Biography of Amos D. Shaffer
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Shaffer, Amos D., was born in Monroe county, Pa., November 28, 1824. Adam, his father, was also born Ain Pennsylvania in 1795, and made a prospective tour to New York State when Amos was two years of age, but returned to Pennsylvania, where he took up farming. Philip, his father, died at the age of ninety eight years, and he was a son of Matthew Shaffer, who lived to be 102 years of age. Adam married Mary Van Buskirk, born in Pennsylvania of Scotch descent, a daughter of Moses Van Buskirk, and they had nine children, our subject being the fifth. He has always been a farmer from early life. He married, at the age of twenty four, Elizabeth Walter, of Pike county, Pa., and they had four children. Mrs Shaffer died at the age of seventy two years in 1891. Mr. Shaffer has made a specialty of the raising of early lambs, and at present has a flock of 104 sheep. He is a Granger, but has never taken an active part in public affairs.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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