Matthew Elder Meek - Grandfather of Nora Emily Linton


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Harry E. Linton - Father of Nora Emily Linton

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Joshua Shaffer (b. 1840 at East Palestine, Columbiana County, Ohio) and Sarah V. Sherer (b. 24-OCT-1800 near Mt. Jackson, Lawrence County, Ohio, d. 11-MAR-1886 at Canton, Ohio) were the parents of Nancy Jane Shaffer (b. 1-SEP-1836 in Columbiana County, Ohio, d. 16-FEB-1887 at Canton, Ohio).  Nancy Jane Shaffer married Mathew Elder Meek.  Note that there are many variations in the spelling of this family's surname, including: Schaefer, Schaeffer, Shaeffer and Shaffer.


  1. Note for Loan Payment, 1839 and 1844
  2. Bond for Joshua Shaeffer's children, 1846.


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This Note for $3.50 plus 78 interest is dated Sept. 22d 1839.  The receipt for $4.28 by the Administrator for the estate of Joshua Shaffer is dated May 3d 1844.  The actual document has been kept over the years and is part of the Erbland / Brown family history collection.
Note to Joshua Shaffer - Sept 22, 1839

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This Certified Copy of a Bond posted by Sarah Schaefer and Daniel Bowl, of Columbiana County, Ohio, on 23-MAR-1846, was obtained by Donald Erbland during his family his research.  The first two pages shown here are the certification by the Columbiana County Clerk's office that the text shown on the final page is a true and accurate copy of the original Bond. The third page is a copy of the Bond text, which has been transcribed here.. The children who are the subject of this guardianship Bond include Nancy Shaeffer (also spelled Shaffer), who later in life married Mathew Elder Meek. The Bond was issued after the death of the children's father, Joshua Shaffer (b. Beaver County Pennsylvania, d. 1840 at East Palestine, Columbiana County, Ohio.)
Shaffer Guardianship Bond - 23-MAR-1846
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