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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



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GENEALOGY 

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THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY 



A record of the early generations 
in America 



Leaflets 1-6 
1907 - 1912 



By 
Francis Way land Shepardson 



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THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 

A Record of the Early Generations in America. 

BY FRANXIS WAYLAXD SHEPARDSON. 



*. . /^ OMETIME in the year 1628-9, from what ship no record 

■ - ^^ remains to tell. Daniel Shepardson landed at Salem, Mass.. 

\ -4^ being one of a numerous company who sought homes in 

. I ,^ America at that period of English history. A tradition in- 

'■* dicates that he was accompanied by his brother, John, who soon 

-"- died of lockjaw as a result of a dispute in which a spade was 

" . thrown at him by his adversary. Some of the immigrants moved 

to Charlestown where Daniel Shepardson is recorded as a citizen 
in 1632. He was not one of the wealthy members of the Puritan 
body, but was a craftsman, a blacksmith by trade. 

"Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations, 
Has the craft of the smith been held in repute by the people." 

The place of his origin is not known, but members of the 
family are to be found in Yorkshire, England, now, and, as the 
name indicates a Scandinavian ancestry, he may have been from 
that part of the country. 

He was not an educated man, but he had so much company 
in that plight among the early Americans, that it is not specially 
to his discredit that his will is acknowledged by a cross, with 
"the marke of Daniell Sheopardson"' beneath it. Like most of the 
Puritans he was intensely superstitious, a believer in signs and 
omens, and when one day, as he was working at his forge, a stone 
fell from it and crumbled into powder, he recognized the evil 
portent and gave to his wife the nails which he was just makitig, 
saying, "They will come in handy some day." The nails were 
kept, and when he died, in Maiden, Mass. 26 July, 1644, they were 
used in the making of his coffin. 
V He had a comfortable home with three acres of ground around 



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it, his blacksmith shop, and fifty acres of pasture and meadow- 
land, scattered here and there, so that his widow, Joanna, who 
had tlie use of the property during her Hfetime, was quite well 
fixed for a woman of the day. His family comprised a son. 
Daniel, and two daughters, Lydia and Joanna. 

When the children were ready to marry, Daniel married Eliz- 
abeth Call ; his sister, Lydia, married Elizabeth's brother, Thomas 
Call, Jr. ; and after the death of their father, their mother, Joanna 
Shepardson, married the father of the Call children, Thomas Call, 
Sr., so that the relationship became a little mixed. 
,^ An abstract of the will and the inventory of the estate of this 
'' pioneer Shepardson have been printed as well as certain orders of 
the General Court about his property. [In N, E. Gen. Hist, Soc. 
Reg.] 

The second Daniel followed the trade of his father, making 
his home at Maiden, Mass., for some years. His name appears 
as one of a number who signed a petition to Sir William Phipps, 
17 October, 1694, praying to be permitted to establish a settlement 
in Attleboro, Mass. He seems to have owned land there as early 
as 1660. He took a prominent part in the town's affairs. With 
this removal from Maiden the Shepardson family found its home 
in a tract of land called "Rehoboth North Purchase," which in- 
cluded what later became the towns of Cumberland, Rhode Island. 
and Attleboro, Norton, and ^Mansfield, Mass., places in which the 
family has been represented almost continuously for more than 
two hundred years. 

The early records of Attleboro, Rehoboth, and Cumberland 

seem faulty and there is considerable confusion in the first few 

generations, but there is every indication that all Americans 

named Shepardson may be traced back to Attleboro, except a few 

'v. recent immigrants from England. 

The genealogical details so far as known follow: 

1. Daniel Shepaedso.v. blacksmith of Charlestown, Mass., coming 
from Salem. Admitted to the Church in Charlestown 8 June, IGSo. 
Removed to Maiden, where he died 26 July, 1644. His wife was Joanna 

, maiden name and date of marriage unknown. She survived her 

husband and married (2) Thomas Call, Sr. She died 30 January, 1661. 
Children: 

L Ltdia Shepardson, bapt. 24 July, 1637: m. (1) Thomas Call, Jr.; 
(2) Thomas Skinner. Child, Joanna Call, b. March, 1660. 
2. 11. Daniel Shepardson, bapt. 14 June, 1G41 (1639?). 

iii. Joanna Shepap.dson. bapt. 13 March. 1642 ; m. November, l^^^-, Y"'^^' 
er Kennicut of MaM-vn. and later removed to Swanzey. Cniiur..'n. 
Joanna, Lydia and John. 



SHEPARDSON. 3 

2. Damkl Shepakuson (Danier) succeeded his father as black- 
smith at Maiden. He was a freeman of Middlesex County. Mass., 29 
May, 1G74, and took the oath of fidelity 15 December, 1674. He married, 
11 April, 16CS, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Call. Sr., and widow of 
Mr. Samuel Tingley of Maiden. He removed to Attleboro where he had 
fifty acres about half a mile from "Old Town" on the Bay Road. He 
lived to an advanced age and was long called "old goodman Daniel 
Shepardson." He came near losing his property at one time as the 
Attleboro records indicate. So far as known his children were: 

i. Daniel Shepahdsox, b. U July, 1669; lieutenant in 9tli Mass Re^n 
against Canada in 1691 where he died 11 March, 16 91 He may 
have married and had son John. b. -22 July, 16X5. d. 15 October 
16S5. ' 

3. li. John Shepardson, bapt. January, 1671. 

4. iii. Nathaniel Shepardson, bapt. 28 October, 1680. 

iv. Elizabeth Shep.vrdson ; m. Robert Fuller, 19 January, 1699. 

V. Maky Shepaudso.v ; m. Joseph Ingraham, 11 April, 1700. 

vl. Joanna Shepardson; m. John I-XiUer, 22 December, 1701. 

3. John Shepardson^ {Daniel:' Daniel') lived in Attleboro until 
about 1697 when he moved to Rehoboth. He married 9 April, 1694 
Elizabeth Fuller who was born 12 May, 167S, and baptized .30 May, 1679,' 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Fuller of Attleboro! 
Children, recorded in Attleboro: 

1. Ruth Shepardson, b. 14 July, 1695: m. Ephraim Lane, son of John 
ana Sarah Lane. Alany descendants in Norton, Mass. She d. 17 52. 

11. Mehitable Shepardson, b. 31 January. 1096-7. 

Iii. Sarah Shepardson, b. 13 February, 1698-9, d. 28 April, 1699. 

6. Iv. Daniel Shepardson, b. 16 March, 1699-1700. 

6. V. A-Mos Shepardson, b. 30 September, 1704. 

7.vi. John Shepardson, bapt. 17 April, 1709. 

4. Nathaniel Shepardson {Daniel' DanieV) may have moved from 
Attleboro, Mass., to Rehoboth, where two of his children were baptized 

although all are recorded in Attleboro. His wife was Mary . From' 

similarity of names and some other circumstances, he may be the one 
referred to on page 236 of "Hinman's Connecticut Settlers" as "Nathan- 
iel Shippason, widow Mary, of Hebron, estate £207. He died 1718 
Children were Jonathan, Nathaniel, John, Elizabeth, Mary Mercy' 
Joanna, and others." Children recorded in Attleboro: 

8. 1. Jonathan Shepardson. b. 20 September, 1706. 

9. ii. NatiiAniel Shepardson, b. 26 March, 1708. 
Hi. Elizabeth Shepardson, 1^,1-,, ,^, , 
iv. Mart Shepardson, i "■ '■- -^^^J'- ^'^'^■ 

10. V. John Shepardson, b. 2.5 June, 1712. 

5. Daniel Shepardson {John,^ Daniel,^ Daniel') married in Itt'e- 
boro, Mass. (1) Hannah Richardson, 9 December, 1725 She d '^G Sep- 
\l^^^^<'^'^'^' }^^^^T^^ a son. He married (2) Mary Washburn, 9 Mav 
1<2S Several of the sons of this family went to Guilford, Vermont. 
Children, recorded in Attleboro: ^0^1. 

11. L Daniel Shepardson, b. 5 September, 1726. 

12. ii. John Shepardson, b. 16 FebruaiT, 1729. 

Hi. Hannah Shepardson, b. 29 December, 1730. 

13. Iv. Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 6 May, 1733. 

14. v. Stephen Shepardson, b. 11 August, 1735. 

x>J' ^^n'?. ^'i'^''^^"^'^^' ^'^o^''" JjanieU DanieV) married Margaret 
Pidge, 30 March, 1<32. He died in Attleboro in his 9-kh year The 
boys of this family followed the sea. Children, recorded in Aciieboro: 

15. i. Aiios Shepardson, b. 5 May, 1735. 

u. Zebediah Shepardson. b. 17 November. 1737, d. Seeitonk, Mass. 



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Iv. Elijah Shepardson, b. 8 May, 1741. 
Iv. Noah Shepardson, b. 3 April, 1745. 
V. Olive Shep.a.rdson, b. 30 June, 1752 ; m. John Macomber of Rehoboth, 

10 April. 1777. 
vL Araunah Shepardson, b. 7 August, 1756, drowned at sea. 
Perhaps also: 
vil. William Shepardson, wrecked between Liverpool and Boston. 

7. John Siiep.vbdsox (John.* Daniel,^ Daniel^) "has descendants in 
the Lake Champlain region" is the only record, January 1, 1907. WTiere 
he located is unknown. There are occasional traces of "northern Ver- 
mont Shepardsons." 

8. Jonathan Shepardson {'Sathaniel,* Daniel,^ Da7iiel^) lived in 
Attleboro, Mass., in Cumberland, R. I., and finally settled in Templeton, 
Mass., where he died in 1790. He married, 9 May, 1730, Abigail Fuller, 
who was born 6 July, 1704, daughter of John and Joanna (Shepardson) 
Fuller. Joseph Shepardson, who gathered extensive notes about the 
family, all of which were destroyed by fire before publication, reports 
that Jonathan's wife, "^vlerriam, died in 1771 very aged," and says 
children were Jonathan, born 3 January, 1735, Nathaniel and Joanna. 
The Attleboro records show no other Jonathan of this generation who 
might be confused with this line, and show children: 

L Nathaniel Shepardson, b. IS June, 1731 ; lived in Cumberland, R. I. 

II. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 21 May, 1732, d. early. 

111. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 19 January-, 1734; perhaps d. early and 

name given to son b. 3 January, 1735. 
Iv. Abigail Shepardson, b. 17 April, 1736. 
V. Mart Shepardson, b. 10 October, 1743, d. 30 March, 1745. 
vl. Mary Shepardson, b. 1 May, 1746, d. 31 March, 1752. 

Perhaps also: 

vll. Joanna Shepardson; m. 6 December, 1781, John Christianmillar. 

9. Nath.vniel Shepabdson {Xathaniel,^ Daniel.^ DanieV) probably 
lived in Cumberland, R. I., near the boundary line. I find no record 
of his family except of a son bearing his name. If he had several chil- 
dren this lack of records may make confusion in my later notes. Jan- 
uary 1, 1907, I am at sea about this line. There is probability of con- 
fusion, too, with Nathaniel, son of Jonathan No. 8. 

16. L Nathaniel Shepardson. 

10. John Shepardson {yathaniel,^ Daniel,'^ DanieV) married Abi- 
gail Richardson and moved to Ash Swamp, later called East Haddam, 
Conn. The order of birth of the children is not known and there may 
have been others than the ones named. 

1. Otis Shepardson. 
11. Daniel Shepardson, d. without issue. 

III. William Shepardson. 

17. Iv. Jonathan Shepardson. 

V. Isaac Shepardson. . ■ ' 

vL Abigail Shepardson. 

vll. Molly Shepardson. 

vlii. Hepsebah Shepardson. 

Ix. Ancel Shepardson, b. 14 January, 1759. 

11. Daniel Shepardson (Daniel,* Jolin,^ Daniel,' DanieV) lived in 
Attleboro for a while at least, the town records containing this entry, 
"Daniell Shepardson, Jr., and Mary Peck, dau. of Hezekiah Peck, late 
of Attleboro, were married by me. ye subscriber, 12 November, 1753. — 
Habijah Weld." Children recorded in Attleboro: 



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i. KoAH Shepardson, b. 4 August, 1756. 

il. OziAH Shepardson. b. 30 March, 1757; d. 5 February. 1758. 

UL Enoch Shepardson, b. 21 April, 1759. 

Iv. Hannah Shepardson, b. 8 May, 1765. 

12. John Shepardson (Daniel.* John,' Daniel," Daniel'^) removed to 
Guilford, Vt., of which town he was one of the founders. He was very- 
influential in the movement to make Vermont an independent state. 
He bore the title "Major." He was made Town Clerk in 1772 at the 
first town meeting of Guilford. He was a member of the Council in 
Vermont for several years as also Judge of the Supreme Court. He 
died of consumption 3 January, 1S02. His wife, Anna, died of old age 
10 (or 11) January, 1S17, then S7. They had eleven children according 
to a court record, but names are unknown. One son died at the age of 
eighteen. No further record. 

1. John Shepardson, b. 1753, d. 23 August, 1771. 

13. Zephaniah Shepardson (Datiiel,* John,' Daniel," DanieV) lived 
In Attleboro until about 1770 when he moved to Guilford, Vermont. 
He attended the first town meeting there 19 May. 1772, and was made 
a constable, an overseer of highways and an overseer of the poor. He 
was called "Lieutenant." He married (1) Ruth Hills (b. 1 July, 1733, 
d. 16 October, 17S2); (2) Demaris, widow of David Church. She d. 28 
July, 17S7, aged 54; (3) Mrs. LucinJa Chase of Halifax, Vt., 1 June, 
179S. She d. in the "Chinesee" country, 30 September, 1809. He d. 16 
October. 1804. Children: -^a.j^,w - x ^* _o_ wI^t'•- •" ': -_^ >c <^ 

L Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 21 March, 1755. " »' 

IL William Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1756. 

lli. KuTH Shepardson, b. 16 September, 1758; m. John Barney. 

Iv. Joseph Shepardson, b. 27 October, 1760. 

V. Jared Shepardson, b. 18 July, 1763. 

vi. Demaris Billings Shepardson. 

vll. David Church Shepardson. 

14. Stephen Shepardson (Daniel.* John,* Datiiel," DanieV) married 
Lucy Fisher of Attleboro, Mass., and moved to Guilford, Vt., where he 
was constable in 1774 and commissioner of highways in 1776. He was 
captain of a company in the Revolutionary war. All I have about his 
children follows: 

I. Stephen Shepardson, d. 11 April, 1806, aged 46. 

IL Peddt Shepardson, b. 15 November, 1771, d. 2 December. 1838; m. 
Robinson Perkins. 

15. Amos Shepardson (Amos.* John,* Daniel.- Daniel}) moved from 
Attleboro, Mass., to Northfield, Mass., in 1793, and to New York state 
In 1820. He married Rebecca Whitcomb and had children: 

L Amos Shepardson, b. 1787, had one son, Charles, of Warwick. Mass. 

II. Elijah Shepardson, b. 1789. 
111. Araunah Shepardson, b. 1791. 
Iv. Zebediah Shepardson, b. 1793. 

V. OLrvE Shepardson, b. 1795; m. Elijah Kendall, 15 April, 1814. 

16. Nathaniel Shepardson (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Daniel," Dan- 
ieP) lived at Arnold's Mills in Cumberland, R. L He married (1) Sarah 

, who died after 1771, and (2) Elizabeth . He was known as 

"'Squire Shepardson." Children: 

1. Nathaniel Shepardson, b. 22 March, 1758. 

IL M.art Shepardson. 

lii. Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 18 April, 1762. 

Iv. Isaac Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1764. . . 

V. Lucr Shepardson, b. 4 February-, 1766. 



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vi. Chloe Shepardson, b. 27 April, 176S; m. Otis JlUson, 3 April, 1796. 

vil. Olive Shepardson, b. 29 May, 1771. 

viil. Sabp.a Shepardson, b. 22 July, 1774. 

ix. Otis Shepardson, b. 20 April, 17 7 6. 

X. Hannah Shepardson, b. 21 August. 1778. 

xi. Nancy Shepardson, b. 21 Augmst, 1781. 

17. Jo.xATiiAN Shepakuso.x (Johu,* Nathaniel.^ Daniel.- Daniel^) has 
descendants in Smyrna, N. Y. The family moved from Connecticut to 
New York many years ago. His only son was 

i. Jonathan Shepardson. 

14. JoNATiTAN Shepardson (Jonathan.* Nathaniel,^ Daniel.- Daniel') 
married in Attleboro, ]Mass., Miriam, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Car- 
penter) Follett, who was born 11 February, 1733-4. In 1768 the family 
moved to Templeton, Mass., having lived a while in Cumberland, R. I. 
They removed in 1790 to Royalston, Mass. They both died the same 
day, 3 December, 1804. Children: 

i. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 23 April, 175S. 

il. Rebecca Shepardson, b. 30 November, 1759; m. Pratt. 

iil. Miriam Shepardson, b. 1 September, 1761. 

iv. Joanna Shepardson, b. 22 February, 1765. 

V. Rachel Shepardson, b. 6 Februarj-, 1767. 

vi. Beulah Shepardson, b. 28 May, 1769. 

vil. Abigail Shepardson, I, t i i^-^i aw -i 

viil. Isaac Shepardson. \^- J^"® 1- ^"^- Abigail m. Higglns. 

X, John Shepardson, b. 23 October, 1773. 
ix. Daniel Shepardson, b. 6 October, 1775. 

15. Isaac Shepardson (Xathaniel.* yatlianiel,^ Daniel," DanieV) 
lived in Wrentham, Mass., where he committed suicide by hanging. 
Children: 

1. Nathaniel Shepardson, d. Bridgewater, Mass. ; one dau. 

li. Sally Shepardson ; m. Wood, Seekonk, Mass. ; two eh. 

iil. Aaron Shepardson, d. Wrentham, Mass. ; one dau. 

iv. James Shepardson, d. Franklin, Mass. ; four ch. 

V. LucT Shepardson; m. Bartlett ; three ch. 

vi. John Shepardson ; seven children. 

vii. Isaac Shep.a.rdson, d. Wrentham, Mass. ; eight ch. 

vili. Jonathan Shepardso.n- ; eight children. 

Ix. Lydia Shepardson ; m. Chamberlain ; five ch. 

16. Ancel Shepardson (John,* Nathaniel,^ Daniel.^ DanieV) mar- 
ried, 25 July, 1782, Charlotte Colgi-ove, who was born 20 February, 1762, 
and died 23 February, 1850. He died 9 February, 1840. They lived' 
In Middletown, Rutland County, Vt. and in Fairfax, Franklin County. 
Children: 

i. Clarissa Shepardson, b. 27 January, 1783, d. August, 1830, in Gran- 
ville, Ohio. 

H. Asa Shepardson, b. 12 December, 1784, d. 14 August, 1842, in Dela- 
ware Co., Ohio. 
iii. Daniel Shepardson, b. 27 September, 1787. 
iv. David Shepardson, b. 25 October, 1790, d. 15 December, 1791. 
V. Ancel Shepardso.n. b. 10 July, 1793, d. 21 March, 1875, in Fairfax, Vt. 
vi. Joel Shepardson, b. 28 June, 1796, d. 25 December, 1850, in Vermont. 
vlL L/drinda Shepardson. b. 23 April, 1800. 

viii. Calista Shepardson, b. 10 February, ISOC, d. 13 August, 1861, In 
Alexandria, O. 

This completes the record of the first five generations of 
American Shepardsons, so far as I have been able to compile it. 



SHEPARDSON. 1 

There are several places where it is faulty. In some of the fam- 
ilies of the fourth generation there probably were other children 
horn after removal of the family from Attleboro. I have a record 
running back to an Ezra Shepardson of the fourth generation. I 
have another running back to Samuel Sliepardson, born in Attle- 
boro, lO February, 1757. I suppose him to be of the family of 
John Shepardson (fourth generation) whose descendants are 
found in the Lake Champlain country. In printing tlie records I 
have indicated where my information about a line ends. But the 
facts now known show that it ought not to be difficult to trace 
out all American Shepardsons and place them properly in order. 
Any one who has records of births, marriages and deaths of Shep- 
ardsons should send them to me for preservation and possible 
publication at some future day. 

FR-^NCIS W. SHEPARDSON, 

5592 Kimbark Avenue, 
February i, 1907. Qiicago, Illinois. 

John Eaton Shepardson, a civil engineer on the Southern and 
Western R. R. and Albert R. Shepardson, of Reading, Mass., 
are working with me in tliis study. 



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-^> THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 

^ A Record of the Line of Daniel Shepardson, 

^ Granville, Ohio. 

^?\ . BY FRANCIS WAYLAND SHEPARDSON. 5 S" ^ - .-^ •''''5-- w . ^, ... 



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[ ^ -^ This leaflet gives genealogical details of the family of my 

I ^. father, Daniel Shepardson, whose life was largely connected with 

[ -—the village of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, and some account 

i - .'^<ziji allied families, 
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\ 1. Daniel Shepardson, blacksmith of Charlestown, Mass., coming 

\ from Salem. Admitted to the Church in Charlestown S June, lOSIJ. 

I Removed to Maiden, where he died 2G July, 1644. His wife was Joanna 

. , maiden name and date of marriage unknown. She survived her 

husband and married (2) Thomas Call, Sr. She died 30 January, 1G61. 

Children: 

L Ltdia Shepakdson, bapt. 24 July, 1637; m. (1) Thomas Call, Jr.; 
(2) Thomas Skinner. Child, Joanna Call, b. March, 1660. 
2. 11. Daniel Shepardson, bapt. 14 June, 1641 (1639?). 

Hi. Joanna Shepardson, bapt. 13 March, 1642; m. November, 1661, Rog- 
er Kennicut of Maiden, and later removed to Swanzey. Children. 
Joanna, Lydia and John. 

2. Daniel Siiepaeu-son {DanieP) succeeded his father as black- 

I smith at Maiden. He was a freeman of Middlesex County, Mass., 29 

May, 1674, and took the oath of fidelity 15 December, 1674. He married, 
, 11 April, 1668, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Call, Sr., and widow of 

I I Mr. Samuel Tineiey of Maiden. He removed to Attleboro where he had 

■ I fifty acres about half a mile from "Old Town" on the Bay Road. He 

\ I lived to an advanced rge and was long called "old goodman Daniel 

\ f Shepardson." He came near losing his property at one time as the 

i I Attleboro records indicate. So far as known his children were: 

; I 1. Daniel Shepar-^son, b. 11 Julv, 1669; lieutenant in 9th Mass. R-grt. 

1 I against Canada in 1691 wl-.ere he died 11 March, 1691. He may 

i i ^ have married and had son John. b. 22 July, 16S5, d. 15 October. 

I I "■ 1685. 

,^ I 11. John Shepardson, bapt. January, 1671. 

':. ■ I 3. Hi. X.\THANiEL Shepardson, bapt. 28 October, 1680. 

f } iv. Elizabeth Shepardson; m. Robert F\iller, 19 January. 1699. 

i. i V. Mary Shei'ardson ; m. Joseph Ingraham, 11 April, 1700. 

vl. Joanna Shepardson; m. John P'uller. 22 December. 1701. 



3. Nathaniel Shepaedson {Daniel.^ DanieP) may have moved from 
I : Attleiiovo, .N'sss.. to Rehobota. where two of his children were baptized, 

) althouj^h all are recorded in Attleboro. His wife was Mar>- . From 

\i I similarity of names and some other circumstances, he may be the one 

I I referred to on page 236 of ''Hinman's Connecticut Settlers" as "Nathan- 

,! i iel Shippason, widow Mary, of Hebron, estate £207. He died 1718. 



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2 SHEPARDSON. 

Children were Jonathan, Nathaniel, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Mercy, 
Joanna, and others." Children recorded in Attleboro: 

4. 1. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 20 September, 1706. 
II. Nathaniel Shepardson. b. 26 March, 170S. 

Hi. Elizabeth Shepardson, J . .t, ,,„„ ,7,^ 
Iv. Mary Shepardso.v, I °- ^- ^^^^' ^'^"• 

V. John Shepardson, b. 2,5 June, 1712. 

4. Jo.vATHAX Shepardson iXathanieh' Daniel.^ DanieP) lived in 
Attleboro. Mass., in Cumberland, R. I., and finally settled in Tempieton, 
Mass., where he died in 1790. He married, 9 May. 1730, Abigail Fuller, 
who was born 6 July, 1704, daughter of John and Joanna (Shepardson) 
Fuller. Joseph Shepardson, who gathered extensive notes about the 
family, all of which were destroyed by fire before publication, reports 
that Jonathan's wife, "Merriam, died in 1771 very aged," and says 
children were Jonathan, born 3 January, 1735. Nathaniel and Joanna. 
The Attleboro records show no other Jonathan of this generation who 
might be confused with this line, and show children: 

L Nathaniel Shepardson, b. 18 June. 1731 ; lived in Cumberland, R. I. 
II. Jonathan Shepardson. b. 21 May, 1732, d. early. 

5. ill. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 19 January, 1734; perhaps d. early and 

name gi%"en to son b. 3 January-, 1735. 
Iv. Abigail Shepardson, b. 17 April, 1736. 
V. Mart Shepardson, b. 10 October, 1743, d. 30 March, 1745. 
vl. Mart Shepardson, b. 1 May, 1746, d. 31 March, 1752. 

Perhaps also: 
vU. Joanna Shepardson; m. 6 December, 1781, John Christianm!llar. 

5. Jonathan Shepardson (Jonathan* Nathaniel.' Daniel,'' DardeV) 
married in Attleboro, Mass., Miriam, daughter of Isaac and Sarah 
(Carpenter) FoUett, who was born 11 February, 1733-4. In 176S the 
family moved to Tempieton, Mass., having possibly lived a while in 
Cumberland, R. I. They removed in 1790 to Royalston, Mass. They 
both died the same day, 3 December, 1804. Children: 

L Jonathan Shepardson, b. 23 April, 1758. 

li. Rebecca Shepardson, b. 30 November, 17 59; m. Pratt. 

ili. MmiAM Shepardson, b. 1 September, 1761. 

iv. Joanna Shepardson, b. 22 February. 1765. 

V. Rachel Shepardson, b. 6 February, 1767. 

vl. Beclah Shepardson, b. 28 May, 1769. 

vii. Abigail Shepardson. i k t„„.. 1 ^-1^ ak;„„ii ~ tji„.^„= 

viii. Isaac Shepardson, i ^- J""® ^' ^'^^' Abigail m. Hlggins. 

ix. John Shepardson, b. 23 October, 1773. 

6. X. Daniel Shepardson, b. 6 October, 1775. 

6. Daniel Shepardson {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Nathaniel," Daniel,^ 
Daniel^) lived in Royalston, Mass. Farmer. Married, 9 September, 

1801, Prudence, daughter of David and Elizabeth ( ) Cook. She 

died 24 June, 1858, aged 78. He died 5 May, 1856. Children: 

I. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 23 November, 1802, d. 18 January-, 1875. 
II. Prudence Shepardson, b. 12 August, 1804; m. William Moore; d. 

26 June 1877. 
Hi. Ln-T Shepardson, b. 19 April, 1806, d. 5 June, 1820. 

Iv. Eliza Shepardson, b. 4 April, 1808; m. Charles Moore; d. . 

V. David Cook Shepardson, b. 31 May, 1810, d. 7 September. 1813. 
vl. Millie Shepardson, b. 25 March, 1812; m. George Moore, Athoi, 
Mass.; d. 1S93. 

7. vii. Daniel Shepardson, b. 27 July, 1813. 

viii. Davtd Cook Shepardson, b. 2 October, 1815, d. 1893. 
ix. John Shepardson, b. 12 April, 1S20, d. 14 Decem.ber, 18S9. 
X. Eri Shepardson, b. 10 September. 1S21. d. 5 March, 1S95. 



SHEPARDSON, 3 

7. Daniel Shkpardson (Daniel.^ Jonathan.^ Jonathan.* 'Sathnnieh^ 
Daniel.' Daniel'), born in Royalston, Worcester County, Mass., %vas the 
first of the family name in America to attend college, spending two 
years at Amherst College and two years at Brown University. Alpha 
Delta Phi. Did not graduate, but received honorary degree of Master 
of Arts from Granville College (now Denison University) in lS4'j and 
same degree from Brown University in 1S53, also the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Lewisburg (now Bucknell 
University) in 1872. Moved to Ohio in 1S41, traveling by stage to Al- 
banv, thence by packet boat on the Erie Canal thirteen days and nights 
to Buffalo, thence six more days by lake and Ohio Canal to Newark. 
Licking County. Baptist minister in Zanesville, Cincinnati. Cheviot and 
liqua. Principal of Woodward High School, Cincinnati, 1S55-1SG2, and 
for sixteen years member of Board of Examiners and Inspectors of 
Schools in that city. Principal of the Young Ladies' Institute, Gran- 
ville, Ohio, 1S6S-1SS7, and founder of Shepardson College, the women's 
department of Denison University. Member of Board of Trustees of 
Denison Universitv 1S43-1860 and 1SS0-1SS9. He died in Granville, 9 
December, 1S99. He married, (1) 1S40, in Sandisfield, Mass., Harriet 
S. Wilcox, who died in Newark. Ohio, August, 1841; (2) 1 December, 
1S42, Harriet Bestor Beard of Zanesville, Ohio, who died in Cincinnati 
9 June, 1853; (3) 18 June, 1854, Eliza Ann, daughter of James Rogers 
and Hannah (Mulloy) Smart, who was born 21 March, 1835, in Orange. 
Melj^s County, Ohio. Children: 

I. Infaiit son, b. August, 1841, d. same month. 
11. Mart Shepaldson, d. in infancy. 

III. Harriet Julia Shepardson, b. 29 April, 1S52 ; m. 1 February, 1876, 

James Murdoch of Ontida, 111.; d. 9 March, 1S79. 
Iv. Hannah Shepap-dson, b. 28 January, 18 5 5, d. 20 February, 1S55. 
v. Mart Ella Shepardson, b. 3 May, 1856; m. 28 October, 1SS2, H. 
Sterling Pome of Sommers. Mass. ; resides in Boston, Mass. 
Eliza Davis Shepardson, b. 26 October, 1858: m. 26 October, 1881, 

Ciiarles Allen Marsh of Chicago, 111.: d. 22 April, 1SS9. 
Jo Hannah Shepardson, b. 3 January. 1860; m. 12 December. 1833, 

Francis W. Thome of Granville, Ohio; resides Norfolk, Va. 
Daniel Shepardson, b. 2 July, 1861, d. 15 August, 1861. 
Francis Watland Shepardson, b. 15 October, 1S62; m. 3 Septem- 
ber, 1884, Cora Lenore Whitcomb of Clinton. Ind. 
George Defrees Shepardson, b 20 November, 1864 ; m. 31 August, 

1892. Harri.-t King of King's Mills. Ohio. 
Daniel Shepardson, b. 1 December, 1868 ; m. 27 August. 1895, Mary 
Belle Smith of Newark, Ohio; d. 25 November, 1905. m Hono- 
lulu, H. I. 
15. ,xii. John Ernest Shepardson, b. 26 October, 1877. 

8. Harbiet Julia Siiepabdson (DanieV Daniel" Jonathan," Jona- 
than* yathaniel,^ Daniel.- DanieV) married 1 February, 1876, James 
Murdoch of Oneida, Illinois. He died in 1884. She died 9 March, 1879. 
Children; 

1. Thomas D. Murdoch, b. 18 October. 1877; real estate dealer. Gales- 
burg. 111. 

II. Harriet Mat Murdoch, b. December, 1878, d. 10 August, 1879. 

9. Maby Ella Shepardson {Daniel.'' Daniel,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
yathaniel.^ Daniel.- Daniel') married 28 October 1882 in Prague, 
Bohemia, Hiram Sterling Pomeroy, son of Oren and Lucinda (Pomeroy) 
Pomeroy of Sommers, Connecticut {Oren,'' Hiram.'' John* Noah.^ Joseph.- 
Elttceed'). He is a physician residing in Boston, Mass. Children: 

1. Faith Pomeroy, b. 10 December, 1883. 

11. Kenneth Pojieroy, b. 9 March, 1886. 

ill. Eric Pomeroy, b. 3 January, 18SS : d. 12 Au^xist. 1893. 

Iv. GLA0Y8 Pomeroy, b. 30 April, 1S90 ; d. 19 April, 1S95. 

V. Norman Pomeroy, b. 8 October, 1892. 

vi. Dorothy Pomeroy, b. 14 June, 1898. 



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11. 


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vUi. 


12. 


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10. Eliza Davis Shepabdson (DanielJ Daniel,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan.* 
Nathaniel,^ Daniel.- DanieV) married 26 October, ISSl, Charles Allea 
Marsh of Chicago who was born in Granville, Ohio, 16 July, 1857 (son 
of Fletcher and Jane E. (Allen) Marsh i, and graduated from Denison 
University in 1S7S (^Fletcher O..' John P.." Moses.^ Moses.* Moses.^ John,'' 
Alexander^). He is a dealer in railway timber. She died 22 April, 1889. 
Children: 

i. Lottie Dorothea M.ajish, b. 20 Seiitembc-r, 1882, d. 6 May, 18S3. 

ii. Harold Marsh, b. 2 June, 1884, d. 29 June, 1S96. 

lii. Helex Marsh, b. 10 August, 18S6. 

Iv. Allen Fletcher Marsh, b. 9 July. 1888. 

11. Jo Hanxaii Siiepaedson (Daniel.' Daniel." Jonathan.'^ Jonathan.* 
Nathaniel.' Daniel.- Daniel^) married 12 December, 1SS3, Francis Wil- 
liam Thorne of Granville, Ohio, who was born in Baltimore, Md., 19 
August, 1853, son of Levi and Mary (Rose) Thorne. He graduated 
from Denison University in 1876. He is in business in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. Children: 

1. Margaret Rose Thorxe, b. 21 April. 1SS5. 

11. Mildred Virginia Thorne. b. 21 January, 1887. 

lii. Josfphine Skepardsox Tkorxf, b. IS July, ISSO. 

iv. FliANCis Levi Thorne, b. 25 December, 1893, d. 28 March, 1894. 

V. Mart Sterling Thorxe, b. 2 April, 1900. 

12. Fbancis Wayland Shepardsox [Daniel.^ Daniel.'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* Nathaniel,^ Daniel.- DanieD born In Cheviot, Ohio, 15 Oc- 
tober, 1862. Lived in Piqua, Ohio, in infancy. Moved to Granville, 
Ohio, 1868. Received degree of Bachelor of Arts from Denison Univer- 
sity 1882, being the first of the family name in America to secure a 
baccalaureate degree. Attended Brown L'niversity 18$2-3 and received 
degree of Bachelor of Arts ISS'3. In 1SS6 Master of Arts of Denison 
University. Instructor, Young Ladies Institute, Granville. Ohio. 1883- 
1S87. Editor of Granville Times 1SS7-1S90. Member firm "Ku3smaui & 
Shepardson," printers, book-sellers and stationers, 1887-1890. Graduate 
student at Yale University 1S90-1S92, receiving degree of Doctor of Phil- 
osophy 1892. Moved to Chicago, Illinois, 1892. Doceni, the LTniversity 
of Chicago, 1892-1893; University Extension Assistant in History, 1893- 
1895; Instructor in American History, and Secretary of the Lecture- 
study Department of the University Extension Division. 1895-1897: 
Acting Recorder. 1897-1898; Assistant Professor of American History, 
1897-1901; Secretary to the President, lS97-19<i4; .Associate Professor 
of American History since 1901 and Dean of the Senior Colleges since 
1904. Editorial writer on the Chicago Trihnne. In 1906 received the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Denison University on the 
occasion of its seventy-fifth airniversary. Member of American His- 
torical Association, Illinois Soci-ety Sons of the Revolution, Beta Theta 
Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Center Star Lodge No. 11 Free and Accented 
Masons, Granville Ohio, Chicago Chapter No. 127 Royal Arch Masons, 
Chevalier Bayard Commandery No. 52 Knights Templar, Chicago, C^nr- 
ter member and first Past Chancellor Altamaha Lodge No. 296, Kn-ghts 
of Pythias, Granville, Ohio. Married in Clinton, Indiana, 3 September, 
18S4, Cora Lenore WTiitcomb. daughter of John and Margaret (Whit- 
comb) "^Tiitcomb (John," Benjamin Raymond.'' Anthony,'^ Asa,^ Nathan- 
iel* James.' Robert,^ John^). CMld: 

16. 1. John 'VN'hitcomb Shepardson, b. 25 July, 18S5, Clinton, Ind. 

13. Geoege Defrees Shepabdsox (Daniel.'' Daniel." Jonathan.' Jon- 
athan,* Nathaniel.' Daniel.- DcnieP) born in Cheviot, Ohio. 20 Novem- 
ber, 1864. Lived in Piqua, Gliio. in infanuy. Moved to Granville, Ohio, 
1868. Received degree of Bachelor of Arts from Denison University, 
1885. Special student Ohio State University 1SS5-1SS6. Instructor, 
Young Ladies Institute, Granville, Ohio, 1SS6-1887. With Edison Elec- 



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tile light company. Boston. 1SS7-1SSS. Graduate student at Cornell 
rniversity 18SS-1SS9. receiving degree of Mechanical Engineer 1SS9. 
Engaged in electrical work in Pittsburg, Pa., and Akron, Ohio, 1889- 
]^9<K Instructor in Physics, Cornell Universif^-. 1^90-1891. Professor 
of Electrical Engineering in the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, 
since 1891. Member of honorary scientific society of Sigma Xi. Member 
of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Engineers' Club 
of Minneapolis. Author of numerous articles in technical papers. 
Married 31 August, 1S92. Harriet Bowker King of King's Mills, Ohio, 
daughter of Ahimaaz King (Thomas.' Thoynat.^ Ebenezer.' Ebenezer,^ 
James.' James.' WiUia7n') and Amanda (Luck) King (she being the 
daughter of Henry and Sarah (Chandler) Luck). Child: 

1. Mart Kino SniyARDsoN, b. 26 June, 1896. 

14. Daniel Shepardson {Daniel.^ Daniel,^ Jonathan.'' Jonathan* Na- 
thaniel.^ Daniel.- DanieP) born in Granville, Ohio, 1 December, 1868. 
Received degree of Bachelor of Arts from Denison University 188S. 
Graduate student in Yale University 1SS8-1891, receiving degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy 1S91. Assistant In the American Institute of 
Sacred Literature 1SSS-1S91. Graduate student in the Morgan Park 
Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago Divinity School 
1S91-1S93. Assistant pastor of First Baptist Church of Chicago 1892- 
1893. Had a stroke of paralysis in 1893 and was obliged to use a 
wheel chair during the remainder of his life. Ordained to the Baptist 
ministry 1895. Engaged in evangelistic work 1896-1905. being widely 
known as "the wheel chair evangelist" and dying "in the harness" at 
Honolulu, H. I., 25 November, 1905. Author of "The Suffering Savior." 
"Sorrows Sanctified." and ''Studies in the Epistles to the Hebrews." 
Member of Beta Theta Pi. Married 27 August, 1895, Mary Belle Smith, 
daughter of Ross Eldon and Eleanor Augusta (Stuart) Smith of New- 
ark, Ohio. No children. 

15. John Ernest Shepardson (Daniel.'' Daniel." Jonathan.' Jona- 
than,* Nathaniel.^ Daniel.- Danie?) born in Granville, Ohio, 26 October, 
1S77. Received degree of Bachelor of Science from Denison University 
1902. Special student Ohio State University 1903-1904. Instructor in 
Science Dixon Academy, Covington. Louisiana, 1904-1906. In employ of 
V.'estinghouse company, Wilkinsburg, Pa., since 1906. Member of Beta 
Theta Pi. Unmarried. 

16. John Whitcomb Shepardson (Francis W.,' Daniel.'' Daniel* Jon- 
athan.' Jonathan.* Xathaniel.^ Daniel.- Danier) bom in Clinton, Indiana, 
25 July, 1885. Attended Denison University several years. Member of 
Beta Theta Pi. Fruit grower, Loma Linda, California. Married 14 
December, 1906, Laura Lathrop. 



THE SMART FAMILY. 

John Svart of Hingham, Mass., 1635, and of Exeter 1642-1653 and 
several others of the name are mentioned in Savage's "Genealogical 
Dictionary" but I have been unable to connect them with my earliest 
known ancestor. 

1. Caleb Smart lived in Newmarket, N. H., and thence moved to 
Hppkinton, N. H., where his children were born. 

1. Elijah Smart, b. 1752. 

ii. Caleb Smart, b. 1760. 

lii. Joseph Svart. b. 1763; killtd by a fatllns tree. 

iv. Eennixg Smart, 

V. Mary Sm^rt, b. 1765. 

2. vl. Charles Smart, b. 1767. 

vil. Susan Smart, b. 1769. . , 



6 SHEPARDSON. 

viii. Francis Smart^ b. 1772. 

Ix. Rebecca Smart, 

X. DuRRiLL. Smart, b. 1777. 

xl. Drcsilla Smart. 

2. Chakles Smart (Caleb) lived in Grafton, Grafton Co., N. H., 

where he probably married Silence and where his children were 

born. He was a millwright. In 1S19 with all his family e.xrept his 
son Gardner, he moved to Ohio and settled in Orange, .Meigs Co., on the 
east branch of Shade river. He died there and was buried in the "brick 
school house grave yard' in Orange. His descendants are to be found 
in southern Ohio. His widow died in Pomeroy, Ohio, and was buried 
beside him in Orange. Children: 

3. i. Gardner Smart, b. 1790. 
ii. Samdel Smart, d. unmd. 

iii. Charles Smart. 
Iv. Joseph Smart, b. 30 July, 1800. 
v. Caxeb Smart. 
vi. P'ENELON Smart. 

vii. Watson Smart, moved to Illinois. 
viii. Rebecca Smart, m. (1) Werthing, (2) Smith. 
ix. Sally Smart, m. Sewell Hale, both d. in Illinois . 
X. Irene Smart, m. (1) Hiram Kelly, (2) Baker. 
xi. SoPHRONiA Smart, m. Hamilton Caldwell. 

3. Gabu.nee Smabt (Charles, Caleb) went in 1S09 from Grafton, N. 
H., to Parsonsfield, Maine, to build a saw and grist mill. The first 
house he entered was that of Joseph Mulloy, father of "Grandmother 
Story." Married 1811 Sally Mighaels, daughter of Moses Mighaels, one 
of the first settlers of Parsonsfield. She was b. May, 1793, and d. 3 
October, 1862. They lived in Parsonsfield where he d. 2 November, 1866. 
Children: 

i. Moses Mighalls Smart, b. IS May, 1812, d. 3 October, 1885. 

4. ii. James Rogers Smart, b. 2 September, 1813, d. 31 May. 1836. 

iii. Eliza Smart, b. 13 April, 1815; m. (.1) Stephen Jones, (2) James 

Bowers. 
iv. John Gowen Smart, b. IS November, 1816, d. 6 July. 1897. 
V. Sewell Smart, b. 9 September, 1818. 

vi. Willlam Smart, b. 5 October, 1820, d. in Ohio in 1839 
vii. Sarah Ann Smart, b. 11 February. 1825. m. (1) Alvah M. Davis. 

(2) Gould. 
viii. Gardner Smart, b. 21 Aug^ist, 1826. 
iv. Charles Smart, b. 24 August. 1828. m. Ruth Hoyt, d. in Coolville. 
Ohio. 

X. Harriet Amanda Smart, b. 5 July, 1830 ; m. Edwin Pease. 
xl. Mart Greenleaf Smart, b. 12 July, 1832, m. J. W. Dearborn. 
xii. Almond Otis Smart, b. 22 July, 1834. m. Mary A. Pease. 

4. James Rogebs Smabt (Gardner, Charles, Caleb) was a printer 
by trade. He worked many months for William Burr on the "Morning 
Star" of Dover, N. H., where he was m. by Elder Nathaniel Thurston, 
4 August, 1S34, to Hannah Mulloy, b. 8 June, 1813, daughter of Joseph 
and Hannah (Gilpatrick) Mulloy. They moved to Ohio, stopping at 
Orange, Meigs Co., where their only child was born, and then went to 
Cincinnati where he d. of small pox 31 May, 183G. His widow sub- 
sequently married Jeremiah Hoyt Story and had several children. She 
d. 21 May, 18S8. Child: 

L Eliza Ann Smart, b. 21 March, 1835, m. IS June, 1854, Daniel 
Shep/jidson. 

THE MULLOY FA^^LY. 

1. De.nnis Mulloy was a son of a protestant Irishman from the 
north of Ireland whose wife was a Scotchwoman named Mcintosh. 
They had three children, John, Mary and Dennis. John was tyrannical 



SHEPARDSON. 7 

and ■s^hen he scolded Dennis one day because a horse was not curried 
to suit him, Dennis knocked him down, and then in fright at what he 
had done, ran awaj' from home. He shipped aboard a Briti.sh man-of- 
war from wliich he deserted at Portland. Maine. Getting the prote>tion 
of a man named James McArthur he lived with him in Limington, 
Maine, where he m. an English woman named Miller and settled on a 
farm of one hundred acres. Their children were: 

I. Thomas Mullot. 
il. John Mullot. 
Hi. Edward Mullot. 

2 Iv. . Joseph Mullot, b. 2 September, 1786. 

V. Daiightfr; m. Barrj'. 

vl. Daughter : m. LIbby. 

2. JosK.pii Mui.i.oT (Dennis^) lived in Limerick, ISIaine, where he m. 
21 June, 1S07, Hannah Gilpatrick who was b. 21 April, 1787, daughter 
of Joseph and Polly (Tarbox) Gilpatrick. He worked for General 
McDonald, the great man of the town, learning the trade of merchant 
and shoemaker. He was very popular and a good athlete. In 1817 the 
family moved to Parsonsfield, Maine. He d. in Dover, N. H., 1829, 
having been there about six weeks arranging to move to that place. He 

was a deacon of Free Baptist Church. His widow, late in life, m. 

Banks. Children born in Limerick were: 

I. Mart Mullot, b. 21 March, 1808. 

ii. John JTullot. b. 21 July, 1809, d. 29 July 1810. 

III. Eliza Mullot, b. 30 March, 1811, d. 18 April. 1818. 

3 Iv. Ha.vnah Mullot. b. 8 June, 1813. d. 21 May, 1888. 

v. Catherine Mullot, b. 24 May, 1817, d. 9 March, 1907. 

vl. Olive Mullot, b. 18 February, 1819. 

vil. Charles Mullot, b. 19 March. 1823. 

vili. Joseph Mullot. b. 15 January. 1825, d. 5 May, 1828. 

3. Hannah Mulloy (Joseph.'' Dennis^) was educated in Limerick 
Academy under Isaac Holton. She m. in Dover, N. H., 4 August. 1834, 
Elder Nathaniel Thurston officiating, James Rogers Smart, and moved 
to Ohio where her husband d. in Cincinnati 31 May, 1S36, leaving her 
alone and far from home and friends with a daughter: 

Under these circumstances she m. (2) 13 November, 1836, Jeremiah 
Hoyt Story (John." John.' John.^ Seth.^ Seth,^ WiUiam^) who was b. 15 
November, 1810. He had a lumber mill and yard in Cincinnati for 
years. She died 21 May, 1888. Children: 

1. Eliza Ann Smart, b. 2 March, 1835. 

I. James Smart Stort, b. 17 September, 1837. ^^ - 

ii. Joseph Mullot Stort, b. 12 January, 1840. 

111. John Pratt Stort, b. 10 July. 1842. 

iv. Charles Mullot Stort, b. 7 March. 1845. — --_ -t^.^-- 

V. "BiLLT" Stout, b. 17 March, 18.'.6, d. 10 July. 1860. 



THE GILPATRICK FAMILY. 

1. Thomas Gilpatrick and wife Margaret came from Colerain. 

Ireland, to Wells, Maine, in 1718-19. The name properly is Kilpatrick 
(Cella Patricii. or church of St. Patrick). His tombstone has an in- 
scription "to the memory of Thomas Killpatrick" who d. 24 October, 
1762, aged SS years. Their children, some of them born in Ireland, 
were: 

I. John Gilpatrick. 

ii. jAiiEs Gilpatrick; was a soldier in Louisburg expedition, 
iii. Joskph Gilpatrick. 
iv. William Gilpatrick. 
2. V. Thomas Gilpatrick, born in Ireland, 
vi. Christopher Gilpatrick. 



8 SHEPARDSON. 

■ vil. Jekemiah Gii-patrick. 

viii. Isaac Gilpatkick. 

Ix. Joshua Gilpatrick. • 

X. Mart Gilpatrick. 

xi. Sarah Gilpatrick. 

2. Thomas Gilpatrick (Thovias') m. Margaret . To distin- 
guish them from his parents they were called "Thomas and Margaret 
Jr." They lived in Biddeford, Maine. Their children: 

3. i. Joseph Gilpatrick, b. 8 October, 1741. 

11. Margaret Gilpatrick, b. 17 February-, 1742 ; m. Danitl Campbell, 
12 August, 1762. 

111. Robert Gilpatrick, b. 4 January, 1744; m. Doratha Hill, 27 

November, 1766. 
iv. Elizabetpi Gilpatrick, b. 23 December, 1746; m. Jere Cole, 19 

April, 1764. 

V. Martha Gilpatrick, b. 30 April, 174S: m. Joshua Hill, 15 May, 1766. 
vi. Thomas Gilpatrick, b. 27 .\pril, 1750. 
vli. Bekjamin Gilpatrick, b. 29 June, 1752. 

3. Joseph Gilpatrick (Thomas.'' Thomas^) m. 29 November. 1764, 
Polly Tarbox and for several years resided in Saco, Maine, where his 
eldest children were born. He was one of the first settlers in Limerick, 
Maine. He had a large tract of wild land, purchased from James Sul- 
livan, was a member of first board of selectmen, and had much to do 
with promoting the settlement and development of the plantation. He 
was owner of a grist mill on "Pendexter's brook." He was killed S May, 
1799, by falling timbers while helping to take down Parson Eastman's 
barn. His grave is said to be in an old bush-grown yard, under seedling 
apple trees on Elm street in the west part of Limerick village. He had 

a second wife named Goodwin. Administration on his estate was 

granted to his son "Joseph Gilpatrick, gentleman," 29 .August, 17&9. the 
term "Esquire" being given him. Children, all by first wife, were: 

1. Margaret Gilpatrick. bapt. 23 March, 1766. 

11. MmiAM Gilpatrick, bapt. 6 December, 1767; m. Nathaniel Libby. 

ill. Haven Gilpatrick, bapt. 20 November, 1769. 

iv. Joseph Gilpatrick, bapt. 30 June, 1776. 

V. Thomas Gilpatrick, bapt. 1777. 

vl. Samuel Gilpatrick; m. Lydla Clark, 19 May. 1812. 

vli. Elizabeth Gilpatrick; m. Samuel Moulton. 25 December, 18f>5. 

vill. Sarah Gilpatrick, b. 9 April, 1785 ; m. Daniel Harmon, 18 Oc- 
tober, 1804. 
ix. Hannah Gilpatrick, b. 21 April, 17S7 ; m. Joseph Mulloy, 21 

June, 1807. 
X. Johnson Gilpatrick; went west as early as 1832. 



THE COO'. FAMILY. 

David Cook of Cumberland, Rhode Island, "was a private In 1.5 mos. 
service, 1777! Corporal in Capt. David Dexter's Co., Col. Lippitt's Regt., 
wages to Smithfield and Cumberland, dated Chatham, IS January, 1777; 
Corporal, Capt. Reuben Ballou's Co., Col. Smith's Regt., enlisted by 
Capt. Ballou 7 February 1777; remains in camp dated Camp Tiverton 
12 June, 1777; also Sergeant, Capt. Ballon's Co.. Col. Crary's Regt.; 
received pay for the month of February, 1778; also for 15 days in 
March, 1778" (State Records of Rhode Island). He was a fifer. He d. 
In 1844 (?) aged 92 years. His wife was Elizabeth . Children: 

i. Prudence Cook, b. 1780, d. 24 June, 1858; m. 9 September, ISOl, 

Daniel Shepardson. 
11. Arnold Cook, b. 17n2; resided in Chesterfield, N. H. ; d. 5 March, 

1S33. 
111. David Cook. 

Iv. Weltha Cook ; m. Archibald Pratt, Wardsboro, Vt. 
V. Elizabeth Cook ; m. Enos Cook, Vernon, Vt. , 



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^ THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 

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Beginning with the Sixth Generation in America. 

BY FRANCIS WAYLAND SHEPARDSON. 



j'^ . Under date of February 1, 1907, I printed an S-page leaflet 
^ .^ -giving such records as I had available of the first live genera- 
i ' tions of American Shepardsons, descendants of Daniel Shep- 

[ ardson of Salem, !Mass., 1628-9, later of Charlestown and 

I Maiden. The story is now continued in such lines as I have 

I been able to trace. My object in printing these leaflets is to 

[ put into permanent form for some future family historian, 

; records which have been gathered with much difiticulty and 

i which might oth.erwise be lost. Corrections or additions 

should be sent me for future use. A few scattered notes on the 
, fifth generation, not given before, are added. The reference 

i numbers are to the leaflet of February 1, 1907. 

I 

^ 6 (ii). Zebediah Shepardsox (Avios* John,'^ Daniel,^ Daniel^), b. 17 

November, 1737; m. Deborah Cook, int. pub. in Norton, Mass., 7 Aug- 
ust, 1762. He is called "Captain" in record of his death in Rehoboth 
12 May, 1810. He was probably the one mentioned in the Mass. Revo- 
lutionary rolls who was commissioned as commander of the schooner 
"Resolution", a privateer, 20 July, 177S. Zebulon Shepardson, 1st Lieut. 
on same vessel, may have been his son. No record of children except 
two daughters named in his will. 

i. Nancy Shepardson, "eldest dau." : m. Simeon Cobb. 
11. Elona Shepardson, b. 2 Dec>?niber. 1767, Providence, R. I. She 
m. (1) Daniel Hodges of Norton, Mass.. 12 March. 1787. He 
was b. 9 June, 1763, in Xorton, and d. Januarv', 17S9 in Hard- 
wick. They had a dau., Elona Hodges, b. in Rehoboth, 22 April, 
1789, who m. at Rehoboih 30 July, ISIO, Lee Leonard of 
Taunton, son of Jonathan and Joanna (Lee) Leonard. Several 
children (See "Hodges Genealogy"). She m. (2) 7 February, 
1791, Caleb Abell, town clerk of Rehoboth. 

6 (iv). Elijah Shepaedson {Amos* John,* Daniel,'' Daniel^), b. 8 

May, 1741; m. Mary , who d. in Providence, R. I., in 1794, aged 50. 

He probably followed the sea, as he is called "Captain" in record of 
d. at Seekonk, 9 November, 17S7, of "mole on the throat." His father's 
will, prob. 1 December, 1795, mentions "heirs of Elijah," of whom one 
was : 

L Mehitable Shepardson, who m. Richard Bowen, December, 1797. 
"It appears a!.=o that a Richard Bowen. but of what family is 
not clearly k-"^vn, av-l .-" -'-as b^ri- 1 :n th-; b\;r:r.l ?ro::nd 
attaclied to ReiioC'Oth, a.-.d ;.-.■; Bow^n am.-, a stag trippmit w^U. 
an arrow- stuck in his bacvc. were cut on his tombstone, th;js 
furnishing a strong proof that he was of the ancient family ol 
the Bowens of Glamorganshire." — (See Bowen Genea'cgry.J 



2 SHEPARDSON. 

10. John Shepardson (Nathaniel,^ Daniel.^ Daniel^) m. Abigail 
Richardson and moved to Ash Swamp, later called East Haddam, Conn. 
She was b. IS April. 1709. dau of William and Rebecca (Vinton) Rich- 
ardson. The " Richardson Memorial " says she m. John Shepard S 
August, 172S, and d. 30 November, 1730. but this is the date my records 
give for her marriage to John Sheparuson. Her sister, Hannah, m. 
Daniel Shepardson, John's brother. Dates are wanting in this line. 
He m. (2) Hepsibah Lord, dau. of Sergt. William Lord of East Haddam, 
signing an agreement regarding the estate of the latter, 29 October, 
1736. The order of the children is not known, and there may have been 
others besides the ones named. Children: 

i. Otis Shepardson ; no trace. 

ii. D.\NiEL St^ET-AKDsoN, d. V, iihout cliihlrfn. A Revolutionary soldier. 

iii. WiLLiAii Shepardson, dt.scendants at En.= t Hamilton. N. Y. 

iv. Jonathan Shepai:dso.n, descendants at Smyrna, N. Y. 

V. Hannah Shepajldson (?) m. 3 November, 17S8, John Mobs, E. 

Haddam. 

vl. Isaac Shepardson, no trace. 

vii. Abigail Shepardson. 

viii. Molly Shepardson. 

ix. Hepsibah Shefakdson; ni. John Mitchell 4 January, 1758. 

X. Angel Shepardson, b. 14 January, 1759. 

12. John Shep.kkdson (Dayiiel* John,^ Daniel.^ Daniel^) m. at Nor- 
ton, Mass., 17 January, 1754, Anna Blanchard, dau. of Stephen and 
Abigail (Pratt) Blanchard. About 1760 he removed from Attleboro to 
Guilford, Vt., of which town he was one of the founders. He was made 
town clerk in 1772. He was veiT influential in the movement to make 
Vermont a separate state. He bore the title "Major." He was a mem- 
ber of the Council in Vermont for several years and was also Judge 
of the Supreme Court. He d. of consumption 3 January, 1S02, in Brat- 
tleboro. His wife d. of old age 10 January, 1817, then 87. According 
to a court record they had eleven children, but names of some are un- 
known, and no dates seem available. 

John Shepardson, d. 3 Aug:ust, 1771. 

Saml-el Shepardson, b. 10 February, 1757, at Attleboro, Mass. 

Louise Shepardson. 

Seth Shepardson. 

Alfred Shepardson. 
vi. JoTHANiEL Shepardson. 
vii. KzRA Shepardson, d. at Palmyra, N. Y., 29 August, 1819, aged 33. 

14. Stephen Shepardson (Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,^ Daniel^) m. 
Lucy Fisher of Attleboro, int. pub. in Norton 17 February, 1759. He 
moved to Guilford, Vt., where be was constable in 1774 and commis- 
sioner of highways in 1776. He was captain of a company in the 
Revolutionary war. He may have had- other children besides: 

i. Stephen Shepardson, b. 1T60, d. 11 April, 1806, aged 46. 

li. Lucy Shepardson ; m. Nathan Horton, Guilford. 

liL Freddy Shepardson, b. 15 November, 1771, d. 2 December, 1838; m. 

Robinson Perl<ins, F'itzwiiliam, N. H. 

iv. Molly Shepardso.s ; m. E.sac Thau. Marlboro, Vt. 

V. Sally Shepardson ; m. L»-muel Lines, Guilford. 

vi. Shepardson ; m. George Smith, Palmyra, N. Y. 

vii. Nancy Shepardson; m. William Robertson, Vermont. 

viii. Shepardson (dau.>, d. young. 

15. Amos Shepardson {Amos.* John,^ Daniel.^ Daniel^), m. in Nor- 
ton, Mass., 14 August, 1755, Abigail Pratt. They lived in Eastham, ^lass. 
Four children are recorded in Norton and a fifth was b. in Mansfield. 
There was trouble in the family and after separation from his wife he 
married ajroju and went to the wst, perhaps to New York state. There 
are some confusing details aoout the records. I have data about an 
Amos Shepardson who located in Florida, Mass., and has descendants at 

. PiCts^ield, 'and other data about a man of the same name who located 





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first at Northfield, Mass., and then went to New York in 1S20. I find a 
tradition that Amos may have died at Hague, N. Y. The Florida, Mass., 
Anios is said to have d. there, but there is no record of his death. One 
rei)ort says Amos had eleven children by his two wives. 1 give the 
children of Abi.!?ail Pratt, and the other two records also. The correct 
details may appear later. The Mass. Revolutionary rolls seem to show 
that this Amos was a soldier. Children: 

L Matilda Sheparoson, b. 1 February, 1760. 

11. llAi-.GAKET SHEPARDSON, b. 22 March, 1762. 
Hi. Abigail SHEP.^.RDso^', b. 1 March, 1765. 

Iv. Adah Skepardscn, b. 9 December, 1767 ; m. James Perry, Easton, 
Mass. 

V. Noah Shbipardson, b. 2 May, 1770. 

This was the complete family of Amos and Abigail Pratt. An Amos 
Shepardson who enlisted in the Revolutionary army from Mansfield, 
Mass., and later from Mendon, Mass., m. at Med way (or Milford) Mass., 
about 1 October, 177S, Hannah Norcross, dau. of Peter and Johanna 
(Morse) Norcross. He lived afterward at Florida, Mass. Children: 

L Louis Shepardson, b. about 1781, d. 17 October, 1858. 

11. LovETT Shepardson, b. 24 March, 1792, In Milford, Mass. 

lil. Xabby Shepardson. 

Iv. Johanna Sijepardson. 

Another Amos Shepardson moved from Attleboro, Mass., to North- 
field, Mass., about 1793, and about 1S20 moved to New York state. He 
m. Rebecca Whitcomb, who was b. 4 April, ITCO, dau. of Thomas and 
Anna (Whitney) Whitcomb, and had children: 

1. Amos Shepardson, b. 17 87, had one son, Charles, of Warwick, Mass. 

ii. Elijah Shepardson, b. 17S9. 

lii. Araunah Shepardson, b. 1791. 

Iv. Zebediah Shepardson. b. 1793. 

V. Olive Shepardson, b. 1795; m. Elijah Kendall, 15 April, 1814. 

25. S-\MUEL SiiEPAEDSo.N (JoTi^i,' Daniel* John,'^ Daniel,* Daniel^) 
m. Anna Barney, dau. of John Barney. He lived in Guilford, Yt, dying 
on the farm his father occupied before him, 2S February, 1S13, after an 
Illness of eight days from spotted fever. He was a freeman and town 
clerk of Guilford, 25 March, 17S2-3; moderator of town meeting, 1794; 
constable in 1790, 1797, ISOl; was called "Captain" in 1795; was col- 
lector in 1784, 1790, 1795; district clerk, district No. 14, ISIO; member 
of Vermont Council, 1S03-1S0S; register of probate in 1S06, and presi- 
dential elector in 1S08. He was called "Major" at the time of his death. 
I have the same date for his wife's death as for that of his mother. 
Probable confusion. Children: 

L Chloe Shepardson, b. 10 January, 1781. 

11. ANNA Shepardson, b. 6 October, 17 S2, d. 3 November, 1782. 
lit Anna Shepardson, b. SO May, 1784. 
iv. John Shepardson, b. 9 December, 17S5. 
V. Samuel Shepardson, b. 9 March, 1789. 
vi. Otis Shepardson, b. 5 July, 1791. 
vll. Elijah Shepardson, b. 5 November, 17 93. 
viii. Pliny Shepardson, b. 15 July, 1796. 
Ix. Sophia Shepardson. b. 20 .Augusi, 1798; m. 27 November, 1820, John 

V/. Bissoll, of Gill, Mass. 
X. Pzrmelia Shepardson. b. 19 March, ISOl; m. Zelotes Barney of 
Adams, N. Y., 19 June, 1824. 

26. Seth Shepakdso.n (John," Daniel* ■Jo'h.n,'' Daniel,"^ Daniel'') was 
a Revolutionary soldier from Guilford. Vern^ont. He m. Phoebe [or 
Rhoda?] Carpenter in Vermont. They moved to Erie County, Penn- 
sylvania, where he d. in 1S55, aged about 90 years. He was a farmer 
and magistrate. Children were all born in Vermont except Anna: 



SHEPARDSON. 



I. RowEN'A G. SHEPARDSON; m. Allen. 

11. Joel Shepapdson. 

Hi. Seth Shepaf.dsox. 

Iv. Daniel Siiepap.dson. 

V. Rhoda Skepakdson ; m. John White, 

vi. Newell Shepardson. 

vlL John Shepardson. , 

viii. Anna Shepardson; m. rsorns u hlte. 



27. Alfred Shepardson {■John,'' Daniel* Jolm,^ Daniel.' Daiiiel^) m. 
27 Jiine, 1796, Dolly Bullock in Guilford, Vt., and lived there until 
February, ISIG, when he moved with his family to what is now Afton, 
N. Y. He d. there in 1S19. Children: 

I. Sally Shepardson, b. 4 October, 1798. 
11. Clarissa Shepardson, b. 13 July, ISOO. 

Hi. Zadoc Shepardson, b. 3 April, 1S0.5. 

Iv. DoLLT Shepardson, b. 16 April, lSu7. 

V. Alfred Shepardson, b. 2 4 Xovember, 18 09. 

vi. Simeon Shepardson. 

28. Zepiiaxiah Shepardson {Zephaniah.^ Daniel,* John.^ Daniel,^ 
DanieV) was a clockraaker and farmer in Guilford, Vermont. He was 
In Capt. Daniel Calisco's company of Col. Bedell's regt. in 1776. In the 
fall of 1777 he served 17 days in Capt. David Stowell's company in Col. 
William Williams' regt. From June 29th to July .5th, 1777, he was in 
Capt. Stephen Shepardson's company. He seems to have been a fifer. 
He was called "Lieutenant." He d. in Guilford, 19 August, 1S37. He was 
m three times: (1) To Rachel Wilkins (daughter of Paul) who d. of 
quick consumption, 2S September, 17S7. aged S2 y., S mo.: (2) To Lettice 
Barney, 10 Januarv, 178S. She was b. 4 Januaiy, 17bo, of Captain John 
and Rebecca (Martin) Barney of Guilford, and d. 11 May, 1831. (3) 
To Sarah (Babcock) Stedman, widow of Philemon. She d. 1 August, 
1838, aeed 82. There were 15 children, all of whom grew up. At one 
time the combined age of those living was above 1,200 years. 

1 Rachel Shepardson. b. 21 March, 1779; m. Samuel Nichols of 
Halifax, 11 August 1799. 

II. Leonard Shepardson, b. 14 September. l.SO. 
111". Darius Shepardson, b. 18 December li82. 

Iv'. Ruth Shepardson, b. 16 June, 17 85. 

v! Susanna Shepardson, b. 4 June, 1787. 

vi! IBA Shepardso.n, b. 21 October, 17SS. 

vli Sally Shepardson, b. 3 July. 1790. _^ 

viil' Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 20 February, 1.92. 

Ix'. Martin Shepardson, b. 13 February, 1794. 

X. James Shepardson, b. 17 July, 17'Jo. 

xl Lewis Shepardson, b. 1 Septi-mb'^r, 1.9S. 

xii. Sophrona Shepardson. b. 30 July. ISuo. ^ , ,- , r- ,i 

xiii. Lurinda Shepardson. b. 17 August, lSu2 ; m. John Bucklin of Gull- 
ford. No children. 

xiv. Clark Shepardson, b. 19 August, l?*)^- 

XV. John Barney Shepardson, b. 5 June, 1S08. 

29. William Shepardsox {Zephaniah.^ Daniel,* Jolin,^ Daniel,' 
Daniel^) m Grace Fitch and settled in Guilford. Vermont, where he 
was called "Colonel." He d. in Lansingburg, X. Y., 18 February, 1S04, 
of consumption, and was buried in Guilford. His wife also died of 
consumption 1 February, 1808, aged 48 years. He was in Capt. Stephen 
Shepardson's company, Col. Vv'illiams' regt., in 1777. Four of the chil- 
dren d. of consumption. 

1 Thaddeus Shepardson, d. 23 December. 1S09. 

ii. William Shepardson, b. 21 December, 17S7, d. 28 December, 1830. 

iii! Reuee.n Shepardson. 

iv. Grace Shepardson. , ^. , ^ ,, , .-.- r-.v 

v. Ci-NTHA Hudson Shepardson; m. Daniel Fisner, Guilford, -o Feb- 
ruary. IS 10. 

vi. Charlotte Shepardson. 

vii Hart Shepardson, b. 19 November, li96. 

viii' Elias Shepardson. mentioned in brother Hart's will. 



SHEPARDSON. 5 

Ix. Polly SHEPAr.r^s-N, d. 17 July, 180S, of consumption. 
X. Henrt Shepaedson. 

30. Joseph Siif.pardsox (Zv.plianiah.^ Daniel* John.' Daniel.'' Dan- 
ieV) "«as a carpenter and worked at that trade more than at farruing. 
He lived in Guilford until his third child was b., then moved to Leydeu, 
Mass., from which place he moved to Coleraine, Mass.. where he d. 2 
November, 1S21. He served in the Revolutionary war when he was not 
17 years old. He was called "Lieutenant." He m. (1) 25 October, 1TS7, 
Zurvier Parker, who was b. 15 September, 17GS, dau. of James and Re- 
becca (Brown) Parker. She d. 7 October, ISOG, in Leyden, Mass. He 
m. (2) 15 February, 1S07, Lucy Stedman, who was b. 13 September, 
17S3, dau. of Philemon Stedman. He took a great interest in family 
history and kept caieful records of what he could find for the benefit of 
the future family historian. Children: 

1. Jared Shepaf.dson, b. 9 May. 17SS. 

ii. Rebecca Skepaudscn, b. 3 :May. 1790. 

lii. Zunv!ER Sh'jpardsox, b. 9 March, 17 9 2. 

Iv. Joseph Shepardsox, b. 22 February, 1794. 

V. lA'CiNDA SiiEPARDSON, b. 12 December, 1795. 

vl. William He.vry Shei-ardson, b. 17 April, 1797. 

vii. JaNjES Parker ^'i.epakdsox, b. 7 May, 1799. 

viii. Horatio Jeffeeso.x Shepardsox, b. 2S December, ISOO. 

ix. Salome Shepardsox, b. 25 August, 1S03. 

31. Jared Shepakpsox {Zephaniah.' Daniel,* John.^ Daniel.^ DanieV) 
m in December, 1793. Ruth Church, b. 29 September, 1770, dau. of David 
and Damaris ( — ) Church. He d. in Halifax, Vt., 6 July, ISIO, of con- 
sumption. His wid. d. in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 9 August, 1850; 
Extensive re'rords of this line have been collected by John Eaton Shep- 
ardson. -Children: 

L Clarissa Shepardsox, b. 7 October, 1794, d. 6 December, 186S; m. 

Solomon Fesscnden. 
li. I.DCius Shepardsox, b. 17 February, 1797, d. 27 March, li9S. 
lii. Damaris Skepardsox, b. 1 March, 1799, d. 12 March, 1S4S; m. 

Willar Buchlin. 
iv. Lucius Shepardsox, b. 23 September, 1802, d. 29 March, 1803. 
V. John Shepardsox, i ^ jg March, 1S04. 

vi. William Shepardsox, \ 

b. 23 June, 1S06, d. 16 September, 1859; 
vii. Matilda Shepardsox, / _ ^ m Charles Williams 
viii. LuciNDA Shepardsox, f b. 23 June, 1S06, d. 9 AugTist, 1847. 

) m. Oren Strong. 

32. No.\H SiTEP.A.EDSO>- (Dauiel.^ Daniel* John.^ Daniel' Daniel^) 
removed from Attleboro. Mass., to Guilford, Vt. His wife was Hannah 

. He was made fence viewer 12 March, 1792. With his cousins 

Joseph and Nathaniel he was in an attack against the '•Vermonters" 
at Brattleboro, Vt., in 17S4. He received 30 acres of land in Bainbridge, 
Chenane;o county, N. Y., as part of that granted in 178*3 to the sufferers 
who opposed the government of Vermont by New York state. Known 
children: 

I. ExocH Shepardsox, b. 22 October, 1778. 

ii. Noah Shepardsox, b. 1782, d. 23 May, 1S67. 

33. NATiiANiEt, Shepakdson (Isaac' Xathaniel* Xathaniel^ Daniel* 
DanieV) d. in Brid-iewater (now Brockton) Mass., in 1S72. He was b. 
5 October, 17S4. He m. four times. He seems to have lived in Dedham 
and Vv'rentham before settling in Bridgewater. He m. Saliy Edson, dau. 
of Seth Edson, 28 October, 1808, Nancy Edson, 4 March, 1815, the Ed- 
sons being of Bridsewater, and Polly Reynolds of Stoughton in lSo2. 
The name of the fourth wife is unknown (1907) likewise name of one 
of his children if the statement of a grandson that he had twelve is true. 

1. Mart Wood Shepardsox, b. 1810. 
ii. Nathaxiel Shepardsox, b. ISll, d. 1856; m. and fam. 



6 SHEPARDSON. 

Hi. Sara Ann Shepardson, b. 1816; m. Elbridge G. Lincoln, 1834. 

one son. 
Iv. Pally SnEPAr.DsON', b. 1S19: m. Levi Simmons, 1845, d. 1S46, one son. 
V. WiLiAM Shepaf.dson, b. 1S21; m., d. in New York. 
vl. Otis Harrison' fc'HEP.A.RDSON', b. 18:12. 
vii. Olher Skepardson, b. 1S123 ; m. C.itherine Orcutt, d. about 1872, 

Prairie City, 111. 
vili Lucy Ann Si^iepardson, b. 1S27; m. Levi Simmons (above) and d. 
1891. He d. 11 December, ISSS. 

IX. WiLLARD SHEPARDSON, b. 1S2S. 

X. Emily Skerardscn, b. 1S31, d. 1S32. 
xl. Miranda Shepardson, b. 1S37. d. 1837. 

Xii. SHEPARDSON. 

34. James Shepardsox {Isaac,^ Nathaniel* Nathaniel,^ Daniel,' 
Daniel^) lived in Franklin, Mass., where tie d. Children: 

1. WiLLARD SHEPARDSON, lived in Conn. 4 children. 

il. HosEA Shepardso.n", d. yoving. Woonsocket, R. I. 

iiL Joseph Shepardson, lived, Rockville, Mass. No children. 

iv. Sarah Shej-'ardson ; m. White, Ashland, Mass. 

35. John Shepabdsox (Isaacs 'Sathaniel,* Kathanieh' Daniel^'' Dan- 
iel^) m. and probably lived in Wrentham, Mass. Children: 

L Betsey Shepardson ; m. Harris. Had 2 boys, 2 girls, lived 

Franklin. Mass. 

li. Ruth Shepardson; m. White of Wakefield, Mass. 3 sons. 

iii! Fr.^nces Shepardson ; m. -: Blanding. 1 son, 3 daus. 

Iv. Mary Jane Shepa:;dson; m. Putnam. Greenville, S. C. 4 dau. 

V. Sarah Shepardson; m Dunbar. 3 sons. 

vi. ICate Shepardso.n ; m. G. Morse. Wrcntham, Mass. 5 children. 
vil. Joseph Martin Shepardson, b. 1836; m. 1857, Amanda M. Fuller, 
res. N. J. 2 sons. 

36. Isaac Shepardson (Isaac.^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,' Daniel,' Dan- 
teP) d. in Wrentham, Mass. Children: 

L Larned Shepardson. 

H. Myra Shepardson. ,nx ,t 

Hi. Isaac Shepardso.v. res. X. Attleboro, Mass., 1 son; m. (2) Mrs. Jane 

(Shepardson) Hunt (see below). 
Iv. Mary Shepardson ; m. Columbus Tlngley, res. on Isaac Shepardson 

farm. 2 sons, 2 daus. 
V. Otis Shepardson, d. July, 1886. Waterbury, Conn. 2 children. 1 son. 
vl. John Shepardson, res. Mansfield. Mass. 6 children. 

vii. Harriet Shepardson ; m. White, 1 son, Edwin, in U. S. Army. 

vlii. Lewis Shepardson, res. in California. 

37. JoN.^THAX Shepardso.n- {Isaac,* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel," Daniel,* 

DanteP). Children: 

1 Amy Shepardson; m. Bcal, Saybrook, 111. 3 children. 

li. Jane Shepardson;- m. (1) Hunt. N. Attleboro, Mass. No 

children. (2) Isaac Shepard.son (son of Isaac above). 
IiL Henry Shepardso.n, res. S. Walpole, Mass. 

iv. Drucy SHEPARDsr.N, d. 1905; m. Lawrence. W. Medway, 

Mass. 4 ch.ildren. ~ , ., . 

V. Martin David Shepardson, res. Warwick. Mass. 3 children. 
vi. Edmund Shepardson, rus. N. Easton, Mass. 1 dau. 
vil. Emory Shepardson, d. 1905, res. .A.ttlfboro. Mass. 2 sons. 
viii. Josephine Shepardson; m. W. R. Cobb, res. Attleboro, Mass. 

38. Is.vAC Shepardson (Jonathan,^ Jonathan* Nathaniel,' Daniel,"^ 
Daniel^) perhaps lived in Warwick, Mass., or in Richmond, N. H. He 
m. Mary and had at least 

1. Isaac Shepardson, b. 25 October, 1796 (recorded in Royalston). 

39. John Shepardson (Jonathan^ Jonathan,* Nathaniel,' Daniel,'' 
Daniel^) purchased a farm in the south part of Warwick in 1S17. "Here 
he lived until the day of his death, some time in 1833, and preached in 
the schoolhouse in the south part of Warv.-ick and in South Oranqe and 
in Ervins's Grant nearly every Sabbath, v/orking faithfully in the ser- 
vice of his Master to a good old age, when he was called to a better 
world on high, there to receive his reward." — History of Warwick, p. 



SHEPARDSON. 1 

166. One record says that he m. Abigail Hawes. Another says int. 
pub. v.-ith Abigail Lawrence of New Salem. 27 November, 1S25. No 
children, but he adopted a nephew, son of Moses Kenney of Richmond, 
N. H., who was b. in 1797 and took the Shepardson name. Elder John 
Shepardson was executor of his father's estate. He was a Baptist 
minister. He had a poetic temperament and wrote some verse which 
is preserved in pamphlet form, as well as in the History of Warwick. 
Adopted child: 

i. Moses Kenney Shepardson, b. 1797. 

40. Damkl Shepardson- (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Xathaniel," Daniel,'' 
Daniel^) lived in Royalston, Mass. Farmer. Married, 9 September, 

1801, Prudence, daughter of David and Elizabeth ( ) Cook of Strat- 

ton, Vt. She died 24 June, 185S, aged 78. He died 5 May, 1856. Records 
of his descendants are practically complete. Children: 

I. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 23 November, 1S02, d. 18 January, 1875. 

ii. Prudence j^hkpardson, b. 12 August, 1S04 ; m. William Moore; d. 

26 June, 1S77. 

iii. Delight She: aedso.m, b. 19 April, 1S06, d. 5 June, 1820. 

Iv. Eliza Si;epap.dson, b. 4 April, 1808 ; in. Charles Moore; d. . 

V. David Cook Shepardson. b. 31 May, ISiy. d. 7 September, 1813. 

vl. Millie SiiErARDsoN, b. 2.5 March, 1S12 ; m. George Moore, Athol, 

vii. Daniel "s'hepaiidson, b. 27 July, 1S13, d. S December. 1S99. 

viii. David Cook SHEPAnosoN, b. 2 October, 1815, d. 1S93. 

ix. John Shepakdson, b. 12 Auril, 1«20, d. 14 December, 18S9. 

X. Eri Shepardson, b. 10 September, 1821, d. 5 March, 1S95. 

41. Daniel Shepakdson {Ancel.^ John* Xathaniel,^ DanieP Daniel^), 
born in Middletown, Rutland County, Vt. Millwright at Fairfax, Vt. 
Removed with his family to Granville, Ohio, September, 1S13, making 
the journey in a wagon and being forty days on the road. Served as 
superintendent of construction on Ohio Canal, 1S25-G; constituent mem- 
ber of Granville Baptist Church, and deacon from its organization until 
his deatli, November. ISGC. Member of Board of Trustees of Denison 
University ISSl-lSGG, and superintendent of construction of its first 
buildings. He married, (1) 12 July, 1807, Prudence, daughter of Daniel 
Morse of Fairfax, Vt. She was born in Dublin, N. H., 19 September, 
1784, and died in Granville, Ohio, 25 March, 1S35. (2) 26 November, 
1835, Mrs. Mary (Devenney) Dilley, daughter of Cornelius Devenney. 
She was born 11 April, 1795, in Berkeley County, Va., and died in Gran- 
ville, Ohio, 5 June, 1850. (3) 7 July, 1S52, Mrs. Pamelia Barlow, widow 
of Rev. Julius Barlow of Fredoaia, Ohio. Children, all by first wife: 

L Lucetta Shepardson, b. 28 September, 1808 ; m. David Woods; lived 

in Williams Co., Ohi<5. 
ii. Perrin Shepardson, b. 30 July. 1810. 
Iii. Abigail Shepardson, b. 26 November, 1812; m. Gardner Woods; 

lived in Jersey, Ohio. 
Iv. Harriet Shepap.dson, b. 22 February, 1815; m. Hiram Pruden; lived 

in Jersey, Oliio. 
V. Nancy A. Shepardson, b. 6 November, 1817; unm., d. in Granville, 

Ohio. 
vL Elvira Shepardson, b. 3 Febnian,-, 1820; m. Rev. D. D. Walden ; 

d. 8 Januarv-, 1865, in Hillsdale Co., Mich, 
vii. Daniel Morse Skepardso.n, b. 11 July, 1S22. d. 27 July, 1824. 
12. viii. Daniel Morse Shepardso.v, b. 2 Febiuarj-, 1S25. 

42. Asa Siiepabdson (Ancel,^ John,* Xathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel^), 
lived in Delaware County, Ohio, where he d. 14 August, 1842. He was 
buried in Granville, Ohio. Children: 

i. Silas Shepardson; unm., d. 8 September, 1S34. (23.) 
ii. Asa Milton Shepardson, d. 15 February, 1S45. (28, 1, 7.) 
Iii. Charlotte SiiEPARDSON, (.?) [Note of J. IL Shepardson, ISGl.] 

43. A>'c?:l SnEPAEDSO.N (AnceJ.' John,* Xathariiel,' Daniel,^ DanieV), 
was 12 years old when he came with, his father from Middletown, VL 



8 SHEPARDSON. 

to Fairfax, Vt., where he spent the rest of his life. He taught school 
for awhile and for many years taught singing school. "V.'hen a young 
man he built a saw mill on a stream near by and for many years did 
an extensive business in the manufacture of lumber. He also invented 
flax machine and did a usccessful business in making and dressing that 
product. About 1S3C he commenced wool-carding and cloth-fmishing, 
which business he continued until 1S50 when a new mill was built and 
machinery put in for the manufacture of woolen cloth and yarn. He 
also erected a foundry and blacksmith shop. The locality took on the 
name of Shepardson Hollow j.nd became quite a noted place ofbusiness. 
In 1S57 he retired in favor of his youngest son. He was one of the 
deacons in the Baptist church for half a century, and in every sense was 
an honest, faithful, Christian man." — (History of Franklin and Grand- 
Isle Country, 1S91.) He m. Aurelia Story 3 March, ISIG. She d. 21' 
March, 1S22. He m. (2) Lura Story, 14 July, 1S22. She was b. 6 May, 
1801. in Fairfax, and d. 4 October, ISSO. He d. 21 March, 1S75. Children- 

1. Emerson Shepardsox, b. 11 March, 1S20, d. 3 January, IST.". 

ii. Merrit C. Shepacdson. b. 29 March, 1S23, d. 3 January, 1S30. 

lii. Alva Shepardson, b. 19 June, 1S24, d. 15 April, 1S25. 

iv. Aurelia Shepardson-, b. 21 March. 1S26. d. 23 March, 1905. 

V. George Rexslow Shepardson, b. 10 October, 1S27. 

vi. Edward Shepardson. b. 13 April, 1S2^. d. 3 Mav. 1S2S. 

vii. Francis Wayland Shepardson, b. 26 February-, 1836. 

44. Joel Shepardsox {Ancel* John* 'Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel^) 
lived in Vermont where he perhaps had children: 

L Valera Shepardson. 

II. Zend Shepardson. 

lii. Charlotte Shepardson. 

iv. Samuel Shepardson. 

V. Daniel Shepardson. 

45. Noah Shepardsox {Amos* Amos,* John,' Daniel.* Daniel^) was 
b. in Mansfield, Mass., 2 May, 1770. He d. in Clarendon, Vt., 1 January, 
1818. He m. Jerusha Allen in Vermont 11 June, 1797. Children: 

I. ALiEN C. Shepardson, b. 15 October, 1799, d. Coldwater, Mich., 1 
February, 1S71. 

ii. Noah Shepardson, b. 30 April. 1S04, d. South Adams. 6 Julv, 1S66. 
lii. Otis Shepardson, b. 23 July, 1S06, d. Lyndonville, Vt., 1 March, 1887. 
iv. Adah Shepardson; m. Lewis ilerritt Walker. 

NOTE — I have a great many records of families in the 
seventh, eighth and ninth generations. If the missing links in 
earlier generations can be found it will not be difncult to place 
most American Shepardsons in their proper connection. Cor- 
rections, additions and suggestions will be welcomed. 

FR,\NCIS W. SHEPARDSON, 
May 1, 1907. 5592 Kimbark Ave., Chicago. 



THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 

V 

A Record of the Line of Samuel Shepardson, 
Guilford, Vermont. 

BY FRANCIS WAYLAND SHEPARDSON. 
J591 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, III. 

AUGUST 1, 1907. 



K ^ — I — ^HIS leaflet gives genealogical details of the family of ITon. 
I Samuel Shepardson of Guilford, Vermont. He seems to 

I _i have been a worthv son of his brilliant father, Hon. John 

I Sliepardson, and to have played an important part m the 

I development of Guilford. Zadock Thompson, in his Vermont 

Gazetteer, refers to him in complimentary terms. His de- 
scendants have shown a great deal of interest in the investi- 
gations into Shepardson genealogy. I have found them well 
I educated as a class, with very creditable records. Quite a 

i number of them have been college graduates, some of these 

I being successful as teachers. Many of tl>e Shepardsons in 

1 this line are reported to have been of large physique. The 

I leaflet traces the ancestry of Samuel Shepardson through five 

I generations from the immigrant Daniel,' and then gives such 

1 information as I have been able to gather from many sources. 

V I am under special obligations to Mr. Everett Shepardson of the 

I State Normal School in Los Angeles, California ; to Mrs. Bessie 

I (Shepardson) Wright of St. Johns, Oregon, and to !vlrs. R. M. 

\ Bissell of Jamestown. New York. If errors are found bv any 

'\ reader I shall be grateful for corrections or additions. Mr. 

I John Eaton Shepardson of Aurora, Illinois (temporarily in engi- 

I neering business with postoffice at Relief, Mitchell County. North 

I • Caroliiia). is working out the genealogical details of other lines 
\ starting from Guilford. 



2 SHEPARDSON. 

1. Daniel Siikpardson, blacksmith of Charlestown, Mass., coming 
from Salem. Admitted to the Church in Charlestown 8 June, ]6;'.3. 
Removed to Maiden, where he died 26 July, lt344. His wife was Joanna 

, maiden name and date of marriage unknown. She survived her 

husband and married (2) Thomas Call, Sr. She died 30 January, 1661. 
Children: 

i. Ltdi.\. Shepardson. bapt. 24 Julv, 16o7 ; m. (1) Thomas Call, Jr.; 

(2) Thomas Skinner. Child, Joanna Call, b. March, 1660. 
li. Amos Shepardson, b. 16.39. 

2. iii. Daniel Shepardson, bapt. 14 June, 1641. 

iv. Joanna Shepardson. bapt. 13 March, 1642 ; m. November, 1661, 
Roger Kennicut of Maiden, and later removed to Swanzey. Chil- 
dren, Joanna, Lydia and John. 

V. Ruth Shepardson, b. . 

2. Daniel Shepardson (Daniel^) succeeded his father as black- 
smith at Maiden. He was a freeman of Middlesex County, Mass., 29 
May, 1674, and took the oath of fidelity 1.5 December, 1674. He mar- 
ried 11 April, 1668, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Call, Sr., and widow 
of Mr. Samuel Tingley of Maiden. He removed to Attleboro where he 
had fifty acres about half a mile from "Old Town" on the Bay Road. 
He was long called "old goodman Daniel Shepardson." He came near 
losing his property at one time, as the Attleboro records indicate. He 
was selectman of Attleboro in 1698. He died 3 August, 1723 [one 
record says 1743]. His wife, Elizabeth, died 21 February, 1715-1716. 
So far as known his children were: 

1. Daniel Shepardson, b. 11 July, 1669: lieutenant in 9th Mass. Reg-t. 
against Canada in 1691. He died 11 March, 1691, at Anticosta. 

3. ii. John Shepardson. bapt. January, 1671. i 
iii. ELiz.tBETH Shep.\rdson ; m. Robert Fuller, 19 January, 1699. 
Iv. Mary She:pardson ; m. Joseph Ingraham, 11 April, 1700. 

v. Joanna Shepardson; m. John Fuller, 22 December, 1701, and d. 

before 29 June, 17 20, when he m. (2) Widow Sarah Follett. 
vl. Nathaniel Shepardson, bapt. 28 October, 16S0. 
vii. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 22 July, 1685, d. 15 October, 1685. 

3. John SiiEPARnsox ' (Daniel.- Daniel^) lived in Attleboro until 
about 1697, when he moved to Rehoboth. He married 9 April, 1694, 
Elizabeth Fuller, who was born 12 May, 1678, and baptized 30 May, 
1G79, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Fuller of Attle- 
boro. Inventory of his estate was taken 3 December, 1708, showing 
£64 16s Od. 

Children, recorded in Attleboro: 

1. Ruth Shepardson, b. 14 July, 1695; m. 10 January, 1716-1717, 
Epiiraim Lane, son of John and Sarah Lane. Many descendant.s 
in Norton, Mass. She d. 1752. 
IL Mehitable Shepardson, b. 31 January, 1696-7. 
iii. Sarah Shepardson. b. 13 February, 1698-9. d. 28 April, 1699. 

4. iv. Daniel Shepardson, b. 16 March, 1699-1700. 

v. Amo£5 Shepardson, b. 30 September, 1704. 
vi. John Shepardson, bapt. 17 April, 1709. 

4. Daniel Shepardson {John.^ Daniel.- Daniel') m. in Attleboro, 
Mass., (1) Hannah Richardson, 9 December, 172.5. She d. 26 Septem- 
ber, 1726, leaving a son. He m. (2) Mary Washburn, 9 May, 172S. 
He was a blacksmith. His will was dated 13 April, 1770, and was 
probated 11 June, 1770. 

Several of the sons of this family went to Guilford, Vermont. Chil- 
dren, recorded in Attleboro: 

i. Daniel Shepardson, b. 5 Septemljer, 1726. 

5. ii. JoH.N Shepardson, b. 16 February. 1729. 



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111. HA>fNAH SHEPARDSON, o. 29 Decemoer, 1730 ; m. Alexander Balkcorn 

(or Balcom) of Norton, Mass., 17 January, 1750. 
iv. Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 6 May, 1733. 
V. Stephen Shepardson, b. 11 August, 1735. 

5. John Shepardson {Daniel.*' John,^ Daniel,^ DanieV) m. at Nor- 
ton, Mass., 17 January, 1754, Anna Blanchard, dau. of Stephen and 
Abigail (Pratt) Blanc'hard. After 176S he removed from Attleboro to 
Guilford, Vt., of which town he was one of the founders. He was made 
town clerk in 1772. He was very influential in the movement to make 
Vermont a separate state. He bore the title ":Major." He was a mem- 
ber of the Council in Vermont for several years and was also Judge 
of the Supreme Court. He d. of consumption 3 January. 1S02, in Brat- 
tleboro. His wife d. of old age 1 January, 1S17, then 87. According 
to a court record they had eleven children, but names of some are un- 
known. The first five are recorded in Attleboro: 

I. John Shepardson, b. 25 August, 1754, d. 23 August, 1771. 
6. il. Samuel Shepardson, b. 10 February, 1757. 

lii. Louise Shepardson (or Lois (?) ), b. 15 January, 1760; m. Simeon 

Forbes. 
iv. Seth Shepardson, b. 10 August, 1762. 
V. Alfred Shepardson, b. 26 April, 1768. 
vi. Jethenal Shepardson (name given by a descendant as stated by 

her mother). 
vii. Ezra Shepardson, d. at Palmyra. N. Y., 29 August, 1819, aged 33. 
viii. Zephaniah Shepardson (mentioned as living a half mile south of 
his brother Samuel and credited with sons, Lewis. Martin and 
Noah. There may be confusion with son of Zephaniah^) . 

ix. Shepardson. 

X. Shepardson. 

xi. Shepardson. 

6. Samuel Shepardsox (John,'' Daniel,* John." Daniel,^ Daniel^) 
m. Anna Barney, dau. of John Barney. She was b. in Rehoboth, Mass., 
9 February, 1761. He lived in Guilford. Vt., dying on the farm his 
father occupied before him, 2S February, 1813, after an illness of eight 
days from spotted fever. He was a freeman and town clerk of Guil- 
ford, 25 March. 1782-3. In 1784 was giiide of Vermont troops under 
command of Stephen R. Bradley, who suppressed disorder in Guilford; 
moderator of town meeting, 1794; constable in 1790, 1797, 1801; was 
called "Captain" in 1795; was collector in 1784, 1790, 1795; district 
clerk district No. 14 in ISIO; member of Vermont Council, 1S03-1S0S; 
register of probate in 1806; presidential elector in 1808, casting his 
vote for James Madison. He was called "Major" at the time of his 
death, this probably being a militia title. He was a large man phys- 
ically, weighing 285 pounds, tall, well-proportioned, and very active for 
a man of his size, as family traditions indicate. His widow spent her 
last years with her daughter, Anna Barney, dying in Lorain county, 
Ohio, near the mouth of Black river, 22 June, 1852. Children: 

Chloe Shep.^rdson, b. 10 January, 1781. 

An.na Shei'ardson, b. 6 October, 17S2, d. 3 November, 1782. 
Anna Shep-JlRDSON, b. 30 May, 1784. 
John Shepardson, b. 9 December, 1786. 
Samuel Shepardson, b. 9 March, 1789. 
Otis Shepardson, b. 5 July, 1791. 
Elijah Shepardson, b. 6 November, 1793. 
Plint Shepardson, b. 15 July, 1796. 
Sophia Shepardson, b. 20 August, 1798. 
13. X. Parmelia Shepardson, b. 19 March, 1801. 

• "Be it remembered that all the cattle and .sheep and swine that is 
marked with a cross of the right ear in the town of Guilford, is Samuel Shop- 
ardsoifs." ( Bk. 1 of Deeds Record, Guilford.) 



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4 SHEPARDSON. 

7. CiiLOE Shepardsox (Samuel^ John." Daniel.* John.^ Daniel.- 
Daniel') m. 10 November, 1S03, Andrew Dalrymple of Coleraine, Mass. 
They lived later in the Sandy Creek country near Sackett's Harbor, 
N. Y. They had nine ch., one of whom settled in Sugar Grove. Pa. 
No further record. (1907.) 

8. Anx.a. Shepardson- iSarnuel," John." Daniel.* John.'' Daniel.^ 
Daniel') m. Joseph Barney of Guilford, Vermont. July, 1S07. He was 
b. 28 September, ITSS, son of James and Thankful (.March) Barney, 
and grandson of Capt. John and Rebecca (Martin) Barney of Guilford. 
They settled first in Jefferson county, New York, near Sackett's Har- 
bor in Ellisburg, but later, after 1S24, moved to Lorain county, Ohio, 
and settled near the mouth of the Black river. He d. 15 Januarv, 18G2. 
She d. 16 April, 1S76. Children: 

1. Sophia A. Barxey, b. 17 April, 1808, d. 28 October, 1824. 

ii. Samuel O. Barney, b. 18 November, 1S09. d. 14 December, ISOO. 

lii. Daniel A. Barney, b. 17 February. ISll, d. IS June, 1891. 

iv. Marla. a. Barney, b. 29 March, 1813. d. 11 January. 1883. 

V. Elijah Barney, b. 19 September, 1818, d. 26 March. 1821. 

vi. Pliny Barney, b. 7 April. 1821, d. 9 June, 1821. 

vii. Samantha A. Barney, b. 4 August, 1822, d. 16 May, 1858. 

viii. LURANCY Almeda Barney, b. IS February. 1824, d. 19 July, 1S99. 

9. John Shepardson (Samuel.' John." Daniel* John,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel') was a farmer and cheesemaker. He lived one mile west of 
Guilford Center, Vermont. He m. 4 July, 1S14, Parmelia Steadman of 
Leyden, Massachusetts, dau. of Philemon and Lucy (Babcock) Stead- 
man. Her tombstone records that she d. IS August. 1863, aged 72. He 
d. 8 January, 1870. In his old age William W. Barney was appointed 
as his guardian. Inventory of his estate showed property valued at 
$1,200. Children: 

L John Shepardson, b. 2 8 September. 1815. He was in the Sc-minole 
war, was taken captive by the Indians, but was spared by the 
intercession of an Indian whom he had befriended. He was 
led by this Indian three days and three niglits to a white settle- 
ment, P . When he reached it he found many ill with t.he 

yellow fever. He closed his last letter home by saying. "If you 
do not hear from me again you may know that I have taken the 
fever." It is supposed that he d. unmd., aged 22 or 23. 

16. 11. Lorenzo Shepardson, b. 3 December, 1816, d. 8 Februarj', 1S88. 
ill. Laura Shepardson, b. 4 November. ISIS, d. 3 November, 1S9G : m. 

(1) Josiah Arms, who was b. 2 5 December, ISOO. and d. 7 Janu- 
ary. 1880, leaving one child. Ellen ParnT:'lia .\.rms, wiio was b. 21 
July. 1850, and m. 15 Ser't-^mber, ISfJS, Alonzo Wf-atherhead. They 
reside Brattleboro. Vt., R. R. No. 3, and have one ch. — Ida Laura 
Weatherhead. b. 28 August, 1890. m. (2) 20 December. 18S1. 
Artemas Eddy, who was b. in 1810 and d. 8 June, 1836. 
Iv. Alma Shepardson, b. 23 February. 1S21. d. 4 May. 1902; m. 27 
April, 18 46, Thomas Akeley, who was b. 16 Augijsc, 1814, and d. 
19 October, 1S92. He was son of Thomas and Elizabeth ( Whit- 
comb) Akeley, and grandson of Thomas and Abigail (Wilder) 
Akeley. One ch. — Charles T. Akel-y. b. IS May. 1S58, m. 25 
October, ISSl, Nettie M. Pomeroj-, who was b. 19 August, 1862, 
dau. of Julius Clark and Mary L. (Bement) Pomeroy. They have 
no ch., res. 116 Canal St., Brattleboro, Vt. 

17. V. Hiram Shepardson, b. 14 June, 1S22. 

10. Samuel Shepardson (Samuel." John." Daniel.* John.^ Daniel.^ 
Daniel') v,-as a soldier in the War of 1812. He was a physician and 
lived in Green River, Vt. He ra. 6 March, 1S17, Miss Pho-be Kemp of 
Guilford, Vt. (She had previously m. David Cudworth, whose three 
children were adopted by her second husband in 1823. Their names 
are not definitely known — 1907.) He d. 23 August. 1SC6. Children: 

1. Samuel Shepardson, b. 10 November, ISIT, d. 26 November. 1S93. 
He res. in Armada, McComb county, Mich. He m. (.1) 13 January, 



SHEPARDSON. 5 

1853, Elizabeth M. Sumner, who was b. 21 August. 1826, dau. of 

Abel and Ruth Sumner. She d. 2 June. 1886. He m. (2) 20 July, 

1887, Sarah Tibbit.s. who was b. 16 February, 1S41, dau. of Joseph 

and Sophronia Tibbits. No ch. 
11. Sophia Shepardson m. (1) Dennison Stevens of Coleraine, Mass., 

and had five ch. ; m. (2> Hunter. 

lii. Parmelia Shepardson m. Dr. Anson Cobb of Montague, Mass. Ch. : 

Anson Cobb and Abbie Cobb. 
iv. ExocH Shepardsox (possibly one of the Ciidworth ch. whom Samuel 

adopted). He m. and had one dau.. Ella Shepardson, who m. 

Frank Fife and now lives on the old Samuel Shepardson place at 

Green River, Vt. She mentions also 
V. Clemenia Shepardson (possibly another of the Cudworth ch.). 
vl. Abbie Shep.\rdson (Cudworth ). 
vli. Emilt Shepardson (Cudworth ). 

11. Otis Shepardson (Samuel* John? Daniel? John? Daniel? 
Daniel^) m. 2.3 March, 1817, Susan Gibbs of Jamaica, Vt. She was b. 
in Stratton, Vt, 13 October, 1796, dau. of Edmund Gibbs (b. 28 Sep- 
tember, 17G1, at Westminster, Mass.) and Phoebe (Preston) Gibbs (b. 
1761 in Athol, Mass.). Guilford records call him "Captain" in 1826. 
He moved, in November, 1835, to Mongo, La Grange county, Indiana, 
where he lived until his death, 7 May, 1843. He was a man of strong 
physique. His death was hastened by an injury received in a test of 
strength with some of his companions. His widow d. 17 December, 
1880. During their first winter in Indiana they lived in a windowless 
log cabin with puncheon floor. Children born In Guilford, Vt, except 
the last. 

18. i. Otis Shepardson, b. 26 April, 1818. 

19. ' ii. Elijah Oscar Shepardson, b. IS August, 1820. 

20. ill. Edmund Gibbs Shepardson, b. 1.5 November, 1822. 

Iv. Pliny Sitepardson, b. 1 December, 1824 ; unmd. : Catlin, Wash. 

21. v. Lorenzo Dow Shep-U^dson. b. 13 November. 1829. 

22. vl. Scsan Ann Shepardson, b. 23 February, 1832. 

23. vii. Saiicel Shepardson, b. 19 March, 1839. 

12. Eli.iah Siiepardsox (Samuel? John? Daniel? John? Daniel? 

Daniel^) is said to have m. (1) , who did not long survive. He 

was living in Watertown, .Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1S17, but in 1822 
was in Princeton, Ky. He m. (2) Mary Parrish Dudley of Lexington, 
Ky. Their children were b. in Princeton, Caldwell county, Ky. He 
d. there before 26 June, 1844. They were m. by Rev. Richard Beard, 
dean of Princeton College, Ky. Children: 

24. I. Dudley Shepardson, b. 1826. 

24a. 11. Ann Mary Shepardson, b. 9 August. 1828. 

Hi. Elijah Shepap.dson, b. 1830; res, Hamilton, Nev. 

Iv. Milton Dudley Shepardson, b. 15 November, 1831; res. Peanut, Trin- 
ity Co., Cal. Prospector. 

26. v. Sophia Scsan Shepardson, b. 1854. 

vl. Parmelia Shepardson, b. 1836, d. in infancy. 

vii. Samuel Shepardson, b. 1838, d. Farmersville, Texas, aged about 21. 

26. viil. Victoria Shepardson, b. 26 June, 1840. 

Ix. Henry Clay Shepardson, b. 1842, d. aged 4 years. 

13. Plixy Shepardson (Samuel? John? Daniel? John? Daniel? 
DanieV) m. (1) 4 February, 1821, Raehel Tisdale of Guilford, Vt 
They removed in 182.5 to Gerry, Chautauqua county, N. Y., where she 
d. 21 September, 1854. He m. (2) at G'jilford, Vt, 7 February, 1855, 
Triphena M. Kingsley. A tribute to fais memory by James Starr, 
written at the time of his death (22 Ju!y, 1871) says: "Pliny Shepard- 
son shared in the hardships and prividons so familiar to all early 
settlers of Gerry. He was a man of close observation, great energy 



6 SHEPARDSON. 

and perseverance. By his industry and economy, never by speculation, 
he achieved a fair degree of success al^^'ays by the slow but sure way. 
In after years with more means he achieved greater success. He was 
always the friend and encourager of the industrious young man." He 
was proud of his ancestry and had a good memory for details. Ch.: 

27. 1. AiiANDA Shepardsox, b. 30 November, 1823. 
27a. ii. Susan Shepardsox, b. 1S25; d. 1844. 

28. iii. Walter Shepardson, b. 23 July, 1831; d. 4 July, 1905. 

14. Sophia Shepakdson (Samueh" John.' Daniel.'- John.^ Danielr 
Daniel^) was a woman of gi'eat ability with more education and 
culture than were usual for her sex in her day. She was a handsome 
person, as pictures and reports from her descendants bear witness. 
She m. 27 November, 1S20, John AVinthrop Bissell of Gill, Mass. 
Shortly after their marriage they moved to Montague, Mass., and set- 
tled on a faim on the stage road, about a mile from :\Iontague village 
and about the same distance from North Sunderland. The house was 
still standing in 190G. He was a manufacturer of hats in Greenfield, 
Mass. He carried on a sort of private banking business and usod to 
boast that he never had to resort to the law to collect a debt. He was 
b. 23 September, 1794, and d. 8 February, 1S76. His wife d. 15 August, 
1864. They are buried in Springfield, Mass., where he d. Ch.: 

L GosTAVUS Bissell, b. 9 June, 1825, d. 7 February. 1SS9. He was 
well educated, attending Amherst College perhaps for a while. He 
was a teacher for manv years. Ran for the legislature before he 
was of legal age. Went to California in the gold excitement and 
lived in Sacramento county for 2 years. He removed to Dela- 
ware, settling on a fruit farm near Bridgeville. He m. (1) in 
California, Jane Wilson, an English woman, who d. in Delaware 
of consumption. He m. (2) 21 November, 1S76, Lilla Hartley 
and had ch. : (1) Jennie Sophia Bissel!, b. 5 December, IS, 7, m. 
24 June, 1896, John Marcus Payne and had ch. : Gustavus Edward 
Payne, b. 10 Julv, 1900, and Lillian Sophia Payne, b. IS March, 
1904, d. 22 September, 1904. Mrs. Payne res. in Philadelphia, Pa. 
(2) Gustava Bissell, b. 5 May, ISSl. d. 8 October, 18S1. 

il. Amandarine Bissell, b. August, 1S29, d.' about 1898. He was a 
hardware merchant in Owego, N. Y., for a while; later moved to 
New Haven, Conn., where he d. from heart failure, falling from 
his bicycle as he was riding. He m. in 1856 Fannie Osborne of 
Worcester, Mass., who d. about 1897, aged 68. Ch. : (1) Rosa 
Bissell (d. in infancv) ; (2) Burleigh Cushman Bissell, res. New 
Haven, Conn.; (3) RoUin Bissell: (4) Lura Bissell; (5) Arthur 
Bissell (druggist. New Haven, Conn.); (6) Cordelia Bi.s.sell. 

Ui. MiLTOX Bissell, b. 10 March, 1831, d. 13 Februarv-, 1S99. He was 
in dry goods business. Plymouth, Ind., for a while: then in hard- 
ware business with his brother Amandarine in Owego, N. Y. 
Later he moved to a farm near Jam.estown. N. Y., the home of 
his wife. He was a man of much ability, of a decidedly literary 
turn of mind, who wrote much for the papers. He m. 17 March, 
1860, Rachel Melissa Rice, dau. of John and Amanda (Shepardson> 
Rice (see No. 27). She has taken great interest in these genea- 
logical investigations and has contributed much valuable informa- 
tion about the several branches of the family connected with her. 
She res. 66 Eleventh street. Jamestown. N. Y. Ch. : fl» John 
Earle Winihrop Bissell, b. 23 January, ISOS. passed the regents' 
examination at 14 and graduated at IS; graduate Philadelphia 
Medical and Dental College, 1890. Practicing dentist. Westfield, 
N. Y. ; m. in Westfield 10 August, 1S91, Emily Haight and has ch. : 
. Earle H. Bissell. b. 25 September, 1893, Milton Tracy Bissell, b. 
29 April, 1895; Emily Louise Bissell. b. 21 December, 19'Jl; (2) 
Berne Burrict Bissell, b. 11 May. Is77. Prevented from studying 
by ill health ; has a rural free delivery route and is interested in 
a company manufacturing cement building blocks: m. 2o Ftbruary, 
1900, Carrie L. Andrews of Sinclairsville. N. Y.. and has ch. : 
Clyde Adella Bissell, b. 6 December, 1902. Milton Andrews 
Bissell, b. 22 April, 1905; res. comer North Main and Ninth streets, 
Jamestown, N. Y. 

iv. Ellex Sophia Bissell. b. 27 .'September, 1833: m. 12 October. 1856, 
J.ihn Cl^rk--- Cusiunan of Ft. Covington. N. Y. They r^-s. Ply- 
mouth. Ind., 19 yea-s- After fire of 1871 moved to Chicago. iiv:ng 
in Highland Park, 111., for 26 years. He has been connected v.ith 



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railroad building and with large manufacturing enterprises. Ch. : 
Lillian Sophia Cushman. b. 20 January, 1S66, who has taught art 
In Kenosha, "U'is ; in I^ake Forest University, Lake Forest, 111. ; in 
the public schools of Highland Park, and for the last five years 
has been director of the art department in the School of Educa- 
tion, University of Chicago. Res. 6030 Jackson Park avenue, Chi- 
cago. 
V. Ida Melissa Bissell, b. 19 April, 1835: m. (1) Smith Robinson 
Phillips 14 June, 1859. He was an accountant, the son of the 
keeper of the hotel in Old Deerfield. Mass., known as the "Bloody 
Brook House." After his death she m. (2) Col. John F. Marsh, 
1 August, 1879. He is president of the Springfield (Mass.) Glazed 
Paper Co. Ch. : Nella Sumner Phillips, b. 3 August, 1862: m. 7 
February, 1884, William Herbert Shuart, a lawyer of Rochester, 
N. Y., now general manager of the paper company just mentioned. 
Ch. : Christine Shuart (just graduated from Smith College), b. 11 
December, 1SS4; John Denton Shuart. b. 16 Xovember, 1894; Kath- 
erine Barrett Shuart, b. 20 June. 1809. They res. Mulberry street. 
Soringfield. Mrs. Marsh res. 59 Maple street. 
vi. Elijah Shepardson Bissell, b. 8 July, 1836; m. 8 December, 1864, 
Harriet Adaline Ross of Montague. Mass. He is a merchant, 
Plymouth, Ind. Ch. : (1) Elsie Sophia Bissell, b. 15 October, 
1866, d. 10 April. 1899: m. 23 December, 1S87, Marion Clayton 
Walls, and had ch. : Howard Bissell Walls, h. 15 October, 1SS8, 
d. 10 June, 1895; Harriet Marjorie Walls, b. 14 December, 1891: 
Martha Irene Walls, b. 28 March. 1893: Marion Harrison Walls, 
b. 12 December, 1S96: all b. in Plymouth, Ind., now res. Indianap- 
olis, Ind. (2) Winthrop Gustavus Bissell, u. 23 May. 1869, 
engineer with Lima, Ohio, Locomotive Works ; m. and has four ch. 
(3) Ernest Ross Bissell, b. 11 May, 1373; m. and has dau., Lillian 
Bissell: he is Div. Supt. L. E. & W. R. R. at Muncie, Ind. (4) 
John Winthrop Bissell, b. 25 December. 1875. Supt. Buckeye Pipe 
Line; res. Willshire, Ohio; m. 5 October, 1899, Rowena Brewer, 
and had ch. : Cushman Brewer Bissell, b. 20 July, 1900; Donald 
Adrian Bissell, b. 22 December, 1901 : Lura Dorathea Bissell, 
b. 29 November, 1903. (5) Harriet Elvira Bissell, b. 27 June, 
1878; teacher Columbia City. Ind., until she m., 27 December, 
1905, Leonard Shrader; res. Columbia City. (6) Claude Elliott 
Bissell, b. 10 December. 1880: m. 4 November, 1902, Flora Verka. 
Ch. — Wilhelmina Bissell, b. 20 March, 1904 ; salesman, Cairo, 111. 

15. Pasmema Siiepardson (Samuel," John} Daniel,'^ John,^ Daniel.- 
Daniel^) m. 19 June, 1824, Zelotus Barney. He is reported to have 
been the son of John Barney, Jr.. and thus grandson of Capt. John 
Barney, whose dau. .\nna m. Samuel Shepardson (6): but several have 
reported him to have been a brother of Joseph Barney, who m. Anna 
Shepardson (8), in which case he was the son of James and Thankful 
(March) Barney. The Guilford records give the name of w. of John 
Barney as "Ruth." They settled first at Adams, N. Y., near where 
his wife's sisters, Chloe and Anna, located. Later they moved to Ohio, 
where she d. at Sandusky, 23 July, 1849, of the cholera, which was 
epidemic that year. He d. in Macomb, Hancock county, Ohio, in Au- 
gust, 1877. Ch.: 

L Wendell Barney, b. March. 1825, d. Findlay, Ohio, in 1879 (?) ; m. 
in 1849. Catherine Carlin of Findlay and had six ch. : Caroline. 
Burleigh. Eva, Hetty and two others. 

15. Edna Barney, b. 1827, d. in infancy. 

ill. Burleigh B. Barney, b. 15 February, 1828; m. (1) Elizabeth West- 
inhaver and had ch. b. in Findlav. Ohio : Metta Barney, b. 23 
May. 1S56, m. 8 September, ISSO, Edwin F. Getchell ; res. 180 E. 
29th street, Chicago. Bruce B. Barney, b. 15 June, 1859; real 
estate dealer, 8 5 Dearborn str-^et, Chicago. Father res. Riverside, 
Cal. His wife d. in Chicago May, 1903, aged 67; he m. (2) Mrs. 
Caroline Richmond. 

iv. Barney, d. in infancy (?) 

16. LoBKXzo Shepardsox [John.' Samuel* John,^ Daniel.* John,* 
Daniel," DanieV) was a laborer in Guilford. He enlisted in the Union 
army at Brattleboro. serving two months in the 16th Vermont Regt. 
Vol. Inf., but was discharged for disability 2S November, 1862. He m. 
12 March, 1S.54 (1) Roxana Burrows of Halifax, Vt., from whom he 
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wards) Lamb, 8 .Time, 1S5S. She d. 2 Jime, 1S91, aged 6S years 2 
months. He d. in Guilford 8 February, ISSS. His home v/as about a 
mile west of Guilford Center. Ch.: 

I. Joseph Shepardsox, b. 25 January, 1855; m. M;iry Taylor of Marl- 
boro. Has two boys, two girls. Res. Readsboro. Vt. 

li. Edsox Fillmore Shepapdsox. b. 1 Januarv, 1$59: m. 1 September, 
1S97, Mrs. Lillian (Bovie) Bridge of Hinsdale, d. 17 June, 1907. 
No. ch. 

lii. John Hexp.t SHErAr.DsoN, I ^^ ., ni^tnUt^r- T^fii J d- -^ ^"ovember, 1863. 
Iv. Henrietta Shepardsox, \^- ^^ <->ctobtr, libl. j ^ j- December. 1S63. 

V. Herbert Shepardsox, b. 1 June, 1S65; unmd. ; farmer; P. O., Ber- 
nardston, Mass. 

17. Hiram Siiepakdsox {.To'hn.'' Samueh^ John.^ Danieh* Joh7i.^ 
Daniel,- Daniel'^) served in the 24th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. during the 
Civil War. His home was in Boston. He m. Aurelia L. Turner of 
Maine, who d. 3 December, 18S1. He d. 29 September, 1879, leaving 
one dau. 

I. Laura Ann Shepardsox, b. 27 March, 1849, in Lewiston, Me.; m. 
J. E. Ayers of Boston and had one ch., a dau., b. 6 March, 1SS6, d. 
3 July, 1887. 

18. Otis Shepardson (Otis.'' Samuel." John,' Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,"^ 
Daniel^) was a farmer for many years. For a short time he ran a 
flouring mill in Jamestown, Ind.. but soon took up farming again near 
Greenfield, Ind., until 1860, when he removed to Sturgis, Mich., not far 
away, where he engaged in the hardware business until 1S80. He was 
a large, fine looking man. exceptionally well read. He m. Catherine 
Wade 30 March, 1845. She was b. in Lincroft, England, 4 .January, 
1823, and now lives with her dau. Flora in Detroit, Micli. (Her parents 
were cousins: Robert Wade. b. in England 31 October, 1782, d. Spring- 
field Tp., Lagrange county, Ind., 1 .January, 1S63, and Eleanor Wade, 
b. in England 2 January, i786, d. 16 November, 1859, at Brighton, Ind.) 
He d. in Sturgis, Mich., 14 December, 1890. Ch.: 

1. Hflex Mary Shepardsox. b. 8 January, 184*5; gi-aduate Oberlin 
College; m. 8 Augnst. 1869. Peter Henry Knisr-r of Gnad»:>nhurtr-n, 
Ohio. TIf was on attorney In Cleveland, Ohio, where she d. in 
childbirth, 11 April. 187 5. Before her marriage she was a teacher 
and principal of one of the ward schools in Cleveland. 

U. Catherixe Wade Shepardsox. b. 29 .\pril. 1848. Three years, Ober- 
lin College. Took course in medicine and practiced at Pa.sadena, 
Cal., for about 20 vnars ; m. at St. Johns. N. B., 17 March, IS.o, 
Dr. Stephen Shaw Black, v.-ho wa.s b. S July, 1846. Xow res. on 
orange ranch near North Glendale, Cal. P. O. address, R. F. D. 
No. 1, Burbank, Cal. No ch. 

Hi. Susan Ann Shepardsox, b. 14 June, 1850, d. 9 August, 1850. 

Iv. Otis Robert Shepardsox, b. 19 September, 1851, d. 14 February, 
1856. 
29. V. Oscar Plixnt Shepardsox, b. 10 February-, 1854. 

vl. Hexrietta LurRETiA SHEP.A.RDSOX. b. IG March, 1856: m. 24 March. 
1ST7, Edward Licluig at Sturgis. Mich. Ch. : :\raurice (dea"^!), 
B^-rnard (m. and livin? in the Philippines), Henry Cm., res. Chi- 
cago). Paola (m^ and Irma (m.). Family re,'^. Chicago, wh-^re 
Mr. Lichtig is a retail clothing salesman and manager. Mrs. Lich- 
tig is an ordained spiritualist minister. 

vii Flora Vnnr.y.'^T Shepardsox, b. 1.3 November, 1858; m. 5 July. 1883, 
George Frederick Phares of Detroit, Mich., v.-ho was b. 18 June, 
1845, at Godrich, Ontario. No ch. 

viii. Susan Paulixe Shepardsox, b. 10 August, 1861 ; m. 17 September. 
1881, V,'illiam Sturgis of Sturgis, Mich. Ch. : a) 0.=^car Jay 
Sturgis b 31 July. 1S82. d. 7 October, 1001, tvphoid fever. (1) 
Bes-sip Pauline Srur=-i.=. h. n No-^-mh-r. 1S^5. C: < ^faud El'-nnor 
Sturgi:?. b. -J-l Januarv. \^'.<:\. F,i,;ni]v rf.=;. on Sturgis hom^'St^ad, 
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19. Elijah Oscab Siiepaedsox {OtisJ Samuel.* John? Daniel.* .JnJin.^ 
Daniel.- Daniel^) spent some years with his uncle, Elijah Shepardson, 
in Kentucky. He served in the Confederate States army and was 
wounded in the arm. He had to ride 200 miles before he could get 
it dressed. He was never able to use it afterwards. He worked for 
some time as a pilot on the Mississippi, lived for some years in La- 
Grange county, Ind., and some years in St. Louis. He was an ingenious 
mechanic. He d. at the home of his brother Dow in Catlin, \Vash., 23 
February, 1S97. Unmd. 

20. Edmuxd Gibbs SnF.PAEDSox iOtis.'' Saviuel.'^ John.^ Daniel.* 
John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) followed the trade of a blacksmith for some 
years, then turned to farming, and later, while still owning his farms. 
b'Came a country merchant, dealing in general merchandise and buy- 
ing wool and other farm products. He resided in :\Iongoquinong, Ind. 
(name afterwards changed by his efforts to Mongo, while he was post- 
master). He was one of the first school trustees, was an ardent Re- 
publican in politics, was a man of strong physique, and independent in 
thought and action. He m. 23 February, 1850, Catherine Emiline Wil- 
son, who was b. near Plymouth, Ohio, 4 November, 1S27, and d. in 
Mongo, Ind., 10 June, 1902. She removed with her parents, John and 
Dinah (Bodley) Wilson, from Ohio to Indiana in 1S36, settling near 
Salem Center, Steuben county. He d. in Mongo 11 August, 18S2. Ch.: 

i. Emma Shepardsox, b. 10 February, 1S50; m. 31 December, 1871, 
Charlf^s Aueaistus Smith, who was b. near Mongo. Ind., 7 July, 
1S50, son of George and Jane (Gray) Smith. They live on a farm, 
Mongo, Ind. No. ch. 

Edna Shepardsox, b. 20 September, lSo2. 

SAP.AH Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 2 August, 1854, d. 17 January. 
1855. 

Augusta Shepardson, b. 31 January, 1856. 

Dow Fremont Shepardson, b. 4 October. 1857. 

Susan Sophia Shep.vt.dson, b. 13 May, 1859. 

Clara Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 1 Januarj% 1861. 

35. viii. John E\t:rett Shepardson, b. 24 October, 1S65. 

21. LoBENZo Dow Shepardsox (Otis.'' S(i77iuel.'^ John.' Daniel,* John.^ 
Daniel.- DanieV) moved from Vermont to LaGrange county, Ind.. in 
November, 183,5. He m. IS September, 18.59, Flora Rosalie Huntington, 
who was b. in Brown county, Ind., 4 March, 1S41. He spent his life as 
a farmer, living in the latter part of his life near Catlin, Washington, 
where he d. 4 January, 1906. Ch.: 

36. i. Arthur Shepardson, b. 14 August, 1860. 

ii. Edmund Shepardson, b. 7 November, 1861, d. 24 June, 1868. 
lii. Benjamin Fi:eligk Shepardson, b. 23 July, 1863 ; unmd. 

37. iv. Oliff Shepardson, b. 2 February, 1867. 

V. Edna Shepardson, b. 2 .A.pril, 1869; m. 20 November, 1890, Samuel 
McKone, d. 20 April, 1891. 

38. vi. Plin.vt Shepardson, b. 16 August, 1872. 

vii. Bessie Shepardson, b. 7 December. 1875. Was a teacher some 
years; m. 6 November, 1906, Eugene S. Wright; res. St. Johns, 
Ore. 
viiL Davzd Samuel Shep.4.rdson, b. 16 November, 1877; d. 3 June, 1893. 
ix. Otis Shepakdson, b. 13 February, 1880. 
X. Victor Joseph Shepardson, b. 1 February, 1884. 

22. SusAX Axx Shepardson (Otis.'' Samuel,^ John.' Daniel* John.' 
Daniel," Daniel^) lived on the home place in Mongo. Ind., most of her 
life. She m. Benjamin Franklin Freligh. Ch.: 

1. EVA F^.ELiGH, m. Joseph Geddes, a rancher and stockman in Baker 
City, 0:v. She d. thi-'re. Thev ha'l four ch.. amon^ them P'rai.k 
G'-fld- s, couruy cl.-rk (1907) Baker City, Oft-., and Eva Gedde-s, 
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II. Ida Mat Freligh, m. Richard Hopkins of Brighton, Ind. Ch. : 
Fleming Hopkins, Ella(?) Hopkins. Maggie Hopkins, all b. near 
Mongo, Ind. 

111. Ella Freligh, m. Fleming Barr, Mongo, Ind. At least five ch. ; 

one, Frank Barr, a teacher. tS\'o daus. are m. 

iv. Arthur Pli.vny Freligh, m. Ettie Snyder. One ch., Mabel, b. near 

LaGrange, Ind. 
V. FlJAXK LE.A.NDER FRELIGH, b. 22 October, 1865, went west, living in 

Oregon and Idaho at different times ; m. and had at least Frank 

Freligh. 

23. Samuel Shepardsox (OtisJ' S^aynuel." John,^ Daniel* John,^ 
Daniel- Daniel') clerked in his brother Edmund's store in Mongo. Ind., 
until his marriage 1 January, 1S6S. to Martha Jane Huss, who was b. 
5 June, 1849, dau. of Elijah and Phebe (Hutchins) Huss. He has been 
prominently identified with the development of LaGrange county, Ind.; 
county treasurer, 1SG9-1ST4: county auditor, 1S74-1SS2. Now "has an 
abstract office and stands high in the community. He served in Co. 
G, 30th Ind. Vol. Inf., I'nited States army, during the Civil War, and 
endured hardships at Knoxville and in Libby prison. Ch. : 

L Kit Carson Shepardsox. b. 15 May, 1S72 ; m. 19 August, 1902. 

Cora Biddle, wlio was b. 13 May, 1874. 
IL Ella Pearl Shepardson, b. 28 April, 1876; m. S August, 1899. 
James C. Will, D. D. S., of LaGrange. Ch. : Mary Jane Will, b. 
16 June. 1900. 

24. DfDLEY Shepardsox (Elijah,'' Samxiel." John.^ Daniel.* John.^ 
Daniel,- Daniel') removed from Kentucky to California, where he m., 
In Marysville, Yuba county, 16 December, 1S68, Winifred May. He 
was an attorney at law until his retirement on account of ill health. 
Now in sanitarium, Napa, Cal. Ch.: 

39. 1. Elijah John Shepardson. b. 11 November, 1869. 

li. Mark Milton Shepardson, b. 2 April. 1871, attorney, Oakland, Cal. 

iinmd. 
iil. Alice Hatmond Shepardson, b. 7 April, 1874; graduate San Jose 
Normal School. Teacher, Colusa, Cal., five years ; now Oakland, 
Cal. 

Iv. James Clinton Shepardson, b. 18 May, 1876, d. 26 May, 1903 ; was 
a farmer. 

V. Creed Haymond Shepardson, b. 20 March. 1878; attorney. Oakland. 
Cal., and real estate agent ; unmd. 

24a. Ann M.^ry Shepardsox (Elijah,'' Samuel." John.^ Daniel,* John,' 
Daniel,^ Daniel') m. in 1S45 W. W. Throckmorton, who d. in 1851. In 
1855 she m. (2) Winston Markham. She d. 27 March, 1868, at Farm- 
ersville, Ky. He d. in 1902 at Dennison, Texas. Ch.: 

1. William Gustin Throckmorton, b. in Princeton, Ky., is m. and has 
ch. : Ann Mary Throckmorton. Flavia Throckmorton, James 
Throckmorton. 

11. Watoja Throckmorton, b. Farmersville, Ky., d. aged 2 years. 

liL John Shepardso.v Markham, b. 29 August, 1857. d. 1 Februar>', 
1898, at T\'oodward, Okla. 

Iv. Winston Baird M.vrkh.^m, b. 20 June, 1859; m. Nannie Wootten of 
Decatur. Te.xas, who d. in 1SS5. Their son, John Wootten Mark- 
ham. b. 18S5, m. (2) Ada Hockett at Decatur, Tex., in 18S7, and 
had ch. : Baird Markham, b. May. 1SS8 ; Marie Markham, b. 1890; 
Lois Markham, b. 1S&7. 
V. Annie Sophia M.ap.kham, b. 19 August, 1867 : m. at Dennison, Tex., 
IS October, IS 93, Samuel Yancey Ferguson, b. in Alabama 8 March, 
1863. Ch. : John Markham Ferguson, b. 4 November, 1895, at 
Wichita Falls, Tex., where the family res. 

25. Sophia Susan Shepakdsox (Elijah.^ Saymiel," John.^ Daniel.* 
John.' Daniel.- Dardel') m. Dr. H. M. Markham about 1855 in Farmers- 
ville, Ky. The next year they moved to Texas, naming a town there 
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I. Harvey Dudley jrAP.KHAM. b. about 1859; m. Molly Taylor In Mc- 

Kinney, Tex., about 1S77, and had ch. : John Pernell. Claire 

(dead), Hugh (d. about 1S9S), Har\-ey (dead), and Clarence, 

now res. McKinney, Tex. 

11. Hugh Pernell Markham, b. about 1865; m. about 18S9, Fannie 

, near McKinney. Tex.; one child in 1903; now res. 

Paul's Valley, Indian Territory. 

26. Victoria Shepardsox (EUjah,' Samuel." John.^ Daniel,^ John,* 
Daniel," Daniel'^) m. (1) 9 March, 1S54, Zebulon Andrew Baird, who 
d. 14 February, 1S81. The family lived in Baird homestead between 
Nashville and Lebanon, Tenu. She m. (2) 1 November, 1SS5, Dr. Al- 
exander "W. Terry. They moved to Dennison, Texas, in 1891, and to 
Los Angeles, Cal., in 1894, where he d. 26 January, 1901. 

L AvxiE Laura Baird, b. 17 December, 1860; m. 15 November, 1883, 
Dr. Calvin ^fcAulay at the Baird homestead, Tenn. He d. at 
McKinney, Tex., 13 November, 18S6. A posthumous child, William 
Calvin McAulay, b. 22 February. 1S87, now attending Harvard 
Military School in Los Angeles, Cal. 
H. Martha Dudley Baird. b. 15 Septem.bor, 1866: m. 27 March, 1889, 
at Baird homestead, Tenn., Dr. Watson G. Terry, son of Dr. Alex- 
ander W. Terry, mentioned above. They lived in Dennison, Tex., 
for a while, and in 1906 moved to Los Angeles, Cal. Ch. : Zebu- 
lon Alexander Terry, b. 17 June, 1891 ; Annie Laurie Terry, b. 7 
October, 1896. 

27. Amaxda Shepabdson {Plinny,'' Samuel,'^ John,^ Daniel* John,* 
Daniel," DanieV) was given a farm and "setting out" by her father 
near Gerry, N. Y. She m. 3 January, 1S41, John A. Rice, who was b. 
Ellery N. Y., 24 July, ISIS, and d. in Gerry 21 May, 1902. They spent 
their lives on the farm, except for three years when he was engaged 
in lumbering a mile away from it. In the early days before any rail- 
roads were built he rafted lumber down the rivers to Pittsburg and 
other citie.-?. He was a charter member and one of the first officials of 
Gerry Grange, No. 412. He was a man who stood high in the com- 
munity and has a large number of friends. He was a splendid singer 
and well informed in all subjects. His wife was a woman of excep- 
tional graces who had great influence in the community. She d. 5 
January, 1SS7. Ch.: 

1. Rachel Melissa Rice, b. 23 April, 1843 (see No. 14 iii). 
11. Plinny Shepardson Rice, b. 17 July, 1845; m. in Denver, Col., 

1872, Catherine Maxwell, who d. in 1898, leaving two daus., Mrs. 

Lathrop of Brockton, N. Y., and Mrs. Stewart. He m. (2) in 

Jamestown, N. Y., 1902, Eva Whitman. 

27a. SusAX SiiEPABDSox {Plinny,'' Samuel." John,' Daniel,* John.* 
Daniel," Daniel^) m. 3 January, 1841, Jarias (or Jervis) Rice, she and 
her sister marrying brothers in a double wedding, but died in 1844, 
leaving an infant dau., Susan Rice, who m. Harrison Tompkins of 
Gerry, N. Y., in 18G2. They had four ch.: (1) Edith Tompkins m. 
Frank Monfort, a grape raiser and farmer in Brockton, N. Y. They 
have ch. — Nina Monfort m. Edward Ross, Brockton. N. Y.; Josephine 
Monfort, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and now a 
teacher in Illinois: Harry Monfort, attending military academy at 
Randolph, N. Y. (2) Susan Tompkins m. Nolan Smith, Portland, N. 
Y. (no ch.). (3) Bertha Tompkins m. Fred Titus, Brockton, N. Y.; 
one dau. (4) William Tompkins resides in West Virginia. Mr. 
Tompkins d. some years ago. His widow, an invalid for many years, 
resides with her daughter, Mrs. Smith. Mr. Rice m. (2) Lorinda 
Rodgers. They had one dau., who inherited an estate in England and 
resides there. A number of the women of Susan Shepardson's line 
were gifted musicians. 

28. Walter Shepardson {Plinny.' Samuel," John,' Daniel,* John.'' 
Daniel," Daniel^) was given a farm by his father and settled near 



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Gerry, N. Y., where all his life was spent. He was a prominent citi/^en, 
much esteemed by every one. He m. 2S May, 1S51. Camilla Partridge 
of Gerry. She was dau. of a Methodist minister, who was a graduate 
of Oberlin College and bought scholarships for each of his children. 
He was much interested in family history, writing a long letter giving 
facts on 2 April. 1905, just three months before his death, 4 July, 1905. 
His wife d. 25 May, 1906. Ch.: 

40. 1. Hiram Shepardsox, b. 2 February, 1S52. 

iL Nellie M. Shepardsox. b. 3 April, 1S53; m. 25 March, 1875. Orange 

"U'illiams of Gerrv. They live at Ellington. X. Y., on a farm. 

She has been an invalid for some years. Ch. : Maude Williams, 

b. 20 May, 1876: Daniel Williams, b 11 Augxist, 1879; Howard 

Williams, b. 27 December, 18S6. 
Hi. R.4CHEL O. Shepardso-v, b. 2 September, 1854; m. 31 December, 1S75, 

Fred Barmore of Gerrv, N. Y. He runs a sawmill at Levant. 

Ch. : Walter Barmore, b. May. 1877; Emmett Barmore, b. 3 

March, 1878. 
Major Sam Shepardsox, b. 2 February, 1856. 
HEP.BERT J. Shepardsox, b. 15 September, 1857. 
Pli.n-xt E. Shepardsox, b. 10 March, 1865. 
George W. Shepardsox, b. 19 June. 1S66. 
lR\axG J. Shepardsox. b. 8 August. 1870; farmer at Bemis Point. 

N. Y. ; m. 4 June, 1S94, Minnie Hoit. No ch. 

29. OscAK Pliny Shepardsox (Otis,^ Otis,'' Samuel," John.'^ Daniel,* 
John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) graduated from the University of Michigan in 
1875. Hardware business, Sturgis, Mich., till 1881. Traveling sales- 
man in hardware business since then: now traveling for Hibbard, 
Spencer, Bartlett & Co. of Chicago. Resides Merriam Park, Minn. M. 
Anita P. Plimpton, Joliet, 111., 8 September, 1885. Ch.: 

1. Axita Arline Shepardsox, b. 3 March, 1888. 

ii. (Infant dau.) Shepardsox, b. 10 May, 1889, d. same day. 

iii. Helex Shepardsox, b. 29 June, 1892. 

iv. DwiGHT Emersox Shepardsox, b. 30 October, 1893. 

30. Edna Shepardsox (Edmund Gibbs.- Otis,' Samuel," John,'^ Dan- 
iel,* John,' Darnel,- Daniel') m. 21 January, 1877. Horace Oscar Bar- 
tholomew, b. St. Joseph county, Mich., 13 May, 1845, son of Horace 
and Salome (Gates) Bartholomew. He is a farmer; resides Lima. 
Ind. Before her marriage she was a teacher. Ch.: 

1. Carl Urmex Bartholomew, b. 28 August, 1879. graduate Tri-Slate 
Normal School, 1899. In Co. H. loTth Ind. Inf.. Si-'ani-shAm-rican 
war, 1898; m. IS Januarv, 1901. Hatti^- Pearl Gorlets. who was 
b. in LaGrange countv, Ind.. 19 Jani;ar>-. 18S3, dau. of Daniel and 
Mary (Faust) Gorlets. Ch. : Claude Huber Bartholomew, b. 10 
November, 1901; Kenneth Berne E.irtholomew, b. 4 August, 1503; 
Benita Bartholomew, b. 14 May, 190-3. d. 10 September, 1906. 

11. Dox Cij:o Bartholomew, b. 7 February, 1888; graduate Lima. Ind., 
H. S.. 1906. Teacher Burr Oak, Mich., 1906-7 ; Sherwood, Mich., 
1907-8. 

31. Augusta Shepardsox (Edmund Gibbs,^ Otis.' Samuel,' Jolxn.^ 
Daniel.* John.^ Daniel.' Daniel') m. 17 October, 1875, William Caspar 
Hawk, b. Hancock county, Ohio, 9 March, 1850, son of Christopher 
Lewis and Sarah (Wyckoff) Hawk. He was a miller at Mongo for 
years and now owns a grain elevator at LaGrange, Ind. Ch.: Mabel 
Clare Hawk, b. 2 September, 187G, d. 2G January, 1S7S; Bertha May 
Hawk, b. 16 September, 1S7S. d. 14 Ma.v, 1S90; Maude Leone Hawk, b. 
19 July, ISSl; m. John Caton and d. . 

32. Dow Fremoxt Shep.vbdsox (Edmund Gibbs.^ Otis.'' Samuel,* 
JoJm,'^ Daniel.* John,'' Daniel.- DanieV) moved from Mongo, Ind., to 
Baker City, Oregon, in l■^^". Has been rancher and clerk; now deputy 
county assessor; m. Lillie Swift. Ch.: 



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1. IVA SKEPARDSON'. 

ii. Edna Shepardson. 
iii. Theodore Shepardson. 
Iv. Morris Shepardson. 

33. SusAX Sophia Shepardsox {Edmund Gihts.^ Otis: Samueh" 
John: Dayiiei: John: Daniel- Daniel') m. 18 October, 1S7S, Thomas 
Jefferson Rawles, who was b. 9 May, 1S55, son of John Wesley and 
Sarah (Randall) Rawles. They lived at Mongo, Ind., until February, 
1879, when they moved to Rising City, Neb., where she d. 16 May, 
1887, an infant son being buried in the same grave with her. Ch.: 

i. John Wesley Rawles. b. 5 February, 18S0; ^aduate Lima, Ind., 

H. S. ; accidentally killed while lumbering in Michigan, 1906. 
II. Everett GrBBs Rawles, b. 21 July, 1SS2. On farm nr-ar Orland. Ind. 
iii. Nellie Rawles. b. 15 January. 18S4; graduate Wolcottville, Ind., 
H. S. ; m. Ernest Blackwell, a telegraph operator now at Enid, 
Okla. 
iv. Flora Rawles, b. 27 April, 1S85, res. with aunt, Mongo, Ind. 
v. (Infant) R.\wles, b. 11 May, 1887, d. 16 May. 1S87. 

34. Clara Elizabeth Sheparosox {Edmund Gibbs: Otis: Sayniieh' 
John: Daniel: John: Daniel: Daniel') m. 21 November, 1SS6, Clinton 
DeForrest Seaman, b. near Mongo, Ind., 5 September, 1860, son of 
Henry and Mary (Ellison) Seaman; resides on a farm near Mongo. 
P. O. address, Brighton. Ind. Ch.: 

1. Clifford Henry Seaman, b. 29 November, 1887. 

ii. Leah Emeline Seaman, b. 5 January, 1890. 

iii. Hilda Seaman, b. 1S96. 

iv. Norma Seaman, b. March, 1901. 

35. JoHx Everett Shepardsox {Edmund Gibbs: Otis: Samuel: 
John: Daniel: John: Daniel: Daniel') clerked in father's store; taught 
country school Brushy Prairie, LaGrange Co., Ind., 1SS2-3. and Rising 
City, Neb., 1SS3; graduated from Indiana State Normal School. 1SS6: 
principal and superintendent of schools. Shoals, Ind., 1SS6-S: graduate 
Indiana State University with degree of Bachelor of Arts, 1S90; Master 
of Arts same, 1892; member of Phi Gamma Delta; teacher. Blooming- 
ton, Ind.. high school, 1890-1; Hopkins Academy, Oakland, Cal., 1891-3; 
Salinas City, Cal., high school, 1S94-.5; has given county normal and 
institute instruction in Indiana, Arizona and California; assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology and pedagogy, California State Normal School, 
Los Angeles, 1895-1906; president Southern California Schoolmasters' 
Club, 1904; student in summer sessions Indiana University. 1S91; 
Clark University, 1896; Cornell University, 1905; Columbia University, 
1906; member University Club, Los Angeles; member Knights of 
Pythias (Captain Division 33, Uniformed Rank) in Bloomington. Ind., 
1891; author of "A Preliminary Critique of the Doctrine of Funda- 
mental and Accessory Movements"; supervisor of training school in 
State Normal School at Los Angeles, (Tal., since 1906; m. in Shoals, 
Ind., 6 July, 1896, Claudia Shirey, who was b. in Dover Hill, Ind., 6 
April, 1867, dau. of Michael and Araminta (Davidson) Shirey. Has 
been greatly interested in the Shepardson genealogical investigations, 
contributing much information for this leaflet. Resides 1147 Santee 
street, Los Angeles, Cal., where his children were born. Ch.: 

i. Claudia Shirey Shepardson. b. 8 September, 1897, d. 6 February, 

1901. 
iL Norma Minta Shep.u^dson, b. 20 December, 1898, d. 3 March, 1901. 
iii. Kathryn Emlyn Shepardson, b. 26 May, 1903. 

36. Arthur Shepardsox {Lorenzo Dojr: Otis: Siamuei: John: Dan- 
iel: John: Daniei: Daniel ') m. 6 June, 18S5, Orpha B. Knowles; resides 
Catlin, Wash. Ch.: 



14 SHEPARDSON. 

1. Ada Rcth Shepardson, h. 3 June, 1SS6. 

II. Maud Belle Shepardson. b. 3 May, 1S92. 

iiL Lawrence Dow Shep.^rdson, b. 15 Au&ust, 1S94. 

iv. Fat Rosalie Shepardson, b. 3 March, 1903. 

V. (dau.) Shepardson, b. 30 June, 1907. 

37. OLn^F Shepakdsox (Lorenzo Doic.^ Otis,^ Samueh'^ John.^ Daniel.* 
John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) resides Catlin, Wash.; m. 6 March, 1S9S, Maud 
Chapman. Ch.: 

I. Maud Esther Shepardson, b. 18 May, 1905. 

38. Plixny Shepardson (Lorenzo Dow.'* Otis.'' Samuel.^ John.^ Dan- 
iel,* John,^ Daniel,- Daniel^) resides Catlin, Wash.; m. 5 October, 19U2, 
Effie Meikle. Ch.: 

i. Plinnt Dow Shepardson, b. 29 May, 1907. 

39. ELI.JAH Joiix Shepardsox (Dudley,^ Elijah.'' Samuel,^ John.^ 
Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,- Daniel^) is a real estate agent in Oakland, Cal. 
He m. 19 September, 1S93, Lydia A. Randall of Eureka, Humboldt 
county, Cal., dau. of A. W. and Lydia A. Randall. Ch.: 

1. Randall Shepardson, b. 3 July, 1S94. 
U. Everett Shepardson, b. 5 May, 1900. 

40. Hiram Shepardsox (Walter,^ Plinny,'' Samuel,^ John," Daniel.* 
John," Daniel.- Daniel^) lived in Custer City, Pa. He m. Ella Thibbits 
2 February, 18S3; he d. 19 May, 1S90. Ch.: 

L Amy Sheipardson, b. 22 October, 188 — . 

II. Camilla Shepardson, b. 12 March, 1889. 

41. Major Sam Shepardsox (Walter.'' Plinny,'' Samuel,'' John,^ Dan- 
iel,* John,^ Daniel,- DanieV) was named for his great grandfather. He 
was appointed administrator of his father's estate. He is a farmer 
living in Gerry, N. Y. He m. 27 February, 1877, Elsie Waite. Ch.: 

1. Floyd Shepardson, b. 24 May, 1879. 
li. Flora Shepardson, b. . 

42. Herbert J. Shepardsox (Walter.^ Plinny,'' Samuel.^ John.^ Dan- 
iel* John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) resided at Bemis Point, N. Y. He m. (1) 
18 December, 1879, Viola D. Sadler. She was an accomplished mu- 
sician. She d. in May, 18SS, leaving a son. He m. (2) 7 April 18 — , 
Mrs. Luna L. Romans, who survived him. Ch.: 

i. Walter H. Shepardson, b. 1 August, 1SS7. 

43. Pltxxy E. Shepardsox CWalter,^ Plinny.'' Samuel," John,^ Dan- 
iel,* John,^ Daniel,- Daniel') is a farmer at Bemis Point, N. Y. He m. 
October, 1892, Myrtie Underwood. Ch.: 

i. William Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1895. 

44. George'W. Shepardsox (Walter.^ Plinny,'' Samuel," John," Dan- 
iel.* John,' Daniel." Daniel') is a farmer at Bemis Point, N. Y. He m. 
12 March, 1890, Emma Johnston. Ch.: 

I. Pearl Shepardson, b. 8 June, 1899. 
iL George E. Shepard.son, b. 3 February, 1901. 
iii. Lester Shepardson, b. 31 August, 1903. 



THE BARNEY FAMILY. 

From an extract from a letter written by William Barney of Guil- 
ford Center, Vt., in 1904, from various notes sent by descendants, from 
a manuscript record of the Martin Family in the possession of Mrs. 



SHEPARDSON. 15 

Karl Flickinger of Toledo, Ohio, from town records of Guilford, and 
from other sources, without any effort to collect Barney information, 
I have gleaned the following: 

Joiix Barnky came to Guilford Center, Vt., in 1767. The first set- 
tler came to the town in 1761, when no tree had been felled. John had 
m. in Rehoboth, Mass. (or R. I., the jurisdiction was disputed), Re- 
bekah Martin. She was b. 21 December, 1729. dau. of Edward and 
Rebekah (Peck) Martin, who were m. 8 November, 1722. (This Ed- 
ward Martin was b. 22 October. 1700 O. S.. son of Silvanus, grandson 
of Edward, great grandson of Ephraim, and great great grandson of 
John Martin of Swanzey, immigrant from England; his wife, Rebekah 

Peck, was b. 10 October. 1700 O. S., dau. of Jethenal and (Smith) 

Peek. She d. 14 April, 1730, and her husband m. (2) 19 January, 1731, 
Martha Washburn of Bridgewater, who was b. 27 February, 1693.) 
The children of John and Rebekah (IMartin) Barney were: 

i. Edward Barney. 

ii. Rebekah Barney. 

ill. John Barney, m. Ruth , hnd a dau.. Anna Barney, b. 6 Sep- 
tember, 1789, and prob. Zolotus Barney ( m. Parmelia Sliepardson). 
I have 6 May. 17S3, as date of d. of John Barney, Jr., pos.sibly 
another ch. 

iv. Hannah Barney. 

V. James Barney, m. Thankful March and had son, Joseph Barney (m. 

Anna Shepardson). 
vi. Lydia Barney. 
vii. Anna Barney, b. 9 February, 1761 ; m. Samuel Shepardson. (See 

hi.s record). 
viii. Lettice Barney, b. 4 January, 1763 : m. Zephaniah Shepardson. 
(Leaflet on his descendants now being' prepared by John Eaton 
Shepardson of Relief, Mitchell Co.. X. C.) 
ix. Sarah Barney. 
X. Sn.VENL'S Bar.vey. 
xi. Martin Barney. 
xii. Aaron Barney. 

Captain John Barney d. 19 February, 1S07, and his wife d. 10 Feb- 
ruary, 1807. 

Joseph Barney, son of James and Thankful (March) Barney, m. 
Anna Shepardson, dau. of Samuel Shepardson (6). The family moved 
to Jefferson county, N. Y., and later to Lorain county. Ohio, settling 
near the mouth of the Black River. He d. 15 January, 1862. She d. 
16 April, 1876. Ch.: 

1. Sophia A. B.a.rxey, h. 17 April, ISOS, d. 2S October, 1824. 

Ii. Samuel O. Barney, )>. IS November, 1809, d. 14 December. 1809. 

iii. Daniel A. Barney, b. 17 F-^bruarv. ISll. d. IS June, 1S91. 

iv. Maria A. Barney, b. i'9 March, 1S13. d. 11 January, 1S83. 

V. Elijah Barney, b. 19 Septemljer, ISIS. d. 26 .March, 1821. 

vi. Pliny Bar.ncy, b. 7 -\pril, 1S21, d. 9 June, 1821. 

vii. Sa.mantha A. Barney, b. 4 .-Vugnjst, 1S22, d. 16 May. 1858. 

viii. LURANCY .A^LMEPA Barney, b. 18 February, 1824, d. 19 July. 1899. 

Daniel Barney (Joseph. James. John) m. Lucy Campbell in Jeffer- 
son county. N. Y. Ch.: (1) Margaret Barney, b. 1849 or 18-50; m. H. 
H. Clougli, Elyria. Ohio; 5 ch.— Hallie Clough (m. William Sharp, 
Elyria, Ohio. 5 ch.t, Martha Clough, Otis Clough (m., 1 ch.), Carl 
Clough and Henry Hale Clough. (2) Lucy Barney, b. 1855; m. 1876 
Prescott Hale, Elyria, Ohio, had 1 child, who d. 

Maria A. Barney [Joseph. James. John) m. Parks Harris; 2 ch.: 
(1) Helen Harris, b. 1835; m. 1854, Homer Rood, Jeansville, Pa., 2 ch. — 
Vernon Rood, b. 1856. d. 1905; m. Alice Stone; 5 ch., Vernon Rood, 
Mai'garet Rood. Esther Rood, Carl Rood, Francis Rood, wid. res. Jeans- 
ville, Pa.; Olive Rood d. an infant. (2) YeDion Harris d. in childhood. 



16 SHEPARDSON. 

Samantiia Barney (Joseph, James. John) m. 1 Julv, 1S41, Luther 
Rood, Amherst. Ohio. 9 ch.: (1) Mariner Rood, b. 30 March. 1842, 
d. 29 September, 1S42. (2) De Forest Rood. b. 1S43. d. 1S65. (3) 
Edna Rood. b. 1S45, d. 1S92; m. 1865 Edward P. Johnson: 2 rh.— De 
Forest Johnson, b. ISCG, d. 1890: Cornelia Johnson, b. 1S69, resides in 
Cedaredge, Col. (4) Anna Leila Rood. b. 1846, d. 1847. (5) Wilbur 
Rood, b. 1848, d. 1898; m. (1) Mary Wells. 1877, and had 4 ch.; m. (2) 
Jean Sisler, 1894; 2 ch., Luther Rood m. Helen Duke. 2 ch., res. Wil- 
liams. Ariz.; Warren Rood m. Lucy .Alexander, 1 ch., res. Bristol, 
R. L; Florence Rood res. Wellington, Ohio; Wilbur Rood, d.; DeForest 
Rood; Miriam Rood, family res. Akron, Ohio. (6) EUen May Rood. 
b. 1851, ra. 1882, George French; ch. — Anna French, Edward French 
(dead),; res. Homer, Mich. (7) Anna Xorton Rood, b. 1853, d. ISSC. 
(8) Helen Eliza Rood, b. 1855. m. 1880 David Hurst: 3 ch. — Bernard 
Hurst, Helen Hurst, Katharine Hurst: res. Oberlin. Ohio. (9) Sa- 
mantha Rood, b. 1858, m. 1881, Charles Harrison, d. 1882; no ch. 

LxTSANCY Almepa Barxey (Joseph. James. John) m. 22 August, 1849, 
Welcome Otis Parker. They lived in Sandusky, Ohio, Norwalk, Ohio, 
and in 1872 moved to Toledo. Ohio. He was a prominent citizen of 
northern Ohio, a representative and state senator. She d. 19 July. 
1899. Their dau. Mary Lurancy Parker, b. 3 September, 1850. in 
Sandusky, Ohio, now resides 6 Bronson Place, Toledo, Ohio; m. James 
Scott Rodgers, who d. 8 April, 1906, and had ch.: (1) Martha Almeda 
Rogers, b. 5 October, 1871, Norwalk, Ohio: m. Karl Flickinger and had 
ch: 1, Florence Rodgers Flickinger. b. 29 October, 1898, d. 30 Novem- 
ber, 1899; 2, Frederick Rodgers Flickinger. b. 12 September, 1901: 3, 
James Rodgers Flickinger, b. 17 March, 1904; res. 7 Bronson Place, 
Toledo, Ohio. (2) James Otis Rodgers. b. 11 October, 1874, m. Cora 
Hale and had ch.: 1, Carolyn Hale Rodgers, b. 17 February, 1903: 2, 
James Otis Rodgers, Jr., b. 28 August, 1906; res. lola, Kan. (3) Anna 
May Rodgers. b. 13 December, 1S75. m. John M. Berdon and had ch. — 
Mary Anna Berdon. b. 25 April. 1903; Pamela Rodgers Berdon, b. 25 
July, 1904; res. New Haven, Conn., where her husband is assistant 
professor of rhetoric in Yale University. (4) Florence Olive Rodgers, 
b. 1 October, 1880; res. Toledo, Ohio. 

Zeix)Tus Barney. See under Parmelia Siiepardson No. 15. He is 
reported to have been a brother of Joseph Barney, although a Guilford, 
Vt., record makes them cousins. 



Note. The expense of printing this leaflet is shared with me by EVERETT SHEPARDSO.N 
of Los Angeles, California. 



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THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 



■,,," A Record of the Line of Zephaniah Shepardson, 

Guilford, Vermont. 

*-' V- • BY JOHX EATON SHEPARDSON. 

^-» SEPTEMBER I. 1907. 






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HIS pamphlet gives the ancestry and descendants (in part) 
of Zephaniah Shepardson' (Daniel* John^ Daniel^ Dan- 
I; id '). The records are not complete and the object in print- 

|; ing them at this time is, (i) to secure in printed form copies of 

|: the written manuscript so that, should the original be destroyed 

I by fire or otherwise, the result of a considerable amount of effort 

i.. in securing these records will not be lost, and (2) to stimulate the 

^' interest among those connected with the Shepardson family, in 

the hope that they will add greatly to these records, so that when 
the Genealogy- of the Shepardson Family is printed the record 
of Zephaniah Shepardson's descendants will be as complete as 
possible. 

Any one possessing Shej)ardson records and interested in this 
family is asked to send corrections and additions in the way of 
relationships, dates, personal record and family history to Francis 
\V. Shepardson. 5592 Kimbark avenue, Chicago, Illinois, who is 
securing the records of all Shepardsons in America. 

The genealogical records so far as at present known are as 
follows : 

1. Daniel Shepardson, blacksmith of Charlesiown, Mass.. coming 
from nalem. Admitted to the Church in Charlestown 8 June. 1633 
Removed to Maiden, where he died 20 July, 1644. His wife was Joanna 

, maiden name and date of uiarri£i;e unknov.-n. She survived her 

husband and married (2) Thomas Cail. Sr. She died 30 January, 16C1. 
Children: 



2 SHEPARDSON. 

1. Ltdia SHEPARDSojf, bapt. 24 July. 1637; m. CI) Thomas Call, Jr.; 

(L') Thomas Skinner. Child, Joanna Call, b. March, 1660. 
II. Amos hhepardson, b. 1639. 
i. Hi. Daniel Shepardson, bapt. 14 Juno. 1641. 

iv. JOAXXA Shepardson bapt. 13 March, 1642; m. November. 1661, 
Roger Kennicut of Maiden, and later removed to Swanzey. Chil- 
dren, Joanna, Lydia and John. 
V. KUTH Shepardson. b. . 

2. uAniel Shepardson {Daniel '^) succeeded his father as black- 
smith at Maiden. He was a freeman of Middlesex County, Mass., 29 
May, 1674, and took the oath of fidelity 15 December, 1674. He mar- 
ried 11 April. 16G8, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Call, Sr., and widow 
of Mr. Samuel Tingley of Maiden. He removed to Attleboro where he 
had fifty acres about half a mile from "Old Town" on the Bay Road. 
He was Jons called "old goodman Daniel Shepardson." He came near 
losing his property at one time, as the Attleboro records indicate. He 
was selectman of Attleboro in 1698. He died 3 August, 1723 [one 
record says 1743]. His wife. Elizabeth, died 21 February, 1715-1716. 
So far as known his children were: 

1. Daniel Shepardson, b. 11 July, 1669 ; lieutenant in 9th Mass. Re^. 
against Canada in 1691. He died 11 March, 1691, at Anticosta, 
3. 11. John Shepardson, bapt. January, 1671. 

Hi. Elizabeth Shepardson ; m. Robert Fuller, 19 January, 1699, 
iv. Mart Shepardson; m. Joseph Ingraham, 11 April, 1700. 
V. Joanna Shepardson; m. John Fuller, 22 December, 1701, and d. 

before 29 June, 172 0, when he m. (2) Widow Sarah Follett. 
vl. Nathaniel Shepardson, bapt. 2S October, 1680. 
vil. Jonathan Shepajidson, b. 22 July, 16S5, d. 15 October, 1685. 

3. JoHX Shepardsox ' {Daniel.^ Dariiel^) lived in Attleboro until 
about 1697, when he moved to Rehoboth. He married 9 April, 1G94, 
Elizabeth Fuller, who was born 12 May, 167S, and baptized 30 May, 
1679, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Fuller of Attle- 
boro. Inventory of his estate was taken 3 December, 1708, showing 
£64 16s Od. 

Children, recorded in Attleboro: 

1. RtTTH Shepardson, b. 14 July, 1695; m. 10 January, 1716-1717, 
Ephraim Lane, son of John and Sarah Lane. Many descendants 
in Norton, Mass. She d. 1752. 
IL Mehitable Shepardson, b. 31 January, 1696-7. 
Ui. Sarah Shepardson, b. 13 February, 1G9S-9, d. 28 April, 1699. 
«. Iv. Daniel Shepardson, b. 16 March, 1699-1700. 
V. Amos Shepardson, b. 30 September, 1704. 
vl. John Shepardson, bapt. 17 April, 1709. 

4. Daniel Shepardson* (John.^ Daniel,- DanieV) lived in Attle- 
boro, Mass., and, as his grandfather and great grandfather before him, 
followed the blacksmith's trade. He was a lieutenant (ensign) in 
Capt. Geo. Marcy's Fourth Co. of Col. Jos. Dwight's Ninth Mass. Regt., 
in the expedition to Cape Breton in 1745, where the undisciplined 
militia of New England took Louisburg from the veteran troops of 
France (N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. Vols. 24 and 25). He m. in Attle- 
boro (1) Hannah Richardson, 9 December, 1725. She d. 26 September, 
1726, leaving an infant son. He m. (2) Mary Washburn of Taunton, 
Mass., 9 May, 1728, who survived him. His will, recorded in Taunton, 
is dated 13 April, 1770, and was presented for probate 11 July, 1770. 

Each of the sons m. in Massachusetts and later moved to Guilford 
In Southern Vermont and became prominent in the early affairs of that 
town and that part of the ;u,:.e. v^-i-^en it v.a.s wrested by Vermont from 
the control of New York. Children, all recorded in Attleboro: 



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SBEPABDSON. . S 

i. Daniel Shepardsox, b. 5 September, 17 2 B. .^ 

li. John Shkpardson, b. 16 February, 1729. (■i.^^J^^*-^-*- 

lii. Hannah Shepardson, b. 29 December, 1730; m. Alexander BaHteom- 
of Norton, Mass., 17 January, 1750. 
6. iv. Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 6 May, 1733. 
V. Stephen Shepardson, b. 11 August, 1735. 

5. Zephaniah Shepardson' {Daniel* John.^ Daniel.^ Daniel^) lived 
In Attleboro until about 1770, when with his three brothers and Ihelr 
families he went to Guilford, Vt. He m. (1) Ruth Hills (b. 1 July, 
1733; d. 16 October, 17S2). dau. of Samuel and Mary Hills: (2) Da- 
maris, widow of David Church. She d. 28 July, 1797, aged 54 years 10 
months; (3) Mrs. Lucinda Chase of Halifax, Vt.. 1 June, 179S. She d. 
"at the Chinesee Country of a fever" 30 September, 1S09. 

The town records at Guilford, Vt., show that in 1770 Sam'I Curtis 
deeded Lot 125 in Guilford Township, Windham County, Vt., consisting 
of 100 acres, to Zephaniah Shepardson, yeoman, of Attleborough, 
Bristol, Province of r^Iassachusetts Bay, for a consideration of £60. 
His brother, John Shepardson, was a witness to the above deed. 

At the first recorded town meeting of Guilford the record reads: 

"May ye 19th, 1772. Then the freeholers and other Inhabeits of the Tract 
of Land called Guildford, in County of Cumberland and Province of New 
York, met tosether and by a majority of vots made ohoyce of: 

"1. Samuel Nichol, Esq., Moderator of .said meeting. 

"2d. John Shepardson, Town Cleric 

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"13th. Zephaniah Shepardson, Hezekiah Stowell and John Barney, over- 
seers of poor." 

At the town meeting in 1773 he was appointed to the positions of 
constable, of overseer of highways and of overseer of poor, and in 177G 
elected a surveyor of highways. His stock marking is thus recorded: 

"Be It remembered that all the cattle, sheep and swine in the town of 
Guilford that is marked with two .square holes one above the other through 
the right ear, and a cross on the left ear. is Zi^phaniah Shepardson. Guil- 
ford, 25th , 1802. William Bigelow, Toicn Clerk." 

Zephaniah Shepardson, with his brothers Daniel and John and their 
sons, took an active part in the controversy respecting the New Hamp- 
shire Grants from 1770 to 17S6, Zephaniah and Daniel supporting the 
New York government, which attempted to retain jurisdiction over 
Cumberland County (now Windham Co., Vt.). while John, first favor- 
ing New York, was afterward equally active in supporting the Vermont 
government. B. H. Hall, in his "History of Eastern Vermont," gives a 
full account of the controversy. 

Zephaniah was one of about one hundred who received land granted 
to the "sufferers in opposing" the Government of Vermont by New York 
State. He received in 17SG a grant of 100 acres and his son Joseph 2G3 
acres in Montgomery County (now Town of Bainbridge, Chenango Co., 
New York). An entire township was given to the ■•Vermont sufferers." 
He, however, did not leave Guilford. His homesiead was the original 
lot*125 in Guilford and his house a frame structure standing high, with 
hip roof and without ells or additions, was burned in the sixties. The 
new house replacing it, now (1907) occupied by Charles Shepardson, 
was erected upon the old foundations. He was called "Lieutenant." 
and in a deed of Dec. 10. 1793, giving half of Lot 125 in Guilford to his 
son Jared of Guilford, yeoman, for £2oO, he is mentioned as "Zephaniah 
Shepardson, Gentleman." He died in Guilford, 16 October, 1S04. "of a 
billious complaint on thirty-six hours after attacked." 

His will, presented for probate in District of Marlboro, Brattleboro, 
Vt, Nov. 3,'lS04, by Lucinda Shepordson, his widow, is curious, though 
In a form commonly used at that time. It reads as follows: 



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3n ll|t Nantf of (Sub, Amfn. the 20th day of July in the year of our Lord 
one thousand e:.?ht hundred and two, I, Zephaniah Shepardson of Guilford, 
in the County of Windham and State of VtTinont. Gentlemen, being in a con- 
siderable state of hi'alth in b.-.dy and mind and memory, thanks bv g-iven to 
God therefore. Therefore callit'.s: unto mind the mortality of my body and 
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give 
and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I 
recommend to the earth to be buried in a decfnt and christian manner at the 
discretion of my executrix, nothing doubting of the word of God that at the 
general resurrection there shall be a reservatii->n of all things and that when 
he who is our life shall appear I shall be like him. complete in body and 
soul preserved and raised by the mighty powt-r of God. 

And as to touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to 
bless me with in this life, that I have not disposed of heretofore, I now give, 
demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form : Imprimis 
— I give and bequeath to Lucinda Shepardson. my lawful wife, all my cows 
and all my sheep and other meat stock, my horse and side-saddle, together 
with my cutter and the tackling thereto b^donging. and the one-half of mv 
wearing apparel, together with all my other mo\-ables. Items — I give to my 
son Zephaniah Shepardson, and to my daughter Ruth Barney, and to mv son 
William Shepardson, and to my son Jared Shepardson. and to mv daughter 
Demarls Billings Shepardson. and to my son David Church Shepardson, each 
of them twelve and one-half cents, together with the one-half of my wearing 
apparel, equally divided among them, having given each of them their pro- 
portion otit of my estate ht^rptofore. Item — I give to my beloved grandson, 
William Shepardson. my saddle on which I ride. My wife, Lucinda Shepard- 
son, likewise I constitute, make and ordain my sole executrix of this mv last 
will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul 
all and every other former wills, testaments, legacies, bequeaths and executors 
by me in any ways before named, willed or bequeathed, ratifying this and no 
other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal the day and year above written. 

Zephaniah Shepardson. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Zephaniah Shepardson 
as his last will and testament in the presence of subscribers, John Slator, 
William Chaver, Hannah Palmer. 

Children, the first five born in Attleboro, Mass.: 
Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 21 March, 1755. 
William Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1756. 

Ruth Shep^vrdson, b. 16 September, 1758: m. John Barney cf Gull- 
ford, Vt., and had one son William, who d. 6 December, 1809, 
age 21. 
Joseph Shepardson, b. 27 October, 1760. 
Jared Shepardson, b. 18 July, 1763. 

Demaris Billings Shepardson, m. at Guilford 30 Januarj'. 1806, 
1 James Alverson of Halifax, Vt. 

fJ vii. David Church Shepardson, a blacksmith of Guilford, Vt. He owned 
^ land in Bainbridge, X. Y., in 1816, and may have moved there. 

6. ZEPHAXiAn Shepardson' ' {Zeplianiah.^ Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,' 
Daniel^) was a clock-maker and farmer in Guilford, Vt. He was in 
the Continental Army, and a journal written by him in ISOO at Guil- 
ford recounts his ten months' service. He enlisted January, 1776, at 
Guilford, for one year, in Capt. Carlisle's company. Col. Bedell's Regt. 
of the New Hampshire Line, and soon after marched to Chesterfield, 
N. H.; to Charlestown, N. H.; to Ticonderoga, N. Y.; on the ice to 
Crown Point; waited until ice was broken up, then by water to Port 
St. Johns; to Lawrence; by water to South Lawrence; ten miles across 
South River to Fort Ann; then three miles to the Cedar Falls, where 
they fortified and scouted under Butterfield until May, 1776. A two 
days' fight occurred here, and, out of provisions and ammunition, they 
surrendered 20th May to the British and their allies, the Indians. 
After ten days a prisoner, plundered of his property, stripped in part 
of his clothing and "on sca.nty allowance. iv:o or three ounces of meat 
and little or no bread but burnt crusts only," he was exchanged and 
returned to the army. He marched to Aderson; there ill for five 
weeks with smallpox, and soon after for a number of months with 
"Camp Ail," when his father hired a substitute in his place, came to 
camp (Lieut. Col. Wait's unfler Gen'l Gates) and brought him home to 
Guilford ill and broken in health. He closed his journal thus: 



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"I received Continental bills which were of little or no value: the losa of 
health, the loss of time, the loss of money and the loss of all my property, 
be the same more or less ; now considering' these circumstances I candidly 
think I need a compensation from my country as a merit or restoration." 

In the fall of 1777 he served 17 days In Capt. David Stowell's com- 
pany in Col. "William Williams' regt. From June 29th to July 5th, 
1777, he was in Capt. Stephen Shepardson's company. He seems to 
have been a fifer. He was called "Lieutenant." He d. in Guilford, 19 
August, 1S37. He was m. three times: (1) To Rachel Wilkins, dau. 
of Daniel and Rachel Wilkins; she d. of quick consumption, 2S Septem- 
ber, 1787. aged 32 years S months; (2) To Lettice Barney, 10 January, 
1788. She was b. 4 January, 1763. of Captain John and Rebecca (Mar- 
tin) Barney of Guilford, and d. 11 May, 1831. (3) To Sarah (Babcock) 
Stedman, widow of Philemon. She d. 1 August, 183S, aged 82. There 
were 15 children, all born in Guilford. At one time the combined age 
of those living was about 1,200 years. 

i. Rachel Shepardson, b. 21 March, 1779; m. Samuel Nichols of 

Halifax, 11 August, 1799. 
Leonard Shepardson, b. 14 September, 17S0, d. 5 August, 1835. 
Darius Shepardson, b. IS December, 17S2, d. 19 November, 1867. 
Ruth Shepardson, b. 16 June, 1785; m. 9 November, 1804, Caleb 

Cole of Brattleboro, Vt., d. 17 April, 1S62. Four children. 

SusA.N.NA Shepardson, b. 4 June, 1787; m. Millard. Two ch. 

Ira Shepardso.n, b. 21 October, 1788, d. 7 April, 1870. 

Sally Shepardso.n-, b. 3 July, 1790; lived to old age; unmd. 

Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 20 February, 1792. 

Martin Shepardson, b. 13 February, 1794. 

James Shepardson, b. 17 July, 1795. 

Lewis Shepardson, b. 1 September, 1798. 

SoPHRONA Shepardson, b. 30 July, 1800; m. John Wilcox (bro. of 

Philena), d. 15 October, 1875, at Guilford. Three ch. 

Lukinda Shepardson, b. 17 August, 1802 ; m. John Bucklin of Gull- 
ford, d. 26 March, 1874. No ch. 

Clark Shepardson, b. 19 August, 1804. 
John Barney Shepardson, b. 5 June, 1808. 

7. William Shepardson' {Zephaniah.'^ Daniel* John,' DanieJ,' Dan- 
iel^) was a millwright, mill owner and farmer. He was in the 
Revolution in the Guilford Company of his uncle, Capt. Stephen Shep- 
ardson, in 1777. After the Revolution, with his brothers, Joseph and 
Jared, he worked in Canada for several seasons, building mills. In 
1786 he acquired land in Halifax, Vt., and moved thereto. In 1799 he 
exchanged his Halifax farm with his brother Jared for the latter's 
one-hundred-acre farm in Guilford, and occupied the same with his 
father, to whom he leased half the land and one-third of the buildings. 
On a trip to Lansingburg, N. Y., he became ill and IS February, 1804, 
"died of a consumption and was bro't to Guildford and entired." His 
estate administered by his wife and son Thaddeus was inventoried 19 
June, 1804, at $2,447, with claims against same of S9S9, his farm being 
listed at $2,000. The probate records and his tombstone refer to him as 
"Colonel," but this was evidently his rank in the militia. He m. Grace 
Fitch, who d. 1 February, 1808, of consumption, aged 48. Four of the 
children died of consumption. Children: 

1. Thaddeus Shepardson, b. 1783, d. 23 December, 1809, at Penob- 
scott, Mass. 

William Shepardson, b. 21 December, 1787. 

Reuben Shepardson. 

Grace (Gratia) Shepardson, living In 1822. 

Cynthia Shepardson, m. Hudson, d. February, 1804, of con- 
sumption in the Gf-nes':-*- C-juntr^'. 

Charlotte Shepardson, Iiv:r.g- in 1822. 

Hap.t Shepardson, b. IS November, 1796, d. 3 October, 1822. 





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19. vlli. Elias Shepardso.v, mentioned In brother Hart's will of 1822, 

Ix. Polly Shepardson, d. 17 July, ISOS, of consumption. 
X. Henry Sheparuson, b. 1S04. 

8. Joseph SiiEPAnnsoN' (Zephaniah,'^ Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,' DanieV) 
was a carpenter and worked at that trade more than at farming. He 
lived in Guilford, Vt., until his third child was b., then moved to 
Leyden, Mass., from which place he moved to Colerain, ]Mass., where he 
d. 2 November, 1S21. He served in the Revolutionary war when he 
was not 17 years old. He was called "Lieutenant." Near the close of 
the Revolution he went to Boston and enlisted on a privateer, but news 
of peace arrived before the ship sailed. In 17S4 he was one in the 
attack against the "Vermonters" in Brattlehoro, "Vt For his efforts 
in supporting the "York" government, he, with about one hundred 
other "Vermont sufferers," received a grant of land in Chenango Co., 
N. Y. He was a small man, not over five feet seven inches high, but 
lithe and active. 

He m. (1) 25 October, 17S7, Zurvier Packer, who was b. 15 Septem- 
ber, 176S, dau. of James and Rebecca (Brown) Packer of Guilford. 
She d. 7 October, ISOG, in Leyden, Mass. He m. (2) 15 February, 1S07, 
Lucy Stedman, who was b. 13 September, 17S3, dau. of Philemon and 
Sarah (Babcock) Stedman. He took a great interest in family history 
and kept careful records of what he could find for the benefit of the 
future family historian. Children born in Guilford and Leyden: 

20. 1. Jared Shepardson', b. 9 May, 17SS. 

1!. Rebecca Shepardson, b. 3 May, 1790; m. 27 April. 1809, Calvin 

Weld of Guilford; d. 27 April 1868. Lived In Coventry, N. Y. 

Seven eh. 
111. Zurvier Shepardson, b. 9 March, 1792: m. 5 April. ISlO. Benjamin 

Smith Grinnel of Leyden, Mass. Lived in Leyden. Mass., and 

Homer, N. Y. Ten ch. 
Iv. Joseph Shepardson', b. 22 February, 1794; d. 1842; a carpenter. 

Lived and died in Dresden, Oliio. Unmd. 
V, LuciNDA Shepardson, b. 12 December, 1795; m. 19 February, 1819. 

Ezra Babcock, Jr., of Colerain, Mass. Lived in Scott, N. Y. Four 

ch. 

21. vl.- William Henry Shepardson, b. 17 April, 1797. 

22. vii. James Packer Shepardson, b. 7 May, 1799. 

23. vili. HOP.ATIO Jefferson Shepardson, b. 28 E>ecember, 1800. 

Ix. Salome Shepardson, b. 25 Aufrust. 1S03 ; m. 16 I>ecember, 1822, 
"Walter Bell, Jr., of Colerain, Mass. Lived in Colerain. Seven ch. 

^. Jaeed SnEPARDSOx' iZepTiayiiah,'' Daniel,* John,' Daniel,* Datiiel'^) 
a carpenter and millwright and later a farmer, lived in Guilford, "^'t., 
and the adjoining town of Halifax. The Vermont Revolutionary rolls 
show that he was on the pay rolls of Capt. Comfort Starr's company of 
militia of the town of Guilford, "who went out into the service of the 
State of Vermont in the alarm in the month of October, 17S0." 

Soon after the Revolution he worked with his brothers, Joseph and 
William in Canada, building mills for the French. One mill they 
erected had a water wheel and a wind wheel, and was also rigged to 
run by horse power when both wind and water failed. They built one 
saw-mill with sixteen saws, two for slabbing the logs, and a gang of 
fourteen saws in one sash. This was before the days of the Muley or 
circular saws. He ni. 6 December, 1793, Ruth Church (b. 29 September, 
1770; d. in Gerry, N. Y., 9 August. 1S50. dau. of David Church' {Xa- 
thaniel,* .Samuel,' Sarauel.' Richard^) and Demaris, whose maiden name 
was also Church, and who m. (2) Zephaniah Shepardson, father of 
Jared, as his second wife). Jared bought his father's one-hundred-acre 
farm" in Guilford in 1793. paying ,£.')20 for the same. He lived there 
until 1799, when he ?old his Guilford property to his brother William 
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Halifax, which adjoins Guilford on the west, moving there the same 
year. The town records of Halifax contain this memorandum: 

"Halifax, May 2, ISOO. To all people to whom these presents shall come — 
Greeting: Know yo that I, Abner Bemis. of Halifax, being of the sect or 
denomination of Christians known by the name or appelation as Baptists, do 
hereby certify that Jared Shepardson is of the same sect or denomination as 
the subscriber, and that I, the Said Abner Bemis. am minister of th^ same 
sect or denomination in the Town of Halifax, County of Windham and .State 
of Vermont. Attest: Abner Bemis, Minister." 

Jared took a trip to Leominster, Mass., and there was suddenly 
taken ill. It was necessary to have him brought to his home in Halifax, 
where he d. 6 July. 1810, in his forty-eighth year, of "a consumption," 
and was there buried. He left no will, but his wife was appointed to 
administer the estate and made guardian of the five younger children. 
The inventory dated 29 August, 1810, amounted to $2,186.10, and con- 
tains: "One farm of 117 acres by estimation, $1,700; one yoke oxen, 
$60; 8 cattle, 21 sheep," etc., etc. 

His wife possessed more than ordinary ability in her administration 
of the estate, and the care of her family of small children, as is evi- 
denced by the probate records. In 1817 she moved with her family to 
Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., to which place many of her neighbors had 
removed previously. Children, five recorded in Halifax: 

L Clarissa Shepardson, b. 7 October, 1794, in Guilford.; m. before 
1811, Solomon Fessenden, d. 6 December, 1868, in Wisconsin. 
Large family of ch. 
11. Lucius Shepardson, b. 17 February, 1797, d. 27 March, 179S. 
111. Demaris Shepardson, b. 1 March, 1799. in Guilford; ra. 1826. WU- 
lard Bucklin. d. 12 March, 1S4S. In Gerry, X. Y. Ch. : Clinton 
Bucklin, Charles Bucklin, Julia D. Bucklin, Willard Bucklin. 
iv. Lucius Shepardson, b. 23 September, 1802 ; d. 29 March, 1803. 

24. V. John Shepardson ^b. 19 March, 1804, in Halifax, Vt. 

25. VI. William bHEPARosoN, S 

1 f m. Charles Williams of Rain- 

vii. Matilda Shepardson, ham. Canada; d. 1847 in 

upper Canada. Ch. : John 

I b. 23 June, T., George R. 

). 1806. in •( m. Oren Strong; d. 16 Sep- 

I Guilford. tember, 1859, in Kansa.s. 

viii. LuciNDA Shepardson, Ch. : Oren Hollister Strong, 

I I Matilda Strong, Laura L. 

J I Strong, Eleazer Strong. 

10. IBA Shepardson' (Zephaniah," Zephaniah," Daniel,* John* Dan- 
iel,' Daniel^) moved to New York State, where he d. 7 April, 1870. 
Children may have been: 

I. Ira Shepardson, of New York City (1877). 

ii. NoRRis Shepardson. of Belleville, N. Y. (1877) : d. about 1905. 
ili. Sally Shepardson, of Belleville, N. Y. (1877). (She may have been 
his sister.) 

11. Zepha.niah Shepardson' (Zephaniah." Zephaniah.^ Daniel,* 
John,' Daniel,- Daniel^} was a carpenter and farmer of Guilford. Vt. 

He m. (1) Eunice . who d. 30 July, 1821. aged 24 years 5 months; 

(2) Mary (Polly), dau. of Joseph and Sabra Perry, b. at Newfane. Vt., 
d. 5 Novem.ber, 1868, aged 76 years 8 months. He d. at Guilford, 17 
July, 1875, of dropsy. His will of 18 July, 1870, gave his sister, So- 
phrona Wilcox, all his real and personal property. He had one dau.: 

1. Mary M. Shepardson, unmd. ; d. 28 February, 1860, aged 38 years 
10 months. 

12. Martin Shepardson' (Zephaniah,' Zephaniah} Daniel," John,^ 
Daniel,^ Daniel') lived in Guilford, Vt., and d. 27 October, 1871. at 
Dover, Vi. He m. Sarah Matthews in Souierset, Vt., who d. 1^67. 
Children: 



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L Charles Shepakdson, unmd. in 1906. Lives with his brother, 
Clark H. 

11. Claek H. Shepardson, farmer, of Willlamsvllle, Vt. ; married. 

111. Maht Shepardson, m. Harris ; deceased. 

iv. Janette Shepardson, m. Cannon. Lives at West Dover. Vt. 

V. Emma (E.miline) Shepardson, d. 23 October, 1S64. 

13. James Shepardson' {Zephaniah," ZepTiaiiiah,' Daniel,* John,^ 
Daniel,^ DanieV) lived in Guilford and then for a quarter of a century 
was a farmer of Halifax, Vt. He m. Philena Wilcox (sister of John, 
Stephen and Eunice), who was b. 23 May, 1796, in Halifax; d. 29 May, 
1871. He suffered from paralysis bis last years, and the week before 
his death (22 October, 18S0) fell, breaking his hip. Children, born in 
Guilford, Vt.: 

L Janette Thankful Shepardson, b. 27 January, 1833 ; m. Henrj- 
Clark Shepardson, her cousin (see No. 2S). 

26. il. Orrin Pier Shepardson, b. 5 AugTJSt, 1836. 

lii. NoRRis Henrt Shepardso.n, b. 10 December, 1838; d. 11 April, 1902, 

in Halifax ; unmd. ; a farmer of Halifax. 
Iv. Newell Shepardson, b. 12 December, 1842 ; d. 26 December, 1843. 

14. Lirwis Shepardson' (Zephaniah* Zephaniah,'^ Daniel* John,' 
Daniel,' Daniel^), a farmer of Guilford, Vt.; m. 27 February, 1822. 
Sarah Gibbs, b. 29 June, 1799; d. 23 October, 1873; dau. of Edmund 
and Phoebe (Preston) Gibbs and sister of Susan Gibbs of Jamaica, Vt., 
who m. Otis Shepardson' [Samuel.^ John,'^ Daniel.* John,^ Daniel,^ Dan- 
iel^). He d. in Guilford 16 October, 1875. Children: 

1. Martha Ann Shepardson, b. 22 November, 1823; d. 3 April, 1842. 

27. 11. Hart Gibbs Shepardson, b. 14 May, 1S25. 

28. IIL He.nrt Cl-uike Shepardson, b. 23 January, 1827. 

Iv. Mart Rexevh.le Shepardson. b. 13 July, 1S29 ; m. 27 November, 
1851, Hezekiah Fletcher Stone. Lives in Brattleboro. Vt. Ch. : 
Alpheus Stone, Martha Stone. Harry Stone, Charles Stone. 
V. Ellen Maria Shepardson, Jv, 9s l^'au is^V i^- -^ June, 1833. 
vL Elmira Sophia Shepardson, I''' "'* ^^°-' ^'^■^^- id. 18 June. 1833. 

29. viil. Lewis Barney Shepardson, b. 12 October, 1834. 

15. Clabk Shep.\rdson' {Zephaniah,' Zephaniah,'* Daniel,* John,* 
Daniel,* Daniel^} m. 18 December, 1S27, in Vermont to Lurinda Frank- 
lin and then lived ten years in Massachusetts, moving from there to 
Milwaukee, Wis. He was originally a blacksmith, but in Milwaukee 
became a builder and contractor and acquired considerable property. 
In 1874 he went to the Pacific coast and thereafter spent the winters 
at San Jose, Cal., and summers at Milwaukee. He and his wife cele- 
brated their golden wedding at San Jose in 1877, at which all their 
children and families were present excepting one son-in-law and two 
of the six grandchildren. He d. 25 March, 1885, in Milwaukee. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Hart P*. Shepardson, of Almeda. Cal. (1877) ; deceased. 

U. Helen Shepardson, m. Wright. Lived at Oakland, Cal. 

(1S77). 

111. Mart Shepardson, m. Drake of Drake Bros., drug^sts In 

Milwaukee (1877). 

16. John Barney Shepaedson ' {Zephaniah.' Zephaniah,^ Daniel.* 
John," Daniel.^ Daniel^), always called ''Barney," was a farmer of 
Guilford, Vt. He m. (1) Lydia .Morey in Guilford, Vt., who d. 14 Octo- 
ber 1844, aged 33; (2) in 1847, Prudence Wheeler (b. in Halifax), who 
m. (2) A. W. Putnam of Guilford. He d. 8 April, 186!. in Guilford. 
His homestead of 14ij acres which he received from his father, was in 
1884 occupied by his unmarried dau., Emma. Children: 



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*■ '^n?,^h'*^'^ SHErAnoPON, b. 16 Septoniber. 1S34: m. 3 XovPmbor. 1SS5 
Mass T^o cYi °^ Guilford. Lived and died in ^reenfleld.' 

30. il. Lucius Barntet Shepap.dson, b. 22 November, 1S37. 

iil. Edmund (Edward) B. Shepardson. carpenter at Guilford (1S84) 
and foreman m tool shop at Greeniield, Mass. (1905) Married 

'"• ^Bo'th deoea"e^:^no^cir '''""• '^ ''"^'' '''' ■ '"• -^""^-^ Alexander. 

r. 17- William Shepardson ' (WiUiam.' Zephaniah.' Daniel* John' 
Daniel^ Daniel^) lived at Guilford, Vt., and Claremont, N. H He was 
S;vl?/n"l^'','''--^'' ""^ Guilford, by the Rev. Jason Chamberlain, to 
Harnett Cambridge of Guilford. He d. 28 December, 1830, at Clkre- 
mom, isi. H. Cnildren: 

William Shepardson, b. 23 June, IS 10. 

^^sons ^"^^^°^''^' ^' * S*^P^«^'"be''' ISll; m. John M. Stuart Two 

Reuben Shepap.dson, b. IS November. 1813. 

Simeon Shepardson, b. at Guilford 

""dk-d Itl-orwfc^-X^t. "' '"''''''"'''■ "^- ^*^^'-^'^- ^^^<^ ^^ 

Harriet Shep.a.rdson, d. at Claremont N H 

""tt) !^df;f^^?t\et^ ^o^^'^^^'"^^- '^^^^-^ -• <1> Brown. 

George D. Shepardson, b. 20 November, 1S23. 
LucT Shepardson, b. 1S25; m. Horace Perry. Two ch 
""■ ^a^d^'n^y^ara.''''"^''' ^^ '" Claremont, N. H. ; d. In Unity, N. H.. 
xi. Grace Shepardson, d. in Claremont, N. H. 

nni,?;rwr''-''7a^^"''''\''''^''''' (TW///am,« Zephaniah,' Daniel* John.' 
Darnel,' Daniel) purchased in ISlC an interest in a blacksmith shop 
and wool carding business in Guilford. Vt. He sold out in ISIS and 
moved to Gerry, N.it., where he bought a farm adjoining his cousin 
Plinny Shepardson' (Sainuel,' John.' Daniel,* John,' Daniel,' Daniel')' 
dren '^'^ *^^ remainder of his life. He m. Roxey Phelps. Chll- 

1. Mandron Shepardson, d. when small. 

li. Laurilla Shepardson, m. Hiram Sears. Lived in Gerry, 
lii. Charlotte Shepardson, m. Charles Horton. Lived in Gerry. 

19. Elias Siiepard.sox • {William.' Zephaniah.' Daniel,* John' Dan- 
iel, DanieU) lived in West Brooksville, Me., where he d. of consump- 
tion. He m. Mary Wasson (Masson ?). Children (none living in 1906) : 

1. Thaddeus Shepardson, lived in West Brooksville, Me. Had ch. 

35. ii. Otis Shepardson, lived Sn West Brooksville, Me. 

iii. Thomas Shepardson. 

Iv. Lyman Shepardson. 

V. William Shepardson. 

vL Elias Hart Shepardson, was a sea captain and died at sea. 

vii. ALARY Shepardson. 

vlii. Eunice Shepardson. 

Ix. Grace Shepardson. 

X. Lucy Shepapjjson. 

20. Jared Shepardson' {Joseph." Zephaniah.' Daniel,* John,' Dan- 
iel,' Daniel') lived in Guilford, Vt., and Monroe. Ohio, where he d. 11 
October, 1825. He m. at Zanesville, Ohio, 2 August, 1S12, Matilda 
Denison, dau. of William and Nancy Denison. She d. in Johnson Co., 
Iowa, 13 December, l6t;3. He was called Captain."' Children, born in 
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ZuRViER Packer Shepardson, b. 9 May, 1813, In ZanesviUe, Ohio. 

Matiloa Shepardson, b. 9 May, 1S13 ; m. (1) John N. Headley ; (2) 
John Dunn. Seven ch. 

Maria Shepardson, b. about 1S17; m. Alonzo Denison. Three ch. 

Susanna Shepardson, b. about 1S20; m. (1) Thos. King; (2) Ed- 
ward Keeler. Two daughters. 

Napoleon Bonaparte Shepardson, b. 7 January, 1822. 

Jared Joseph Shetardson, b. 24 June, 1824. 

21. William Hexry SnEPARnsox ' (Joseph,' Zephaniah,^ Daniel.* 
John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) lived in Leyden and Colerain, Mass. He ra. 
23 January, 1S23, :Mary (Polly) Baker of Leyden, dau. of Benjamin 
Baker (Benjamin and Mary (Sherman) Baker) and his wife, Hannah 
Tucker. In October, 1835, with his family, he moved from Colerain to 
Norwich, Ohio. He d. 31 Au^^^st, 1846, in Union Co., Iowa. Children, 
first five born in Colerain, last in Norwich: 

38. 1. William Henry Shepardson, b. 2 December, 1823. 

ii. Mart Zitrvier Shepardson, b. 20 August, 1826; m. 1852, Jonah M. 
Parsons; d. about 1904. Three ch. 

39. 111. Joseph B. Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1S28. 

Iv. LuciNDA Maria Shep.\.rdson, b. 22 June, 1831 ; unmd. 
V. Salome Rebecca Shepardson, b. 4 August. 1834; unmd. 
vl. L.TDIA Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 12 March, 1837 ; m. 1853, James 
Lambert. Ten ch. 

22. James Packer Shepaedsox ' (Joseph* Zephaniah,^ Daniel,* 
John,'' Daniel,^ Daniel^) was a blacksmith, and at an early day went 
to Ohio, first to Coshocton Co., but finally located in Lower Sandusky 
(now Fremont, Marion Co.), where he d. 24 October, 1834. He m. and 
had one dau., and perhaps more. 

23. HoBATio Jeffebsox Shepardsox ' (Joseph.' Zephaniah,'^ Daniel,* 
John,* Daniel.- DanieV), a farmer of Colerain, Mass., had previously 
lived in Guilford and Brattleboro, Vt. He m. S February, 1S27, Mary 
Sophia Brown (b. 23 July. ISOS, d. 20 May, 1892) of Colerain, dau. of 
Thomas and Rachel (Franklin) Brown. He and his wife spent their 
last days at the home of their dau. Sibyl in Greenfield, Mass., where he 
d. 15 November, 1SS6. Children, all born at Colerain: 

40. L Thomas Jefferson Shepardson, b. 5 November, 1827. 

H. Sibyl Amanda Shepardson, b. 29 June, 1S31 : m. 5 June, 1849, 
Alonzo G. Miner of Colerain; d. 25 April, 1892. Lived in Green- 
field, Mass. Four ch. 

ill. Esther Scrvier Phep.a.rdson, b. IS December, 1832; m. 6 March, 
1851, Luther B. Stuart of Colerain; d. 2 October, 1879, in Brattle- 
boro, Vt. One son. 

Iv. Jerusha Ellen Shepardson, b. 3 October, 1835; m. 4 October, 1853, 
"William Martin of Colerain; d. 17 October, 1879. Lived in 
Colerain. Two daughters. 
V. Rachel Sophia Shepardson, b. 2 March, 1839: m. (1) 6 September. 
1855, Oliver S. Minr-r of Leyden. .Mass.; (2) Orin S. Nash of 
Sharpsburg. 111.; d. 6 June, 1S77, in Colerain, Mass. Dau. by 
first and one son by second marriage. 

24. Joirx Shepardsox^ (Jared,' Zephaniah.^ Daniel.* John," Daniel.- 
Daniel^) moved from Halifax, VL, in 1817 with his mother's family to 
Gerry, N. Y. Here he m. Nancy, dau. of Gilbert Strong of Gerry, and 
settled upon a farm. Later he moved to West Dunville, Canada, where 
he d. 20 October, 1840. His widow returned to Gerry and lived with 
her father until 1843, when she m. (2) Gilbert Sweet. Children born 
In Gerry, N, Y.: 

L Lucy A. Shepardson, b. 23 December. 1828; m. Sydney I>utnam of 

Pine City. Pa., 1S52. Ch. : Fran.k Putnam, Fred Putnam. 
li. Hannah O. SHKPAhLSo.v, b. 13 November, 1S31; m. (1) Charles 
Bucklin of Gt-rry. N. Y. : (2) James Jones of Allen, Kan., April, 
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25. WiixiAM Shepardson ' (Jared," Zephaniah," Daniel,* John* 
Daniel^ Daniel^) lived in Halifax. Vt., until thirteen years of age, 
when his mother moved with her family of small children to Gerry, 
N. Y. Here he learned the carpenter's trade and also engaged in cut- 
ting and collecting logs on the banks of Chautauqua and Cassadaugua 
Creeks, floating them down the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers to Cincin- 
nati, where they were sold. In the Ohio the logs were floated in rafts, 
a raft frequently covering an acre of area. In 1S38 he went to Cin- 
cinnati with logs, going from there by water to St. Louis, where he 
worked at carpentering for sev;eral months before returning to Gerry. 
His last logging and rafting trip to Cincinnati was in 1S44. He m. 
14 January, 1S29. Hannah Eaton (b. at Waterville, Vt.. 23 July, 1807, 
d. at Sugar Grove, Illinois, 11 November, 1SS7). dau. of Sylvenus Eaton" 
{Jonathan.* Jonathan,^ John,- John'^) and Almira Sloan (Alexander). 

In August, 1845, two wagons left Gerry for Illinois. In one was 
the family of Newton Sterns, a party of four. The second wagon, 
owned by William Shepardson, contained beside himself, his wife and 
three children and the family of James Wesson, making a party of 
eleven. The older members of the party walked. The party passed by 
way of Erie, Pa., and after a period of six weeks, with a stop of one 
week for repairs and rest in Indiana and one day mired In the mud on 
Calumet Flats, within sight of Chicago, reached Naperville, De Kalb 
County, Illinois, 9 October, 1S45, the home of Mr. Thayer, formerly 
of Gerrj'. They decided to go no farther west. That winter William 
Shepardson secured work with the Illinois and Michigan Canal at 
Lockport, receiving $1.50 per day for himself and team. The next 
spring he moved to Paw Paw Township, De Kalb Co., 111., where he 
secured a 40-acre tract from the government at $1.25 per acre, living 
in a log cabin until 1847, when he moved into his new home. He was 
a Justice of Peace in 1847 and for several years thereafter; was a super- 
visor of Paw Paw in 1852 and 1854 and a member of the Illinois Legis- 
lature, 1852-4. The records of the Johnson Grove Baptist Church, Clin- 
ton Township, De Kalb Co., 111., for October, 1857, read: "William 
Shepardson was rec'd a member of the chh by experience, formerly 
connected with the Methodist." A week or two later his wife was re- 
ceived, and for the next few years he served frequently on committees 
of the church. 

In 1862 he sold his farm, which had increased to 228 acres, to his 
Bon, Sylvenus and moved to Aurora, 111., living until his death in the 
brick house which he purchased at 204 Galena street. In Aurora he 
held the offices of Justice of Peace, Notary Public, and also Police Mag- 
istrate for many years. In politics he voted for Fremont and was a 
Republican during the war, but later in life was a Democrat. He d. 
at Aurora, 111., 24 July, 1882, of paralysis and was buried in Lake 
Street Cemetery. Cbildrftn: 

Jaeed B. SHEPARD30N, b. 4 December, 1830, at Gerry, N. T. 

Sylvenus Eaton Shepardson, b. 15 Augnjst, 1S32. at Gerry, N. Y. 

Hele.n Emogene Shepardson, b. 22 April, 1S40, at Ellicott, N. Y. ; 
m. May, 1873, Dr. Ahner R. Bartlett of .Aurora, 111.; d. 5 Novem- 
ber, 1873, In Aurora, 111., and buried in IL,ake St. Cemetery. 

26. Obrin Pieb Shepardson' (James,'' Zephaniah,^ Zephaniah,'^ Dan- 
ial,* John.^ Daniel,^ DanieV), a carriage maker and dealer in raw furs 
at Brattleboro, Vt.; m. 25 February, 1863, Julia F. Pratt of Manchester, 
Vt. Child: 

I. Nellie M. Shepardson, b. 9 August, 1866 ; d. 23 February, 1879. 

27. Hart Gibbs SnEPABOsoN * (Leicis,' Zephaniah." Zephaniah," Dan- 
iel,* John. ^ Daniel.' Daniel') of Giiilforrl. Vt.. v^niV. 1 May. 1^57, when 
he emigrated to Minnesota, where he has since lived. Present home, 
Hastings, Minn. He m. 14 March, 1849, Sarah Starr Franklin, b. 17 



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12 SHEPARDSON. 

August, 1829. dau. of Samuel and Charlotte T. Franklin of Guilford, Vt. 
Children, born in Guilford: 

1. Charlotte A. Shepardsox, b. 24 Doct-niber. 1849; m. 27 Xovembor, 

1S70, at Hampton, Minn., John F. Knowles. Ch. : Harvey Knowles', 

Ijouisa Knowlt'S, Percy Ivnowles. 
ii. Stella L. Shepardson, b. 22 November. 1852; m. 15 October, 1S78, 

at Glencoe, Minn., to James L. Thompson. Lives at Redwood 

Falls, Minn. One son, Fred J. 

28. Hexby Clabk Shepardson^ {Zephaniah.' Zephaniah.^ Daniel* 
John,* Daniel:' Daniel"^) was a carriage manufacturer at .Jacksonville, 
Vt. He m. Janette Thankful Shepardson, his cousin, of Guilford, Vt. 
(See No. 13i.) He d. 5 June, 1905, at Grafton. Vt. In 190t5 his widow 
moved from Grafton to the home of her dau. Elizabeth at Norfolk, Neb. 
Children: 

1. Elizabeth Ada Shepardson, b. September, 1S60; m. Burr Taft of 

Brattleboro, Vt. Lives at Norfolk, Xeb. 
11. Nettie May Shepardson, b. 1862 ; d. aged 3 years 10 months. 
iil. Clarence Henry Shepardson, b. 4 April, 1SG6. at Halifax, Vt. ; m. 
Annette Morse of Jacksonville, Vt.. a carriage manufacturer at 
Ware, Mass. ; now a lumberman at Bellows Falls, Vt. 

29. Lhtwis Barney Shepardson * (Lewis.'' ZepTianiah,'^ Zephaniah.^ 
Daniel* John.^ Daniel,^ Daniel') lived (ISSS) in Marlowe. N. H. He 
m. Margaret Sullivan, who d. 1904. He d. 1901 in Baldwinsville, Mass. 
Children: 

I. Nellie Shepardson. 
43. ii. Henry L. Shepardson. 

lii. Albert Edgar Shepardson, b. in Shrewsbury, Mass. : m. Lizzie 
Mabel Jones (b. in West Amesbury, Mass.) ; a groctr at Dover, 
N. H. (1S97). 
Iv. Anna Shepardson. 

SO. Lucius Barney Shepardson* (John,'' Zephaniah," Zephaniah,'' 
Daniel,* John.^ Daniel,- Daniel'^) lived in Guilford, Vt., and later at 
Almeda, Cal. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting from Guil- 
ford in 18G1, promoted to sergeant, and mustered out in 1864. He m. 
1865, Alice Ann Clow in Milwaukee, Wis. Children: 

1. Bertha Shepardson, b. 30 November, 1865. 
11. Helen Louise Shepardson, b. 6 October, 1S6S. 
111. Mary Alice Shepardson, b. 16 April, 1871. 

Iv. Lucia Shepardson, b. 3 September, ISSl ; B. L. University of Cali- 
fornia, 1906. 
v. Florence Shepardson, b. 9 November, 1886. 

31. Wn.LiAM Shepardson' (William.'' William." Zephaniah.' Daniel,* 
John,* Daniel.- DanieV) m. Sarah Mitchell, who was b. in Bridgewater, 
Vt, 3 June, 1812, and d. 22 September, 18S3. He d. 25 May. 1883. Child: 

1 Marcell\ Shepardson, b. 10 November, 1S33. in Ea.st Bethel, Vt.. 
and living (1906) at Bradford. Vt. rnrnd. 

32. Reuken Shepardson'* (William.' William." Zephaniah.^ Daniel,* 
John,* Daniel.' Daniel') m. (1) Dorothy Barnard, (2) 4 March, 1S45, 
Hannah P. Eastman, and (3) Mrs. Lucy (Ball) McClure. He d. 9 Sep- 
tember, 1904, at Claremont, N. H. Children (none by last marriage): 

1. Emily Shepardso.n, b. 6 February, 1839; m. Bela Graves; d. 30 

November, 1872. 
11. Francis J. Shepardson. b. 15 July, 1841; d. 6 Dece.mber, 1S68. 
Hi. James W. Shep.\rdson, b. 21 January, 1846; d. 11 September, 1847. 
Iv. Elsie E. Shepardson, b. 10 July, 1S4S ; m. at Claremont. Levi R. 

Dole. Fi\-e ch. 
V. Mary Eliza Shepardson, b. 10 September, 1S50 ; m. Eola Graves 
(above). Five ch. 



SHEPARDSON. 18 

vl. Lttella a. SHEPARDSON, b. 5 April, 1852; m. Henry A. Eaton; d. 13 

February, 1906. Son Carl d. May, 1900. 
vil. Fr.ED Lerot SHEPARDSON, b. 9 July, 1854; d. 23 February, 1875. 
vlli. Ci-ARA Belle Shepapjjson, b. 9 February*, 1856; d. 13 March, 1863. 
Ix. Cora Nell Shepardson, b. 5 March, 1857. Lives at Claremont, N. II. 

33. SiMEOX Shepaedson ' {William,'' WiUiam," Zephaniah,^ Daniel* 
John,' Daniel,^ Daniel^) lived in Claremont, N. H. Children: 

L FFvANk p. Shepardson, b. 1856 in Newbury, Vt. Moved to Cali- 
fornia in 1S78. An engineer on S. P. R. R. Res. 130 N. Daly St., 
Los Angeles. 
ii. Edward Shepardson, b. 1860. Lives in Vermont. 

34. George D. Shepardson* (William,'' Williayn,' Zephaniah,' Dan- 
iel,* John,^ Daniel,- Daniel^) m. Electa Copeland. He was a dealer in 
coffins at Marlowe, N. H., in 1885. Children: 

L Felicia Shepardson, m. G. "W. Clyde ; no eh. 
li. Charles V. Shepardson, b. 2 November, 1851. 

iii. Josephine Shepardson, b. 22 January, 1853 ; m. J. W. Kenyon. 
I'^vo sons. 
44. iv. EIK3AR D. Shepardson, b. 25 February, 1855. 

V. CoEA Shepardson, b. March, 1869; m. Frank Emerson. Three eh. 

35. Otis Shepardson' (Elias.'' William,^ Zephaniah,'^ Daniel,* John,' 
Daniel* Daniel^) lived all his life in West Brooksville, Me. Children: 

L E3HNEST Shepardson, d. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Adams, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

il. M. P. Shepardson, m. Dr. George C. Adams, a Congregational min- 
ister of San Francisco, Cal. Is the last living member of this 
family, 

36. Napoleon Bonaparte Sheperson ' {Jared,' Joseph," Zephaniah,' 
Daniel,* John,^ Daniel.- Daniel^) lives in Koszta, Iowa Co., Iowa. The 
members of this family spell their name Sheperson, as the result of a 
recruiting officer making a mistake in entering the name upon the 
descriptive roll when Napoleon Bonaparte enlisted in the Civil War. 
To avoid trouble with his pension he changed the spelling of his 
name. In his last years he has become blind. He m. 6 April, 1844, 
Lanie A. Hollenbeck, in Johnson Co., Iowa. Children: 

L Louisa Sheperson, b. 19 January. 1845; m. 1869, Ofe Usher. Lives 

In Atlantic, Iowa. Four ch. 
IL Jared Joseph Sheperson, b. 18 January, 1846; m. 1892. One son 
died young. 

1 fd. young. 

Ul. Henet M, Sheperson, m. 1S91, Elsie Morgan. 

! b. 12 July, J A farmer at Koszta, 

(■ 1850; j la. Has an adopted 

Iv, Joseph Fillmore Sheperson, son, Otis Arlelgh 

J 1 Sheperson. 

V. Jane Shepardson, b. 5 September, 1853; m. about 1880, William 

Shaw. Lives at Moscow, Idaho. Four ch. 
vL Mart Sheperson, b. 13 June, 1859 ; unmd. 

vil. Sarah S. Sheperson, b. 7 October. 1864; m. 1890, Frank McDuff 
of Atlantic, Iowa. Lives in Clinton, Iowa. Two ch. 

37. Jabed Joseph Shepardson" (Jared.' Joseph," Zephaniah,' Dan- 
iel,* John,^ Daniel,' Daniel') lived near Ziinesville, in Muskingum Co., 
Ohio, until ISIO, when he emigrated with his mother's family to Tiffin, 
Johnson Co., Iowa. He was a farmer at Tiffin until 1903, when he sold 
out and with his wife made his home with their dau., Mrs. Amanda 
Miller at Fountalnelle, Adair Co., Iowa, at which home he d. 28 May. 
1904. He m. 1S.'3, Charlotte Brown (b. 12 February, 1^31, in Hunting- 
ton Co., Pa.), who is still living with her dau. Children, all born on 
the farm at Tiffin, Iowa: 



14 SHEPARDSON. 

L Sarah Jane Shefardson, b. 7 July, 1S54 ; m. Julv 1x73 Win II 
Emery; d. IS December, 1877. No ch. . , . 

li. Matilda Ann Shepardson, b. 15 April, 1856; d. 5 Dtcember, 1S77. 

Hi. IIEJNHY Hakrisox Shepardson, b. 17 January, 1S5S ; d. November 
1S74. 

Iv. Mary FTrances Shepardson, b. 14 January, 1S60; m. 1 Januarj-, 
18S1, Samuel Kindal. Lives at Anthrum, Iowa. Three ch. 
45. V. Edwin Napoleon Shepardson, b. 31 October, 1S62. 

vi. George Washington Shepardson, b. 10 April, ISijS: m. 24 February, 

1887, Elon Robertson. Lives at Bradshaw. Neb. No ch. 
vii. Cynthia May Shepardson, b. 9 May, 1S65; d. 14 May, 1873. 
vill. Jared Joseph Shep.^rdson-, b. 6 November. 18*57; m. 1896, Flossie 
Spea\T- Lives at Tlttin, Iowa. Three daughters and one son who 
died. 

ix. Amanda Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 1 May, 1869; m. 1892, Oliver 
Miller. Lives at Fountainelle, Iowa. Two sons. 

38. William Henry Shepardson* iWiUiam,'' Joseph," Zephaniah.^ 
Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,- DanieV) moved from Colerain, Mass., with 
his father's family in 1S35 to Norwich, Huron Co., Ohio, and later to 
Glenwnod, Iowa, where he lived for many years. He was unmarried, 
and his two sisters, Lucinda and Salome, kept house for him, and a 
nephew ran his farm. He was much interested in Shepardson gene- 
alog>' and WTOte the Shepardson history (37 pages manuscript) now 
possessed by Geo. W. Shepardson, Bradshaw, Neb. He d. March, 1904. 

39. Joseph B. Shepardson* (William,'' Joseph." Zeplianiah,' Daniel,* 
John,^ Daniel,- Daniel^) m. (1) 1S57, Jane Felch, a widow with three 
small daughters. She d. 1886, and he m. (2) 1898, Amanda Hardy, a 
widow with a large family of grown children. By his first marriage 
he had a dau., who m. James C. Kennedy and has one son, Roy. 

40. Thomas Jeffebso.n Shepardson^ {HoratioJ Joseph." Zephaniah,'^ 
Daniel,* John,' Daniel,- Daniel^) was brought up on the farm, but his 
choice was for mill and mechanical work. He had a mill and owned 
land at Conway, IMass., for twenty-five years. Later he moved to Sara- 
toga Springs, N. Y., where he at present resides. He m. (1) 31 August, 
1853, Desire Harrington (d. 25 September, 1876), dau. of Josiah and 
Sally (Avery) Harrington of Smyrna, N. Y.; and (2) 28 October, 18S4, 
Amy E. Estes of Northampton, Mass., dau. of Stillman and Irene 
(June) Estes of Westborough, Me. Children, all born in Conway, 
Mass. : 

1. Clinton Josiah Shepardson, b. 6 August, 1856; unmd. Lives in 

Phcenix, Ariz. 
ii. Mary Elle.v Shepardson, b. 28 December. 1S5S; unmd. For twenty 
years has been in the Florence, JMass.. silk mills. 
<G. Hi. Frank Elsworth Shepardson, b. 2 January, 1862. 

iv. Arthur Burton Shepardson. b. 24 January, 1869 ; unmd. A pros- 
pector and miner in California. 

41. Jared B. Shepardson' (William,' Jared." Zephaniah.' Daniel.* 
John,* Daniel.^ Daniel') lived in Gerry, N. Y., until 1845, when, with 
his father's family, he moved to Illinois. He attended school at John- 
son Grove (Clinton Township) and East Paw Paw, near his father's 
farm in Paw Paw, DeKalb Co., 111. In 1862 he moved to Marble Rock, 
Iowa, where he became engaged in farming. Later, in 1874, with his 
only brother, Sylvenus. under firm name of Shepardson Bros., he en- 
tered upon a general banking business at Marble Rock, dealing also 
In lumber, coal and real estate. The partnership lasted until 1880, 
when his brother withdrew, and he has continued the banking business 
to the present (19">7). In 1887 he first went to C-olton, Cal., invested 
in fruit groves and real estate there, una .since which time be has 
gone to California for the winter, returning in summer to Marble 



SHEPARDSON. _ 15 

Rock. In 1907 his leg was amputated as a result of an injury to the 
foot. He has been elected mayor of Marble Rock for several terms, 
and in addition has held the following public offices: Postmaster, 
18CG; Justice of Peace, 1S67; County Supervisor, 1870; member Iowa 
Legislature, 1x75-6. Since his first vote for Fremont in 1856 he has 
been a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Odd Fellows 
and the Masonic order. He m. 22 July, 1S62, Julia D. Bucklin of 
Gerry, N. Y. Children: 

I Helen Emogene SiiErAKOsox, b. 3 Fobruarj-, 1S70; m. 11 June, 1891, 

to Earl Van Luven of Colton. Cal. (son of Zura \ an Luven), at 

which place she now lives. Ch. : Jared B. Van Luven, b. i July, 

1S92 • Donalil Van Luven, b. 1 September, 1899. 

47. li. William Shep.\rdsox, b. 17 May, 1S72. , o c * ™v.^^ ic-« 

iii. Sylvenus Eaton Shep.u:dson, b. 4 June, 1878; d. S September. ISiS. 

42. Sylvenus Shepardsox ' iWiUiam: Jared." Zephaniah,'' Daniel* 
John.^ Daniel- Daniel') lived at Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., until 
thirteen years of age, when he moved by wagon with his father's fam- 
ily to Illinois, a six weeks' journey ending at Naperville 9 October, - 
1845 He lived with a familv one mile west of Warrenville for a few 
weeks and then, his father having se-.ired work on the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal at Lockport, he went to Romeo near by and lived sev- 
eral months with Mr. Matthews, a civil engineer upon the canal work. 
In 184G he rejoined his family, who had taken up some government 
land at Ross Grove, Paw Paw Township, DeKalb Co., Illinois. In ISoO 
he, with his brother Jared, spent a winter in the Wisconsin lumber 
district near Portage. His education was obtained at the district 
schools at Johnson Grove (Clinton Township) and East Paw Paw, in 
DeKalb Co., and later he attended for a year the Mt. Morris Seminary 
in Ogle Countv. The next three winters, 1859-60-61, were spent in 
teaching a large district school near Freeport, 111., his summers being 
spent upon the Ross Grove farm. In 1862 he purchased this farm from 
his father, which had increased to 228 acres. He m. the year following 
and lived upon the farm until 1874, when he rented the same and 
moved to IMarble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa, where he formed a part- 
nei-ship with his brother Jared (as Shepardson Bros.) in the banking 
business, and was also interested in the lumber, coal and real estate 
business. This partnership was dissolved in 1880 and he removed to 
West Park Ave., Aurora, 111. In ISSl he purchased farm property in 
Sugar Grove, Kane County, 111., and in March following moved one 
and one-half miles north of the village, where he farmed until 1890, 
when he removed to 204 Galena St.. Aurora. 111., the home place of his 
father. This time he lived in Aurora until 1902, when he moved back 
to the old home farm at Ross Grove after an absence of nearly thirty 
i years. Here he lived for sixteen months, when he d. 22 July, 1903, 

1 four days after a stroke of apoplexy. He was buried in the Johnson 

I Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. 

\ At Ross Grove, Paw Paw Township, he was Justice of Peace, 1870-J, 

i also County Supervisor, 1870-2. At Sugar Grove he was president of 

1 the school board in 1SS2 and represented the township as supervisor in 

\ 1S84-7. He was an extensive reader and traveller. In 1S7S he spent 

1 the summer in Europe. Was a member of no church. Physically he 

\ was of large frame, over six feet in height and weighed about 210 

I pounds. Politicallv he was a Republican from his first vote for Fre- 

I mont in 1856 until" 18S4, since which time he had always been a pro- 

\ ' nnunced Prohibitionist. His home at Aurora was the usual stopping 

i place for Prohibition workers, state and national, from iS'JO to 19n2. 

I At the time of his death he owned farm property in Pleasant Grove 

I Township, Floyd County, Iowa, Victor and Paw Paw Townships, De- 

* Kalb Countv, a'nd Sugar Grove, Kane County, 111., and city property at 

] Aurora and Earlvilie, 111. He m. 14 October, 1.SG3. Lucy Maria Judd 

t (b. 22 September, 1832) of Patterson, N. Y., dau. of Daniel Steele 



16 SHEPARDSON. 

Judd' {Leveritt.' Xoah,^ John,' John.' Thomas.- Thomas') and Ruth 
Ursula Stevens' (Henry." Eliakim.^ John.* John.' Thomas,- John'). 
Children, the first seven born at Ross Grove, the last two at Marble 
Rock: 

I. Willie Shepardson, b. 9 August. 1864; d. 14 September 1865 at 
Ross Grove. 
48. li. Jared Clayton Shepardso.v, b. 19 August, 1865. 
. 49. Hi. Chap.les Judd Shepardson. b. 2 September, 1S66. 

Iv. Harry Shepardson, b. 30 September. 1S67 ; d. 3 November, 1867, at 
Ross Grove. 

V. Phillip Jerome Shjipardson, b. 9 November, 1S6S ; d. 1 September, 

1870, at Ross Grove. 
vi. Mary Frances Shepardson, b. 11 September, 1870; d. 20 May. 1903, 
at Ross Grove. Graduate of Sugar Grove. 111., Normal School, 
1886 ; attended Northwestern Aciidemy, 1888, and University of 
Illinois, 18SS-9, lS90-y2. 
50. vii. Ralph Steele Shepardson, b. 2 March, 1S73. 

61. vili. John Eaton Shepardson, b. 21 May, 1875. 

62. ix. Daniel Judd Shepardson, b. 25 February, 1879. 

43. Henby L. Siiepardsox ' (Lewis,'* Lewis.' Zephaniah,' Zephaniah,^ 
Daniel,'' John.' Daniel.- Daniel') lived (ISSS) at Winchester, N. H., and 
(1906) at Baldwinsville, Mass. He is interested in box manufacturing. 
Children: 

1. Ai>bert Henrt Shepardson, attended Gushing Academy, Ashburn- 

ham, Mass., 1902. 
li. WiNFRED BuFFEM SHEPARDSON, attended Gushing Academy, Ashburn- 
ham, Mass., 1902. 

44. Edgar D. Shepardson' (George,'^ Williajn,'' William.'' Zepha- 
niah,' Daniel.* John,^ Daniel.- Daniel') in 1885 was a manufacturer of 
"Boston Chips" at Marlowe, N. H. He m. Etta Robb. Children: 

i. Rena Maude Shepardson, b. 1880 ; m. Horace Sanderson. 
il. Don William Shepardson, b. 1882 ; d. aged 18 months. 
iii. Iv.\ May Shepardson, b. 1SS4; m. Wm. Jenks. 

45. Edwin Shepardson ' (Jared,'' Jared,'' Joseph,'' Zephaniah.^ Dan- 
iel.* John,' Daniel,- Daniel') lives in Valley, Neb., and is a fireman on 
the U. P. R. R. He m. (1) September, ISSl, Josephine Sentman, who 
d. May, 1SS2, and (2) 1SS5, Belle Larimore, who d. February, 1904. 
Children, all by his second marriage: 

1. Shepardson. 

li. (Dau.) Shepardson. 

Iii. . Jenny Shepardson. ■" 

iv. Edna Shepardson. 

V. Elmer Shei'ardson, b. 1894. 
vi. Hazel Shepardson. 

46. Frank Elsworth Shepardson* (Thomas,' Horatio,^ Joseph.* 
Zephaniah,' Daniel,* John.' Daniel.- Daniel'}, formerly a physician in 
Denver, CoL, is at present practicing medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He 
m. 28 June, 1893, Ella M. Sommers of Cleveland, Ohio. 

47. William Shepardson * (Jared,* William,'' Jared," Zephaniah,^ 
Daniel,* John.' Daniel." Daniel') lived at Marble Rock, Iowa, and 
Colton and Los Angeles, Cal. His schooling was at the Marble Rock 
public schools, the Baptisi University and the Los Angeles Business 
College at Los Angeles. He is at present engaged in the banking busi- 
ness with his father at Marble Rock. He m. 9 July, 1898, iu Chicago. 
111., Sarah V., dau. of Mrs. Elizabeth Stoliker. Children: 

i. Julia Vennita Shepa?.oson, b. 13 'Ma.y, 1900. 
11. Elizabeth Shepardson, b. 5 February, 1904. 



SHEPARDSON. 17 

48. Jabed Clayton- Shei-aedsox ° {Sylvemis,^ WiUiam: Jared* 
Zephaniah.^ Daniel* John.= Daniel.' DanieV) lived with his parents and 
attended the public schools at Ross Grove. 111., Marble Rock, Iowa, 
Aurora, 111., and Sugar Grove, 111. In Aurora he also attended Jen- 
nings Seminary. In 1SS5 he went to West Patterson, Putnam County, 
N. Y., where he lived for two years with his uncle Charles Judd, em- 
ployed in his general store and coal and grain business. He returned 
to Sugar Grove. 111., in ISSS and soon after, with U. G. Bailey, as 
Shepardson & Bailey, conducted a general store at Sugar Grove village 
for three years. 

In 1894 he moved to Pleasant Grove, Floyd County, Iowa, upon his 
father's farm, where he has since been farming. At Sugar Grove he 
held the offices of town clerk and assistant postmaster, lSSS-90, and in 
Pleasant Grove, highway commissioner, 1S99-1902. He was a member 
of Sugar Grove Cornet Band, 1884; Aurora, 111., City Club, lSSS-95, and 
Charlemagne Lodge No. 245, Knights of Pythias, Aurora, 111. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. 

He m. at Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa, 17 January, 1894, 
Maude Beelar, dau. of Charles F. and Diantha L. (Baltimore) Beelar 
of Marble Rock, Iowa. Children, all born in Marble Rock, Iowa: 

1. Bessie Shepardson, b. 10 March, 1895; d. 15 October, 1S95. 
H. Dorothy Jane Shepardsox, b. 13 July, 1S95. 
Hi. Stlvexds Phillip Shepardson', b. 16 April, 1901. 

49. Charles Judd Shepardson ° (Sylvenus,'' William,'' Jared," Zepha- 
niah,^ Daniel,* John.^ Daniel,- Daniel^) attended the public schools of 
Marble Rock, Iowa, Aurora and Sugar Grove, 111. At Aurora he also 
attended Jennings Seminary. 

In 1890, when his father moved from Sugar Grove to Aurora he 
remained on the farm until 1S95, when he moved to a farm belonging 
to his father at Earlville, 111. After his father's death he moved in 
1904 to the east 120 acres of the home farm at Ross Grove, 111., the 
place of his birth, where he has since been engaged in farming. 

He was a member of Sugar Grove Cornet Band, 1SS4-92, and Sugar 
Grove Baseball Team, 1S90-5. In politics he has been a Republican. 

He m. at Sugar Grove, 111., 17 June, 1891, Charlotte McDole, dau. 
of Samuel Prescott and Susan (Condee) McDole of Sugar Grove. 

50. Ralph Steele Shepardson' iSylveniis." Williajn,'' Jared," Zeph- 
anta7i,' Daniel.* John.^ Daniel.- Daniel^} lived with his parents at Ross 
Grove, 111., Marble Rock, Iowa, Aurora, 111., Sugar Grove, 111., and 
again at Aurora, and received instruction in the public schools of 
Aurora and Sugar Grove. In 1S91-2 he attended the Metropolitan Busi- 
ness College, Chicago, and for several months thereafter was employed 
In Chicago by the Congregational Publishing Company. In 1902 he 

I entered the preparatory department of the University of Illinois at 

Urbana, III. The year following he entered the School of Architecture 

I of the university, receiving a B. S. degree in 1S97. At the university 

he was a member of the Athletic Association, tlie Architects' Club, the 
Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Delta Sigma and Shield and Trident fraterni- 
ties, and the Mandolin Club, and was manager of the Glee and Mandolin 
Clubs, 1S96-7. 

s In 1897-8 he v/as a draftsman in Chicago architectural ofBces; in 

i 1898-9 was architect upon the La Bella Light & Power Co. plant at 

A Goldfield, Col., for L. L. Summers, Consulting Engineer. Chicago, and 

u in 1899-1900 was architect with F. W. Worst. Aurora, 111. The years 

9 1900-2 were spent in farming with his brother Daniel upon his father's 

1 Ross Grove farm. In 19o2 he formed partnership with Mr. Worst, 

j under firm name Worst & Shepardson, Coulter Block, Aurora, lil., for 

i the practice of architecture, in which he has since been engaged. He 



18 SHEPARDSON. 

was granted license to practice architecture in the State of Illinois in 

1899. Was elected a member of the American Institute of Architects, | 

1907; the Illinois Chapter of the A. I. A., 1907, and the National Geo- | 

graphical Society, 1907. ? 

He m. at Chicago, 111., 5 June, 1903, Jessie Younge Fox of Cham- | 

paign. 111., a member of the faculty in the School of Music at the | 

University of Illinois, dau. of Dr. Daniel Jesse and Mary Wade (Speed) | 

Fox of Kinmundy, 111. I 

51. John Eatox Shkp.vrdsox (Sylvenus." WiUiayn.^ Jared* Zepha- » 
niah^ Daniel* John.^ Daniel,- Daniel^} lived in Marble Rock, Iowa, | 
1875-SO; Aurora, 111., lSSO-2; Sugar Grove, 111., 1SS2-90; Aurora. 111., \ 
1890-S; Kewanee, 111., 1S9S-1902; New York City, 1902-5, and in North I 
Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, 1905 to date (1907). He attended | 
the public schools of Aurora and Sugar Grove, and in 1890 the West % 
Aurora High School. In the autumn of 1890 he. with his sister Frances, | 
went to the University of Illinois at Urbana, 111., where he completed | 
the year's course in the Preparatory School, and in September, 1891, | 
entered the university in the School of Civil Engineering, from which I 
he received a Bachelor of Science degree in June, 1895. At the uni- | 
versitv he was a member of the Athletic Association, the Civil Engi- | 
neers'' Club, and held the Kane County Honorary Scholarship to the i 
university, 1891-5, and also a military scholarship, 1S92-5. He also | 
took the "course in Military Science and was a captain in the Univer- | 
sity Battalion. | 

In 1895 he was employed as draftsman in the office of Alexander & 1 

Shaw, Civil Engineers, Chicago, and later attended the Metropolitan | 

Business College, Chicago, for several months. He was mechanical | 

draftsman, 189G-S. with Aurora Boiler Works, Aurora, 111.; in 1898-9 | 

Assistant City Engineer of Kewanee, 111., engaged upon sewer construe- I 

tion; in 1899-1902, City Engineer and Superintendent of Water Depart- | 

ment of Kewanee. During his connection with the City Engineer's s 

office 20 miles cement and brick walk, 12 miles sanitary sewers, 8 miles I 

water main and 2 miles brick pavement were constructed. He was also S 

Supervisor of Public Lighting, and was Plumbing Inspector of Ke- I 

wanee, 1899-1902. In 1902 he entered upon graduate work in Bridge | 

and Structural Engineering at Columbia University, New York City, I 

living in Harlem and Brooklyn until 1905, when he joined a field party | 

upon location survevs for the South and Western R. R. in Virginia, f 

Tennessee and North Carolina. In 190G he became Resident Engineer t 

on the S. & W. R. R., on fourteen miles of construction work in the « 

mountains of North Carolina, with headquarters at Peterson, Relief and | 

Huntdale. He was commissioned Captain (brevet) in the Illinois Na- | 

tional Guard in 1895, and in February, 1S9S. was appointed by Brig.- | 

Gen. Andrew Welch, Lieutenant of Engineers, Third Brigade, Illinois | 

National Guard. With the entire Illinois National Guard, he was or- | 

dered to and for two weeks was stationed at Springfield. 111., in April, i 

1898, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, but his company | 

of engineers was not mustered into the government service. He was ^ 

elected a member of the Illinois Society Civil Engineers and Surveyors, I 

1899; an associate member American Society of Civil Engineers, 1903, ^ 

and a member of National Geographic Society, 1907. He belongs to ^ 

the Masonic order, having taken degrees in Kewanee, 111., Blue Lodge, j 

1900; Kewanee, 111., Chapter, 1901: Princeton, 111.. Commandery, 1902; j 

and Chicago, 111., Mystic Shrine (Medinah Temple), 1902. j 

52. D.\N-iEL JuDD SiiEP.vBDSOX (Sylvenus.' WiUiam: Jared,' Zepha- ] 
niah » Daniel* John.' Daniel,' Daniel') lived with his parents in Marble i 
Rock. Iowa. Aurora. 111., Sugar Grove, HI., and again at Aurora. His ; 
schooling was obtained in the public SLhooLs of Sugar Grove and Au- 

rora, and also at the Aurora Business College in 1896-7. j 



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j In 1899-1900 he spent the year in California travel. In 1900-2, in 

i partnership with his brother Ralph, he engaged in farming upon his 

j father's Ross Grove farm, where he has since been located, though the 
partnership was dissolved in 1902. A year following the death of his 

; father, who had bee;i living with him, 1902-3, his brother Charles 

i moved to and assumed control of the east part of the farm. He was 

I elected school director in Town of Paw Paw in 1907, for three years. 

I He m. in Chicago, 111.. 2S August, 1903, Mabel Edith Stern of Water- 

1 man, 111., dau. of Michael and Cleora (Merritt) Stern, Children, horn 

I at Ross Grove, Paw Paw Township, De Kalb Co., 111.: 

;i i- Frances Mabel Shepardson, b. 3 July, 1904. 

I fi. Ralph Daniel Shepardson, b. 30 April, 1906, 



SHEPARDSON LEAFLETS. 



1 Looking forward to a complete genealogy of the Shepardson Family, 

*,; the following leaflets have been printed: 

I 1. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Early Generations In 

^ America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 7 pp. February 1, 1907. 

; 2. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Daniel Shep- 

1 ardson, Granville, Ohio. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 8 pp. 

1 April 1, 1907. 

:; 3. The Shepardson Family: Beginning with the Sixth Generation 

I in America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 8 pp. May 1, 1907. 

■\ 4. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Samuel Shep- 

i ardson, Guilford, Vermont. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 16 pp. 

: August 1, 1907. 

"t 5. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Zophaniah 

i Shepardson, Guilford, Vermont. By John Eaton Shepardson. 19 pp. 

i September 1, 1907. 



^ 



THE SHEPARDSON FAMILY. 

6 

Branches of the Family in the United States when the 
First Census Was Taken in 1 790. 

By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 
• • AUGUST 15. 1912. 



THE publication by the Director of the United States 
Census of a series of documents showing- the "Heads of 
Families at the First Census, 1790" gives the gcnealo- 
c gist a new starting point. The Shepardsons at the time of 
-'-' Washington's presidency lived in Massachusetts, Rhode 
<^ Island, Connecticut. Vermont and Xew Hampshire. Thcire 
^^ was an Elisha Shepperson in St. Paul's Parish. Hanover 
county, Virginia, whose family consisted of five individuals. 
It is as yet undetermined whether he was related to the New 
England line which, while of common stock, is mentioned in 
' the "Heads of Families'' under Shepardson, Shep{)ardson, 
Shipperson, Shepherdson and Shephenson. In these volumes 
the members of a family are grouped in the following order: 
1— Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads 
of families. 2 — Free white males under 16 years. 3^Free 
white females, including heads of families. A — All other free 
persons. . 5 — Slaves. Xo Shepardson owned a sla\e so that 
item 5 is eliminated along with item 4, which related to free 
negroes. 

In this leaflet the geography of the Shepardson familv in 
1790 is tirst indicated. The names are arranged alphabetically 
by states and numbered for convenience, although the cor- 
rect chronology is thereby sometimes disturbed. The total 
numbers of males and females are given. Then such infor- 



2 SHEPAEDSON. 

mation as is available is given of each of the families listed, 
this sometimes including records after 1790, when the "fam- 
ily" as listed includes the head only, marriage coming later. 
With a few exceptions of people who have come directly from 
England since 1790, all American Shepardsons probably are 
direct descendants of these families. The possibility of 
some of the name being included with other families with 
which they may have been living at the time of course 
remains. 

Geography of the Shepardson Family in 1790. 

Massachusetts Shepardsons. 

1 — Abigail Shepardson of Mansfield 1 m; 2 f 

2 — Amos Shepardson of xA^ttleboro 2 m ; 2 f 

3 — Amos Shepardson of Milford 5 m; 3 f 

(Name spelled Shephenson in the list.) 

4 — Isaac Shepardson of Wrentham 3 m ; 2 f 

5 — Jonathan Shepardson of Royalston 4 m; 7 f 

6 — Jonathan Shepardson of Warwick 1 m; 2 f 

7 — Nathaniel Shepardson of Wrentham 2 m ; 2 f 

8 — Zebediah Shepardson of Relioboth 1 ni ; 5 f 

Total in Massachusetts — 19 m, 25 f 44 

Rhode Island Shepardsons. 

9 — Mary Shepardson of Providence 2 m ; 4 f 

10 — Nathaniel Shepardson of Cumberland 2 m; 4 f 

Total in Rhode Island — 1 m, 8 f 12 

Connecticut Shepardsons. 

1 1 — John Shepardson of East Haddam 1 m; 1 f 

12 — William Shepardson of East Haddam 3 m; 5 f 

Total in Connecticut — I m, 6 f 10 

Vermont Shepardsons. 

13 — Alfred Shepardson of Guilford 1 m 

14 — Ancel Shepardson of Middletown 4 m; 2 f 

(Name listed as Anselon Shipperson.) 

15 — Daniel Shepardson of Guilford 2 m ; 2 f 

16 — Jared Shepardson of Guilford 1 m 

(Name spelled Jerard.) 
17 — John Shepardson of Guilford 1 m; 1 f 



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18 — Noah Shepardson of Guilford 3 m ; 3 f 

19 — Samuel Shepardson of Guilford 4 n\; 3 f 

20 — Stephen Shepardson of Guilford 1 m; 4 f 

21 — Stephen Shepardson, Jr. of Guilford 4 m; 2 f 

22 — William Shepardson of Halifax 6 m ; 4 f 

23 — Zephaniah Shepardson of Guilford 4 m ; 4 f 

24 — Zephaniah Shepardson, Jr. of Guilford 4 m; 5 f 

Total in V^ermont— 35 m, 30 f 65 

New H.-\mpsiiire Shepardsoxs. 

I 25 — Amos Shepardson of Hinsdale 3 m ; 1 f 

Total in New Hampshire 4 

j The name Shepardson does not appear in any other of the 

I published "Heads of Families" in 1790. The total member- 

:| ship of the family, therefore, in that year was one hundred 

j and thirty-five, of whom sixty-five were males and seventy 

iwere females. They were grouped in twenty-five families, 
ranging in size from one member to eleven, this largest family 

I being that of Jonathan Shepardson of Royalston, Massachu- 

i setts. Two families had one member, two had two, two had 

I three, four had four, two had five, six had six, one had seven, 

I three had eight, and one each had nine, ten and eleven. 

! Eleven of these families were in or near Guilford, Vermont. 

j The five members of the Virginia Shepperson family are not 

I included in this summary. They are not distinguished by 

I sex in the \'irginia list. 

! 

Early Shepardson Families. For convenience in reference 
such records as are available (1912) regarding early American 
Shepardsons are given in introduction to the study of the 
"Heads of Families in 1790." These records are to take prece- 
dence over those published in previous leaflets. 

j 1. Daniel Shep.^rdson, blacksmith of Charlestown, Mass., coming 
, fromi Salem. Admitted to the Church in Charleston 8 June, 1633. 
I Removed to Maiden, where he died 26 July, 1644. His wife was Joanna 
I , maiden name and date of marriage unknown. She survived her 

husband and married (2) Thomas Call, Sr. She died 30 January, 1661. 
I The inventorj- of his estate, taken on "the 25th of the third month 
! 1647," showed £49, 17s, Od. They may have had children, Amos and 
[ Ruth born in 1639, but if so these did not live as they are not men- 
I tioned in the father's will. There is the added evidence of the record, 
i "If his wife and 3 children dyed hee save mee Incr: Xowell his house 

plot at the same time before the same witnesses."' 



4 SHEPARDSON. 

1. Ltdia Phcpardson-, bapt. 24 July, 1037: m. (11 Thomas Call, Jr., 
son of Thomas Call iianuHl above-. ("_') Thomas Skiiinor. Child. 
Joanna Call, b. March, 1660. 
11. Daniel Suepardsox, liapt. 14 June, 1641. 

iii. JOAX.VA SiuzPARDSON, V>apt. 13, March, 1C42: m. November, 1601. 
Roger Kennicut of Maiden, and later reTnoved to Swanzey. Chil- 
dren, Joanna, Lydia and John. 

2. Damkl SiiEPAKDsoN (DauicU) succeeded his father as black- 
smith at Maiden He was a freeman of Middlesex County, Mass., 29 
May, 1G74, and took the oath of fidelity 15 December, 1074. He mar- 
ried 11 April, IGGS, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Call, Sr., named 
above, and widow of Mr. Samuel Tingley of Maiden. ( See footnote.) She 
was baptized 21 February, lt)40-l. He moved to Attleboro where he pur- 
chased the company share owned by Elizabeth, Hannah and Lydia Win- 
chester. He had fifty acres about half a mile from "Old Town" on the 
Bay Road. Pie was long called "old goodman Daniel Shepardson." He 
came near losing his property at one time, as the Attleboro records indi- 
cate. He was selectman of Attleboro in lO'JS. He died 3 August, 1743 
[one record says 1723.] His wife, Elizabeth, died February, 1715-1716. 
The two ch. last named are recorded in Rehoboth. So far as known his 
children were: 

i. Daxiel Shepardson, b. 11 July, 1669; lieutenant in 9th Mass. Regt. 
against Canada in 1691. Ho died 11 March, 1691, at Anticosia. 
No trace of any family. 

3. ii. John Shepardson, bapt. January, 1671. 

iii. EliaAEeth Shepardson; m. Robert Fuller, son of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Full.r), 19 January, 1699. 

iv. Mart Shepardson; m. Joseph Ingraham, 11 April, 1700. 

V. Joanna Shepardson,- m. 22 Deceml»er, 1701, John Fuilfr. son of 
John and Abigail (Titus) Fuller. Shg d. 17 August, 1719, and he 
m. (2) 29 June, 1720, widow Sarah (I'\iller) Follett, dau. of 
Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Fuller, his first cousin. 

4. vi. Nathaniel SHEPAKr)SON, bapt. 2S October, 16S0. 

vii. Jonathax Shepardson^ b. 22 July, 1685, d. 15 October, 16S5. 

3. Joiix SiiEPARnsox' (Daniel,- DanieV) lived in Attleboro, T^Iass., 
until about 1G97, when he moved to Rehoboth. He married 9 April, 
1G94, Elizabeth Fuller, who was born 12 :\Iay, 1G7S. and l>aptized 30 
May, 1679, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilmarth) Fuller of 
Attleboro. Inventory of his estate was taken 3 December, 1708, show- 
ing £64 16s Od. 

Children, recorded in Attleboro: 

i. Ruth Shepardson, b. 14 July, 1695; m. 10 January, 1716-1717, 
Ephraim Lane, son of John and Sarah Lane. Many descendants 
in Norton, Mass. She d. 17 52. 
ii. Mehitable Shepardson, b. 31 January, 1696-7. 
iii. Sarah Shepardson, b. 13 Februarj-, 169S-9, d. 28 April, 1699. 

5. iv. Daniel Shepardson, b. 16 March, 1699-1700. 

6. V. Amos Shepardson, b. 30 September, 1704. 

7. vi. John Shepardson, bapt. 17 April. 1709. 



This Samuel Tingley is supposed to have been the .son of Palmer Tingle 
(spelling Tingley later)! who came in the ship Planter in 1635. lie is sup- 
posed to have married. 1635-1640. Anna Fosdick, daughter of Stephen Fos- 
dick of Charlesto\\ n, 1635. She was born 1015 and dit.-d 16S1. Her second 
husband was Jani'S B^irrett of Charlestov.-n (.---ven childien). Samuel Tingley 
was born before 1643 and married 20 Septembvr, 1663, Elizabeth Call, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Bi-nnett ( ) CaU. They had two sons, Sanujel. 

b. Feb. 1665-6, d. 1714, and Tliomas, b. July. 1007. d. 23 S..'ptember, 1724. 0\'er 
9,000 descendants are listed in "The Tingl>.-y Family," a volume of S94 pp., 
published in 1910 by Raymon M. Tingley of Herrick Center, Pa. Marrying 
a.s her second husband Daniel Shepardson, she became also the ancestress 
of all American Shepardsoiis. 



SHEPARDSON. 5 

4. Xatiiamel SiiKPARnsox (Daniel.' DanieP) may have moved from 
Attleboro, ;Mass., to Rehoboth, where two of his children were baptized, 

although all are recorded iu Attleboro. His wife was Mary . From 

similarity of names and some other circumstances, he may be the one 
referred to on page 230 of "Hinman's Connecticut Settlers" as "Nathan- 
iel Shippason, widow Mary, of Hebron, estate £1^0". He died 171S. 
The children returned to the old family home after the father's death 
if these families are identical. The Hinman record mentions "Jona- 
than, Nathaniel, John, Elizabeth, Mai-y, Mercy, Joanna and others." 
Among these "others" was Amos, whose name is found elsewhere. 
The children whose dates are given are recorded iu Attleboro, Ch.: 

8. i. Jonathan Shepardsox, b. 20 September, ITOC. 

ii. Nathaniel Shi:paf.dsox, b. 26 March, 170S. No further record, 
iii. Elizabeth SHErAi;Di=ox. }, _- ,-. ,-,,^ 
iv. Maut Shkpap.dson, \ ^- ^^^y 12. 1,10. 

9. V. John Shkpakdson, b. 25 June, 1712.. 
vi. ;M.\rt Shepap.dson. 

vii. Joanna Shepap.dson. 
10. viii. Amos Shepardson. 

I 5. Daxii:l SiiErAKDSOx {JoTinS- Daniel,- DanieV) lived in Attle- 

i boro, Mass., and, as his grandfather and great grandfather before him, 

followed the blacksmith's trade. He was a lieutenant (ensign) in 
I Capt. Geo. Marcy's Fourth Co. of Col. Jos. Dwight's Ninth Mass. Regt., 

in the expedition to Cape Breton in 1745, where the tmdisciplined 
I militia of New England took Louisburg from the veteran troops of 

i France (N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. Vols. 24 and 25). He m. in Attle- 

1 boro (1) Hannah Richardscn. 9 December, 1725. She d. 2*3 September, 

I 172G, leaving an infant son. He m. (2> Mary Washburn of Taunton, 

; Mass., 9 May, 172S. His will, dated 13 April, 177i). was probated 11 

i June, 1770. His sons moved to Guilford, Vt. Children recorded in 

Attleboro were: 

ill. i. D.\NiEL Shepardson, b. 5 Septeinl)er, 1T26. 
12. ii. John Shepardson, b. 16 February, 1729. 

iii. Hannah Shepai-.dson, b. 29 December. 1730; m. 17 January, 1750, 
Alexand'-r Balkcom (or Balcom) of Norton, Mass. 

13. iv. Zlthaniah Shepardson, b. 6 May, 173-3. 

14. V. Stephen Shepardson, b. 11 .\ugust, 1735. 

6. A:mos Siiepap.dsox {John.^ Daniel.- DanieV) married Margaret 
Pidge 30 .March, 1732. He d. in Attleboro in his 92d year. His will 
was presented for probate 1 December, 17&5. Inventory of his estate 
taken 5 April, 179G, showed $St]S.S5. The boys of the family generally 
followed the sea. Children recorded in Attleboro: 

15. 1. Amos Shepardson, b. 5 May, 1735. 

16. ii. Zedediah Shepardson, b. 17 November, 1737, d. Seekonk, Mass. 

17. iii. Elijah Shepardson, b. S May, 1741. 
iv. Noah Shepardson, b. 3 April, 1745 (not mentioned in liis father's 

will). 
V. Olive Shepardson. b. 30 June, 1752 ; m. John Maconiber of Relio- 

both, Mass., 10 .April, 1777. 
vi. Araunah Shep.\rdso.n, b. 7 Augiist, 1756, drowned at sea. 
Perhaps also 

vii. William Shepardson, a ship captaira, wrecked between Liverpool 
and Boston. 

7. Joii.N- SiiK:rAii[).sox {John.''' Daniel.'- DanieV) married .Abigail 
Richardson, b. IS .Vpril, 1709, dau. of William and Rebecca (Vinton) 
Richardson. She d. 30 November, 1730. The "Richardson Memorial" 



6 SHEPARDSON. 

says fc-h^ rn. John Shepard. wliich is probably an error since the fact of 
m. to Jor.rj Sh<^pardson seems trustworthy, and since her sisier Hannah 
m. Dan!':! Shepardson. There is no trace of this family except a 
memori-r. iurn of about 1S80, "has descendants in the Lake Champlain 
region." He may have been the one whose estate was divided at 
Middlf;tov/n, Conn., 29 May, 1749. 

8. Jo.vATHAx SnEi'Ai:nso.\ (Nathaniel,' Daniel.- DanieV) moved 
from Atrlelx)ro, Mass., to Templeton, Mass., where he died in 1790. 
The SyHTf-matic History Fund "Vital Records of Templeton" shows 
no trar fr of this family. He married, 9 May, 1730. Abigail Fuller, who 
was bo.-n c,, July, 1704, daughter of John and Joanna (Shepardson) 
Fuller, ^nd the children whose dates are given below are recorded in 
Attleboro. The Attleboro records show no other Jonathan of this 
generation who might bo confused with this line, but Joseph Shepard- 
son, who gathered extensive notes about the family, all of which were 
destroyrrd by fire before publication, reports that Jonathan's wife, 
"Merriani, died in 1771 very aged," and says children were Jonathan, 
born 3 January, 173.j, Nathaniel and Joanna. As he is a direct de- 
scendant of this line and collected his notes more than fifty years ago 
when bin grandfather, b. in 1775, was alive and living on the next 
farm, bis record must be trusted. The name Abigail (or Xabljy) is 
found in this family for several generations. A second marriage to 
"Merriani" might explain this uncertainty. Children: 

18. 1. Nathaniel Shepap.dpon, b. IS June, 1731. 

ii. Jo.vATHAN Shepardson. b. 21 IVIay, 1732, d. early. 

19. iii. Joxathan SnEPARDSON, V>. 19 January, 1734, periiaps d. early and 

name given to son b. 3 January, 1735. 
iv. AmcAiL Shepardson, b. 17 April, 1736, d. 2 December, 1753. 
V. Mai:y Shepardson, b. 10 October, 1743, d. 30 March, 1745. 
vi. Mary Shepardson. b. 1 May. 174G, d. 31 March, 17.'J2. 
vii. Joanna Shep.\rdson, m. 6 December, 17S1, John Christianmellow, 

one of Burgoyiie"s soldiers, who dropped out at Templeton, Mass 

9. John Siiepakosox (Xathaniel.^ Daniel.- DanieV) moved from 
Attleboro, Mass., to Ash Swamp, Conn., later called East Haddam. He 
m. Hepsibah Lord, dan. of Sergt. William Lord of East Haddam, sign- 
ing an agreement regarding the estate of the latter 29 October, 173G. 
The order of the children is not known and there may have been others 
besides the ones named. His family in 1790 is noted as 1 m. and 1 f. 
He d. at the age of 103. Children: 

1. Otis Shepardson, no trace. 

il. Ijaniel Shepardson. d. without ch. A Revolutionary' soldier. 

20. iU. William Shepardson, descendants at East Hamilton, N. Y. 
iv. Jonathan Shepardson, descendants at Smyrna, N. Y. 

v. Hepsibah Shepardson, m. John Mitchell 4 January, 175S. 

vi. Isaac Shepardson, no trace. 

vll. Hannah Shepardson, m. 3 November, 17S8, John Mobs (?) of 

East Haddam. 

vlil. Abigail Shep.ajjdson. 

l.v. Molly Shepardson. 

21. X. Ancel Shepardson, b. 14 January, 1759. 

Shepardson Families in 1790 (as arrani:^ecl alphaheticaily and 
numbered above). 

(Family 1.) Abioait. Sheparu.sox of Mansfield. Mass., wa.=; the daiig]i- 
ter of Jonathan and Abigail (Morse) Pratt. On 14 August, 17.J5, she 
was married by Rev. Ebenezer White of Norton, North Precinct Parish 



SHEPARDSON. 7 

(later called Mansfield) to Amos Shkparoson (Amos.* John.'' Daniel.' 
DatiieV). They had five children, four recorded in Norton and one in 
Mansfield. The records show their names in a number of land trans- 
actions. On Ir, January, 1773, they receipted for £29 4s lid as her 
share of her fathei's estate. He marched on 19 April, 177.5, in Cant. 
Abial Clap's 3d Company of the Bristol county militia on the Lexington 
alarm. He enlisted in 1776 in the company of Capt. John Dean of 
Mansfield for service in Rhode Island. In 17S0 he was at Claverack, 
1 N. Y., in the Mansfield Company of Capt. Benjamin Bates. His name 

4 is inscribed on tlie Mansfield tablet of Revolutionary soldiers. He 
i was rated on the assessor's roll of 17S1 and 17S3 for real estate, £8.5 
I 15s Od. There was trouble in the family, and he dropped out of sight. 
' His wife d. 10 March, ISOS. Children: 

} i. Matilda Shei-ardson, b. 1 February, 1760 ; m. Lemuel White of 

5 Mansfield ; 2 s. and 2 d. 

Jii. Marg.^ret Shei'ardsox, b. 22 March, 1762: m. 14 February, 17S9, 
Asa Fiilebrown of Mansfield : 1 ch., Noah Fillebrown. 

iii. Abigail SiiErARDsox, b. 1 March, 1765, d. unind. 29 April, 1845. 

^ iv. Adah Shefardsox, b. 9 December, 1767 ; m. 10 November, 1792, 

i James Perry nf Easton. 

J V. Noah Shefardsox, b. 2 May, 1770. 

^ It is possible that the unhappy Amos Shepardson, after leaving 

.^ home and family went to New Hampshire, where he married Rebecca 

-^ Whitcomb, daugluer of Thomas and Anne (Whitney) Whitcomb, who 

I lived awhile in Deerfield, N. H., before settling in Norridgewoclc, Maine. 

SThey lived in Hinsdale. N. H. (See Family 25) before moving to North- 
field, Mass., about 1793. The birth dates of the first two children 
mentioned below indicate that they and the father and mother might 
-| make the 3 m. and 1 f. ascribed to the Hinsdale family in 1790. A 

I tradition says that Amos Shepardson had eleven children by his two 

1 wives, although only ten names are known. In 1820 he moved from 

A Northfield to "New York State" where he is supposed to have died at 

1 Hague. The names of children by the second wife are similar to those 

I in his father's family (See Family 2). Children: 

I i. Amos Shefardsox, b. 17S7, had one son, Charles, of Warwick, Mass. 

,1 ii. Elijah Shefardsox, b. 17S9. 

I iii. Arauxah Shefardsox, b. 1791. 

i iv. Zebediah Shefardsox', b. 179.3. 

I V. Olive Shefardsox, b. 1795; m. Elijah Kendall, 15 April, 1S14. 

I (Family 2.) Amos Shefardsox of Attleboro, Mass. (See No. 6 under 

I "Early Shepardson Families" above.) 

j (Family 3.) Amos Siiepaudsox of Milford, Mass., may have been 

I a son of Amos Shepardson (See No. 10 p. 5 above), or a son of Elijah 

I Shepardson, son of Amos (See Family 9 below) although no rec- 

i ords are available in 1912 to show tills. Whatever his origin, how- 

\ ever, Amos Shepardson enlisted in the Revolutionary army from 

I Mansfield, ]\lass., and later from Mendon. He probably was the one 

\ who served in the Company of Capt. Israel Threw of Norton in 

I April and May, 1777, in the Rhode Island campaign. He m. at Medway 

)(or Milford), Mass., about 1 October, 1778, Hannah Norr-ross, dau. of 
Peter and Johanna (Morse) Norcross. He lived later in Florida, Mass., 

i where he is said to have died, although no records are available to 

I show that fact or to indicate the names of his four sons and two 

I daughters supposedly in his family in 1790. So far as known his 

■ .| children were: 

'I i. Louis Shefardsox, b. about 17S1, d. 17 October, 1858. 

I . ii. LovETT Shefaudsox, b. 2 4 March, 1792, in Milford, Mass. 

' iii. Xapiit Shepardsi'^'X. 

;■ iv. JoHAXXA SHEPAf;DS0X, 



8 SHEPARDSON. 

(Family 4.) 24. Isaac SiiErAUDSON (XatJiauicJ.^ Jonathan.* Xa- 
thaniel.^ Danirl.- DanieV) lived in Wrentham. Mass., near Cumberland, 
R. I. He committed suicide by hanging 9 April, isi(j, supposedly being 
insane. He was buried in Cumberland. His family records are faulty, 
but it is known that he had children: 

i. Nathaniel Shep.^^kd.sox, h. 5 October, 17S4 ; in. four times; d. 
Briclgcwatcr, Mass. ; twelve ch. 

ii. Sally Shepaf.dson, in. Wood, Seekonk, Mass. ; two ch. 

iii. Aaeox Shepaudson, d. Wrenthain, Mass. ; one dau. 

iv. James Shepardson, d. Franklin, Mass. ; four ch. 

V. Lucy Shepardson, m. ■ — Bartlett ; three ch. 

vi. John Shepardson, sevtm ch. 

vii. Isaac Shepardson, d. Wrentham, Mass. ; eight ch. 

viii. Jonathan Shepardson, eiarht ch. 

ix. Lydia Shepardson, in. Chamberlain ; five ch. 

(Family 5.) 19. Joxathan Sup:PARn,sox (Jonathan,* Xatfianich^ 
Daniel,- DanieP) married 4 March, 1756, in Attleboro, Mass., Miriam 
Follett. In the Attleboro records. Book 1, p. 15S, where this marriage 
by Rev. Habijah Weld is mentioned, she is called "Mrs. Follett." In 
Book 1, p. 46, two children are named of "Jonathan Shepardson, Jr., 
and Miriam who before marriage was Follett," the date of one of these 
in the record being incorrect. She may have been a widow or the 
"Mrs." being a mistake, she may have been the Miriam Follett who was 
dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Carpenter) Follett. They were m. 1 June, 
1727, and their third child, Miriam, would fit in so far as age is 
concerned with Jonathan Shepardson's wife, as she was b. 11 February, 
1733-4. Probably about 1765 the family moved to Templeton. :Mass., 
and again in 1790 to Royalston, Mass. Jonathan and his wife both 
died the same day 3 December, 1804. Their grandson, Daniel, son of 
Daniel, was the founder of Shepardson College, the women's depart- 
ment of Denison University at Granville, Ohio. Children: 

22. i. Jonathan Shepardson, b. 23 .\pril, 175S. 

ii. Rebecca Shepardson, b. 20 November, IT-'S , d. early, 

iii. Miriam Shepardson. b. 1 September, 1761. 

iv. Joanna Shepardson, b. 22 February, 1765. 

V. Rachel Shepardson^ b. 6 February, 1767, d. 1 Augxist, 1844; unmd. 

vi. Redecca Shepardson, b. 2S May, 1769 ; m. Jabez Pratt, 23 July, 
1797. 

vii. Abigail Shepardson >, , ., ,_„, ,,. 
viii. Isaac Shepardson f ^orn 1 June, lid; Abigail m. Higgins. 

ix. John Shepardson, b. 23 October, 1773. 

X. Daniel Shep.\rdson, b. 6 October, 1773. 

(Family 6.) 22. Jonathan Siikpakdson {Jonathan,^ Jonathan.* 
Xathanicl,- Daniel.- DanicP) was the eldest son of Family 5. He 
settled in Vv'arwick. Mass., which adjoins Royalston. His name does 
not appear in a list of property owners in Warwick in 170S. but he 
was a witness to his father's will which was dated 19 October, 1799, 
and in which he is mentioned as "my son Jonathan of Warwick." 
In Blake's History of Warwick the death of "Mr. Jno. Shepardson" on 
18 June. 1S17, is noted. This may refer to him or it may be a son. 
Name of wife not known. Children: 

i. Lucy Shepardson, b. 17SS , d. 18 June, 1857. 
ii. Polly Shepardson. 
iii. Sally Shepardson. 

iv. Jonathan Shepardson, b. about 1792 ; m. 29 September, 1817, Han- 
nah Delvee, who d. 4 October, 1S6G. aged 70. 

V. IS.\.\r SHFTAr;DSON. 

vi. John Shep-^iidson (?), d. IS June, 1817. 



SHEPARDSON. 9 

(Family 7.) 23. Xatiiamei. Siif.pakdsox {Xathanicl.^ Jo rut thai},' 
Nathaniel.^- Daniel.- DanicV) of Cumberland, K. I., was m. by Job Sim- 
mons, J. P., of Attleboro, Ma?s., 30 December, 17TS, to Betty Sweetland 
of Attleboro. He d. 8 June, 1S27. She d. September, 1833, in her 7Gth 
year. They and their children are buried in Cumberland, R. 1., but 
they lived over the state line in Wrentham, Mass. Tombstone records 
indicate the following children: 

i. Esther Shepardsox, b. 3 June, , d. 22 November, 1S70. 

ii. Edward Shepardson. 

iii. Frederick Shefakllsox. 

iv. William Shefardsox. 

V. JoxATHAX Shepardsox, b. 11 October, 1S02 , d. 31 March, ISTl. 

(Family S.) 16. Zkbkdiah Siikpard.sqx (Amos* John,^ Daniel,^ 
DaiiieP) b. 17 November, 1737; m. Deborah Cook, int. pub. in Norton, 
Mass., 7 August, 17G2. He is called "Captain" in record of his death 
in Rehoboth, .Mass., 12 May, ISIO. He was probably the one mentioned 
in the Mass. Revolutionary rolls who was commissioned as commander 
of the schooner "Resolution," a privateer, 20 July, 1778. Zebulon 
Shepardson, 1st Lieut, on same vessel, may have been his son. No 
record of children except two daughters named in his will. 

i. Naxcy Shepardson, "eldest dau.", ni. 22 June, 1795, Simeon Cobb 
of Taunton. 

ii. Eloxa Shepardsox, b. 2 December, lTt37, Providence, R. I. She 
m. (1) Daniel Hodges of Norton, Mass., 12 ]March, 17S7. He 
was b. 9 June, 1763, in Norton, and d. January, 17S9, in Hard- 

•' wick. They had a dau., Elona Hodses, b. in Fiehoboth, 2 2 April, 

17S9, who m. at Rehoboth 30 July, ISIO, Lee Leonard of Taunton, 
son of Jonathan and Joanna (Lee) Leonard. Several cliildren 
(see "Hodges Genealogy"). Slie m. (2) 7 I'ebruary, 1791, Caleb 
Abell, town clerli of Rehoboth. 

(Family 9.) I\Iary Siikpabd-sox of Providence, R. I., was the widow 
of Elijah Shepardson (No. 17 above). He probably followed the sea 
as he is called "Captain" in record of his d. at Seekonk, 9 November, 
1787. of "mole on the throat." The census record of 1790 shows that 
the family consisted of two males and three females not counting the 
mother. The will of Amos Shepardson, probated 1 December 1795, 
mentions "heirs of Elijah." One of these was: 

i. Mehitable Shepardsox, who m. Richard Bowen, 1797. 
ii. Amos Shepaedsox (?). 

(Family 10.) Natiiamel Shepardsox (Jonathan.* Xathaniel.^ Dan- 
iel,- DanieP) lived at Arnold's Mills in Cumberland, R. I. He was 
"admitted to freedom" on the first Wednesday in May, 1759. He was 
a member of the state legislature for several terms and was prominent 
in Revolutionary times. He was known as "Squire Shepardson." He 

d. 23 April, 1817. He m. (1) Sarah , who died 11 March, 1773, and 

(2) Elizabeth . Children: 

23. i. Nathaniel Shepardsox, b. 22 March, 1758. 
ii. Mary Shepardsox. 

iii. Elizabeth Shepardsox, b. IS April, 1762. 

24. iv. Isaac Shepardsox, b. 25 July, 1764, d. 9 April, 1S16. 

V. Ldct Shepardsox, b. 4 February, 1766. 

vi. Chloe Shepard.^o.x, b. 27 April, 176S ; m. Otis Jillson, 3 April, 1796. 
He was b. 5 July, 176S; lie d. December, 1S39; slie d. 7 October, 
1S53, in Wrentham. No cIl 
vii. Olive Shepardsox, b. 29 May, 17 71. 
viii. Sabra Shepardsox, b. 22 July, 1774. • 
ix. Otis Shepardsox, b. 20 April, 1776. d. 6 July, 1S17. 
X. Haxxah Shepai-.'-sox, b. 21 Au^^'u.'^t, 177?. 
xi. Naxcy Shepardsox, b. 21 August, 1781. 



10 SHEPARDSON. 

(Family 11.) John Siiki'akdsdn of East Haddani, Conn. See No. 
9 under '"Early Shepardsou Families." 

(Family 12.) 20. AVii.i.i.vm Sin;rARDS(>x (John.* XaUiaiiirl.' Dan- 
iel,- Daniel'') of East Haddam, Conn. His children's nauics are un- 
known but there is reason to believe that two of them were: 

i. William Shepard.^ox, m. Eda Cook, 25 Noveinlior, 1791 ; li:id nine 

cli. ; moved to J^a.^l Flamilton, N. V., where hv d. oO -May, Ij'jJ. 
ii. Daxiel Shepaudsox, b. in 1772, d. 27 July, 1SC9. 

(Family 13.) 27. Ai.irko Sin.rARn.sox (John.'' Daniel' John.- Dan- 
iel,' DanieP) m. 27 June, 1796, Dolly Bullock in Guilford, Vt., and lived 
there until February, ISIG, when he moved with his family to what is 
now Afton, N. Y. He d. there in 1S19. Children: 

i. Sally Sheparuson, b. 4 October, 179S. 

ii. Clarissa Suepard^on, b. 13 July, ISOO. 

iii. Zadoc Shepardsox, b. 3 April, 1S05. 

iv. Dolly Shepardsox, b. IG April, ISO". 

V. Alfred Shepap.dsox, b. 24 Noveniljer, 1S09. 

vi. Simeon Shepardsox. 

(Family 14.) 21. Anckl Shepardsox (John.* Kathanirl.^ Daniel.- 
DanuT) removed from East Haddam. Conn., to Middletown, Rutland 
County, Vermont. He m. 25 July, 17S2, Charlotte rols^rove, who was 
b. 20 February. 17G2, and d. 23 February, Is.'jQ. He died 9 February, 
1840. They lived in Fairfax, Franklin County. Vt., for many years. 
Their son and grandson, each named Daniel, lived in Granville, Ohio, 
where each served as deacon in the F.aptist church and trustee of 
Denison University for many years. Children: 

i. Clarissa Shepardsox, b. 27 January, 17S3, d. August, 1S30, Gran- 
ville, Ohio. 
ii. Asa Shep"ardsox, b. 12 December, 17S4 , d. 14 August, 1S42, in 

Delaware County, Ohio. 
iii. Daniel Shepardson, b. 27 September, 17S7 , d. November, 1S66, 

Granville, Ohio. 
iv. David Shepardsox, b. 25 October, 171»0. d. 15 December, 1791. 
V. Ancel Shepardson, b. 10 July, 1793, d. 21 March, 1S75, Fairfax, Vt. 
vi. Joel Shepardsox, b. 2S June, 1796, d. 25 December, 1S50, in Ver- 
mont, 
vii. LoRiNDA Shepardson, b. 23 April, ISOO. 

viii. Calista Shepardson, b. 10 February, 1S06, d. 13 August, 1861, 
Alexandria, Ohio. 

(Family 15.) 12. Damet. SirKPARnsox (Daniel.* John.'' Daniel.- 
DanieP^ moved from Attleboro, ?,Iass., to Guilford, Vermont. He m. 
12 November, 1753, Mary Peck, dau. of He;:ekiah Peck of Attleboro. 
Children: 

25. i. Noah Shepardson, b. 4 Au;^ut^t, 17.of,. 

ii. Oziah Shepardson, b. 30 March. 1757, .1. 5 Im bruary, 175.S. 

iii. Enoch Shei^audson, b. 21 April. 1759. 

iv. Hai-inah Shepakdson, b. S May, 17C5. 

(Family IG.) 31. Jarkd SHKrAKOsov (T.rphaniah.'' Daniel.* John.' 
Daniel.- DanieV) m. in December, 179;!, Ruth Chuich, b. 29 September, 
1770, dau. of David and Damaris ( — ) Church. He d. in Halifax, Vt., 
G July, ISIO, of consuriiption. His wid. d. in Gerry, Ciiautauqua Co.. 
N. Y., 9 August, 1S50. Extensive records of this line have been col- 
lected by John Eaton Shepardson and published as Shepardson Leaflet 
No. 5. Children: 

i. Clarissa Shepardson, b. 7 October, 1794. d. G December, iSGS; ni. 
Solomon t'essenden. 



[ SHEPARDSON. 11 

I ii. Lucius Shepaudson, b. 17 February, 1797, d. 27 Miirch, 179S. 

I iii. Dam.ajus SHEPAr.nsux, b. 1 March, 1799, d. 12 March, 1S4S; m. 

I Willard Buchlin. 

f iv. Lucius Shkpardson, b. 23 September, 1802, d. 29 March, 1S03. 

! V. JOHX SHEPAr.DSOK. /, ,„ ,, , ^ o n , 

I vi. WiLLTAM SHEPARDSON, h'- ^^ March, 1S04. 

\ C b. 23 June, 1S06. d. 19 August, 1S47; 

{ vii. Mattlda Shepap.dsox. \ m. Charles Williams. 

I viii. LuciXDA Shepaki'SOX, 1 b. 23 June, 1806, d. 10 September, lSr>9; 

I (. m. Oren Strong. 

I (Family 17.) 13. John Siii".paiu:).son {DanirJ,* John,^ Daniel,- Dan- 

I ieV) m. at Norton, Mass., 17 January, 17r.4. Anna Blanchard, dau. of 

I Stephen and Abigail ( Pratt) Blanchard. After 17G8 he removed from 

Attleboro to Guilford, Vt., of which town he was one of the founders. 
lie was made town clerk in 1772. He was very influential in the 
movement to make Vermont a separate state. He bore the title "Ma- 
jor." He was a member of the Council in Vermont for several years 
and was also Judge of the Supreme Court. He d. of consumption 3 
January, 1S02. in Brattleboro. His wife d. of old age 1 January, 1817, 
then S7. According to a court record they had eleven children, but 
names of some are unknown. The first five are recorded in Attleboro: 

i. JoHX SHEPAJiDSox. b. 25 August, 1754, d. 23 August, 1771. 
2fi. ii. Samuel Shepaf;dson, b. 10 February, 1757. 

iii. Louise Shepaf.dsox (or Lois (?) ), b. 15 January, 1760; m. Simeon 

Forbes, 
iv. Seth Shepardsox, b. 10 August. 1762. 
27. V. Alfred Shepardsox, b. 26 April, 176S. 

vi. Jethexal Shepardsox (name given by a descendant as stated by 
her mother). 

vii. K7a:\ Shepardsox, d. at Palmyra, N. Y., 29 August, 1S19, aged 33. 
viii. Zephaxiah Snia'ARDsox (lU'-ntioned as living a half mile south of 
his brother S:imu»'l anil credited with sons, l-<'Wis, Martin and 
Noah. There must be confusion with son of Zcphaniah'-) . 

ix. Shepardsox. 

X. Shepardsox. 

xi. Shepardsox. 

(Family IS.) 26. Xoaii Shf.pardsox (Daniel.-' Daniel.* John,^ Dan- 
cil.- DanicV) removed from Attleboro, Mass., to Guilford, Vt. His wife 

was Hannah . He was made fence viewer 12 March, 1792. With 

his cousins Joseph and Nathaniel he was in an attack against the 

i"Vermonters" at Brattleboro, Vt., in 17S4. He received 30 acres of land 
in Bainbridge, Chenango county, N. Y., as part of that granted in 17S6 
I to the sufferers who oi)posed the government of Vermont by New York 

J state. Known children: 

j i. Exoch Shep.vrdson-, b. 22 October, 177S. 

J ii. Noah Shepardsox, b. 1782, d. 23 May, 1SC7. 

i 

i (Family 19.) 27. Samuel Shepardson [Jolin,'^ Daniel,* John."' Dan- 

4 iel,- DanieV) m. 1 May, 1779, Anna Barney, dau. of John Barney. She 

J was b. in Rehoboth, Mass., February, 1761. He lived in Guilford, Vt., 

I dying on the farm his father occupied before him, 2S February, 1S13, 

I ' after an illness of eight days from spotted fever. He was a freeman 
• and town clerk of Guilford, 23 March, 17S2-3. In 17S4 was guide of 

i Vermont troops under command of Stephen R. Bradley, who sui>- 

i pressed disorder in Guilford; moderator of town meeting, 1794; con- 

stable in 1790, 1797, ISOl; was called "Captain" in 1795; was collector 
; ' in 17S4. 17'"'. 1795; distriet clerk district No. 14 in ISIO; member of 
' Vermont Council, lS03-l>Ob;; register of probate in is'if;; presidential 

fl elector in ISOS, casting his vote for James Madison. He was called 

\ "Major" at the time of his death, this probably being a militia title. 



12 SHEPARDSON. 

He was a large man physically, weighing 2^5 pounds, tall, well-pro- 
portioned ;ind very active for a man of his size, as family traditions 
indicate. His widow spent her last years with her daughter, Anna 
Barney, dying in Lorain county, Ohio, near the mouth of Blacli; river, 
22 June, 1S52. (See Shepardson Leaflet No. 4 for a record of his 
descendants.) Children: 

i. Chloe Siiepardsox, b. 10 January. 17S1. 

ii. Anna Siiepardson, b. 6 October, 1TS2, d. 3 November, 17S2. 

iii. Anna Sheparpson, b. 30 May, 17S4. 

iv. John Shepardson, b. 7 December, 17S6. 

V. Samuel Sni:rARr>soN, b. 9 March, 17S9. 

vi. C)Tis Shepardson, h. 5 July, 1791. 

vii. Elijah Shepardson, b. 6 November, 1793. 

viii. Pliny Shepap.dson, b. 15 July, 1796. 

ix. Sophia Shepardson, b. 20 August, 1798. 

X. Parmelia Shepardson, b. 19 March, ISOl. 

(Family 20.) 15. Stepiie.v Shepardson (Daniel,* John,^ Daniel,- 
DanieV) m. 15 INIarch, 1759, Lucy Fisher of Attleboro, Mass., int. pub. 
in Xoiton 17 February, 1759. He moved to Guilford, Vt., where he 
was constable in 1774 and commissioner of higliways in 177G. He 
was captain of a company in the Revolutionary war, which was com- 
missioned 2G Feljruary, 1776. The Guilford records show him to have 
been a man of considerable wealth and refer to him as "Stephen Shei> 
ardson, gentleman." He may have had other children besides the fol- 
lowing, the first six of whom are recorded in Attleboro: 

i. E/CRA Shepardson, b. 3 August, 1759. 

28. ii. Stepiie.v Shepardson. b. 17 May, 17C1. 

iii. Lucy Shepardson, b. 7 March, 17G3 ; m. Muth-w Horton of Guilford. •' 

iv. Mary Shepardson, b. 11 May, 17C5 ; m. E.?iV,/-/[*hayer, Marlboro, Vt. 

V. Sarah Shepardson, b. 5 October, 1769 ; m. Lemuel Lines of Guilford. 

vi. Peddy Shepardson, b. 15 November, 1771, d. 2 December, 183S; m. 
Robinson Perkins, Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

vii. Shepardson, m. George Smith, Palmyra, N. Y. 

viii. Nancy Shepardson, m. William Robertson of Vermont. 

ix. LoRA Shepardson, d. young. 

(Family 21.) 2S. Stephen Shepardson. Jr. {Stephen,'' Daniel* 
John,^ Daniel,- DanieV) m. and moved from Guilford, Vt., to Coleraine, 
Mass., where he d. 11 April, ISOG. The Guilford records of 1793 refer to 
him as "Stephen Shepardson of Colrain, Hampshire Co., Mass., Yeo- 
man," while those of 17 December, ISUO, mention him as "of Guilford, 
formerly of Colrain." "Heads of Families in 1790" credits him to 
Guilford and makes his family 4 m. and 2 f. One of his children was: 

* i. Stephen Shepardson. 

(Family 22.) 30. Whxiaji Shepardson {ZepJiani-ah.^ Daniel,* 
John,^ Daniel,^ Daniel') was a millwright, mill owner and farmer. He 
was in the Revolution in the Guilford Company of his uncle, Capt. 
Stephen Shepardson, in 1777. After the Revolution, with his brothers, 
Joseph and Jared, he worked in Canada for several seasons building 
mills. In 17Srj he acquired land in Halifax. Vt., and moved thereto. 
In 1799 he exchanged his Halifax farm with his brother Jared for 
the latter's one-hundred-acre farm in Guilford, and occupied the 
same with his father, to whom he leased hnlf the land and one-third 
cf the building.3. On a trip to Lan'^ing!;urg. N. Y., he became ill and 
18 Feltruary, 1804, "died of a consumption and was bro't to Guilford 
and entired." His estate administered by his Vvife and son Thaddeus 
was inventoried 19 June, 1804, at S2,447, with claims against same of 



SHEPARDSON. 13 

$9S9, his farm being listed at $2,000. The probate records and his 
tombstone refer to him as "Colonel," but this was evidently his rank in 
the militia. He m Grace Fitch, who d. 1 February, ISuS, of consumi> 
tion, aged 4S. Four of the children died of consumption. Children: 

i. Thaddeus Shepardson, b. 1TS3, d. 23 December, 1S09, at Penob- 

scott, Mass. 
ii. William Siiepardsox, b. 21 December, ITS". 
iii. Reuben Shei'Ardsox. 

iv. Grace (Gratia) SiiErARDSON, living in 1S22. 

V. CvNTHiA Shepard.=!OX. m. Hudson, d. February, 1804, of con- 
sumption in tlie Genesee Country. 
vi. Charlotte Shepardsom, living in 1S22. 

vii. Hart Shepardsox, b. 19 November, 1796. d. .3 October, 1S22. 
viii. Elias Shepardson, mentioned in his brother Hart's will of 1S22. 
ix. Polly Shepardsox, d. 17 July, 180S, of consumption. 
X. Henrt Shepardsox, b. 1S04. 

(Family 2.3.) 14. ZmiAMAii Siifpardson {Daniel* John,^ Daniel,- 
DanieP) lived in Attleboro until about 1770, when with his three 
brothers and their families he went to Guilford, Vt. He m. (1) Ruth 
Hills (b. 1 July, 173.3; d. IG October, 17S2), dau. of Samuel and Mary 
Hills; (2) Damaris, widow of David Church. She d. 2S July, 1797, 
aged 54 years 10 months; (3) Mrs. Lucinda Chase of Halifax, Vt., 1 
June, 179S. She d. "at the Chinesee Country of a fever" 30 September, 
1S09. He d. IG October, 1S04. Many interesting facts connected with 
him are to be found in "A Record of the Line of Zephaniah Shepardson 
of Guilford, Vermont." (Shepardson Leaflet, No. 5. 1907.) Children: 

29. i. Zephaxiah Shepardsox. b. 21 March. 17n5. 

30. ii. William Shepardsox, b. 2.5 July, 1756. 

iii. Ruth Shepardsox. b. 16 September, 175S : m. John Barney of Guil- 
ford, Vt., and had one son William, who d. 6 December, 1809, 
age 21. 

iv. Joseph Shi;p.\.rdsox, b. 27 October, 1760. 

31. v. Jared Shepardsox, b. IS July, 17 63. 

vi. Dem.\ris Billings Shepardsox, m. at Guilford 30 Januarj-, 1806, 

James Alverson of Halifax, Vt. 
vii. David Church Shepardsox, a blacksmith of Guilford, Vt. Ho owned 

land in Bainbridge, X. Y., in 1S16, and may have moved there. 

(Family 24.) 29. Zepiiaxiaii SiiEPARn.sox (Zephaniah,^ Daniel,* 
John,^ Daniel.- DanirV) was a clockmaker and farmer in Guilford, Ver- 
mont. He was in Capt. Daniel Calisco's company of Col. Bedell's regt. 
in 177G. In the fall of 1777 he served 17 days in Capt. David Stowell's 
company in Col. William Williams' regt. From June 29th to July 5th, 
1777, he was in Capt. Stephen Shepardson's company. He seems to 
have been a fifer. He was called "Lieutenant." He d. in Guilford, 19 
August, 1S37. He was m. three times: (1) To Rachel Wilkins, dau. 
of Daniel and Rachel Wilkins; she d. of quick consumption, 2S Sep- 
tember, 17&7, aged 32 years S months; (2) To Lettice Barney, 10 Jan- 
uary, 17S8. She was b. 4 January, 1763, of Captain John and Rebecca 
(Martin) Barney of Guilford, and d. 11 May, 1S31; (3) To Sarah (Bab- 
cock) Stedman, v.'idow of Philemon. She d. 1 August. 1838, aged 82. 
There were 15 children, all born in Guilford. At one time the com- 
bined age of those living was about 1,200 years. 

i. Rachel Shepardsox, b. 21 March, 1779; m Samuel Nichols of 
Halifax, 11 August, 1799. 

ii. Leonard Shepardsox, b. 14 September, 17S0, d. 5 Augnst, 1835. 
iii. D.Ajiius Shepardsox, b. 18 December. 17S2, d. 19 November. 1S67. 
iv. Ruth Shepardsox. b. 16 June, 1785; m. 9 Nov. mber 1*04 Caleb 
Cole of Brattleboro, Vt. : d. 17 April, li02. Four children. 



14 SHEPARDSON. 

V. Susanna Shepardson, b. 4 June, 17S7 ; m. Millard. Two ch. 

vi. Ira Shepardson. b. 21 October, 17SS, d. 7 April, 1S70. 

vii. Sally Shepardson, b. 3 July, 1790; lived to old age; unmd 

vjii. Zephaniah Shepardson, b. 20 February, 1792. 

ix. Martin Shepardson, b. li February, 1794. 

X. James Shepardson, b. 17 July, 1795. 

xi. Lewis Shepardson, b. 1 September, 1798. 

xii. Sophrona Shei^ardson, b. 30 July, ISoO ; m. John Wilcox (bro of 

Philena) ; d. 15 October, 1S76, at Guilford. Three ch. 

xiii. Lurinda Shepardson, b. 17 AugTjst, 1S02 ; m. John Bucklin of Guil- 
ford ; d. 26 March, 1S74. No ch. 

xiv. Clark Shepardson, b. 19 August, 1804. 

XV. John Barney Shepardson, b. 5 June, 1808. 

(Family 25.) Amos Shepaiu)sox of Hinsdale, New Hampshire. See 
notes under Family 1. 



SHEPARDSON LEAFLETS. 

Looking forward to a complete genealogy of the Shepardson Family, 
the following leaflets have been printed: 

1. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Early Generations in 
America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 7 pp. February 1, 1907. 

2. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Daniel Shep- 
ardson, Granville, Ohio. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. S pp. 
April 1, 1907. 

3. The Shepardson Family: Beginning with the Sixth Generation 
in America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. S pp. May 1, 1907. 

4. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Samuel Shep- 
ardson, Guilford, Vermont. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 16 pp. 
August 1, 1907. 

5. The Shepardson Family. A Record of the Line of Zephaniah 
Shepardson, Guilford, Vermont. By John Eaton Shepardson. 19 pp. 
September 1. 1907. 

6. The Shepardson Family: Branches of the Family in the United 
States when the First Census was Taken in 1790. By Francis Wayland 
Shepardson. 14 pp. August 15, 1912. 



THE SHEPARDSON, FAMILY. 



Some Miscellaneous Records of Several Generations. 

By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 
november 15. 1912. 



Noah Shepardson (Amos,^ Avios* Johji,' DanirJ,^ DanieP)v.as boru 
in Mansfield, Mass., 2 May, 1770. He died in Clarendon, Vermont. 29 
January, ISIS. He m. 11 June, 1797, Jerusha Allen who was b. in 
Tinmouth, Vermont, 26 March, 1781. He had a foundry in Clarendou, 
Vt., and had a large business for his time. His widow m. (2) Caleb 
Hall. She d. 10 October, 1841. Ch.: 

1. 1. Allen Church Shepardson. b. 15 October, 1799. 

2. li. Noah Shepardson, b. 30 April, 1S04. 

3. iii. Otis Shepardson, b. 25 July, 1S06. 

4. iv. Adah Shepardson, b. 28 December, 1808. 

1. Allen Chupxii Shepardson (Noah." Anios,^ Amos,* John.- Daniel.- 
DanieD rn. 8 January, 1821, Mary Ann Barker, who was b. 2 Miiy, 
1795, and moved to Coldwatcr, ]Michigan, where he was a miller. He 
d. 1 February. 1871. His children lived in Hodunk, Branch County. 
Michigan. 

1. (dau.) Shepardson, b. 22 December, 1821, d. 23 December, 1821. 

ii. (dau.) Shepardson, b. 14 December. 1822, d. 18 December, 1822. 

Iii. Mart M. Shepardson, b. 26 Januan', 1824, d. 15 P'ebruary, 1.S.54 : in. 
John Barry and had ch. (1) William H. Barm, b. 8 F.-bruarv. 
1845. (2) Eliza A. Barry, b. 18 December. 1848. (31 Nanc^j H. 
Barry, b. 19 September, 1S51, (4) Samued A. B'lrry, b. 28 .Jan- 
uary, 1854. 

Iv. Betsey Curtis Shepardso.n, b. 8 October. 1826; m. John Lvman. 
No ch. (-). 

V. Adah Shepardson, b. 8 March, 1829, d. 20 March, 1SS5 ; r.\. Sarr.uei 
Barnum and had ch. (1) Rhoda Ann Barnum, b. 25 Janunrv. 
1851. (2) Waiard Allen Barnum, b. 4 August. 1855. 

vl. Nancy Shepardson, b. 25 April, 1S32, d. 15 October, 1S51: m Cor- 
nelius Vanderpool and had Allen Shepardson Vunderpool b 14 
October, 1851. 

vii. Jerusha Church Shepard.son, b. 6 November, 1S34: m. Danitl 

Kingston, and had Annie Kingston, b. 13 February. 1<?6S. 
viii. (son) Shep.a.rdson, b. 12 September, 1838, d. 1838. 

2. NoAH Shepardson {Noah," Amos.' Amos.* John,'' Daniel.- DanuV) 
was born 30 April, 1804. He lived in Hebron. Vprraont, then moved 
to Saratoga, X. Y.. and after 1840, lived in South Adams, Mass., \\here 
he died 6 July, 1866. He m. in North Dorset, Vt., 7 May, 1S2G,' Et-tsc-y 
E. Curtiss, who was b. 22 December, 1804. She d. in South Adams, 18 
April, 1865. He was a physician. Ch.: 

1. Milan Shepardson, b. 5 March. 1S27, d. 4 S'pten'ib-.-r, 1S23 
ii. NoAi: Aloxzo Sjiepapdson, b. 9 June. 1828, <l. 27 I' -bruarv, l.'^'i-'. 
iii. Amanda M. Shepardson, b. 6 September, 1830. d. I FelT^iarv, r.H)2; 
m. Daniel Burt, Adams, Mass. 



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Iv. Ann Jeruska Shepardson, b. 3 October, 1S32, d. 16 April, 1865; 

uiimd. 
V. Alice C. Shefardson, b. 1 December, 1S34, d. 23 April, 1836. 

5. vl. James Allen Shepaedson, b. 8 August, 1S36. 

vii. Elizabeth Shepardson. b. 11 May, 1838, d. 7 May, 1839. 

6. viii. Noah Harrison Shepardson, b. 1 November, 1840, d. 9 September, 

1892. 

3. Otis Shepardsox (Noah,^ Amos,^ Amos,* John,' Daniel,' BanieV) 
m. (1) 25 December, 1S27, Lydia C. Calvin, who was b. 25 October, 
1806, and d. 30 December, ISCG; (2) 28 August, 1S67, Mary C. Barber, 
who was b. 9 November, 1840. He lived in Lyndonville, New York, 
•where he was a farmer and a man of much imfluence in the community. 
He d. 1 March, 1887. Ch.: 

George Jeremiah Shepardson, b. 9 November, 1828, d. 1902. 
Henry Clay Shepardson, b. 11 February, 1830, d. 2 8 December, 

1896. 
Abigail G. Shepardson, b. 20 April, 1832. 
Noah Shepardson, b. 8 AugTJSt, 1835, d. May. 1907. 
11. V. Allen Church Shepardson, b. 20 April, 1S38, d. 23 February, 1887. 

4. Adah Shepardson {Noah,' Amos.'^ Avios.* John.^ Daniel.- DanieV) 
m. Lewis :\Ierritt Walker, 21 April, 1829. He was b. 24 February, ISOS, 
and d. 16 January, 1S92. She d. 17 January, 1901. He was a farmer 
in Chippenhook, Vermont, and a man of much influence. He was a 
member of the Vermont legislature, as his father and grandfather 
were before him. Ch.: 

1. Lewis Merritt Walker, b. 9 May, 1S30; m. 17 February, 1S52, 
Hannah Arnold and had ch. : (1) Adah Arnold Walker, b. 6 De- 
cember, 1852, unmd. : (2) Julia Columbias Walker, b. 24 Ffbruary, 
1854, m. Caleb Buffum, 21 May, 1S87 ; (3) Lewis Arnold Walker, 
b. 7 February. 1856, m. Julia Holden ; <i) Charles Sumner Walkor, 
b. 30 April, 1860, d. 1862; (5) George Elwyn Walker, b. 17 March, 
1862, m. Nannie Holden. The father d. 13 October, 1S97. 

II. Adah Ann Walker, b. 13 October, 1831, d. 30 March, 1845. 

Iii. Sarah Jerusha Walker, b. 20 April, 1833, d. 10 July, 1852. 

iv. Dewitt Clinton Walker, b. 14 March, 1837, d. 28 April, 1842, 

V. William Wirt Walker^ b. 27 August, 1839, d. 30 December, 1902, 
unmd. 

vl. Noah Shepardson Walker, b. 29 May. 1842, m. 8 March. 1860, 
Sarah Almy Phillips. Ch. : (1) Ella Elizabeth Walker, b. 14 J.m- 
ary, 1861, m. 14 June, 1882, Hiland Southworth ; (2) Norris 
Walker, b. 4 March, 1S63, d. 25 April, 1863; (3) Jessie Phillips 
Walker, b. 1 March, 1864, m. 1900, John MacLennan ; (.4) -Mmnie 
Lydia Walker, b. 10 August, 1866; (5) Florence Sarah Walker, b. 
1 March, 1869, m. 14 September. 1893, Gilbert Forbes Trask ; (6) 
dau. Walker, b. 2 February, 1875, d. 1875; (7) Lewis Merntt 
Walker, b. 11 January, 1877, m. Beatrice Jane Smith, 11 March. 
1904: (8) Adah Shepardson Walker, b. 13 March, 1S81. 

vii. Dewitt Clinton Walker, b. 19 October, 1843, d. 10 April, 1846. 

5. James Alxex Shepardson {Noah,^ Noah,' Amos,' Amos,* John,' 
Daniel,^ DanieU) m. 23 January, 1864, to Eliza A. Howland of Pittsfeld, 
Mass., and moved to Sauquoit, Oneida Co., N. Y. His widow (1912) 
res. Syracuse, N. Y. Ch.: 

i. LiEBiE Shepardson, b. 25 June, 1866, d. 1 September, 1866. 

12. ii. Roscoe H. Shep^^iP-dson, b. 19 November. 1867. d. 2 February, 1894. 
iii. Julia Ann Shepardson, b. 24 August, 1871, d. 8 September. 1S71. 

13. iv. Herbert A. Shepardson, b. 27 November, 1875, Greenbush, N. Y. 

6. Noah Harrisox Shei'ardsox (Noah,'' Noah," Amos,'- Amos,* John,' 
Dayiiel,- Daniel') m. Sarah E. Curley at Pittsfield, Mass., 26 October, 



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1S63. She d. 11 May. 1SS2. He m. (2) Phoebe Herman. 15 October. 
18S4. He d. 9 September, 1892. Ch.: 

i. Fffd C. S^t'e^ap.ds'^n-. h. 13 Pentember. 1S64. m. 29 Octobpr, IS'^O. 
Emma Harding of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; res. St. Jolins Park, N. Y. 

ii. William J. Shepardsox, b. 1 September, 1S65, m. Emma Burrows. 

ill. Eugene H. Shepakdso.n-, b. 4 June. ISTO. d. 5 June, 1870. 

iv. Harry E. Shepardsox, b. 11 November. 1S71. d. 13 June, 1892. 

V. George H. Shepardsox, b. 4 April, 1873, d. 13 September, 1S73. 

vi. Bertha .A. Shepardsox^ b. 20 Xovember, 1S76, d. 13 November, 1S99. 

7. GroRGE .jEKEiiiAii Shepardson iOtis.^ Xoah.'' Amos,' Amos.* John." 
Daniel.- DanieV) m. (1) Chlce M. Richardson 1 .January, 1850. Xo ch. 
He m. (2) 11 January, 1SC6, Frances M. Langford, of St. Louis, Mo. Ch.: 

i. Clara Ltdia Shepardso.x, b. 9 October, 1S67, d. 16 April, 1S70. 
Charles Otis Shepardsox, b. 21 March, 1S69. 
George Allex Shepardsox, b. 19 August, 1870. 

Fraxcis Shepardsox, b. 26 January, 1S77, d. 25 December, 1877. 
V. Louis Mereitt Shep.\rdsox, b. 26 March, 1S7S, m. 1 June, 1907, 
Carrie L. Smith. Res. St. Louis, Mo. 

8. Hexry Clay SiiEPAunsox' {Otis.^ Xoah." Amos,' Amos,* John.^ 
Daniel.' DanieV) b. at Chippenhook, Vermont; was a coal dealer in York, 
Nebraslia, where he d. 2S December, 1S96. He m. 6 November, 1851, 
Betsey A. Barker of Yates, New York. Ch.: 

i. Erastus Otis Shepardsox, b. 4 Marcli, 1856, dealer in monuments, 
York, Neb. 

ii. George Shepardsox, b. 4 April, 1858, farmer, York, Neb. 

iii. Adelaide Di Ette Shepardsox, b. 5 June, ISGO. 

iv. Hexry C. Shepardsox, b. 4 August, 1SG3, d. 

V. Oniox Shepardsox, b. 25 July, 1S65, farmer Holdredge, Neb. 

vi. Adolphixe Shepardsox. 

9. Abigail G. Siiepaedscv {Otis,' Noah," Amos," Amos,* John.^ 
Daniel,^ DanieV) b. in Chippinhook. Vermont, m. (1) at Yates, Orleans 
County, New York, 28 July, 1852, Albertson F. Richardson and (2) at 
North Adams, Mass., 13 January, 1872. David Richardson. Ch.: 

i. .Otis Richardsox, b. 23 October, 1S55, d. 2 8 December, 187 7. 
ii. Adelle Rickardsox, b. S.April, 1857, m. at North Adams Mass 13 
June, 1876, W. F. Holbrook. Ch. : (1) Helena A. Holbrook b' 26 
Augu.st, 1S77, m. 29 D. cember, ls97, Ri-v. Charics D. Ol^frhoUzm- 
at Rcckford, HI., and has ch. : (1) Harritt Adolle Oberholtz^-'- b 
4 May, 1S99 ; (2) William Arthur Oberholtz-^r. b. 4 Januarv 1901- 
(3) Elizabeth Oberholtzcr, b. 16 Stptimber, 1903; (4) Paul Ob'-'-- 
holtzer, b, 7 Februai-y, 19t.6. (2) V.'ilHam Arthur Holbrook b 19 
January, ISSO, m. 25 December. 1906, at Rockford, 11!., Laura Em- 
ma Liornin. (3) Howard F. Holbrook, b. 21 March, 1882 (4) 
Harold .R. Holbrook, b. 17, January, 18S7. 

10. Noah Siiepap.dso.x (Otis.'' Xoah." Avios,'' Arnos.* John.^ Daniel.- 
Dante?) m. (1) in Lyndonville, N. Y., 20 January, 1855, Lydia P. Ben- 
nett. (2) in Fremont, Ohio, September, 1881. Ollie Brunthaven, (3) in 
Detroit, Michigan, 1S84, Mary Nicholson, (4) in Rockford. Illinois, 30 
September, lOol, Louise Hare. He was a physician in Rockford, Illi- 
nois. Ch. by first wife all born in Lyndonville. except last who was 
b. in Kankakee, Illinois. He d. IMay, 1907. 

16. i. Ruth Ax.x Shep.^.dsox, b. 20 September, 1855. 

17. ii. Otis Shepardso.v, b. 6 January, ij57, Res. Fremont, Ohio. 

lil. Alice .A5Ar Shi;parosox, b. IS May, 1859. m. William MorrlU -^s 
December, 1»86. No. ch. Res. Chicago, 111. ' ' 



4 SHEPARDSON. 

18. Iv. ADDiE F^A.xcEs SHEPARDSON. b. 30 October, 1862. 

19. V. Hattie S. SHEPARDSON, b. 22 February, 1S69. 

20. vi. Noah Shepap.dson, b. 16 March, 1S71, d. 9 March, 1901. 

11. Ai.LEX CiirRCH Siir.PARDSON iOtis.' Xoah.^ Amos,' Amos,* John,^ 
Daniel,- DanieP) was a real estate dealer in Paxton and Gibson, Illi- 
nois. He m. at Yates, New York, 19 Januarv, 1S60. Nancy Jane Spauld- 
Ing. He d. 23 February, 1S87, in Buffalo. N. Y. Ch.: 

i. RoLLiN O. SHEPARDSON, b. 13 December. ISCO. m. 13 September, 
18S4, May Murray. Res. 742 E. 72nd St., Chicago, 111. Employed 
by Illinois Central R. R. 3 ch. 
li. Ellen L. Shepap.dson, b. 19 October, 1S62, d. 22 November, 1898. 
unmd. 

ill. George J. Shepardson. b. 23 December, 1864, m. 1890, Nettie Bent- 
ley. Res., Chicago, 111. 

12. Ro.scoE H. SiiEPARDSox {Jaines A.,^ Noah,' Xoah,'' Amos,' Amos,* 
John,^ Daniel.- DanieV) xn. Eilia Jimison of Kingston, Canada. Res. 
Syracuse, N. Y. Ch.: 

i. Mary Shepardson, b. 31 May, 1891. 

13. Herp.ebt a. Shepardson {James A.,^ Noah,^ Xoah.^ Aynos.' Amos,* 
John,^ Daniel,- DanicP) m. 29 November, 1897, Bertha V. ^.lutter, who 
was b. in Syracuse, N. Y., 9 August, 1S77. He res. 514 Ostico St., Syra- 
cuse. 

i. Herbert R. Shepardson, b. 12 September, 1899. 

ii. Uesala Shepardson. b. 3 August, 1902. 

iii. James A. Shepardson, b. 21 August, 1905. 

iv. Mary Eliza Shepardson, b. 27 February, 1907. 

14. Chari.e.s Otis Shepardson (George J..^ Otis,'' A'oaTi.' Amos.'^ 
Amos,* John,^ Daniel,- DanieV) m. (1) Harriet MacDonald at St. Cloud, 
Minn., 22 October, 1SS7; m. (2) Gertrude L. Day, 12 April, 1904. Res. 
St. Louis. Ch.: 

i. Harry Clare Shepardson, b. 23 August, 1888. 
li. Charles Lile Shepardson, b. 25 Aoril, 1893. 
iii. Clyde Siiepardson, b. 15 January, i897. 

15. George Ai.lex Shepardson {George J.,^ Otis,' Xoah." Amos.' 
Amos,* John,^ Daniel,- DanieV) m. 28 August, 1901, Edith M. Schell, at 
Somerset, Pa. Res. St. Louis, Mo. Ch.: 

i. George Shepardso.n, b. 7 November, 1902, d. infant. 
ii. Frances Marion Shepardson, b. 6 D, comber, 1903. 
iii. Rosina Ankeny Shepardson, b. 10 January, 1906. 

16. Ruth Ann Shepardson (Xoah,^ Ofts,' Xoah," Amos,' Amos,* 
John,^ Daniel,- DanieP) m. 8 May, 1878. George W. Shreffler of Fremont. 
Ohio, a dealer in crushed and wall stone. Ch.: 

i. Samuel J. Shreffler, b. 10 November, ISSO. 

ii. Mabel E. Shkeffler, b. 7 April, 1SS2. 

iii. Ruth A. Shreffler, b. 20 September, 1883. 

Iv. George A. Shreffler, b. 24 June, 1885. 

V. Walter N. Shp.effler, b. 14 September, 1886, d. 31 January- (887. 

vl. Be.vjamin H. Shreffler, b. 31 :March, 18SS. 

vii. Lucy M. Shrefflk;;, b. 18 June, iSSg. 

viii. Lydla. a. Shueffler, b. 18 No\'e.'-nber, 1S90. 

ix. John A. Shreffler, b. 21 November, 1892. 

X. Carrie L. Shreffler, b. 21 Decemb'r. 1594. 

xl. Burdette E. Shreffler, b. 12 September, 1896. 

17. Otis Shepardson (Xoah.^ Otis.' Xoah.'' Amos.' Amos.* John,- 
Daniel,^ DanieV) m. Grace Blue of Fremont, Ohio, 2o January, 1S98. Ch.: 

1. Paul Blue Shepardson, b. 6 October, 1899. 



SHEPARDSON. 5 

18. Addie Frances Suepardson (Noah.^ Otis,' yoah.' Ainoa.^ A)ii(js.* 
John,^ Daniel.- DajiieP) m. (1) Frank Morrill in October, 1884; m. 
(2) Eugene Barlow. Res. Flint, Mich. Ch.: 

1. Nina Morkill^ b. 9 January, 1886. 

19. Hattie S. Shepardson (yoah,^ Otis.^ Xoah." Amos," Amos,* John,' 
Daniel,^ Danier) m. 2G July, 1S94, Edward Kennedy. Children b. at 
Fremont, Ohio: 

i. Marjory L. Kennedy, b. 13 June, 1S96. 
il. Will a. Kennedy, b. 7 October, 1898. 
Hi. Russell M. Kennedy*, b. June, 1904. 

20. Noah Siiepardsox (Xoah,' Otis.' Xoah.* Amos.' Amos.' .John.' 
Daniel,- DanicV) m. Mary A. Chatfield in Denver. Colorado, in March 
1895. Children b. in Littleton, Colo. He d. 9 March, 1901. 

I. Charles X. Shepardson, b. Januarv, 1S96. 
ii. Margaret L. Shepardson, b. 1897. 
iii. Maecia Shepardson, b. December, 1900. 



Jonathan Shepardson (Daniel.^ Jonathan.'' Jonathan,* Xathaniel.'' 
Daniel.- DanieP) lived in Royalstou. Mass.,' where he was a farmer. He 
also had a blacksmith shop. He m. 29 March, 1S25, Nancy Jaseph. 

i. QuiNCY Adams Shep.ardson. b. 14 Fobruarv. 1826. d. 27 July, 1863. 

li. Lucius Franklin Shepardson, b. H December, 1828, d. 5 February. 

1904. 

Iii. Joseph Henry Shepardson. b. 31 December, 1831. 

iv. Jon.\than Si?epardson, b. 11 October, 1S35, d. 12 October. 1S37. 

V. Mary Caroline Shepap.dso.n', b. 3 June. 1837. d. 30 Januarv. 1506. 

vi. K^ASTi's SrTi-pARDsox. li. 3 March, 1S40, d. 1 Octoh.--r, 1840. 

vii. Charles Edwin Shep.\rdson. b. 14 April, 1S4 1. 

viii. Erastus Andrew Shepardson, b. 19 June, 1846, d. 1 May, 1867. 

QuiNCY Adams Shepardson (Jonathan,'' Daniel." Jonathan.'- Jona- 
than,* Xathaniel.' Daniel.- DanieP) m. (1) Mary B. Bemis, 7 June, 1S49, 
and (2) Eunice Pratt. 20 May, 1S5S. He enlisted in Company F., 53d 
Mass. Volunteer Infantry and d. at Baton Rouge, La., 27 July. 1SC3. Ch.: 

1. Edward H. Shepardson. b. 12 September. 1854, d. 3 June, 1855. 
ii. Carrie E. Shepardson, b. 11 June. 1856. d. 12 September. 1856. 
iii. Cora Evelyn Shepardson, b. 17 October, 1S60, d. IS December, 1862. 

Lucius Franklin Shepardson (Jonathan,^ Daniel." Jonathan.' Jona- 
than* XathanicL^' Daniel.- Daniel') was a Baptist minister with several 
pastorates in New England. He m. (1) in 1S59, Maria Louise Gage, 
who was b. 12 April. 1831. and d. 2 October. 1S77, and (2) 12 October, 
1885, Fannie A. Knight. He d. 5 February, 1904. Ch.: 

i. Frank Lucius Shepardson, b. 10 April, 1861. 

Frank Lucius Shepardson (Lucius F..'* Jonathan.^ Daniel." Jona- 
than,' Jonathan.* Xathaniel.^ Daniel,- DanieP) graduated from Brown 
University with degree of Bachelor of Arts, 1SS3; taught in Worcester 
Academy. Mass.. 1SS4-1S96; principal of Colgate Academy. Hamilton. 
New York, 1S9G-1912: now professor in Colgate Universitv. Member of 
Beta Theta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa; m. 25 June, ISSS, Sarah Whiden 
Ch.: 

L Whitney Hart Shepardso.v, b. 25 October, 1S?0: graduate of Col 
gate University, member of Delta Knppa Ensilon and Phi Br-ta 
Kappa; Rhodes Scholar from New York in Oxford Universitv for 
three years. ' 

li. Margaret Shepardson. b. 18 December. 1893 



John Shepardson (Joltn.'' Daniel.- Dantrp) ni. (1) s August, lT2s 
Abigail Richardson, b. IS April. 1709, dau. of William and Rebe'cVi 



6 SHEPARDSOX. 

(Vinton) Richardson. She d. 30 November, 1830. The "Richardson 
Memorial" says she m. John Shepard, but as I obtained my record else- 
where "With same date of marriage and as her sister Hannah m. John's 
brother Daniel, I am inclined to accept her as w. of John Shepardson. 
Probably after her death he moved to A.^h Sv.-amp, later called Eiist 
Haddam, Connecticut, where he m. (2) Hepsibah Lord, dau. of Sergt. 
William Lord of East Haddam, signing an agreement regarding the 
estate of the latter 29 October. 1736. (See IIL Manwaring: Early Con- 
necticut Probate Records, p. ITS.) The records of East Haddam pre- 
vious to 29 May, 1S32, are said to be in Colchester. The printed records 
of Colchester give no help, and correspondence with the town clerks 
of Colchester and East Haddam has yielded nothing satisfactory. He 
d. aged 105 years. From various sources names of ch. have been se- 
cured, although the list is subject to correction (1912). 

i. Otis Shepardson. 

il. Daniel Sheparusox, d. unmd., a Revolutionary soldier. 

lii. Joseph Shepardson. 

iv. William Shepardson. 

1. v. Jonathan Shepardson. 
vi. Isaac Shepardson. 

vii. ABIG.A.IL Shepardson. 

viil. MoLLT Shepardson. 

ix. Hepsibah Shepardson, m. 4 January, 1758, John Mitchell. 

X. Ancel Shepardson, b. 14 January, 1759. 

1. JoxATHAX Shepardson {John,* John.'' Daniel,- DanieP) m. in East 
Haddam, Connecticut, 29 April, 1767, Susanna Lord. They had two ch. 
He m. a second time and had two other ch. Family tradition says his 
son Jonathan was "an only son," which may have been true from the 
maternal viewpoint. For many reasons, after long study, it is believed 
that his ch. were: 

2. 1. Jonathan Shepardson. 

ii. Susanna Shepardso.v. She m. 3 November, 17S8, John Mobs (Mot:-) 
of East Haddam. She had 12 ch. and 78 grand ch. wnen she died. 

3. lii. Joseph Shepardson. 

iv. Sally Shepardson, b. about 1781, lived in Bozrah, Conn., d. unmd. 

1S69. Perhaps also 
V. Lydia ShepardsoNj who may have m. Dewey of Norwich, N. Y. 

2. Jonathan Shepard.son (Jonathan,^ John.* John,^ Daniel,- Danier) 
m. and lived in Plymouth, New York. He had five ch., one of them 
called "an only son" in family tradition. Nothing more is known about 
him except what is indicated in the following note, dated at Plymouth, 
N. Y., March 14, 1906. 

"Mr. Johnathin Shepardson lived in this Town about 75 years agoe. 
He was a Carpenter and helped to Build the Congregation Church here 
He had 5 children 2 of them aide when young 3 her living. Last fall 
one Son & 2 Daughters in Pa. Mr. Shepardson was Deacon of Congre- 
gational Church here, was coled a Verey fine Man & was Much Re- 
spected. I knew him Well I have thought ruaney times of his telling 
me of his Shingling a Roof in Eastern States where Lived before he 
came her When Shower came up & a Live Trout fell on Roof Resp" 

1. JON.A.THAN Shepardson, b. 6 May, ISoG, d. 16 May, 1S41. 

11. Shepardson, d. infant. 

iii. Shepardson, d. infant. 

iv. (dau.) SHEi'.\Kn30N. 

v. (dau.) Shepap.dson. 

3. JcsEPH Shepardson {Jonathan,'' John.' John,^ Daniel,- Daniel.^) 

m. in Colchester, Conn., 13 October, 17'j3, Di;'derna Cbaniberlin and 
had four children recorded there besides a fifth mentioned in letter 
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4. 1. Joseph SHEPARnsox, b. 19 November, 1794. 

il. Djadema Shepardson, b. 28 March, 1797. 

iii. Edward Shepardsox, b. 23 May, 1799. 

iv. Timothy Chameerlin Shepardson, b. 6 June, 1S02. 

V. Prudexce Shepardson. 

4. Joseph Shepardson {Joseph* Jonathan,^ Johyi* John,^ Daniel.^ 
DanieV) b. 19 November, 1794, m. (1) Jerusha Pratt, by whom he had 
five children, (2) Rebecca Rathbiirn 8 June, 1831, by whom also he had 
five children. He m. (3) about 1S52 Sally (Jeffrys) Gould; without 
issue. He d. B July, 1S55. All his descendants spell the name Shep- 
herdson. He resided in Chenango, Broome County, New York. Ch.: 

i. Jerusha Shephehoson, b. 22 December, 1S20, d 8 July, 1S46 ; m. Jo- 
seph Bullcck and had one ch. 
Joseph Shepkep.dsox, b. 6 July, 1822. d. 4 February, 1835. 
Adam C. Shepherdsox, b. 24 June. 1S24, d. 19 November, 18S7. 
Abxer p. Shephep.dsox, b. 19 September, 1827, d. 12 October, 1896. 
TI.M0THY Skepherdson, b. — June, 1S30, d. 4 October, 1830. 
Oliver Shepherdsox, b. 2 March, 1S32. 

Rebecca Shepherdsox, b. 13 May, 1833, m. Valentine Beadle, 5 ch. 
viii. Fraxcis M.AJtiox Shepherdsox, b. 6 November, 1841, d. 5 January, 
1850. 
9. ix. Jesse C. Shepherdson, b. 26 Augxist, 1844. 

X. Polly Shepherdsox, b. 19 April, 1S46, d. 10 July, 1870. 

5. Adam C. Shepherdsox (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Jonathan,^ John,* John.^ 
Daniel,' Daniel^) m. and had ch.: 

i. Charles Abxer Shepherdsox. 

li. Emma Shepherdsox. 

iii. AxxE Shepherdsox. 

iv. Mary Shepherdsox. 

6. Abxer P. Shepherdsox {Joseph,^ Joseph.'* Jonathan,' John.* John.'' 
Daniel,' Daniel') m. Helen M. Moore. He d. 12 October, 1896. Ch.: 

10. i. Joseph W. Shepherdson, b. 24 March, 1854. 

ii. Abxer Edwix Shepherdsox, m. ; no ch. 

iii. Lizzie Celestia Shepherdsox, m. Harvey A. Wing. 

7. Oli\'er Shepherdsox {Joseph,'' Joseph,* Jonathan," John,* John,^ 
Daniel,' DanieV) m. (1) 12 October, 1854, Jerusha Cole, who had one 
ch.; (2) 8 September. 1870, Matilda Beadle. Ch.: 

i. Adclph Shepherdson, b. 12 October, 1860, d. 27 August, 1896. 

ii. Jesse Shepherdson, b. 27 August, 1873, d. 29 July, 1875. 

iii. Burt Shepherdsox, b. 30 May, 1877. 

iv. Mary Jerusha Shepherdsox, b. 17 December, 1890. 

8. Rebecca Shepherdson {Joseph,'' Joseph,* Jonathaji,^ John,* John,' 
Daniel,^ DanieV) m. Valentine Beadle and res. Michigan. Ch.: 

i. David Beadle, b. 21 December, 1861. 

Ii. Fraxcis Beadle, b. 18 October, 1864. 

iii. Mary Br:ADLE, b. 3 November, 1867. 

iv. Vv'iLLiAM Eeadle, b. 29 November, 1869. 

V. Ruth Beadle, b. 11 January, 1874. 

9. Jesse C. Shepherdsox {Joseph.'' Joseph." Jonathan.'' John.* John.^ 
Daniel,- DanieV) m. 13 July, 1S71, Elmira, dau. of Alvah and Catherine 
C. (Bowker) Jeffers. Res. Lestershire, N. Y. 

i. Joseph M. Shepherdsox, b. 13 July, 1872. 

ii. Arthur V. Shepherdsox, b. IS March, 1874, d. 5 January, 1878. 

iii. Kate Shepherdsox, b. 29 September, 1S76. 

Iv. Alvah Shepherdsox, b. 13 April, 1879. 

v. Mary S;-iephe:;dscx, b. 28 July, IS 81. 

10. Joseph V/. Shepherdsox {A'bner P.,' Joseph.'' Joseph," Jonathan^ 



8 SHEPARDSON. ' 

John* John,'* Daniel.' DanieV) m. 7 November, 1881, Alberta, dau. of 
James A. and Charlotte (Walcott) Kent. Ch. : 

i. Rat Kent Shepherdson, b. 24 May, 1S83. 
ii. J. Arden Shepherdson, b. 1 July, 1892. 
iii. Helen Shepherdson, b. 13 April, 1S97. 



WiLLiAJi SiiEPARDSox (probably ,' John* John,'' Daniel,^ 

Danier) who was b. in Colchester, Conn., about 1771, was m. by Rev. 
David Seldon in Chatham, Conn., to Editha Cook 24 November, 1791. 
In 180S they removed to East Hamilton, New York, where he d. 30 
May, 1854. She d. 16 September, 1852. He was a very ingenious man. 
He made violins, flutes and other musical instruments. For many 
years he had a rake factory and employed a large number of men. Ch.: 

1. Laura Shepardson, b. 23 December, 1792. m. Edward Brown, 

ii. William Shep.af.dson, b. 18 November, 1795, d. 1836, unmd. 

iii. Aristobulus Shepap.dson, b. 16 January, 1797, m. Jemina Miller. 

1. iv. Erastus Cook Shepardson, b. 26 March, 1800, d. 14 March, 1893. 

V. John Hubbard Shepardso.n, b. 12 April, 1802. 

vl. Ezra Ely SHEPAnDarN, b. 28 July, 1807, d. 8 November, 1891. 

vii. Mari.\ Shepardson, b. 15 September, 180 8, m. Martin Clarlc. No ch. 

viii. Azubah SHEP-AiiDSON, b. 15 April, ISIO. 

ix. DeLos Shepardson, b. 23 March. 1813, d. 28 September, 1836. 

1. Ep.astus Cook Shepardson (William.^ prob. ,' John* 

John,^ Daniel,'^ Daniel^) m. Tryphenia Colson 5 June, 1S25. She d. 15 
August, 1889. He d. 14 March, 1893. They had five children and also 
adopted J. H. Shepardson, son of John H. Shepardson, brother of Eras- 
tus. Res. Pooleville, N. Y., until 1S55, when he moved to Shattucks 
Grove, Illinois, where he lived until his death. 

i. John Hubbard Shepardson, b. 4 February, 1S32, (adopted son). 
ii. Hannah Theresa Shepardson, b. 12 August, 1834. 
iii. Amasa Colso>: Shepardson, b. 19 September, 1837. 
iv. Erastus Gilliam Shepardso.n, b. 5 June, 1841, d. 19 October, 1S71, 

unmd. 
V. F.^ANCES Azubah Shepardson, b. 5 March, 1846, unmd. 
vi. William F.ee;:ezer Shepardson, b. 14 November, 1847, d. 1 July, 
1864. at Movnd City, 111., while in U. S. army. 



SHEPARDSON LEAFLETS. 

Looking forward to a complete genealog>' of the Shepardson Family, 
the following leaflets have been printed: 

1. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Early Generations in 
America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 7 pp. February 1, 1907. 

2. The Shepardson Family: A. Record of the Line of Daniel Shep- 
ardson, Granville, Ohio. By Francis. Wayland Shepardson. 8 pp. 
April 1, 1907. 

3. The Shepardson Family: Beginning with the Sixth Generation 
in America. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 8 pp. May 1, 1907. 

4. The Shepardson Family: A Record of the Line of Samuel 
Shepardson, Guilford, Vermont. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 16 
pp. August 1. 1907. 

5. The Shepardson Family. A Record of the Line of Zephaniah 
Shepardson, Guilford, Vermont. By John Eaton Shepardson. 19 pp. 
September 1, 1907. 

6. The Shepardson Family: Branches of the Family in the United 
States when the First Census was Talcen in 1790. By Francis Wayland 
Shepardson. 14 pp. August 15, 1912. 

7. The Shepardson Family: Some Miscellaneous Records of Several 
Generations. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. 8 pp. November 15, 1912. 



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