William Shepard Sr

15 October 1732–17 February 1802 (Age 69)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Shepard Sr was born on 15 October 1732, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Shepard, was 48 and his mother, Eunice Butler, was 37. He married Mary Post about 1751, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 17 February 1802, in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shepard Sr
1732–1802
Hannah Gillett
1735–1783
Marriage: 28 March 1754
Hannah Shepard
1756–1787
Elizabeth Shepard
1771–
Grady Shepperd
1774–
William Shepard Jr.
1758–1836
Sarah Shepard
1762–1832
Samuel Shepard
1768–1858
Abel G. Shepard
1772–1829
Anna Shepard
1776–1801

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 March 1754
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 44

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 49

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 55

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William in entry for William Shepard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • William in entry for Abel Shepard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • William in entry for Samuel Shepard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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