Arrival in America about 1733 aboard the Ship
Richard and Elizabeth at PA. They settled in Catawba
County (originally known as Burke/Lincoln/Rowan Counties), NC.
The pioneers built stone homes with cellar tunnels to escape
Schuffert/Shuford m. Mary Clare Conrad
Johannes was about about 1723 in Germany, came to America,
and died 18 June 1790 in Lincoln (Catawba) County.
Johannes is buried in the old Shuford family cemetery on John
Johannes married Mary Clare Conrad in PA around 1743.
Mary Clare may have been born about 1724. Their first
three children were born in PA. To see a list of their
children, see the website of the
Shuford Family Cemetery.
Family plaque: In memory of the Shuford Family in North
Carolina. Geo Shufford & Consort Rody 16th Aug 1762
John Shufford & Consort Mary
Clark, 16th June 1790. Children of John: Martin, David, Daniel,
John, George, Jacob, Mary, Maultena, Cathleena, Gartrout - April
4, 1766. Sarah Shuford - April 8, 1786 & Gartrout Conrad - Oct
8, 1779. Philip Shuford - 28 April 1768. David Shuford - Sen.
Aug 28, 1828 age 67 years. David R. Shuford - July 8, 1828 age
19 years. Elizabeth Shuford - Feb 28, 1853 age 79 years. David
Shuford - June 3, 1834 age 73 years. Elizabeth Shuford - June
1820 age 60 years. Mary Shuford, wife of George P. Shuford - Aug
16, 1834 age 21 years. Erected by the Shuford Historical
John 'Martin' Shuford
(Loyalist) m. Eve Catherine Warlick
John Martin Shuford was born in 1744 at Berks County, PA.
His wife Eve was born Feb. 20, 1750 in Anson County, NC.
She was the daughter of Johann Daniel Warlick/Wahrlick) and Maria Barbara
Cora Schindler Warlick. Eve and John wed in March of 1766.
Eve's father Johann was for in 1709 in Stuttgart,
Wurttemberg, Germany and died in 1772 in Lincoln County NC.
His second wife was Maria Barbara Schindler. Johann came
to America on the "Mortonhouse" to PA in 1729. Johann
moved to NC where he received 5100 acres from the Court of Pleas
and Quarter Sessions. He operated a grain mill there.
Johann was a Patriot for America, furnishing supplies to the
Militias of NC, SC and VA during the Revolutionary War.
His son-in-law, our Shuford ancestor John Shuford, was a Loyalist in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill which
occurred on June 20, 1780 in heavy fog at Christian Reinhardt's
farm. The Patriots surprised the Loyalists, who rallied
and return firing ensued. The fighting lasted two hours.
It is "said" that his wife Eve identified him from the fact that he
had previously been missing a toe. John died of war wounds
received in the Battle. His death occurred on the
battlefield, where he is buried in Lincolnton, NC on June 22nd
1780. Eve died many years later on January 24, 1822 in
John, a Loyalist, is memorialized by the Lincoln County
Historical Society. His
Buried here is Loyalist John Martin Shuford who died June 22,
1780 of wounds received in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. His
grave was originally marked with an old headstone and footstone.
In 1997 the Lincoln County Historical Association and
Shuford descendants dedicated a new monument to his memory and
removed the original grave marker to the Lincoln County Museum
Markers for Battle are located at:
Eve Catherine Warlick Shuford (Summey):
& wife Margaret Hoyle Shuford
Jacob Shuford was born on February 12, 1770 in Lincoln County
(now Catawba County) NC; he died 1 April 1844 in Catawba, NC.
He married Margaret Hoyle who was born on 28 January 1769 in
Lincolnton also and she died 20 June 1840, before Jacob, in Newton,
Catawba County, NC. They married in 1789. She
was the daughter of Margaret Costner Hoyle and husband John
Hoyle. Jacob and Margaret raised their children on a
branch of the South Fork River in NC which home was part of the
old John Martin Shuford farm inherited following Jacob's
father's death. At that death, Jacob was but 10 years old.
This was not the only farm property owned by Jacob so he helped
his children become landowners.
The children of Jacob and Margaret Hoyle Shuford are:
Elizabeth Shuford, 1790; John Shuford, 1792; Martin Shuford,
1794; Abel Shuford, 1796; Eve Shuford, 1799; Fannie Shuford,
1801; Eli Shuford, 1803; Jacob Shuford, 1805; Elkanah Shuford,
1807; Andrew Shuford, 1810; Susan Shuford, 1813.
Jacob's home included a mill and a general store which were
run by his son Elkanah. Jacob and Margaret belonged to the
German Reformed Church in that area of NC.
Jacob Shuford bequeathed his farm "The Bunker Hill Farm" to
son Eli who lived on the farm until shortly before the Civil War
at which time he sold it and traveled/moved to Texas.
Jacob and Margaret are buried at the Bunker Hill farmstead.
Margaret's ancestors reigned from Wiesbaden, Germany and they
arrived in America in 1741 to live in Frederick County, MD, and
then traveled south to reside on the South Fork of the Catawba
River in 1744 (at that time Tryon County; now Lincoln County
NC). Margaret's dad was John Hoyle and her granddad was
Peter Hoyle. John Hoyle married Margaret Costner of
Mecklenburg County on March 7, 1763 and they had 13 kids.
A Historical Sketch of the Shuford Family.
Martin Pinkney Shuford & wife
Rhoda Lawrence/Lowrance Shuford
Martin Pinkney Shuford was born in Lincoln (Catawba County
now) in 1794; he died April 1836. Martin married Rhoda Lawrence/Lowrance
of the same county.
Martin Pinkney at the age of 42; His wife Rhoda moved
to Medon, TN to live with her youngest daughter Susan who
married a Mr. Nichols of that town. She passed away in TN
in December of 1878 at age 86; buried in Medon TN.
Martin Pinkney was a state senator who represented Rutherford
County from 1825 to 1828 and again in 1833.
Martin and Rhoda had 7 kids: Mortimer (Rev.), Margaret
Amanda, Catharine, Jacob Laban, Susan, James Monroe and Eli (Eli
was a "licentiate exhorter in the Methodist Church." * Per: Full text of "A historical sketch of the Shuford family"
James Monroe Shuford & wife
Elizabeth Catherine Robb/Rabb Shuford
James Monroe Shuford was born on July 7, 1831 in Rutherford
County, NC. He died on October 4, 1900 in Fairview,
Buncombe County, NC.
His wife Elizabeth Catherine Robb Shuford was born several
years after James, on May 21, 1838 in Iredell County, NC.
Elizabeth died on October 5, 1911 - 11 years and 1 day after her
husband. She died in Swannanoa, Buncombe County, NC.
They married on November 17 of 1875 when she was 19 and he
was 26. James was a school teacher. Their first child was
born and died in 1859. This must have been crushing. Their
*"James Monroe Shuford, the youngest of the family,
was born July 7, 1831: died Oct 4, 1900. He gradu-
ated at Olin College, N. C, after which he went to
Trinity College. He married Miss Elizabeth Rabb, of
Statesville. He left a wife and 6 children; 5 boys and i
girl, all of whom live at Fairview, Buncombe County,
N. C. He spent his life teaching, and was a prominent
Sharon Methodist Cemetery
Fairview Buncombe County NC. Their son
Carl Clyde Shuford is also buried here.C
Eugene Shuford (Sr.) and wife Eliza W. "Midge" Rickman