Chapter XXI


(Page numbers from 1888 Green Book in [square brackets].)

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Jacob Shriver, Little Pipe Creek, Md.

Children with their Connections


JACOB SHRIVER, the youngest son of David Shriver, Sr., was born at the Homestead, Little Pipe Creek, Md. He remained at the home, and, at the death of his father, obtained possession of the homestead property at a moderate price, the heirs wishing to retain it in the family. The property, at the time, was well improved and valuable. A commodious, brick mansion had, recently, been built, though it had remained unoccupied for some time, owing to the reluctance of the family to abandon the old home in which they bad for many years resided. A tannery had also been established on the place, which enhanced the value of the property.

Jacob Shriver served a term — 1825-28 — as a member of the House of Delegates from Frederick County. He was not disposed, however, to occupy himself with public affairs, preferring, it would seem, the seclusion of his home, and the pleasure and profit derived from the superintendency of his plantation. Indeed, so well satisfied was he with his estate and pursuits that he named the place “Farm Content.” It was well deserving the appellation, for it possesses many attractive features calculated to foster a spirit of contentment. Little Pipe Creek, the stream which, at an early period, designated the settlement, and with which the home of the Shrivers subsequently became identified, winds its way, through the property, contributing not only its beauty but utility to the highly-productive estate. The spring, near the residence, like that at Conewago, is a surface limestone one, and sends forth an unfailing supply of water, which is utilized for dairy and other purposes.


Jacob Shriver and sons affiliated with the Whig party; subsequently, the sons supported the Republican party, and the cause of the Union, during the Civil War.

Jacob Shriver was born December 19th, 1779; died October 15th, 1841, aged 61 years, 9 months, 26 days. Married (1806) Anna Eva Hupert; born January 29th, 1788 ; died –.

Anna Eva Hupert, his wife, was the daughter of Adam Hupert of Hanover, Pa., who had married Mary Will, the daughter of Jacob Will and Elizabeth Shriver, of Conewago.

They had five children, viz.: David Hupert, Abraham Ferree, Mary Anna, Caroline Eltinge and Augustus.

DAVID HUPERT SHRIVER, the eldest son; remained with his father at Little Pipe Creek, and had charge of the tannery on the place. He was married to Mary Smith. At his father’s death, he shared with his brother Augustus the inheritance of the home plantation; erecting a fine residence for himself on the part which was assigned to him. He, subsequently, purchased property in Westminster, where he resided until the close of life. His widow survived him several years. There were no descendants.

ABRAHAM FERREE SHRIVER, second son of Jacob Shriver, was liberally educated, graduating from St. Mary’s College, Baltimore. He was fitted for the bar, and was admitted to the practice of his profession by the Frederick Court; but his health, which was always delicate, necessitated his early retirement. He, afterward, became identified with the editorial department of the “Baltimore Patriot,” a Whig journal of influence in the city and state: and, also, for a time, was the Washington Correspondent of the paper. In the later years of his life he was identified with the Banking House of Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C.

He was married to Mary Jane Glover, of Washington, and died leaving no descendants.

MARY ANNA SHRIVER, eldest daughter of Jacob Shriver, was married to George W. Slingluff, of Ohio. She died, leaving a son, Edward Shriver Slingluff, who married Naomi Sargent.


CAROLINE ELTINGE SHRIVER married Joshua Jones, of Baltimore. She survived her husband, and still resides in Baltimore; no children.

AUGUSTUS SHRIVER, the youngest son of Jacob Shriver, remained at the bomb, Little Pipe Creek; and, at his father’s death, retained possession of the homestead; sharing the landed estate with his brother, David. He was twice married: first, to Maria Louisa, daughter of David Keener, Esq., Baltimore; and, second, to Caroline Haines, of Carroll Co., Md. ,There were two children by the first marriage, and eleven by the second. He died from an acute malady; in the prime of life, in the midst of his business activities and usefulness. He was a man of fine personal appearance — model of manly vigor — genial and hearty in intercourse with his friends, and was much respected as a citizen in the neighborhood of his home, and by the community at large.


DAVID KEENER SHRIVER married Clementina M. Snader. Children: Harry (died), Annie Elizabeth, Mary Louise, Maud Keener, Carrie Eve, Alice (died), Edith (died), Eltinge, Edward, Howell.

MARY ANNA SHRIVER married John L. Reifsnider, of Westminster, Md. Children: William H. Keener (died), John Lawrence, Henry Shriver (died), Eltinge Ferree, Mania Louise.


CATHARINE FERREE SHRIVER married Philip R. Reese. Children: Augustus (died), William, Philip.

ALICE EVA SHRIVER married George R. Gehr. Children Carrie Shriver, Denton, Marianna, Lizzie (died), George.


EDWARD H. SHRIVER married Ella Lynch. Children: Margaret Bernardine, Edward Augustus, William Percy (died), Mary Anna, Caroline Haines.


WILLIAM A. SHRIVER married Gertrude Gehr. Children Marie, George.

MAGGIE L. SHRIVER married Wm. J. Roberts. Children Frank, an infant (died).

PERCY HOWARD, JEANNETTE, JENNIE, BETTIE and AUGUSTA SHRIVER, unmarried. The family at Little Pipe Creek were originally connected with “Kreider’s” (Reformed) Church in the neighborhood, and maintained that relation for many years.

Jacob Shriver’s family, in later years, became identified with the newly organized Reformed Church at Westminster, having been influential in the erection of the church edifice there, and in the maintenance of the services.

David Shriver, senior, by will, provided, in perpetuity, for a family burial ground on the place, at Little Pipe Creek, where his and his wife’s remains are intered, together with those of their sons, Andrew and Jacob, their wives, and other members of the family. The spot is protected. by a substantial inclosure, and is an interesting feature of the old Homestead.