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Shaffer and Messenger Marriage

Shaffer and Messenger Marriage

Rose Mitcham (View posts)
Posted: 957720535000
Does anyone have the book on Messenger in CT. that can check information
for me. I have been helping others but, I need help too. I am looking
for Rufus Messenger that was married to Rosanna(H) Goddard the daughter
of Nathan Goddard and Rosannah Hayes. I would like help finding the
parents of Rufus. Rufus married Rosanna in 1798, Grnaby, CT. but no
Known information at the Salmon Brook Historical Soc. Can anyone of the
Messenger in CT. help with this. The family line maybe From Nova Scotia,
CA. or VA. or VT. the lines are link to Hayes , Holcombe, Dibble,
Wakefield, Goddard, Gossard, Gozzard. Please share. Rufus and his wife
moved some after the death of Nathan Goddard.
Rufus died 1835 in Brighton, Monroe County, New York
he was the pathmaster of Brighton and Welfare officer of the town. The
families lived in First in Pittsford, New York later, Parma, Rochester,
Brighton, Monroe County, New York

Rufus Messenger Sr. and Rosannah (Goddard) Messenger children were
Rufus Milo Messenger Married to Eliza(Elizabeth Ann Barnes daughter of
Timothy Barnes)
Warren Messenger Married to Jane Noble of Brighton, New York
Lavinia Messenger Married to Jonathan Gale of Rochester, New York
Anna Messenger married Jacob Shaffer of Rochester, New York
Fanny Messenger married Lucius Judson of Michigan
Nancy Messenger married ?Unknown of Brighton, New York
Harriet Messenger married Silas Darron or Darrow of Rochester , New York

Philinda Messenger married John Neale of Rochester, New York

listed in Tree Talke Vol. 6. NO.2. June 1966 Monroe County Page 14
Abstracts of Wills from Surrogate's office Monroe County Courthouse
If you are cousins please share!

Jacob Shaffer/ Anna Messenger

Posted: 980270519000
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was your anna b.1769?...This is my line e-mail me at


Rose Mitcham (View posts)
Posted: 980542840000
The Anne Messenger was born after 1800.

jacob/anna Shaffer?

Posted: 980587416000
Edited: 1005983116000
Rose, I have in my family records that Jacob Shaffer b.1773 married Anna b.1769NY. Are you sure this is not your Anna Messenger?

Messenger and Shaffer

Rose Mitcham (View posts)
Posted: 980612782000
This is my line for Messenger
Do you have a Goddard, Hayes, Dibble, Wakfiel line too?

Rufus Messenger and Roannah Goddard of Granby, CT. married 1789, moved
to Monroe County, New York in 1800's had children.
Rufus Milo Messenger married Elizabeth Ann Barnes
Warren Messenger married Jane Noble
Lavinia Messenger married Jonathan Gale
Anna Messenger married Jacob Shaffer
Fanny Messenger married Lucius Judson
Nancy Messenger unknown if married
Harriet Messenger married Silas Darron or Darrow
Philinda Messenger married John Neale
I am from the family line of Rufus Milo Jr.& he died in Peoria,
Il in 1836.
He had two sons
Edwin Milo Messenger married Sarah Ann Bray in Henry Co, IL 1849
no issues
Chauncey Monroe Messenger married three times and 10 children
my Great Grandfather was.
This is apart of Clark E. Messenger and Edwin Milo Messenger lines. They were
brothers and Also sons of Chauncey Monroe Messenger that was married to
Hester Lena (Palmer) that were married in Republic Co. Kansas in 1872, She
died Dec. 20, 1895 and her daughter both buried at Clarkburg Cem., Kansas
outside of Fort Scott, Kansas. They were very poor and the family broken up
after the death of Hester. The three younger children were given up after
the mother died because the father was not well. The oldest son tried to
keep the family together. I haven't been able to find a obit. on her.
Chauncey remarried to Amelia Wort 1896 in Garland, Kansas and she died in
Caney, Kansas in 1906 or so. I am looking for any information on the lines.
The Messenger children that are missing. The list of Birthdays and names
of all family lines, some of the children were born in Rupublic County,
Kansas and the younger ones were in Bourbon County, Kansas.

Clark E. Messenger Sept. 26, 1875 he married Mayime Sellers at Fort Scott,
Kansas. buried in Abredeen, Washington
Grandchildren and great grandchildren in the area of Forks and Squim, Washington.

Chloe Messenger died in Clarkburg, Kansas age 15

Edwin Milo Messenger July 4, 1879 this is my line he married a Elise
(Jokander or Gokander)
Buried in Elma Odd Fellow Cem. Elma, Washington
Edwin Milo the son of Chauncey and Hester Lena (Palmer) Messenger
his son was Russell Franklin Messenger

Lewis Munson Messenger Nov. 10, 1881 had Polio we are looking for
information on him

Frank Z. Messenger Jan. 29,1993 died in area of Lewistown, Montana
family lives there.

Eliza I. Messenger Oct. 8, 1885 she married a Franklin
The lines traveled to sister state of Okla.

Mary Jane June 29, 1887 given up and lived in area of Topeka, Kansas and
that all we know.
Alice May 10, 1889 given up to a Hick family in the area of Mo., Okla., area
that all we know.
John Henry Messenger July 1893 given up at the age of 2 years old that all
we know.
We would like to learn more on the three younger children.

My line starts with Edwin Milo Messenger his son was Russell Franklin
Messenger born 1906 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the way to Washington
in a Covered wagon.

Russell married Estella Horacek in Fergus County, Montana and had 6children
My mother is Shirley Lee Messenger born in Montana and then at the age of 4
moved with the family back to Washington State. She married Vincent Charles Harmia

Russell children were:
Francis Elizabeth Messenger
Floyd Emery Messenger
Alice Mae
Shirley Lee
Russell John
Violet Ilene

Russell sister was Florence Mae Messenger married Andrew Lewis.

Florence children were:
first child living.
three other children died at young age.
Edna Jan
Edward Milo
Donna Jean

Jacob Shaffer/anna

Posted: 980867069000
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Rose, I wish I knew more about the anna who married my jacob shaffer. Do you have any more info about Jacob? According to census reports we calculated anna's birth year at 1769. Jacob and anna's son Joseph Shaffer stated that his mother was born in NY and Father in PA. Jacob was a Veteran of the 1812 war and a piano builder in NY. Seems strange to me that there were two couples with the same names that married. Jacob was my gggggrandfather. Sorry I can't help you...Charlene


ROSE (View posts)
Posted: 980867722000
CAN YOU E-MAIL ME AT I think the Anna or Ann Messenger was am name that was passed on the family line. I just found Fanny Messenger line. The names were repeated and also she may have been a Sister of Rufus Messenger Sr. if she was born about the time you say. Also, I have a family line that was married to very young women. He also married sisters. There were First Cousins that married too. The was the way families work and how thing were then.

Re: Messenger and Shaffer

Posted: 1097066950000
Classification: Query
You asked if there was a Goddard line. My father was Garland Dawson Goddard born in Ala. He died in Ga. in 1995. He was the son of Dora and James Goddard of Bear Creek, Ala. He died in Ga. January 29, 1995.
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