Edward Shepard

6 December 1826–6 March 1860 (Age 33)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Shepard was born on 6 December 1826, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lieut. Russell Shepard, was 34 and his mother, Laura Noble, was 27. He married Mary Janette Cook on 15 February 1854, in Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, United States. He died on 6 March 1860, at the age of 33, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Shepard
Mary Janette Cook
Marriage: 15 February 1854

Spouse and Children


    Mary Janette Cook


15 February 1854
Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings






    Francis Elizabeth Shepard



    Laura A. Shepard


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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Shepherd .2 Americanized form of some Jewish surname sounding like or meaning ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Shephard in household of Russel Shephard, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Edward Shepard, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Edward Shepard, "Find A Grave Index"

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