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 Mary Magdalene “Polly” <I>Shaver</I> Garst

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Mary Magdalene “Polly” Shaver Garst

  • Birth 8 Mar 1796 Virginia, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1871 McLean County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Lynn City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 77489390

Daughter of Andrew Shaver and Ursula Miller. Married Jacob Frederick Garst Sr Nov 16, 1820 in Botetourt County, Virginia.

Muhlenberg County Ky Archives History - Books .....II Some Of The First-Comers 1913

Andrew and Peter Shaver were among the prime movers in what was for many years called the "Dutch Settlement," now known as the Bremen country. These two pioneers did not appear upon the scene until about twenty years after the county had been organized. A number of German-Americans and other Virginians had already settled in the northern part of Muhlenberg. Among the pioneers who appeared during or before the coming of Andrew and Peter Shaver were Benjamin Coffman, Reverend Samuel Danner, Jacob Garst, the seven Gish brothers, John Gossett, Rudolph Kittinger, Jacob. Daniel, and Doctor John Noffsinger, Lot Stroud, the three Vincent brothers, and Jacob Whitmer. [11]

History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Andrew and Peter Shaver were sons of Andrew Shaver, sr. (originally spelled Schaber), who was born in Bremen, Germany, came to America shortly after the Revolution, and died in Virginia from wounds received during the War of 1812, in which war he had fought, together with his son Peter. John, Jonathan, and David Shaver, sons of Andrew Shaver, sr., settled in Muhlenberg some time between 1820 and 1825, but left the county before 1840. Parthenia, who married John Kittinger, and Mary Magdalene, or Polly, who married Jacob Garst, were daughters of Andrew Shaver, sr., and like their brothers Andrew and Peter Shaver are to-day represented by many descendants in Muhlenberg. Mrs. Andrew Shaver, sr., died in Muhlenberg about 1840, and is buried near Shaver's Chapel

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  • Added: 2 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77489390
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Magdalene “Polly” Shaver Garst (8 Mar 1796–7 Mar 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77489390, citing Shavers Cemetery, Lynn City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by garstjake (contributor 47576446) .