Benjamin Shephard

about 1732–28 July 1792 (Age 60)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Shephard was born about 1732, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Shepard Jr, was 45 and his mother, Mary Sherman, was 38. He died on 28 July 1792, in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Daniel Shepard Jr
Mary Sherman
Mary Shephard
Martha Shephard
Virtue Shephard
Ruth Shephard
Daniel Shepherd
Hannah Shephard
Benjamin Shephard
Abigail Tabor Shephard
Elizabeth Shephard

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Age 44

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

Age 44

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 49

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shepherd .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Shepherd, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Benjamin Shepherd, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benjamin Shepherd, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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