Joel R Sheppard

Male1810–November 1848

Brief Life History of Joel R

When Joel R Sheppard was born in 1810, in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, his father, John Hartwell Sheppard, was 45 and his mother, Nancy Wicker, was 32. He died in November 1848, in his hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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John Hartwell Sheppard
Nancy Wicker
Jemima Sheppard
Hannah Sheppard
Mary Ann Sheppard
Dorcas Amanda C Sheppard
William Sheppard
John Sheppard Jr
Sarah Sheppard
Eunice N. Sheppard
Elisha W Sheppard
Joel R Sheppard
Nathaniel W Sheppard
Isaac Newton Sheppard
Arena Adeline Sheppard
Nancy Marzilla Sheppard
Thomas G Sheppard

Sources (2)

  • Joel R Sheppard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joel R Sheppard in the Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988

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Siblings (15)

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World Events (7)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Age 2

Historical Boundaries 1812: Cape Girardeau District became Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 11

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Shepherd .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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