Shaffer, Hiram M
Shaffer, Hiram M., a minister of the Methodist Episcopal. Church, was born in Carroll County, O., in 1804, and graduated as a physician when but eighteen years of age. He afterwards studied law, and was admitted to the bar at Sidney. He joined the Church in 1831, was licensed to preach in 1832, and entered the Ohio Conference the same year. In this and the Central Ohio Conference he passed his ministerial life. He was several times elected delegate to the General Conference. He died near Richwood, O., Dec. 29, 1871. He published a work on Infant Baptism (N.Y. 1856, 12mo). See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, p. 92.