Laura Emily Shepperd

4 February 1855–16 December 1928 (Age 73)
Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of Laura Emily

When Laura Emily Shepperd was born on 4 February 1855, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, her father, Elijah Byrd Shepperd, was 42 and her mother, Martha Adeline Mings, was 38. She married Wiley R Morris on 20 January 1876, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Upshur, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 3, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 16 December 1928, in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fargo, Wilbarger, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley R Morris
1854–1888
Laura Emily Shepperd
1855–1928
Marriage: 20 January 1876
Andrew Jackson Morris
1879–1968
James Scott Morris
1881–1930
William Henry Morris
1884–1941
Robert Daniel Morris
1886–1964
Lula Jane Morris
1888–1968

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1876
Hunt, Texas, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Byrd Shepperd

    Male1812–1878Male

    Martha Adeline Mings

    Female1817–1860Female

siblings

(8)

    Sarah Ann Shepperd

    Female1836–1916Female

    Martha A E Shepperd

    Female1838–1909Female

    Susan Julia Shepperd

    Female1840–1906Female

    Mary Elvira Josephine Shepperd

    Female1842–1915Female

    Aramissa Clementine B Shepperd

    Female1848–1928Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shepherd .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emily Morris in household of Priest Phelam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Nesbit in household of K N Nesbit, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Laura Nesbit in household of K N Nesbit, "United States Census, 1860"

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