Joel Shepherd

14 February 1804–1870 (Age 65)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Shepherd was born on 14 February 1804, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shepherd, was 43 and his mother, Mary Warner, was 37. He married Eleanor Dowdy on 21 November 1833, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1870, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Joel Shepherd
1804–1870
Eleanor Dowdy
1807–1870
Marriage: 21 November 1833
Melissa Ann Shepherd
1837–
John Houston Shepherd
1839–1916
Delaney A. Shepherd
1842–
Mary Ellen Shepherd
1843–
Martha Elizabeth Shepherd
1845–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 November 1833
Franklin, Virginia, United States
children

(5)

    Melissa Ann Shepherd

    Female1837–Female

    John Houston Shepherd

    Male1839–1916Male

    Delaney A. Shepherd

    Female1842–Female

    Mary Ellen Shepherd

    Female1843–Female

    Martha Elizabeth Shepherd

    Female1845–1926Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Shepherd

    Male1760–1852Male

    Mary Warner

    Female1766–1852Female

siblings

(4)

    Henry Shepherd

    Male1794–1870Male

    William James Shepherd

    Male1799–1889Male

    Thomas Shepherd

    Male1802–1892Male

    Male1804–1870Male

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 20

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schepherde ‘shepherd’ (composed of words meaning ‘sheep’ + ‘herdsman’ or ‘guardian’), hence an occupational name for a shepherd. This English form of the name has absorbed cognates and equivalents from several other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joel Shepherd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joel Shephard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joel Shepherd in household of John H Shepherd, "United States Census, 1880"

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