Shepard, Bohan

Shepard, Bohan

Male 1769 - 1833  (63 years)

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  • Name Shepard, Bohan  [1
    Born 15 Jul 1769  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1833  Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried High Street Cemetery, Norfolk, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4712  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2020 

    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, 4, 5, 6
    • Westfield Town Records:
      ELIZABETH SACKET, m. JOHN SHEPARD, March 06, 1755 [A:236].
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      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 Stannard, Charlotte,   b. 23 Nov 1774, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1865, Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1794  West Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by Reverend Simon (Simeon?) Smith of West Haven, VT.
    Children 
     1. Shepard, Harriet,   b. 22 Oct 1795, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1811, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     2. Shepard, Julia,   b. 5 Jun 1798, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1863, Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Shepard, Eliza Swift,   b. 16 Sep 1799, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1888, Philadelphia, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Shepard, Fanny Maria,   b. 7 Jun 1801, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1890, Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Shepard, Chauncey Langdon,   b. 27 Mar 1803, Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1881, Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Shepard, George Washington,   b. 4 Jun 1805, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1855, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Shepard, Charlotte Sarah,   b. 12 May 1807, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1891, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Shepard, Charles,   b. 7 Mar 1810, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1875, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Shepard, Harriet Betsey,   b. 13 Mar 1812,   d. 29 Nov 1876, Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Shepard, Bohan Sackett,   b. 3 Mar 1814, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1866, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     11. Shepard, Edward Merritt,   b. 30 Apr 1816, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1865, Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     12. Shepard, Cordelia Maria,   b. 14 Feb 1819, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1820, St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1769 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1794 - West Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Harriet - 22 Oct 1795 - Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Julia - 5 Jun 1798 - Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Eliza Swift - 16 Sep 1799 - Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Fanny Maria - 7 Jun 1801 - Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Chauncey Langdon - 27 Mar 1803 - Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, George Washington - 4 Jun 1805 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Charlotte Sarah - 12 May 1807 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Charles - 7 Mar 1810 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Bohan Sackett - 3 Mar 1814 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Edward Merritt - 30 Apr 1816 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepard, Cordelia Maria - 14 Feb 1819 - St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1833 - Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Baptized as Boan July 23, 1769, and he is also referred to as "Boham" in the Georgia, VT, Vital Records.

      Bohan was called of West Haven, Franklin Co, VT, when he bought land in St. Albans 18 Dec 1797 and sold the same 14 Mar 1799; of St. Albans when he bought 5 Oct 1805, but of Georgia, VT, when he bought 21 Oct and 4 Nov 1805, also 1807 and 1810, but of St. Albans in 1814 and 1815. [St. Albans Land]. The 1810 Census lists him at Georgia, VT, with three males under 10, one 26-45, and one over 45; two females under 10, three 10-16, and one 26-45. In "Vermont Warnings Out," by Alden M. Rollins, Bohan Shepard and family are in Highgate on April 2, 1817. Bohan is listed in St. Albans in the 1820 Census with two males under 10, two 10-16, one 16-26, and one 45 and over; females are two under 10, one 10-16, three 16-26, and one 45 and over.

      The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Bohan Shepard was one of the principal traders in Georgia, VT (pg. 242); and he signed a subscription for the settlement of rev. Mr. P. V. Bodge in April 1803 for the Congregational Church (pg 249).

      In the 1830 Census, Bohan is in Norfolk, NY, with one male 10-15, one 15-20, and one 60-70; females are one 20-30, one 30-40, and one 50-60.

      The first five children were recorded at Georgia, VT.; others possibly in St. Albans (will check - 5/1/98)

      From "Grandmother's Tales" by Laura Susan Shepard (Chapman) [Chapman Notes):

      Grandfather Bohan Shepard was a tall Vermonter over six feet, and Grandmother Charlotte Stannard Shepard was one of many in a large family. A very small maiden with a fiery temper, and when grandfather asked her father for her hand, he answered as in the "Taming of the Shrew," "You can have her if you can get her!" Which he did and they were married. Grandfather being a successful young business man in St. Albans and for those days counted rich, became the High Sheriff of the county. An honor at that time. They had a large family of children, 13 in all. When one of grandfather's best friends was arrested, which was shock to all of his friends for they had always believed him all that a man should be, Grandfather willingly put his name for his bond $30,000, believing all would be explained. But his friend proved to be a rogue and skipped to Canada. In those days, the early 1800's, there were no laws that would reach him, as now; so Grandfather had to pay the $30,000, leaving him a poor man with a large family. He felt he must begin all over again and in a new country, so he became a pioneer and with his plucky wife and children, came through the almost unbroken wilderness of Northern New York. He settled on the Racquette River at what was later Norfolk, St. Lawrence County. There they made a clearing and built a house, Grandmother meeting the situation bravely.

      Grandfather could never give up his luxuries and I remember hearing him tell when an occasion arose, grandfather would disappear in the attic and come down with a complete suit, blue coat with silver buttons (made from silver coins), fancy waistcoat, knee-breeches and silk stockings, shoes with silver buckles; when one suit was shabby another was always ready to take its place, but when and where they ever came from, Grandmother never knew. He wore his hair in a cue for many, many years.

      From "History of St. Lawrence County, New York" written in 1878:

      The Town of Norfolk: In September, 1810, Timothy W. Osburn, from Georgia, VT, came on with a company of eight or ten men, as an agent for Major Bohan Shepard, of St. Alban's, VT, and erected a saw mill on Trout Brook, which was the first built in the town of Norfolk.

      REFERENCES: Public records; family records, George Bohan Shepard, Ogdensburg, NY, 1900. DAR Lineage Books, Members #11241, 12242, and 11243; Child, "Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., NY (for Eliza Shepard, his daughter); NY Genealogical and Biographical record, 58: 381, and New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 88;92 (for fanny Shepard); NY Gen and Biogr record 29: 122 (for Proudfit), and 58: 376 (for Harriet Betsey).

  • 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: Bohan Shepard
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 15 Jul 1769
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: John Shepard
      Mother Name: Elisabeth Sacket

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 29 Dec 2020.
      Memorial ID 57531621
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57531621

      Bohan Shepard
      Birth unknown
      Death 20 Jun 1833
      Burial
      High Street Cemetery
      Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S5] Wayne Shepard, Shepard, Wayne.

    5. [S6] Westfield Town Records.

    6. [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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