The Bossier Banner newspaper concerning the use of his hands working on the Shreveport road from Bellevue to J. C. Hodges residence.

Although no obituary could be found for B. F. Shaver, his succession notice was published in the same newspaper in late November 1867. Earlier in the year, a succession notice for the deceased Elijah Shaver was in the newspaper. Other Shavers mentioned around this time were Wade Shaver and A. Shaver. His son Benjamin F. Shaver, II took over as road overseer in the 1870s, most notably over the Bellevue and Benton Roads (described as from Wade Shaver's house to Prather's bridge).

Son Benj. Shaver was arrested in June 1875 for the murder of a black man, John Bratton, who was found shot through the head in his own field. The newspaper editor of The Bossier Banner, doubted Shaver was guilty. No other mention was found of the outcome, but appears Shaver was freed.




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  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175488026
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Shaver (1805–1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175488026, citing Bellevue Cemetery, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Scout Finch (contributor 47112463) .