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
Laura Emily Shepperd
Marriage: 20 January 1876
Andrew Jackson Morris
James Scott Morris
William Henry Morris
Robert Daniel Morris
Lula Jane Morris

Spouse and Children

20 January 1876
Hunt, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Byrd Shepperd


    Martha Adeline Mings




    Sarah Ann Shepperd


    Martha A E Shepperd


    Susan Julia Shepperd


    Mary Elvira Josephine Shepperd


    Aramissa Clementine B Shepperd


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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.

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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