I have been tracing back some family members and came across the Shaffer family who were hotel proprietors (according to US Census) around 1880 in Perry County, and then found out there as a hotel called the Shaffer House.
Do yo have any additional information about this building or the family that ran it.
Samuel Shaffer m. Mary A. s. John H m. Paralee Bell
John H m. Paralee d. Nettie s. Charles s. Harry s. Ralph s. Roland
Nettie Shaffer m. Unknown Allen s. Samuel Allen (b1894) s. James Hiley Allen (b. 1901)
James Hiley Allen m. Ruby Calvert of Hurst in Williamson Cty moved away, had six kids, including my father - Robert G. Allen b. 1936 in Dongola
Robert G m. Patsy Darrow of Cairo had me James Darrow Allen b in Litchfield, IL, 1976