Person:James Shepherd (1)

James Wesley Shepherd
b.Abt 1844 NC
m. Abt 1836
  1. John S. ShepherdAbt 1836 -
  2. Thomas N. ShepherdAbt 1838 -
  3. Jane Elizabeth ShepherdAbt 1840 -
  4. James Wesley ShepherdAbt 1844 -
  5. Marvel W. Shepherd1846 - 1909
  6. Harriet F. ShepherdAbt 1847 -
  7. Martha A. M. ShepherdAbt 1850 -
  8. Asa F. Shepherd1852 - 1933
  9. William ShepherdAbt 1855 -
  10. Jefferson Davis ShepherdAbt 1860 -
m. 20 Dec 1871
  1. Noul ShepherdAbt 1876 -
  2. Luther ShepherdAbt 1889 -
  3. Elizabeth ShepherdAbt 1892 -
  4. Nora ShepherdAbt 1894 -
  • HJames Wesley ShepherdAbt 1844 -
  • WSarah Knight - 1941
m. Abt 1902
  1. Lee ShepherdAbt 1903 -
  2. Robert L. Shepherd1903 - 1932
  3. Hubert ShepherdAbt 1908 -
  4. Herbert Shepherd1908 - 1911
  5. Carl ShepherdAbt 1910 -
Facts and Events
Name James Wesley Shepherd
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1844 NC
Marriage 20 Dec 1871 Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee, United Statesto Ella Barcroft
Marriage Abt 1902 Missourito Sarah Knight
Death? Newton, Missouri, United States

1880 census Barry Co. MO - Capps Creek HH 150

James W. Shepherd age 36 farmer NC NC NC

Ellen age 24 TN VA VA

Noul age 4 (son) TN NC TN

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.

Instead of coming to Missouri with his father, James W. Shepherd led somewhat of a wandering life, until his marriage in Tennessee, with Ellen V. Barcroft, a sister of Rev. John Barcroft, a presiding elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of the State of Mississippi. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd have five children who are living: Noell, Edward, Leotie, Martha and Henry.

In 1881 Mr. Shepherd, with his family, came to Missouri, locating in Barry County, where he now resides on a nice farm of 275 acres, situated in the fertile valley of Flat Creek. In politics Mr. Shepherd is a Democrat, and in religiou he and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He is also a member of the A.F. & A.M.

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  1.   History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Counties, Missouri

    Goodspeed Publishing, 1888

  2.   1850 census Gilmer Co. GA.

    with parents

  3.   1860 census Fannin Co. GA.

    with parents

  4.   1880 census Capps Creek, Barry, Missouri.
  5.   1900 census Jenkins, Barry, Missouri.