JOHN SHAVER (SHAFER)
Andrew B. Shaver was born in Germany in 1765. He came to Paint Rock,
North Carolina with his three sons Peter, Andrew and John. The sons
later settled in Hawkins County, Tennessee. John Shaver was born in
1810. and with his wife Charlotte Carver came to Illinois by ox drawn
covered wagon and made their home south of Eldorado. Seven children
haver was born in 1843 and married Celinda Gillett, daughter
of Martin Gillett and Celinda Lura Pierce, who was born in Mt. Vernon,
Illinois. The Ted Shafer home is on land once owned by the Pierce family.
James and Celinda were the parents of five children, Elnora, John,
Edmund, Daisy Slow and Warren of Saline County.
Warren Snafer was born in 1881. married Lucy Ageline Beasley of
Eldorado. She is a descendant of Samuel Elder who served in the
Revolutionary War. Her father, James Beasley. drove the stage coach
between Shawneetown and Mt. Vernon in the days before the railroads came.
Warren and Lucy had five children: Eva Ryan of Galatia, Illinois;
Helen Karnes (deceased); Florine Sullinger of Flint, Michigan; Margaret
(deceased) and James (Ted) Shafer of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, born in 1911.
They moved to Galatia when the children were quite young. Warren was
top foreman at the Galatia mine and later at the Harco mine.
Ted married Phyllis Upchurch of Galatia, Illinois, daughter of Philip
and Maude Walker Upchurch. He worked at the Harco and Harrisburg mines.
They came to Mt. Vernon, Illinois in 1945 and went into the grocery
business, first on the corner of 4th and Casey, and then at 2311 Perkins
Ted was a real estate broker for several years before he retired.
Phyllis is a librarian at the Mt. Vernon Public Library. They are the
parents of two children, Carolyn and Philip. Carolyn is married to
Don Britton, a chemist. They are the parents of seven children and
live in Marion, Arkansas. Philip, a surveyor, is married to Barbara
Copple from Walnut Hill, Illinois. They live on the Lynchburg Road
in Mt. Vernon and have one son, Eric.
Facts & Folks
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer