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Sarah Malvina Benedict

Born Born 23 Jun 1805 Date at Location
Married Married 13 May 1824 Philip Shafer Jr at Location
Died Died 11 Apr 1880 at Location



  1. William P Shafer 1825-
  2. Benedict Shafer 1827-
  3. Mary Jane Shafer 1829-
  4. Sarah C Shafer 1832-
  5. Ezra B Shafer 1835-
  6. Marcus P Shafer 1837-
  7. Andrew C Shafer 1839-
  8. Frances Ann Shafer 1842-
  9. Frances Marion Shafer - Twin 1846-
  10. Francis Maria Shafer - Twin 1846-

Philip Shaver/Shafer and Family

Philip was b 12Dec1794 on his fathers farm in Andes, Delaware County, NY. He d 21Sep1873 in Delaware County, NY.

Per Southern New York Family Histories >BR> Philip Shafer, s of Philip and Catherine Shafer that immigrated from Holland ca 1784 and settled in Andes, Delaware County, NY. b 12Dec1794 on his fathers farm in Andes, NY and d in Delaware County 21Sep1873. He was a farmer and stock raiser, and also engaged in the lumbering business. He served in the US Army in the Mexican War. He m 13May1824 Sarah Melvina, dau of Ezra and Sarah (Clarke) Benedict, who was b 23Jun1805, and d 11Apr1880. CH:
1) - Shafer, William P b 14Sep1825
2) - Shafer, Benedict b 18Mar1827
3) - Shafer, Mary Jane b 27Sep1829
4) - Shafer, Sarah C b 24Sep1832
5) - Shafer, Ezra B b 3Aug1835
6) - Shafer, Marcus P b 21Jul1837
7) - Shafer, Andrew C b 29Dec1839
8) - Shafer, Frances Ann b 10May1842
9) - Shafer, Francis Marion b 10Mar1846

Son Col Benedict Shafer

Colonel Benedict Shafer, s of Philip and Sarah Melvina (Benedict) Shafer was b at Andes, Delaware County, NY 18Mar1827 and d 23Oct1909 in Kingston. He received his early education in the public schools and the Andes Academy, and in 1849 entered the general hardware business in Andes and later engaged in the mfg of tinware until 1855, when he disposed his business and moved to Eddyville, Ulster County, NY and assumed charge of the cement works of Thomas W Cornell and Co. In 1871 he purchased a one half interest in the business and in partnership with Henry C Connelly , established the firm of Connelly and Shafer, engaging in mfg of Rosendale cement and the conducting of a general store. In 1899 the cement mfg interests were sold to the Consolated Cement Co, and the firm continued in the general merchandise business until the death of Col Shafer. He served as a commissioner and secretary of the board of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad until the bonded indeptedness of that road was liquidated. He was for many years Adjutant of the 26th Reg National Guard of the state of NY. He m 23Sep1857 Jane Frances, dau of Thomas W and Emeline (Lawrence) Cornell of Eddyville, NY who was b 26Jan1835. CH:
1) - Shafer, William Cornell b 18Sep1858
2) - Shafer, Emma F b 16Apr1861, d in infancy
3) - Shafer, Emma F b 16Jul1863, d young
4) - Shafer, May J b 19Sep1866 now living in NYC. m 1890 Leouidas Dennis
5) - Shafer, Emeline C b 26Feb1869, d young


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 310
60. EZRA5 (Robert,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. July 7, 1776; m. Sarah, dau. William Clarke, who d. March 28, 1859. He went from Charlton to Andes, when quite a young man, and was among its first settlers. He held the office of Deacon of 1st Presbyterian church for some years. He d. April 26, 1849. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM CLARKE, b. Sept. 27, 1802; m. March 22, 1831, Electa, dau. Joseph Dodge; was Elder, 1st Presb. church at Andes, from 1831 till 1853, when he removed to Franklin, where he now res. In 1852, appointed Deacon, 1st Presb. church of F., and subsequently Elder. Justice of peace at Andes for four years; was colonel of militia. Ch.
a) Ezra Stevenson, b. July 7, 1833; m. Maria Scudder. In 1851 he commenced study of medicine with Dr. Marcus Peake of Andes, and grad. at Pittsfield Medical College in 1854. He first located at Polo, Ill. He entered the service in 1862, as 1st Lieut., 124th Ill. Vols. Losing his health, he resigned 9 mos. after; res. New Boston, Ill.
b) William Clark, b. June 21, 1835; m. Annie Warner; res. N. B., Ill.
c) Sarah Melvina, b. June 27, 1839; res. Franklin.
d) Fordyce Harrington, b. Aug. 19, 1841. Studied for three years at Delaware Literary Institute, with a view to entering the ministry, but the war turned his steps in another direction. Aug. 27, 1862, he enlisted Co. D, 144th Regt., N. Y. Vols., and was subsequently appointed corporal. In July, 1863, while with his regiment, he met with an accident, the result of a rail road collision, which sent him to Armory Square hospital, Washington. Here he served as ward master and ward steward till the close of the war. He then commenced the study of medicine, and in Sept., 1867, attended a course of lectures at the Albany Medical College, and grad. Dec., 1868. While in Albany, he was resident physician at the N. Y. State Soldier's Home.
e) (159.) Marsena, b. Nov. 9, 1843; m. June 12, 1867 Carrie; res. Franklin.
f) Clara, b. Sept. 3, 1847.
g) Edward Orton, b. June 28, 1851.
2) - SARAH MALVINA, b. June 23, 1805; m. May 13, 1824, Philip Shaver Jr of Andes. son of Philip and Catherine Shafer.
3) - HENRY, b. July 12, 1807; d. Aug. 8, 1808.
4) - SABAH ANN, b. July 13, 1809; m. May 12, 1830, Elijah Churchill of Stamford, Delaware Co. d 11APR1880
5) - HENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1811; d. Dec. 11, 1811.


Kingston is a city in Ulster County, New York, 91 miles north of New York City and 59 miles south of Albany along the Hudson River. Kingston is the core city of the Kingston, NY Metropolitan area, and lies in the northernmost part of the New York-Newark-Bridgeport NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city is on the eastern border of Ulster County, and is the county seat.

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