Family of William Alexander Shaffer, born 1796

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1796

William Alexander Shaffer (1796-1887) was the son of John Shaffer and Hepsibah Elizabeth Strother of Fairfield County, South Carolina. John Shaffer left South Carolina (probably after the death of his wife) with his young children William and Elizabeth and settled in Feliciana County of Louisiana. John died about 1810.

William moved to Terrebonne and began to acquire land. He established Crescent Farm and other plantations in the area. He married Emily Bourgeois (1807-1824). This project attempts to track their descendants through the generations. Additions and corrections are welcome.


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Descendants of William Alexander Shaffer and Emily Milette Bourgeois

William Alexander Shaffer (1796-1887) m 1829 Emily Bourgeois (1807-1874)

John Jackson Shaffer (1831-1918)

John Jackson Shaffer I m. 1855 Minerva Ann Cantey (1835-1921)

  1. John Dalton Shaffer (1858-1927) m. 1882 Julia Richardson Cutliff (1862-1920)
    1. Baxter Randolph Shaffer, Sr (1883-1965) m. 1904 Una Mc Neal (1882-1975)
      1. Kate Fentress Shaffer (c1907-1967) m.(1) 1929 Stephen Ransom, Jr. (est1900-????} m.(2) est 1948 George Barton Muldaur, Jr (1895-1963) no known descendents
      2. Virginia Dalton Shaffer (1908-1984) m. 1930 Pitser Miller, III (1895-1996)
        1. Pitser Miller IV (1931- )
        2. Una McNeal Miller (1935- )
      3. Baxter Randolph Shaffer, Jr. (1911-1997) m. 1946 Marion Constantin Wildey (1914-1989)
        1. John Randolph Shaffer
        2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Shaffer
      4. Una McNeal Shaffer (c1913-c1922) no descendents
    2. John Jackson Shaffer II (1887-1962) m. 1908 Henrietta Hunter Lee (1881-1949)
      1. John Jackson Shaffer, III (1909-1944) m. 1938 Barbara Townsend (1913-2002)
        1. Sandra Shaffer (1940-2010) m. c1966 Charles Fowler VanDoren (c1935- ); five grandchildren
          ...Alexandra VanDoren Kirk (1967-)
          ...Jonathan Fowler VanDoren
      2. Milhado Lee Shaffer, Sr (1910-1977) m. Margaret Minor Krumbhaar (1914-2007)
        1. Milhado Lee Shaffer Jr (1939- ) m(1) Marie Therese Lapeyre (1942-2000) m(2) Marlene Acomb (1948- )
          ...Milhado Lee Shaffer III (1964- ) three children
          ...Katherine Krumbhaar Shaffer (1967- ) four children
          ...Emily Elise Shaffer (1984- )
        2. Margaret Minor Shaffer (1940- )
      3. Etta Lee Shaffer (1912-1912) no descendents
    3. Minerva Ann Shaffer (1890-1892) no descendents
    4. Marguerite Lee Shaffer (1892-1896) no descendents
    5. Mary Frances Shaffer (1896-1890)
      1. Wayne Shaffer Woody (1933- )
        1. Shannon Lee Woody(1958- )
        2. Charlotte Shaffer Woody(1964- )
  2. Effie Maude Shaffer (1860-1937 m. 1888 Samuel I. Raymond (1861-1939)
    1. Dalton Shaffer Reymond (1896-1978) m(1) Ruth Rhodes (1900-????) m(2)abt1932 Daisy Carlock (c1902-????); m(3) 1961 Lois Frances Canepa (1913-2006) no descendents
  3. Marguerite "Maggie" Lee Shaffer (1863-1939) m(1) 1885 Miles Coleman Mayes (1846-1887); m(2)1893 Robert Lee Granberry (1870-1922) No children

  4. Thomas Alexander Shaffer (1864-1922) m(1) Elise Waggerman Conway (1865-1913); m(2)1913 Mary F Altemus (1872-1933); m(3)c1938 Ora Nelms (1877-1969)
    1. Thomas Alexander Shaffer, Jr. (1887-1959) m. 1911 Katherine Luby (1888-1966)
      1. John Luby Combe Shaffer (1923-1949) m. Lorraine Frances Klar (1924-2008) (her 2nd husband)
        1. Barbara Ann Shaffer (1944- )
        2. Thomas A Shaffer (1947- )
        3. Ann Shaffer (1948-1948)
        4. Katherine Ann Shaffer (1949- )
    2. Richard Conway Shaffer (1890-1963) no known spouse or children
    3. George Baldwin Shaffer (1892-1895) no descendents
    4. Elise Waggaman Shaffer (1895-1982) m. 1917 Ererhart Victor Niemeyer, Sr (1888-1940)
      1. Eberhardt Victor Niemeyer, Jr. (1919-2015) m(1) Dorothea Louise Hasskarl (1922-1956); m(2)1958 Lala Acosta
        1. Eberhart Victor Niemeyer, III (1947- )
        2. Ruth Ellen Niemeyer (1949- )
        3. Chris Niemeyer (1952- )
        4. Steve Niemeyer (1954- )
      2. Norma Elise Niemeyer (1922-1983) m.abt 1943 Kenneth Francis Morton (1917-1984)
        1. Meredith Elise Morton (1948- )
        2. Madeleine Ellen Morton (1950- )
    5. Edith Margaret Shaffer (1899-1996) m(1) William Kerlin Ennis (1895-1936)
      1. William Waggaman Shaffer Ennis (1921-1999) m. Joan Ashley (1927- )
        1. Ashley Ennis (c1950-2013) m(1)1974 Karen Lee Hodges; m(2) Janet Harris
          ...Molly Ennis
          ...Brendan Ennis
        2. Holt Ennis (1952- ) m. Carolyn Stock
          ...Ray Evan Ennis
  5. Annie Laurie Shaffer m.(1) 1886 Oscar Zachary Bartlette (1862-1908); m(2) Nehemiah Dunham VanSyckle (1861-1928) no descendents

  6. Bessie Emily Shaffer m(1) Charles Tew Madison (1870-1947); m(2) Frederick Ranson Letcher (1891-1927)
    1. Elizabeth "Bessie" Shaffer Madison (1897-c1935) unmarried, no descendents
    2. Dorothy Payne Madison (1916-1942) m. Winston Patrick Henry (1888-1950) no descendents

Mary Jane Shaffer (1833-1834)

Mary Jane Shaffer no descendents

William Lafayette Shaffer (1834-1895)

William Lafayette Shaffer m(1) 1855 Ann E McKee (c1832-c1857); m(2)Isabella Antoinette Morrison (c1834-c1861); m(3) Amanda Chick (c1840-1923). He had no descendents.

Elizabeth Harriet Shaffer (1839-????)

Elizabeth Harriet Shaffer (1839-aft1920) m. 1859 Thomas Franklin Brooks (1830-1889)

  1. Carrie Emily Brooks (1865-1890) m.1889 Charles William Bocage (1865-????)
  2. Belle Shaffer Brooks (1868-aft1920) m. 1892 Charles William Bocage (1865-????)
    1. Carrie Lucile Bocage (1893-1934) unmarried, no descendents
    2. Elizabeth Lindsay "Bessie" Bocage (1894-1981) m. c1921 William Freeman (c1887-1959)
      1. Denise L Freeman (c1922-1997) m(1) est 1945 James Aswell Clay (1906-1959); m(2) William Ferguson
        1. Coral Clay (1950- ) m. ___ Wimberly; three children as of 1997
      2. Loraine E Freeman (c1926- ) m(1)1947-1975 Hugh Allen Liles (????- ); m.(2) Dudley Charles Foley, Jr (1910-2006)
        1. Michele Elizabeth Liles m. 1981 Richard Gary Bienvenu
      3. Mary Lynn Freeman (1927-2010) m. 1945 William Aitken Kimble (1925-2013) +10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as of 2010
        1. Steven William Kimble m. 1971 Diane Marie Wilson
        2. John G Kimble, MD
        3. Linda Kimble m. James A Powell
        4. William F Kimble
      4. Coral Irene Freeman (1929-2016) m. 1954 William Moore Ellis (1922-2004)
        1. Elizabeth Lindsay Ellis
        2. Robert Moore Ellis

Isabelle Wood Shaffer (1841-1930)

Isabelle "Belle" Wood Shaffer m(1)1867 James L Fields (1834-est1875; m(2)1883 Dr. Henry J. Sanders(1825-1905)

  1. Mary Hauson Fields (1871-1871) no descendents

Thomas Jefferson Shaffer (1842-c1915)

Thomas Jefferson Shaffer m(1)1868 Anna Powers Pelton (1946-1897); m(2) 1900 Harriet Jones (1877-1941)

  1. Thomas John Shaffer (1870-1870) died infancy, no descendents
  2. Susan Margaret Shaffer (1871-1909) m.1900 Nelson Delaune (1876-1932) no descendents
  3. John Pelton Shaffer (1873-1874) died infancy, no descendents
  4. William Alexander Shaffer (1875-???? m. 1899 Margaretta Brown Henriques (1877-1935)
    1. Margaret Anna Shaffer (1900-1971) no known descendents
  5. Katherine Larken Shaffer(1877-????) m. 1909 Woodson Wren Simmons (1875-1946)
    1. Joseph Labrot Simmons (1911-1943) m. Leslie McRight (1911-????)
      1. Tommy J Simmons (1939- )
  6. Benjamin Field Shaffer (1879-1942) m(1) Eva Annie Rodenburg (1874-1966); m(2) Louise Ellis Ker (1887-1956)
    1. Walter Langhorne Shaffer (1901-1969) m. 1925 Erna Hasslemeyer (1902-1987)
      1. Walter L Shaffer Jr (1927-2001) m. Phyllis Farmer (1930- )
        ...Melinda Delaune Shaffer (1954-1959)
        ...Walter Langhorne Shaffer III (1956- )
      2. Henry Delaune Shaffer Sr (c1930-2014) m. Ann Reeves (1928-2013)
        ...Henry Delaune Shaffer Jr (1953-)
        ...Susan E Shaffer (1955-)
  7. Carrie Edna Shaffer (1881-1964) m(1) Richard Ong, Jr. (1876-1905); m(2) Frank Broaddus Webb (1984-1919)
    1. Richard Ong, III (1902-1986) m. ???? Julia Philomena Granzin Sheuman (1902-2002) no descendents
  8. Isabelle Wood Shaffer (1901-1999) m.1922 George Edwin Louis (1888-1952)
    1. Thomas Edwin Louis (1929-1995)
  9. Elizabeth F. Shaffer (1903-1979) m. c1925 George Albert Arbo (1900-1993)

Benjamin Franklin Shaffer (c1846-1871)

Benjamin Franklin Shaffer no known descendents

Family Sources

Family Bible of Minerva Canty Shaffer
Captain John Jackson Shaffer's Civil War Letters
MySource:Jlanoux/Shaffer Family and Personal Memories by Margaret Granberry

To be deleted: Margaret Shaffer Mayes Granberry Notes (an old version of her working notes)