Nimrod Shepherd

12 February 1820–12 March 1902 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nimrod

When Nimrod Shepherd was born on 12 February 1820, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Shepherd, was 60 and his mother, Penelope Eleanor "Cherokee" Merrill, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Mary Ann Blythe. He lived in Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Crab Creek Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 12 March 1902, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Clinton, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Nimrod Shepherd
Mary Ann Blythe
Mary E Shepherd
Martha Matilda Shepherd
William Erastus Shepherd
Louise Ellen Shepherd

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 26

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

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)

  • Marshell Shephard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • N Shepherd, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nimrod Shepherd, "United States Census, 1870"

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