The Shavers came to America about 1709 to 1710. They were palatine German Lutherans from the Rhine River. They came to New York City, and moved up the Hudson River to East Camp [now Germantown, about 15 miles north of Kingston, NY and 35 miles south of Albany] and to West Camp. The palatines numbered about 4,000 men, women and children.

At that time the old boundaries of Tryon County placed it west of Albany and stretched almost to Lake Erie. Tryon County became what is now Montgomery County about 1772 to 1784. The present location of a much smaller Montgomery County is along the Mohawk River 25 to 50 miles west-north-west of Albany.

It appears that the Shaver families continued to move up the Hudson River to the Albany area then westward along the Mohawk river. Peter Shaver was born in 1794. He met Eunice Tryon who was born in 1797 in New Connecticut, Schoharie County, [about 30 miles west of Albany], and married her in 1816 at Camillus, NY, Onondaga County, [about 10 miles west of Syracuse].

Peter and Eunice came to Cohocton, NY, Steuben County, in 1819. However, they appeared in the 1820 census in Camillus, Onondaga County. The 1830 and 1840 census shows them in Cohocton, called North Wayland after 1847. They had six sons.

Peter died 23 March 1882 at age 88. Eunice died after Peter. Both were buried in the East Wayland Cemetery, near Loon Lake.

Eunice's father was David Tryon, b about 1760 at 9 Partners, NY, and her mother was Mary Wademan Pierson.

[The above information courtesy of William John Shaver, b. 23 Jun 1940, Dansville, NY]