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|John Shepherd||see FAMILY TREE|
Born: Abt. 1768 Menallen, Adams, PA
Marriage 29 Feb 1795 possibly in Missouri
Died: Abt. 1809 Breckinridge Co., KY
1. Hiram Shepherd
b. Abt. 1796 New Madrid, MO
m. 7 Aug 1817 to Linda Candice (Dicey) Markham in Breckinridge Co, KY
d. After 1868 Arkansas
2. Solomon Shepherd
b. 01 Jan 1800 Breckinridge Co., KY
m. 5 Jan 1821 to Nancy Pate in Breckinridge Co., KY
m. 31 May 1847 to Pleasant Smith in Audain Co MO
d. 17 Aug 1866 Rall Co., MO
3. John Shepherd
b. 25 Nov 1802 Breckinridge Co., KY
m. Jul 1831 to Tennessee McComas in Putnam, IL
d. 14 Mar 1883 Union Hardin, IA
4. Sophia Shepherd
b. 1807 Breckinridge Co., KY
m. 11 Jan 1824 to William E Blanchard in Perry, IN
m. 28 Jun 1832 to William Doss in Vermillion Co., IN
d.May 1863 Vermillion Co., IN
5. Benning (Ben) Shepherd
b. 29 Oct 1808 Breckinridge Co., KY
m. 28 Jul 1835 to Eliza Johnson in Vermillion Co., IN
d. 11 Apr 1897 Vermillion Co., IN
by Susan Brooke
|1. US Quaker Meeting Records 1681-1935 US Quaker Meeting Records 1681-1935 Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1780-1835; Collection; Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; call Number: RG/B/M 461 2.1|
|2. Westland Monthly Men's Meeting 1785-1811, Box -48, pg. 112 as found in the collections of Friends Historicaal Library Swarthmore College "Redstone preparative Meeting complains of John Shepherd, for neglecting the attendance of our Religious Meetings, he likewise having for about two years been charged with committing Fornication and refusing to go with the Overseers to the Woman until she was gone out of the Parts in order to clear himself, etc.|
of Washington County, Ohio 1788-1881 pg. 510
|4. Bible record from folder found in Breckinridge Library|
|(5) The bill of sale was found in the estate papers and has the signature of John Shepherd.|
|(6) In the
Inventories and Sales Bills. 1810-1812 Shepherd John Estate Breckinridge
County Court, Shepherds John, Inventories, Appraisements & Sale Bills
1812 box 1 folder 5.
John Shepherd's funeral cost was $11.00. A wall was built around Mr. Shepherd's grave for $7.00. The estate was small, only about $161.00 sterling. The inventory listed "bible and other books."
Observations on the parentage of John Shepherd
1. Two of his children, John and Ben Shepherd, say in the 1880 census that their father was born in PA
2. By 1773 his father, Solomon Shepherd, was living on the frontier of
Immigration of the Irish Quaker in PA 1682-1750 pg. 183 "In a journal of 1773 (by John Parish) were Joseph & Anthony Blackburn and Simon & James McGrew, living between the two Sewicklys; Solomon Shepherd and his brother John, located near Fort Ligonier, -- all from Menallen."
3. John Shepherd was disowned from the church in 1790, was in the process of acquiring land in Fredericktown, PA, but disappeared from the records in PA
4. The John Shepherd that showed up in Belpre, OH in 1791 had come from the
History of Belpre, by C. E. Dickinson, 1920 pg. 41 "The men who served at Belpre, but not all at the same time, two or three being a proportion for each garrison, were Cornelius Delano, Joel Oaks, Benjamin Patterson, Joshua Flechart, Georghe Kerr, John Shepherd, and James Caldwell. The first two were New England men; the other five had ben brought up on the frontier."
5. His first son was named Hiram after the brother of his wife, Lucretia Patterson. The second son was named "Solomon," after his father.
6. There are several DNA matches to this family. Below are a brief sample.