Ward Shelfer

M, #4576, b. circa 1874
     Ward Shelfer was born circa 1874 in FL.1 He was the son of George Washington Shelfer and Margaret E. Speer. Ward Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer. Ward Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer.2

Citations

  1. [S496] US1880.
  2. [S498] FL1885.

Daniel Moses Shelfer

M, #4577, b. 19 Oct 1877, d. 29 Mar 1973
     Daniel Moses Shelfer was born on 19 Oct 1877 in FL.1,2,3 He was the son of George Washington Shelfer and Margaret E. Speer. Daniel Moses Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer. Daniel Moses Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer.4 Daniel Moses Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer.5

Daniel Moses Shelfer married Thomas Alabama Culpepper on 8 Dec 1902 in Thomas Co., GA.6

Daniel Moses Shelfer was enumerated as Head of Household in the censuses of 1910 in Havana, Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Thomas Alabama Culpepper,7 of 1920 in Havana, Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Thomas Alabama Culpepper,8 of 1930 in Havana, Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Thomas Alabama Culpepper,9 and of 1940 in Havana, Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Thomas Alabama Culpepper (his wife.)10

Daniel Moses Shelfer died on 29 Mar 1973 in Gadsden Co., FL, at age 95.11,2,1 He was buried in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL.1,2

Citations

  1. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm).
  2. [S813] Cemetery Marker in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL (Take US 27 in Havana, FL., go east on SR12 for 1 mile. Cemetery is on your right. Follow sign through Big Oak Ln.).
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S498] FL1885.
  5. [S555] US1900.
  6. [S1491] Joseph E. Craigmiles, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925) (Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991). Hereinafter cited as Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925).
  7. [S663] US1910.
  8. [S681] US1920.
  9. [S679] US1930.
  10. [S1399] US1940.
  11. [S361] Death Registration from original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index,1877-1998, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT. Hereinafter cited as Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.

Margaret J. Shelfer1

F, #4578, b. 22 Dec 1879, d. 4 Sep 1913
     Margaret J. Shelfer was born on 22 Dec 1879 in FL.2,1,3 She was the daughter of George Washington Shelfer and Margaret E. Speer. Margaret J. Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer. Margaret J. Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer.4 Margaret J. Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George Washington Shelfer.1

Margaret J. Shelfer married Hadley H. Smith on 27 Mar 1902 in Gadsden Co., FL.5 Margaret J. Shelfer was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Hadley H. Smith.6

Margaret J. Shelfer died on 4 Sep 1913 at age 33.2 She was buried in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL.2

Citations

  1. [S555] US1900.
  2. [S813] Cemetery Marker in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL (Take US 27 in Havana, FL., go east on SR12 for 1 mile. Cemetery is on your right. Follow sign through Big Oak Ln.).
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S498] FL1885.
  5. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), no image.
  6. [S663] US1910.

Andrew J. Miller

M, #4579, b. 11 Feb 1822, d. 2 May 1893
     Andrew J. Miller was born on 11 Feb 1822 in GA.1,2

Andrew J. Miller married Elizabeth Womack Shelfer, daughter of Nathan Henry Shelfer and Nancy Womack. Andrew J. Miller was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Womack Shelfer (his wife.)3 Andrew J. Miller was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Womack Shelfer.4 Andrew J. Miller was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Womack Shelfer and Wyche Womack. Andrew J. Miller was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Womack Shelfer.5 Andrew J. Miller was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Womack Shelfer.6

Andrew J. Miller died on 2 May 1893 at age 71.2,1 He was buried in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL.1,2

Citations

  1. [S813] Cemetery Marker in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL (Take US 27 in Havana, FL., go east on SR12 for 1 mile. Cemetery is on your right. Follow sign through Big Oak Ln.).
  2. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm).
  3. [S414] US1850.
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S496] US1880.
  6. [S498] FL1885.

Mary E. Moore1

F, #4580, b. 8 Feb 1842, d. 20 Feb 1904
     Mary E. Moore was born on 8 Feb 1842 in FL.2 She was the daughter of ? Moore and ? <...>1

Mary E. Moore married Joseph Joel Shelfer, son of Nathan Henry Shelfer and Nancy Womack. Mary E. Moore was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Joseph Joel Shelfer. Mary E. Moore was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Joseph Joel Shelfer. Mary E. Moore was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Joseph Joel Shelfer.3 Mary E. Moore was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Joseph Joel Shelfer.4

Mary E. Moore died on 20 Feb 1904 at age 62.5,6 She was buried in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL.6,5

Citations

  1. [S674] Miles Kenan Womack, Little River Pioneers (Kingsport, TN: Collier Publishing Co., 1998), p. 84. Hereinafter cited as Little River Pioneers.
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S498] FL1885.
  4. [S555] US1900.
  5. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm).
  6. [S813] Cemetery Marker in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL (Take US 27 in Havana, FL., go east on SR12 for 1 mile. Cemetery is on your right. Follow sign through Big Oak Ln.).

Eliza J. Wilson1

F, #4581, b. circa 1841
     Eliza J. Wilson was born circa 1841 in FL.2

Eliza J. Wilson married Henry Mitchell Shelfer, son of Nathan Henry Shelfer and Nancy Womack, on 20 Dec 1855 in Gadsden Co., FL.1 Eliza J. Wilson was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry Mitchell Shelfer.3 Eliza J. Wilson was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry Mitchell Shelfer.4 Eliza J. Wilson was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry Mitchell Shelfer. Eliza J. Wilson was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry Mitchell Shelfer.5 Eliza J. Wilson was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Havana, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry Mitchell Shelfer.6

Citations

  1. [S869] Jordan Dodd (Ancestry.com), Florida Marriages, 1851-75 (Original data: Gadsden County, Florida Marriages, 1851-75. County court records located in Quincy, Florida or Family History Library microfilm #0915811).
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S402] US1860.
  4. [S497] US1870.
  5. [S498] FL1885.
  6. [S663] US1910.

Martha Wells Speer1

F, #4582, b. 11 Mar 1841, d. 28 Feb 1905
     Martha Wells Speer was born on 11 Mar 1841 in GA.2,3 She was the daughter of Hugh Lawson Speer and Martha W. Allen.1

Martha Wells Speer married Wiley Wallace Shelfer, son of Nathan Henry Shelfer and Nancy Womack. Martha Wells Speer was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Wiley Wallace Shelfer.4 Martha Wells Speer was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Wiley Wallace Shelfer. Martha Wells Speer was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Wiley Wallace Shelfer.5 Martha Wells Speer was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Wiley Wallace Shelfer.6

Martha Wells Speer died on 28 Feb 1905 at age 63.2 She was buried in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL.2

Citations

  1. [S674] Miles Kenan Womack, Little River Pioneers (Kingsport, TN: Collier Publishing Co., 1998), p. 84. Hereinafter cited as Little River Pioneers.
  2. [S813] Cemetery Marker in Shelfer Cemetery, Havana, Gadsden Co., FL (Take US 27 in Havana, FL., go east on SR12 for 1 mile. Cemetery is on your right. Follow sign through Big Oak Ln.).
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S498] FL1885.
  6. [S555] US1900, has 1854.

Abner Chester

M, #4584, b. circa 1805, d. between 14 Jul 1886 and 16 Jun 1887
     Abner Chester was born circa 1805 in SC.1

Abner Chester married Rosanna <...>. Abner Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Rosanna <...>, Franklin J. Chester and George H. Chester.

Abner Chester was named administrator of George W. Finklea's estate on 6 Apr 1857 in Gadsden Co., FL. Bondsman: Andrew J. Finklea.2

Abner Chester married Elizabeth Whiddon on 28 Apr 1858 in Gadsden Co., FL.3 Abner Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Elizabeth Whiddon, Franklin J. Chester and George H. Chester.4

Abner Chester married Mary Ann Wickley on 25 Nov 1862 in Gadsden Co., FL.5 Abner Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Mary Ann Wickley.6 Abner Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL.

Abner Chester married Harriet E. Redd on 9 Aug 1882 in Gadsden Co., FL.7 Abner Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Harriet E. Redd (Florida State Census.)8

Each census lists a different name for his wife (and various ages) - Rosanna, Elizabeth, Mary A., Lucinda and Harriett. I have no documentation on how many wives he had.

Abner Chester left a will dated 14 Jul 1886 in Gadsden Co., FL. Heirs: Harriet E. Redd, his wife.9

Abner Chester died between 14 Jul 1886 and 16 Jun 1887.10 His estate was probated on 16 Jun 1887 in Gadsden Co., FL.11

Children of Abner Chester and Rosanna <...>

Citations

  1. [S414] US1850.
  2. [S1861] "Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 30 Mar 2016), Citing county courthouses, Florida, Gadsden Administration records 1852-1888, pp. 150-151.
  3. [S885] Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 (Original data: Florida Department of Health. Florida Marriage Index, 1927-2001. Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida and Marriage records from various counties located in county courthouses and/or on microfilm at the Family History Library).
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S1804] "Florida Marriages, 1822-1850," Index, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed 17 Jan 2016), Citing Dodd, Jordan R, et. al.. Florida Marriages, 1822-1850. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
  6. [S497] US1870.
  7. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), no image.
  8. [S498] FL1885.
  9. [S1861] "Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch, Gadsden County, Wills 1851-1930, Book B, pp. 269-70 (Images 476-7).
  10. [S1861] "Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch, Gadsden County, Wills.
  11. [S1861] "Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch, Gadsden County, Wills 1851-1930, Book B, p. 270 (Image 477).

Rosanna <...>

F, #4585, b. circa 1807
     Rosanna <...> was born circa 1807 in SC.1

Rosanna <...> married Abner Chester. Rosanna <...> was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Abner Chester.

Children of Rosanna <...> and Abner Chester

Citations

  1. [S414] US1850.

George H. Chester

M, #4586, b. 23 Nov 1845, d. 15 Jul 1915
     George H. Chester was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Gadsden Co., FL.1,2 He was the son of Abner Chester and Rosanna <...>. George H. Chester was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Abner Chester. George H. Chester was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Abner Chester.3

George H. Chester began military service on 12 Mar 1862 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL, in the CSA, Co. B, 6 Florida Infantry. He enlisted as a Musician at the age of 16. He was discharged from Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment Florida on 23 Mar 1863. He enlisted in Company D, 5th Battn Cavalry Regiment Florida on 26 Nov 1863.4,2 His military service ended circa 18 May 1865 in Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL, at the close of the war.1

George H. Chester married Melissa A. Johnson on 21 Jan 1869 in Decatur Co., GA.5 George H. Chester was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Franklin J. Chester. George H. Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Melissa A. Johnson.

George H. Chester received a pension on 8 Aug 1907 in Gadsden Co., FL, for his service in the CSA, Co. B, 6 Florida Infantry and Co. D, 5th Battn Florida Cavalry Regiment. His pension continued and he was granted an increase in pension as of 1 Jan 1911.1

George H. Chester died on 15 Jul 1915 in Gadsden Co., FL, at age 69.6,2 He was buried in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.2

Citations

  1. [S945] George H. Chester file; #5155; Florida Confederate Pension Application Files (Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of State).
  2. [S760] Cemetery Marker in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located one-half mile east of the crossroads (Concord-Bainbridge Road-County Hwy. 157) and Fairbanks Ferry Road-State Rd. 12) in the unincorporated community of Concord, Gadsden County, Florida. Travel east on Fairbanks Ferry Road about 1/4 mile, turn left onto Perritt Road, a dirt road, and the cemetery is on the right); read by Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy.
  3. [S402] US1860.
  4. [S759] Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers Record (Original data: Historical Data Systems, Compiled. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999).
  5. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://www.thegagenweb.com/gadecatur/Marriage/surindex.html), Certificate No. A-563.
  6. [S946] Melissa Ann Johnson, Widow's Pension Claim #A01744 24 Jul 1915 (Florida Department of State).