Russell Shepherd

about 1763–28 April 1833 (Age 70)
Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Russell

When Russell Shepherd was born about 1763, in Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Shepherd, was 33 and his mother, Ruth Russell, was 26. He married Susannah Doty about 1788, in Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Halfmoon, Albany, New York, United States in 1790. He died on 28 April 1833, in Cicero, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Russell Shepherd
Susannah Doty
Marriage: about 1788
Maria Shepard
Phebe Shepherd
Ruth Shepard
Susannah Shepherd
Eunice Shepherd
Rachel Shepherd
Eliza Shepherd
Laura Shepherd
Daniel Shepard

Spouse and Children

about 1788
Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United States


    Maria Shepard



    Ruth Shepard


    Susannah Shepherd


    Eunice Shepherd


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 18

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 20

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Russel Shephard, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Russel Shepherd, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Russel Shepard, "United States Census, 1820"

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