Isabelle or Ibby Shepherd

Brief Life History of Isabelle or Ibby

When Isabelle or Ibby Shepherd was born on 7 January 1831, in Carrollton, Burlington Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, her father, Lewis Shepherd Sr, was 33 and her mother, Rachel Jarvis, was 34. She married Andrew Jackson Gambrel in 1848, in Bennet, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stark, Valley Township, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Palmyra, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died in 1877, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Bennet, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Gambrel
Isabelle or Ibby Shepherd
Marriage: 1848
Mary Hannah Gambrel
Louis Albert Gambrel
Sarah Anna Gambrel
James Clark Gambrel
Charles Junior Gambrel
Andrew Jackson Gambrel
Samuel Jackson Tildon Gambrel
Carrie Bell Gambrel

Sources (24)

  • Cambrel in household of Andrew J Cambrel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908
  • Isabel Ibby Shepard Gambrel, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Carroll, Indiana, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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