John Shapter

John Shapter

Rattery, South Hams District, Devon, England
Death 16 Oct 1862 (aged 76–77)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section E Lot 67
Memorial ID 30954131 · View Source
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Husband of Elizabeth Taylor Shapter. Married at Deptford Church in London England, January 22, 1815.

Father of Elizabeth, John, Christiana, Philip Parlebien and Maryann. (All verified)
Came to USA from Devonshire England settling in Franklinton [now Columbus], Franklin County Ohio.
Alledgedly came to America with family friends that were members of the William Parnell family. (No immigration records have been located to verify this, however, The Parnell family immigration was verified in 1832 with no sign of any Shapters on the same ship.

John and Elizabeth's son Philip P Shapter married one of the Parnell women named Martha in 1846.

More to come.... Hopefully !

If you have any info about John, or any children, especially John and Christiana, or ties to this John Shapter I'd really appreciate you contacting me!

More info needed. Can you help ???


John Shapter
Oct 16 1862
Aged 77 Yrs
in Devonshire
England in 1785

Dark may be the clouds gathered o'er his grave
Bleak blow the winds o'er the form that we love
But Father the bright spirit you gave grows brighter more pure in

Gravesite Details Very difficult read especially toward ground. Had to dig down to get this much. Will follow up with rest at later date.


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  • Created by: Pete Shapter
  • Added: 28 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 30954131
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Shapter (1785–16 Oct 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30954131, citing Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Pete Shapter (contributor 46599427) .