Joel Shepherd

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

The Life Summary 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 1833Franklin, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    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 (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde, scēap‐weard).Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’, for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Shepheard
    Sheppard
    Shepard
    Shephard
    Shepherdson
    Shepardson
    Shepperd
    Shapard
    Sheperd
    Schaefer

    Sources (15)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Joel Shepherd - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Joel Shepherd
    • Joel Shepherd, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joel Shepherd in entry for William B. Howell, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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