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The Descendants of Martin Shetter

Updated June 27, 2004

Dolores Wagner
P.O. Box 468
Diana, TX 75640-3557
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Members of the Shetter(s)/Shutter(s)/ Schetter and related families have started a DNA project utilizing the facilities of Family Tree DNA. It is our belief that many of these surnames are derived from the original settler, Jacob Schotter, a German immigrant, who settled in York County, Pennsylvania in the mid 1700s. For various reasons, these names were misspelled and/or miss-pronounced by later generations and became essentially new names. Initial requirements for starting a group is that six males (6 only) with any of these names would join the group for a fee of $99.00. A test kit would be shipped to the applicant who would do an inside the cheek swab and mail the specimen back to Family Tree DNA. Anyone who thinks he may be related is urged to join the group. All of this is further (and better) explained on the FTDNA web site which is: We honestly pray that this will help solve some of the dilemmas that exist in researching and compiling a history of this family.

I am researching the Shetter family that first appeared in E. Tennessee in the early 1800s
There is a listing in "EARLY TENNESSEE TAXPAYERS", compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore, 1980;
The lists were returned to the Anderson County Court on June 16, 1810.....The following lists give the names of the first residents of Anderson County, together with a few men who owned land, but lived elsewhere....
On page 224 Shetter, Martin 1 black poll.

Church Records: Selected Areas of PA, 1600s-1800s
York County, Vol 3, Quickel's (Zion) Lutheran and Reformed Church
Martin of Georg Schetter, born May 4, 1792, baptized June 17, 1792.
Sponsors: Martin Schetter and Catharina.

Our Martin Shetter was born about 1792 in PA...this is possibly the record of his birth

A Martin Shetter served in the war of 1812, muster roll Brown's Reg't. East Tennessee Volunteers
DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry
DATES: September 1813 - January 1814
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Roane, Anderson, Knox, and Sullivan Counties
CAPTAINS: Allen Bacon, Hugh Barton, William Christian, William Neilson, Lunsford Oliver, James Preston, John Underwood, William White
My grandmother was Artalissa Shetter, daughter of Martin Shetter. She was born in 1822 in Anderson Co., TN. Records indicate this Martin Shetter was her father.

A Martin Sheters purchased land in Morgan County, Alabama on June 8, 1833. Land was in Morgan County and consisted of 80.19 acres. From a land Patent report issued by the bureau of land management, Eastern States, General Land Office. A copy of the document is on file.

Martin and family were found on the 1830 Morgan County, Alabama census. He was listed as Martin Shuller. His family was listed as follows: 1 m 0-5, 1 m 5 - 10, 1 m 10 - 15, 1 m 30 - 40. 2 f 0 - 5 , 3 f 5 - 10, 1 f 30 - 40.

Martin appears in the 1840 Shelby County, Tennessee Census as follows:
SHUTTER, Martin 0101201-1421001.

Martin Shetter was the only Shutter / Shetter or any variation of the name that lived in Shelby Co., TN. in 1840. All the marriages for Shutters / Shetter / Shelter, that were recorded in Shelby Co., TN. between 1841 and 1849, were more than likely Martin Shetter's children. Several of them removed to Harrison Co., TX, in 1849, then on to Titus Co., TX. with James T. Smith and Artalissa Shetter.
John J. Newman Jr, Arthur Craig Quick, Helen Smith, George Johnson, Beverly Ann Bridge Darsey, & Martha McClung, for all of their previous work on these lines.


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