Eliza Jane Shepherd

21 September 1846–13 February 1923 (Age 76)
Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Shepherd was born on 21 September 1846, in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Wiley W Shepherd, was 25 and her mother, Arena Singleton, was 25. She married Samuel Elias Fort on 27 September 1870, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wadesboro Township, Anson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Florence, Florence, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 13 February 1923, in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Elias Fort
1848–1906
Eliza Jane Shepherd
1846–1923
Marriage: 27 September 1870
Alice Fort
1871–1958
Gaston Sherrill Fort
1872–1913
Mary Anna Fort
1875–1909
Jarvis Bennett Fort
1885–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 September 1870
Anson, North Carolina, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 7

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Shepherd in household of Wiley Shepherd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza J Shepherd in household of Wiley Shepherd, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Jane Forty in household of Gevais B Forte, "United States Census, 1920"

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