Jonathan Shepardson

1802–1875 (Age 72)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Shepardson was born on 23 November 1802, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Shepardson, was 27 and his mother, Prudence Cook, was 23. He married Nancy Joseph on 29 March 1825, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. In 1850, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as . He died on 18 January 1875, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Shepardson
Nancy Joseph
Marriage: 29 March 1825
Quincy Adams Shepardson
Jonathan Shepardson
Lucius Franklin Shepardson
Joseph H. Shepardson
Mary Caroline Shepardson
Sarah Maria Shepardson
Charles E. Shepardson
Erastus A. Shepardson

Spouse & Children

29 March 1825
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


  • Male1826–1863Male

  • Lucius Franklin Shepardson


  • Joseph H. Shepardson


  • Jonathan Shepardson


  • Female1837–1906Female

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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

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: patronymic from Shepherd .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Shepardson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Mr. Jonathan Shepardson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Jon A Shepardson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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