Shepard, John

Shepard, John

Male 1755 - Unknown

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  • Name Shepard, John  [1
    Born 9 Sep 1755  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Unknown 
    Person ID I4656  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of 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, 2, 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 
     1. Shepard, John,   b. 9 Sep 1755, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Shepard, Grace,   b. 28 Dec 1756, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Shepard, Lucretia,   b. 16 Feb 1758, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Shepard, Dolly,   b. 24 May 1760, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1799, Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Shepard, Silas,   b. 13 Sep 1761, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1837, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Shepard, Walter,   b. 31 Mar 1763, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800  (Age 36 years)
     7. Shepard, Lydia,   b. 1 Jul 1764, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1817  (Age 52 years)
     8. Shepard, Betsey,   b. 13 Jul 1766, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     9. Shepard, Edward,   b. 22 Nov 1767, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     10. Shepard, Bohan,   b. 15 Jul 1769, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1833, Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. Shepard, Diana,   b. 6 Feb 1771, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1821  (Age 49 years)
     12. Shepard, Electa,   b. 21 Nov 1772, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     13. Shepard, Polly,   b. 25 Nov 1774, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1838, Champlain, Clinton County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Root, Anna,   b. 9 Oct 1751, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 22 Feb 1778  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1755 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1778 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Lt John Shepard.GED from Wayne Shepard]
      John was baptized on April 13, 1760. His date of marriage listed is the intention date.

      He served as a Private in Capt. David Mosely's Co., Col. John Mosely's Regt., from 21 Sept to 24 Oct 1777; service 1 mo 3 days; on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (120 miles) home. He was engaged by the town of Westfield for nine months, aged 23 years, height six feet, brown hair, light complexion, and served in Capt. Sackett's Co., Col. Mosely's Regt., arriving at Fishkill 16 June 1778 [Mass Soldiers... 14:116, 129].

      He may be the John Shepard whose name appears (with that of Silas Shepard, his brother) in the Charlotte County Militia [Land Bounty Rights], with Revolutionary Service. [James A. Roberts, "New York in the Revolution" (1898), p 239]

      John Shepherd listed under the Soldiers of Hebron, East Hebron Company, 1814 [History of Washington County, pg 399].

      "tax list for the district of Black Creek in the county of Charlotte" (before 1786) listed John Shepherd, Jr., as owing: 25 pounds 10 shillings for real estate, 26 pounds for personal estate, 8 shillings 7 "d" (pence?) for tax assessment, and 1 pound 1 shilling 5 7/9 "d" for wheat. [Washington County History, pg 389].

      "A list of the people's names that have taken out license this year, and the several sums due to the overseers of the poor for the town of Hebron:" John and Edward Shepard - 2 pounds [Ibid, pg 390]

      He was listed in the 1790 Census in Hebron, NY, with one male under 16 years and three females. He was listed there in 1800, aged over 45, with a woman 26 to 45, a male and a female 16 to 26, a female 10 to 16, and a male under 16. The 1810 Census of is the last to mention a John "Shepherd" of Hebron with one male 16 to 26 and females: one 10 to 16, one 16 to 26, and one 45 and older; also one "all other free persons except Indians not taxed." In the pension file of Silas Shepard: John Shepard "late of Georgia," VT, now of Highgate, VT,testified that Silas, "late of Georgia, now of Fairfield," had served.

      The 1820 Census has John Shepard living in Franklin Co., VT, town of Highgate with one male 10-16 and one 45 and over; one female under 10 and one 26-45. Also listed in Highgate is a Rowland Shepard with one male 26-45; two females 10-16 and one 26-45. A John Shepard is found in Georgia, VT, with one male 10-16 and one 26-45; one female 26-45. I believe these to be the sons of John Shepard, Jr.

      John Shepherd, Jr., is listed as conveying land in Sheriff's Patent to Steven Robinson and Rowland Shepherd on August 26, 1808 . Also, Yeoman _____ in Sheriff's Patent on February 13, 1806. John and Edward Shepherd were listed as Grantors of land to James Hopkins on June 23, 1795. John Shepherd, Jr., was listed as a Grantor on May 6, 1796 and October 16, 1799. [Washington County Index of Deeds]

      I believe this Rowland Shepard to be a son of John, Jr. A gravestone is located in the Porter Methodist Cemetery that lists the death of a Rowland Shepard as 11 March 1838.

  • 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. [S5] Wayne Shepard, Shepard, Wayne.

    3. [S498] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2018.
      Name: John Shepard
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 9 Sep 1755
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: John Shepard
      Mother Name: Elizabeth Sacket

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S6] Westfield Town Records.

    5. [S498] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and 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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