Martha or Patsey Humphrey

about 1774–after 1822 (Age 48)
Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha or Patsey

When Martha or Patsey Humphrey was born about 1774, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, her father, Captain Thomas Marcus Humphrey Jr., was 32 and her mother, Mary Marks, was 32. She married Thomas Shepherd about 1793, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1822, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 49.

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Thomas Shepherd
Martha or Patsey Humphrey
Marriage: about 1793
Jonah Shepherd
Tacey Shepherd
Robert Shepherd
Patsy Shepherd
Mr Shepherd
Humphrey Shepherd
Parkinson Daniel Dodge Shepherd

Spouse and Children

about 1793
Loudoun, Virginia, United States



    Tacey Shepherd


    Robert Shepherd



    Patsy Shepherd


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+21 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 14

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Humfrey, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is composed of the Germanic elements hūn ‘bear cub’ + frid, fred ‘peace’. It was borne by a 9th-century saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Martha in entry for Robert Shepherd, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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