Shepard, Lydia

Shepard, Lydia

Female 1764 - 1817  (52 years)

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  • Name Shepard, Lydia  [1
    Born 1 Jul 1764  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Feb 1817 
    Person ID I4709  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2018 

    Father Shepard, Lt. John Jr.,   b. 8 Nov 1733, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown, Hebron, Washington, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sacket, Elizabeth,   b. 13 Sep 1734, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 6 Mar 1755  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    • Westfield Town Records:
      ELIZABETH SACKET, m. JOHN SHEPARD, March 06, 1755 [A:236].
      ------
      Married by John Ballantine - all of his brothers,
    Children 13 children 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilcox, Jared,   b. 16 May 1758, Hebron, Washington, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1839, Jeffersonville, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilcox, Jared,   d. Unknown
     2. Wilcox, Walter,   d. Unknown
     3. Wilcox, James,   d. Unknown
     4. Wilcox, Edmund Whedon,   b. 3 Dec 1803, Pawlett, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1884  (Age 80 years)
     5. Wilcox, Cyrus,   d. Unknown
     6. Wilcox, Olive,   d. Unknown
     7. Wilcox, Lydia,   d. Unknown
     8. Wilcox, Betsey,   d. Unknown
     9. Wilcox, Mary,   d. Unknown
     10. Wilcox, Electa,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jul 1764 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wilcox, Edmund Whedon - 3 Dec 1803 - Pawlett, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • baptized July 15, 1764.

      From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer

      Pawlet, Vermont Rutland County
      pg. 902 Vol. 3

      The first Baptist Church was organized on the first Monday in May, 1790, on the present premises of Allen Whedon, then owned by Edmund Whedon. It was organized under the auspices of Elder Brown, of the church in Westfield, N. Y. Its first members were James Bennett, Thomas Hall, Solomon Brown, Joseph Hascall, John Crouch, Samuel Sisco, Caleb Agard, Nathaniel Harmon, Samuel Abbott, Alexander Trumbull, Edmund Whedon, Lydia Wilcox, Mary Bennett, Hannah Hanks, Miriam Hopkins, Sibel Sheldon, Lydia Agard and Elizabeth Crouch. For the first 10 years, being destitute of a church, its meetings were held in private houses, and not infrequently in barns. It preachers were Elders Brown, Skeels, Green, Wait, Cornell, Dodge, Blood and Beall, each for brief periods. These were among the Pioneer Baptist ministers of Vermont, and many of them were men of decided talent. In 1800, a church was built on the premises of Seely Brown, by the West Pawlet meeting-house company, which was used almost exclusively by the Baptiste for 24 years. Elder Isaac Beall was called to settle over the church in 1801, and continued with it till its dissolution in 1831. A parsonage was built in 1802, which appears to have been designed for a Baptist minister exclusively. The whole number of members belonging to this church was about 200, and it is said to have had 150 at one time. A strict, wholsome and orderly discipline was maintained, as the records and files of the church attest. It was the misfortune, perhaps the fault of this church, to be isolated from sister churches during most of its existence. The first deacons were Joseph Hascall and Timothy Brewster; after them were Josiah Toby and Jermiah Arnold. From its membership, Solomon Brown, Timothy
      Brewster, Daniel Hascall and Lemon Andrus were licensed to preach. In 1831the church dissolved; those of its members who desired it being furnished with certificates of their good standing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] "The Shepard Families of New England", Vol III, Jacobus, Donald Lines; Shepard, Gerald Faulkner, editor, (New Haven Colony Historical Society (1973)).

    2. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2018.
      Name: Lydia Shepard
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 1 Jul 1764
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: John Shepard
      Mother Name: Elisabeth Sacket

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S5] Wayne Shepard, Shepard, Wayne.

    4. [S6] Westfield Town Records.

    5. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Apr 2018.
      Name: John Shepard Jr
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 6 Mar 1755
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Elisabeth Sauket

      Researched by Ted Smith


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