Shepard, Silas

Shepard, Silas

Male 1761 - 1837  (76 years)

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  • Name Shepard, Silas  [1
    Born 13 Sep 1761  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1837  Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4707  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, 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 
     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 1 ___, Alida,   d. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Shepard, Betsey,   b. 1785,   d. 24 Jun 1842, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Shepard, Lavinia,   b. 12 Dec 1787,   d. 14 Dec 1858, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Shepard, Silas,   b. 21 Nov 1789,   d. 30 Apr 1843  (Age 53 years)
     4. Shepard, Diana,   b. 1792,   d. 8 Apr 1850, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Shepard, Lydia,   b. 1794,   d. 1872, Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Shepard, Heman,   b. 21 Jun 1799,   d. 28 Dec 1847, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     7. Shepard, Harry,   b. 9 Oct 1805,   d. 28 Oct 1867, Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ___, Rachel,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1761 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1837 - Galen, Wayne County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • baptized October 11, 1761.

      In the Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: Volume 14, page 118 -
      Shepard, Silas. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co. [year not given]; Capt. Kellogg's co.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Westfield. [Name crossed out on list.]

      His name appears as a member of the Charlotte County Militia (Land Bounty Rights), with revolutionary service [James A. Roberts, "New York in the Revolution," (1898), p. 239].

      He was appointed Ensign under Capt David Hopkins, Lt Col Commandant David Thomas' (of which William Shepard was Major), Washington County, NY, Militia, 8 Mar 1791; Lt under Capt David long, same Regt, in 1797, and was replaced 11 Apr 1800 because was removed. [NY Council of Appointment, 1: 189, 384, 500].

      In the 1790 Census, he was listed as Silas Shepherd in Hebron, Washington Co, NY, with three males under 16 years and four females. He is listed as a Grantor of land on January 17, 1798 [Washington County Index of Deeds].

      He applied for pension 31 Mar 1818, aged 56, from Georgia, VT, and again 4 Oct, 1820, aged 59, from Galen, Seneca Co., NY, when his family consisted of a wife and three children (not named) aged 22, 16, and 14. He had enlisted at Westfield in 1778. His brother, John Shepard "late of Georgia," VT, now of Highgate, VT,testified that Silas, "late of Georgia, now of Fairfield," had served.
      Name: Silas Shepard
      Rank: Private
      Annual Allowance: 96 00
      Sums Received: 1529 28
      Description of service: New York line
      When placed on the pension roll: June 30, 1819
      Commencement of pension: March 31, 1818
      Age: 72
      Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Transferred from Franklin county, Vermont.

      Silas Shepard and Alida, his wife of Galen conveyed 1 Apr 1826, and he bought 31 Dec 1830 [Wayne County Land].

      The will of Silas Shepherd of Galen, dated 24 May 1833, proved 2 Jan 1837, named his wife Rachel, eldest son Silas Shepherd; daughters Lavina Smith, Diana Blighton, and Lydia Balch; second son Heman Shepherd and third son Harry Shepherd, executors; daughter Betsey Brown. [Wayne County Land].

      On 22 May, 1837, Silas Shepard and Susan his wife (she signed "Susanna") of York, Washington Co., Michigan, sold to Harry Shepard of Galen a third part of realty devisedby Silas Shepard, deceased, to above Silas and their older brother, Heman [Wayne County Land].

      REF: Public Records

  • 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, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Apr 2018.
      Name: Silas Shepard
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 13 Sep 1761
      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, 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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