Philemon Shepard

29 May 1790–9 September 1872 (Age 82)
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Philemon

When Philemon Shepard was born on 29 May 1790, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Shepard, was 41 and his mother, Grace Perry, was 28. He married Betsey Barnes on 24 September 1816, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sturbridge, Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1790 and Henrietta, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 9 September 1872, in United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Granville, Granville Township, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philemon Shepard
1790–1872
Betsey Barnes
1789–1873
Marriage: 24 September 1816
Vernera Shepard
1817–1850
Elizabeth Shepard
1819–1819
William Carey Shepard
1822–1901
Elon Galusha Shepard
1826–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 September 1816
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

    Vernera Shepard

    Female1817–1850Female

    Female1819–1819Female

    William Carey Shepard

    Male1822–1901Male

    Male1826–1871Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Salmon Shepard

    Male1786–Male

    Martha Shepard

    Female1788–Female

    Male1790–1872Male

    Patience Shepard

    Female1791–1844Female

    Female1796–1878Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1803

Age 13

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1812

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Phileman Shepard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phileman Sheppard in entry for Wm. W. Sheppard, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Phitteman Shepard in entry for Elan Galasha Shepard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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