Person:Joseph Shepherd (1)

Joseph Shepherd
b.Abt 1814 North Carolina
  1. Joseph ShepherdAbt 1814 -
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 -
  • HJoseph ShepherdAbt 1814 -
  • WAlsey _____Abt 1826 -
  1. Mahalia Shepherd
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Shepherd
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1814 North Carolina
Marriage Abt 1836 to Rachael Wilson
Marriage to Alsey _____
Death? Newton, Missouri, United States

abt. 1814 Joseph Shepherd is born in (most likely Buncombe Co.) out of wedlock to Susannah Shepherd. The court orders for the period around his birth are missing so it is unlikely that we will ever find a bastardy bond or record that names the father for support. Two of Susannah's sisters also had children out of wedlock at nearly the same time.

abt. 1835 Joseph marries Rachel Wilson

1850 ---------------- > the family migrates to Georgia

1854 son Asa Fuller Shepherd is born in Gilmer Co. GA

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

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

1863 Rachel dies in Fannin Co. GA

1870 census Gordon Co. GA Joseph Shepherd age 53 Carpenter NC Alsey age 44 keeping house GAAser B. age 17 works on farm GA Jefferson D. age 10 GA

abt. 1874 dau. Mahalia "Haley" Shepherd is born

1880 census Barry Co. MO - Capps Creek HH 209 Joseph Shepherd age 64 farmer NC NC NC Elsa age 53 (wife) GA GA GA Mahalia age 8 (dau) GA NC GA

next door: Jefferson Shepherd farmer age 19 GA NC GA Mary Shepherd age 16 KY KY KY [there are Wilson families on the other side of Joseph]

after 1895 Joseph dies in (Newton? Barry?) 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.

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