John Barney Shepardson

Male5 June 1808–8 April 1864

Brief Life History of John Barney

When John Barney Shepardson was born on 5 June 1808, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Zephaniah Shepardson Jr, was 53 and his mother, Lettice Barney, was 45. He married Lydia Mowry on 21 December 1834, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 8 April 1864, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wilkens Hill Cemetery, Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know John Barney? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Barney Shepardson
Lydia Mowry
Marriage: 21 December 1834
Angeline L. Shepardson
Lucius Barney Shepardson
Edmund B Shepardson

Sources (17)

  • J B Shephardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Shepardson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Barney Shepardson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1834Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 4

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (North and East Yorkshire): from Shepherd + the patronymic suffix -son. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.