Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
William Alexander Shaffer
William Alexander Shaffer was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in 1796. His father migrated to the United States from Prussia. Shaffer settled in Louisiana, on Little Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in 1835. He obtained a United States land grant and developed a sugar cane plantation, which he named Crescent Farm. By the time of his death in 1884, Shaffer owned over 3,500 acres of improved land which yielded 1,400 hogsheads of sugar. He and his wife, Emily Millette Bourgeois, bore five children, and their two sons, John Jackson Shaffer and Thomas Shaffer, served in the Army of the Confederacy. John J. Shaffer, who is buried in the historic cemetery, purchased Magnolia Plantation on LA 311 after the war. The ante bellum home remains in the Shaffer family.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 47.614′ N, 90° 49.422′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (a few steps from this marker); Georgiana Malvina Suthon (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Mackenzie (a few steps from this marker); Whitmell Pugh Martin (a few steps from this marker); Philip Sargent Armitage (within shouting distance of this marker); Felix Grundy Winder (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcus Pennington Zills (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2018.