Family:Joseph Shepherd and Rachael Wilson (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt 1836
Abt 1836 NC
Abt 1838 NC
Abt 1840 NC
Abt 1844 NC
22 Jun 1846 NC
Abt 1847 NC
Abt 1850 Gilmer Co. GA
Abt 1855 Fannin Co. GA
Abt 1860 GA

abt. 1814 Joseph is born in NC

abt. 1835 Joseph marries Rachel Wilson in South Carolina.

abt. 1836 son John is born in North Carolina

abt. 1837 son Thomas is born in North Carolina

abt. 1840 daughter Jane Elizabeth is born in North Carolina

abt. 1844 son James Wesley is born in North Carolina

22 June 1846 son Marvel is born in North Carolina

abt. 1847 daughter Harriet is born in North Carolina

> Joseph's family migrates to Gilmer Co. GA

abt. 1850 daughter Martha A. M. is born in Gilmer Co. Georgia

10 Oct 1850 - 1850 census Gilmer Co. GA - Subdivision #33 Joseph Shepheard age 36 Farmer $1200 b. NC Rachel age 35 b. NC John S. age 14 b. NC Thomas N. age 12 b. NC Jane E. age 10 b. NC James W. age 7 b. NC Marvel W. age 5 b. NC Harriet E. age 3 b. NC Martha A. M. age 4 mo. b. GA

1853 son Asa Fulton is b. in Gilmer Co. GA

> Fannin Co. GA is cut from Gilmer Co. GA

abt. 1855 son William is b. in Fannin Co. GA

1860 census Fannin Co. GA - Georgia Militia Dist. 913 HH 88 Joseph Sheppard age 44 Farmer $3000 / $1200 NC Racheal age 45 housekeeper b. NC James age 17 b. NC Marvell age 14 b. NC Harriet age 13 b. NC Martha age 10 b. GA Asa age 7 b. GA William age 5 b. GA

1860 son Jefferson Davis is born in Fannin Co. GA

1863 Rachel dies in Fannin Co. GA

map of the Rocky Comfort area of Barry & Newton Co. MO where the Shepherds lived in Barry & Newton Co. MO

from the History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry & McDonald Counties, MO, 1888

James W. Shepherd, a well-to-do farmer and stock-raiser, of Barry County, Mo., was born in 1844 in Yancey County, N.C. and is a son of Joseph and Rachel (Wilson) Shepherd, both of whom were natives of North Carolina born in 1815. They were descendants of the first settlers of America, and were married in their native State. Joseph Shepherd is a farmer by vocation. In 1850 he removed his family to Northern Georgia, where his first wife died in 1863. Some time later he married Alsie Neel, a native of Georgia, and in 1868 came with his family to Barry County, Mo., where he purchased a farm, upon which he still resides.

  1.   History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry & McDonald Counties, MO

    Goodspeed Publishing, 1888

  2.   1850 census Gilmer Co. GA.
  3.   1860 census Fannin Co. GA.

    last census where Rachel appears (she dies 1863)

  4.   1870 census Gordon Co. GA.
  5.   1880 census Capps Creek Twp., Barry Co. MO.