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Robert Shepherd[1]

Male 1739 - 1817


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  • Born  17 Jun 1739  , St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Bible Inscription  The Robert Shepherd Family Bible  [2
    • "Robert Shepherd, son of George and Elizabeth Shepherd, was born in Spotsylvania County, State of Virginia June 17, 1739. Sarah Shepherd, formerly Sarah Rash, daughter of Joseph and Mary Rash was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia April 23, 1784, and is now the wife of Robert Shepherd; aforesaid Robert died June 5, 1817 in his own home on Reddies River, after 17 days illness with an old disorder, the stone and gravel--where he came from Spotsylvania County, Virginia on Dec. 7, 1776. He lived 40 years in the same place; age 77 years, 11 months and 7 days, after subtracting 11 days for the old style birth."

      Note: This Bible was in the possession of Dr. Clearance L. Judd of Unionville, MO in 1970.
    Move  7 Dec 1776  [3
    from Spotsylvania County to what is now known as Wilkes County 
    Land Grant  1778  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    200 acres "beginning near the ford of Reddies River on John Shepherd's line, running West, North, South, thense East, including the right whereon I, Robert A. Shepherd, now lives for comfort." 
    Tax List  1782  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His entry was listed as: "Robert Shepperd, 200 acres, 0 slaves, 3 mules/horses, 8 cattle"
    Tax List  1787  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Captain Judd's District 
    • His entry was listed as: "Shepard, Robert, 400 acres, 1 poll"
    Census: Federal  10 Jun 1787  , District 6 (Captain Judd), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • male >16: Robert Shepard [at 48]
      female [Sarah at 62]
      male <16 [James at 19?]
      female [Nancy at 17]
      female [Polly at 14]
      female [Agnes at 12
      female [Rhoda at 10]
      male <16 [John at 8]
      female [Sarah at 5]
      female [Frances at 2]
    Census: Federal  1790  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • male >16: Robt Sheppard [at 51]
      female [Sarah at 65]
      male >16 [James at 22]
      female [Mary at 17]
      female [Agnes at 15]
      female [Rhoda at 13]
      male <16 [John at 11]
      female [Sarah at 8]
      female [Frances at 5]
      female Rebecca at 3]
    Census: Federal  1800  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • male >45: Robert Sheppherd [at 61]
      female >45 [Sarah at 75]
      male 16-26 [John at 21]
      female 16-26 [Sarah at 18]
      female 16-26 [Frances at 15?]
      female 10-16 [Rebecca at 13]
      male 16-26
    Land  9 May 1809  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bet Henry Miller and James Welborn; and Robert Shepherd..$545.00..Negro woman named Rachel and Negro boy named Jerry...Nathaniel Vannoy Henry Miller James Welborn
    Census: Federal  1810  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male >45: Robert Sheppard [at 71]
      female >45 [Sarah at 85]
    Died  5 Jun 1817  , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: "stone and gravel" 
    Inventory & Appraisement  Aug 1817  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inventory of Estate of Robert Sheppard, #154-155
    Estate Sale  Feb 1818  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sale of estate of Robert Sheppard
    Buried  Deep Ford Hill Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I457  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  George Shepherd, Sr.,   b. Est 1714,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary "Elizabeth" Day,   b. Est 1714,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F869  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Rash,   b. 1725, , St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1817, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Oct 1765  , St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Shepherd,   b. 23 Jul 1766, , , Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Shepherd,   b. 8 Mar 1768,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy Ann Shepherd,   b. Mar 1770,   d. 12 Jul 1833
     4. Mary "Polly" Shepherd,   b. 17 Jan 1773, , , Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1869, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Agnes Jane Shepherd,   b. Feb 1775, , , Spotsylvania County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1856
     6. Rhoda Shepherd,   b. 23 Mar 1777,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Shepherd,   b. 26 Aug 1779,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sarah Shepherd,   b. 27 Aug 1782,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Frances Shepherd,   b. 13 Feb 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Rebecca Shepherd,   b. 26 Sep 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F201  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 200 acres "beginning near the ford of Reddies River on John Shepherd's line, running West, North, South, thense East, including the right whereon I, Robert A. Shepherd, now lives for comfort." - 1778 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1782 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Captain Judd's District - 1787 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Jun 1787 - , District 6 (Captain Judd), Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1800 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 9 May 1809 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1810 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: "stone and gravel" - 5 Jun 1817 - , Reddies River Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - Aug 1817 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - Feb 1818 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Deep Ford Hill Cemetery, Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S480] Early Settlers of Reddies River, Paul W. Gregory, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976), 97-99.

    2. [S480] Early Settlers of Reddies River, Paul W. Gregory, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976), 97.

    3. [S480] Early Settlers of Reddies River, Paul W. Gregory, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes Genealogical Society, 1976), 98.

    4. [S428] "The 1787 Wilkes County, North Carolina Tax List," database, New River Notes, (http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wilk1787.htm).

    5. [S270] "1784-1787 North Carolina State census, population schedule," digital images, Wilkes County, North Carolina Rootsweb, Sheila Anderson-Lewis, (http://www.ncgenweb.us/wilkes/census1784-7/census1784-87.htm), Robert Shepard household, Captain Judd's District, page 179, sub-page 2.

    6. [S1676] 1790 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000), M637, roll 7, p. 121, Robt Sheppard household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1685] 1800 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M32, roll 33, Morgan District, p. 62, Robert Sheppherd household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1662] 1810 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M252, roll 43, Wilkesborough, p. 854, Robert Sheppard household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.