William Shepard

Male6 March 1778–6 June 1841

Brief Life History of William

When William Shepard was born on 6 March 1778, in Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Capt Oliver Shepard, was 35 and his mother, Zerviah Hatch, was 22. He married Sally Fisher on 20 July 1799. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 June 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Alstead Center, Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shepard
1778–1841
Sally Fisher
1779–1846
Marriage: 20 July 1799
Amos Shepard
1800–1873
Cyrus Shepard
1805–1831
Maria Shepard
1811–1894
Willard Shepard
1813–1875
Oliver Shepard
1818–1876

Sources (14)

  • William Shepard, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Shepard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Shepard in entry for Amos Shepard, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 July 1799
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 3

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

    Age 10

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 22

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Shepherd .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of French Berger .

    Americanized form of French Chabot and Chaput .

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

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