Ruth W Shepard

26 May 1813–8 October 1872 (Age 59)
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth W

When Ruth W Shepard was born on 26 May 1813, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Shepard, was 34 and her mother, Ruth Wilkinson, was 34. She married Levi Seth Bullard on 9 May 1831, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 October 1872, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Seth Bullard
Ruth W Shepard
Marriage: 9 May 1831
Mayette C. Bullard
Helen M Bullard
Henry B Bullard
Samuel Milton Bullard

Spouse and Children

9 May 1831
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Ruth Wilkinson




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 16

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Shepherd .2 Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Bullard in household of Levi Bullard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth W Bullard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruth Shepard in entry for Mayette C. Bullard Atwood, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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