Sarah Frances Shepherd

Brief Life History of Sarah Frances

When Sarah Frances Shepherd was born on 18 May 1833, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, her father, Travis Shepherd, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Ann Higgason, was 24. She married John Andrew Pace on 24 December 1853, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Stevensburg, Culpeper, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 November 1902, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69.

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John Andrew Pace
Sarah Frances Shepherd
Marriage: 24 December 1853
James C Pace
Margaret E Pace
Robert Thomas Pace
Emma Dora Pace
George L Pace
John Bruce Pace
Martin Bruce Pace

Sources (22)

  • Sarah F Pace, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah A Sheppard, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde, scēap‐weard).

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’, for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

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

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