Jeremiah Shepherd

10 August 1698–
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Shepherd was born on 10 August 1698, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Solomon Shepherd, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Eastman, was 43. He married Abigail Brown on 30 November 1731, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1698.

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Jeremiah Shepherd
Abigail Brown
Marriage: 30 November 1731
Sarah Shepherd
Sarah Shepherd
Joannah Shepherd
Abigail Shepherd
Hannah Shepherd

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30 November 1731
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 78

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 78

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 91

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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)

  • Jeremih. Sheppard in entry for Sheppard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jeremy Sheppard in entry for Sarah Sheppard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jeremiah Shepard in entry for Sarah Shepard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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