Puffer Genealogy

George Shelford PUFFER

George Shelford PUFFER[1, 2]

Male 1800 - 1886  (86 years)

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  • Name George Shelford PUFFER 
    Born 9 Aug 1800  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    71808396 
    Died 26 Sep 1886  Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Green-Wood Cemetery
    Person ID I18650  Puffers
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 

    Father George PUFFER,   b. 4 Jan 1777, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1828, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SHELFORD,   b. 7 Jan 1780, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1824, Clinton, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1799  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F9866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cornelia Depeyster STAGG,   b. 31 Dec 1803, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1833, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1824  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mary PUFFER,   b. 5 Jul 1825, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1894, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. George Drevar PUFFER,   b. 6 Jan 1827, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1898, Upper Montclair, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. William Nichol PUFFER,   b. 4 Sep 1828, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1893, Lakewood, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. John Peter PUFFER,   b. 29 Jun 1830, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1831, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Edward Holmes PUFFER,   b. 17 May 1832, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1876, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F11635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte Ann RAWSON,   b. 2 Oct 1807, Nantucket, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1896, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Ann Rawson PUFFER,   b. 18 Nov 1848, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1852, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F11634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • He arrived in NYC, NY Aug. 7, 1801, and settled in Brooklyn. He recived his education in the Blue Coat School, Christ;s Hospital, London. He became a prominent and wealthy citizen of Brooklyn and was for many years president of a Brooklyn bank. He was living in Brooklyn in 1876.

      He returned to England in 1810, but returned in 1812. The brig Prudence, on which he and his family took passage to this country, was captured off Sandy Hook (NJ) by the British ship Morgianna (Ed. note: during the War of 1812). The brig was taken to Halifax by a prize crew, but after 15 or 20 days a cartel was arranged, the passengers were sent to Boston, and they came to New York in stage coaches. He began mercantile life in the old Dutch house of David Rogers & Son. He received his education in the Blue Coat School, Christ's Hospital, London. He became a prominent and wealthy citizen of Brooklyn and was for many years president of the Atlantic National Bank. He was living in Brooklyn in 1876.

      He was a Major in the 82nd NY Infantry Regiment

      A banker. A distiller in 1857 @ 188 Pearl Street, NYC; home @ 130 Livingston, Brooklyn, 1857

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, page 343.

    2. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 343.

    3. [S556] Italian Genealogical Group.

    4. [S889] New York, New York Death Index 1862-1948.

    5. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 342.