Laura Lavinia Adams

1810–1877 (Age 66)
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Laura Lavinia

When Laura Lavinia Adams was born on 3 July 1810, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Warren Adams, was 25 and her mother, Belinda Norton, was 23. She married John Milton Shepherd on 23 April 1829, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 April 1877, in Perry, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Perry, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Lavinia Adams
John Milton Shepherd
Marriage: 23 April 1829
Samuel Warren Shepard
Warren S. Shepard
Henry Harrison Shepard
Eunice Abigail Shepard
Julian J Shepard
Henrietta M. Shepard

Spouse & Children

23 April 1829
New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


  • Samuel Warren Shepard


  • Warren S. Shepard


  • Male1836–1913Male

  • Eunice Abigail Shepard


  • Julian J Shepard


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



  • William Henry Adams


  • Female1810–1877Female

  • Dolly Maria Adams


  • Walcott Norton Adams


  • Zebediah Taft Adams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Louise L Shepard in household of John M Shepard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Laura L Shephard in household of George M Young, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura L Shepherd in household of John M Shepherd, "United States Census, 1850"

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