Victora Shepherd

1849–
Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Victora

Victora Shepherd was born in 1849, in Smyth, Virginia, United States as the daughter of William Shepard.

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Family Time Line

William Shepard
1822–
Alfred Shepherd
1844–
Francis Shepherd
1847–
James Shepherd
1849–
Victora Shepherd
1849–
Albert J Shepard
1850–1923
Ann Shepherd
1851–
Emily Shepherd
1858–
Charles SHEPPARD
1864–

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World Events (3)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (1)

  • Victoria Shepherd in household of William Shepherd, "United States Census, 1850"

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