Surname: Shepard

Lowell Massachusetts Genealogy

Tracing ancestors in Lowell, Massachusetts online and for free has been greatly enhanced by the University of Massachusetts in Lowell which provided digitized version of a large quantity of the Lowell public records. Combined with the cemetery and census records available freely online, you should be able to easily trace your ancestors from the founding of Lowell in 1826 through 1940, the last year of available census records. To add color to the otherwise basic facts of your ancestors existence we provide free access to a wide range of manuscripts on the history of Lowell, it’s manufactures and residents.

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In...

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Dedham Massachusetts Historical Society Register 1890-1903

From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

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Biographical Sketch of Harrison O. Shepard

Harrison O. Shepard was born in December 1865, at Mount Vernon, Indiana, the sixth son of Joseph W. Shepard and Mary E. Barter, an English lady by nativity. Harrison went to the public schools until sixteen years of age, and commenced the study of law at nineteen with Grove & Sheperd, of Anthony, Kansas. He remained with that firm for two years, and was admitted to the bar in January, 1887, when he became a partner with the above named firm, and practiced until the establishment of a United States court in the Indian Territory in 1889, since which time he has been located at Muskogee, in charge of the firm’s branch office. In 1889 he married Miss Mary Eugenia Mott, daughter of John Mott, Sr., of New Harmony, Indiana. By this marriage they have one child, named George Mott, aged two years. Mr. Shepard is a young man of gentlemanly appearance and courteous address, with an excellent education; and is enjoying a very fair practice in the United States Indian courts, and has a good prospect before him. His office in Muskogee is finely equipped, and contains an extensive library; he also is connected with the firm of Sheperd, Cherry & Sheperd, Salt Lake...

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Biography of Jonathan Shepard

Jonathan Shepard, of English descent, came from Coventry, Conn., in 1768, and a few years later moved his family here. For his first wife he married Love Palmer, of Stonington, Conn., who bore him seven sons and three daughters, all of whom,_ except the oldest daughter, lived in this town. Be his second wife, Polly Underwood, he had one daughter. Jonathan’s son were Jonathan, Oliver, Nathaniel, Amos, Simeon, Joshua, and Roswell, allo; whom came to the town about the same time with their father, and some of them became the most wealthy and influential persons in the town. Jonathan, a shoemaker, married Hannah Benjamin, of Hartford, Conn., and had born to him six sons and a daughter. Capt. Oliver married Zerviah Hatch who bore him two sons and two daughters. He represented the town in the colonial congress and state legislature nine years. Nathaniel married Lois Marvin. Gen. Amos married Thankful Cadwell, of Hartford, Conn., and was the first merchant in the town, served as a major-general of militia, represented the town in legislature many years, was councilor and state senator, and president of the senate seven years. He died in 1812, leaving a large property. Simeon married Rachel Brooks, who bore him four sons and four daughters. Joshua married Lucy Farnsworth and reared two sons and four daughters. Roswell died in youth. William, the eldest son of Capt....

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S Surnames – Medfield, Massachusetts Birth Records

SABIN Abigail, d. Nehemiah and Elizabeth, May 15 [1703]. Abigail, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Aug. 12, 1729. Elisabeth, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, June 5, 1711. Elisabeth, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Nov. 7, 1720. Nehemiah, s. Nehemiah and Elisa[torn], Sept. 9, 1713. Patience, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1723. Phebe, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Apr. 15, 1725. Sarah, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Jan. 10, 1708-9. Sarah, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Jan. 19, 1718-19. Stephen, s. Stephen and Elisabeth, May 14, 1727. Thomas, s. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Dec. 2, 1705. SANDERS Sarah, d. Daniel and Sarah, Sept. 21, 1715. SAWIN Emeline, d. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 5, 1844. George Washington, s. Phares and Hannah, SepL 29, 1822. Herbert, s. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 15, 1845. Mary M., d. Lewis L. and Emiline, Feb. 19, 1841. SEAVER (see Sever) Charles, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 17, 1808. Charlotte, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Oct. 23, 1804. Eliza, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Mar. 21, 1803. Leonard, s. Leonard and Charlotte, July 24, 1810. Lewis Hamlet, s. Samuel and Lucy, Feb. 14, 1808. William, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 23, 1806. SEELEY (see Ceiley). SEVER (see Seaver) Leonard, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept 15, 1777. Mary, d. Joshua and Hannah, Nov. 25, 1770. Samuel, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept. 14, 1780. Thomas, s. Joshua and Hannah, May 27, 1769. SEWALL Alice Ome,...

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Biography of William H. Shepard

William H. Shepard. When William H. Shepard left college he chose the work which seemed most congenial and for which he had the greatest apparent adaptability, and entered a bank in Illinois. For thirty consecutive years he has applied himself to the subject of banking, and his business success and prominence is largely due to this concentration of effort along one line. Mr. Shepard is now vice president of the First National Bank of Coffeyville, and is identified with several other important concerns which might be classed as public utilities in that part of Kansas. His branch of the Shepard family came from England and settled in New York State prior to the Revolution. His grandfather Chauncey J. Shepard was born in 1801, lived for a number of years in Vermont, was a farmer and died at Norfolk, New York, in 1881. William H. Shepard, Sr., father of the Coffeyville banker, was born at Norfolk, New York, October 19, 1836. Three months after his birth his parents moved to Fairfax, Vermont, where he grew up and where he married. He taught school there, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and almost at the outset of his professional career moved west to Cambridge, Illinois, where he was engaged in the successful practice of his profession the rest of his life. He died at Cambridge, October 5, 1888. As a...

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Biographical Sketch of Prentiss W. Shepard

Prentiss W. Shepard was born in the town of Cohocton, Steuben County, N.Y.. on the 2nd day of July, 1829. After a few years moved to Naples, and married Anna Briggs in March, 1565. He came to Springwater and bought the H. H. Faskett farm on east hill. He was very successful in farming, and after a few years was able to buy other farms adjoining. Three years since he moved to Lima for the purpose of educating his children. He has three, one daughter, Mina M. Shepard, and two sons, the oldest William W. has just become of age and his father has given him a fair start by giving him the old homestead in Springwater, containing one hundred and fifty-seven acres of lend with good farm buildings; also three good horses, two colts, four cows and other young stock, and purchased new furniture to furnish his house, and all that is necessary for house-keeping except a wife, and if reports prove true he will find one for himself. The other son Vern L. is a minor, I believe about eleven or twelve years old, but his father has another farm of one hundred acres adjoining the one given to William, which he says is to be reserved for Vern L. when he is of age. He also has a six thousand dollar farm in...

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Biography of George E. Shepard

George E. Shepard, of Franklin village, who is a prominent lumberman of Merrimack County, was born March 28, 1840, son of George and Abigail (Hill) Shepard. The grandfather was Ebenezer Shepard, a farmer and a lifelong resident of New London, N.H., where his son George was born. George Shepard became a farmer, and lived in Wilmot during forty years of his life. He made his home at one time in New London, N.H., and later moved to East Andover. His wife, Abigail, was the widow of Edmund Chadwick and a daughter of Edward Hill, a carpenter of West Newbury, Mass. She died leaving three children. These were: Emery B. Chadwick, now deceased, born of her first marriage; Mary A. Shepard, born of her second marriage, April 18, 1834; and George E., the subject of this sketch. Mary became the wife of D. M. Hazen, a confectioner of Cambridgeport, Mass., and has six children-Frank, Katie A., Mary E. (deceased), George E., Willie W., and Abbie. George E. Shepard was well educated in the academies at Andover and New London. At the age of twenty he commenced to learn the spinner’s trade in the woollen factory of Johnson & Colby at Wilmot, N.H., and remained four years there. Then he bought an interest in the mill, when the firm name became Colby, Shepard & Co., who were manufacturers of hosiery and...

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