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John F. Shepherd
1819 - 1867

Fanny Wilcoxon Shepherd
Fanny Wilcoxon Shepherd

John F. Shepherd was born November 25, 1819 in the Reddies River Community of Wilkes County, North Carolina as the first child of Larkin and Alley Irwin Shepherd. He was a great uncle to brothers Grover and Harrison Shepherd.

Separate sources have identified John's middle name as either Franklin or Finley. He is identified as John Franklin Shepherd on the back of a photograph of his wife. His identification as John Finley Shepherd (apparently named after the longhunter John Finley) came from a distant cousin that has since forgotten the original source. It is worth noting that the name Finley does appear amongst John's descendants, as does Franklin, which is the middle name of his brother, Doctor Franklin Shepherd.

John married Frances (Fanny) Wilcoxon on February 20, 1840. Fanny was the daughter of Isaac and Agnes Love Wilcoxon. She was born February 15, 1819. John and Fanny settled on Cranberry Creek in Peak Creek Township, Ashe County, NC. John fought for the South in the Civil War.

John and Fanny were the parents of 11 children. Many of their descendants still live in the Peak Creek area in Ashe and Alleghany Counties.

John died April 7, 1867 in Ashe Co., NC. Fanny lived another 41 years after her husband's death. She died August 30, 1908. John and Fanny are buried above their old homeplace in the John F. Shepherd Family Cemetery.

Eleven Known Children of John F. and Fanny Wilcoxon Shepherd:

  1. Jane Shepherd
  2. Isaac Ervin Shepherd

    John F. Shepherd Homeplace
    Location of the John F. Shepherd homeplace on Cranberry Creek in Laurel Springs, NC. John's house is no longer in existence. The small house in the photo was built at a later date.

  3. George Washington Shepherd
  4. Newton Cannon Shepherd
  5. John P. Shepherd
  6. Joshua Frankin Shepherd
  7. Lucy Almeda Shepherd
  8. Sarah Shepherd
  9. Thomas Calvin Shepherd
  10. Noah Shepherd
  11. Maria Demelia Shepherd

  1. Jane Shepherd, born 1840; married 1st Jonathan Stamper, Dec. 13, 1865 in Ashe Co., NC; married 2nd __?__ Simmons; Had two known children before marriage:

    Isaac and Amanda Stikeleather Shepherd
    Isaac and Amanda Stikeleather Shepherd

  2. Isaac Ervin Shepherd, born Feb. 11, 1842; died Feb. 7, 1927; married widow Amanda D. (Stikeleather) Perry (b. Sept. 23, 1842, d. April 22, 1939); lived in the Lewis Fork Township, Wilkes Co., NC; Isaac and Amanda are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had nine known children:

    • Frances Shepherd, born ca. 1865

    • John Romulas Shepherd, born Nov. 19, 1866; died Nov. 20, 1950; married Nancy Alverta Church, April 11, 1888; John is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had four known children:

      1. Elzora L. Shepherd, born May 27, 1889; died May 12, 1975; married Ulysses Grant Rhymer; Elzora is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      2. James M. Shepherd, born ca. 1891

      3. Bessie S. Shepherd, born Mar. 14, 1893; died April 30, 1977; married Arthur Hardin McNeil; Bessie is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      4. Minnie Louthisha Shepherd, born ca. 1894; Joseph Richard Royal; Had at least three known children:

        • Carl Royal, born April 9, 1921 in Wilkes Co., NC; died Dec. 20, 2003; married Betty Lou Huffman; Had four known children:

          • Ted Royal, lives in Purlear, NC.
          • Sandra Royal, married __?__ Blevins; lives in Millers Creek, NC.
          • Janice Royal, married __?__ Combs; lives in Purlear, NC.
          • Audrey Royal, married __?__ Mash; lives in North Wilkesboro, NC.

        • Herbert Royal, lives in North Wilkesboro, NC.
        • Lura Royal, married __?__ Wingler; lives in Hays, NC.

      5. Dovey A. Shepherd, born ca. 1896

      William Cicero Shepherd
      William Cicero Shepherd

    • Doctor Franklin Shepherd, born May 1, 1869; died Dec. 12, 1960; married Lou Phenia Triplett (b. Oct. 5, 1876, d. Jan. 24, 1968), Dec. 19, 1897; Franklin and Lou are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had three known children:

      1. Infant Shepherd
      2. Infant Shepherd
      3. James C. Shepherd, born ca. 1892
      4. Coy Lee Shepherd, born July 2, 1900; died Aug. 3, 1918; Coy is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

    • William Cicero Shepherd, born Nov. 19, 1871; died Mar. 13, 1932; married Laura B. Adkins (b. Mar. 19, 1881, d. Dec. 10, 1952), April 12, 1903; Cicero and Laura are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had five known children:

        Walter Glenn Shepherd
        Walter Glenn Shepherd

      1. Mitchell F. Shepherd, born May 29, 1901; died May 7, 1997; married Veora Barnett; Mitchell is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      2. Estelle Bell Shepherd, born Mar. 17, 1903; died Nov. 4, 1986; married John Osco Triplett, Dec. 18, 1919; Estelle is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      3. Walter Glenn "Bob" Shepherd, born Aug. 12, 1907; died Mar. 13, 2003; married Connie Fay Welch (b. Oct. 4, 1908, d. May 5, 1998); Bob was retired from Home Chair in Ronda, NC and was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church; Bob and Connie are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had three known children:

        • Glenda Shepherd, married Raymond Huffman; lives in Danbury, NC.

        • Linda Shepherd, married Dwight Triplett; lives in Wilkesboro, NC.

          John and Judy Shepherd
          John & Judy Shepherd

        • John W. Shepherd, married Judith "Judy" Byrd; live on the old Isaac Shepherd homeplace in Purlear, NC.

      4. Elma Shepherd, born Oct. 20, 1908; died Mar. 18, 1991; married Clarence Greene; Elma is buried in the Highland View Baptist Church Cemetery in Maple Springs, Wilkes Co., NC.

      5. Thomas Isam Shepherd, born Sept. 21, 1910; died Mar. 18, 1999; married Dicie Savannah Greene (b. July 25, 1912, d. Sept. 17, 1998); Thomas and Dicie are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

    • Joshua Mansfield "Coot" Shepherd, born Oct. 27, 1874; died June 15, 1972; married Martha E. "Betty" Fairchild (b. June 17, 1878, d. Feb. 25, 1972), Dec. 24, 1902; Joshua and Martha are buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC; Had five known children:

      1. Larkin Hackett Shepherd, born Nov. 14, 1906; died Jan. 2, 1992; married Della Blanche Pierce (b. July 28, 1908, d. June 12, 1999); Clarence and Della are buried in the Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      2. Hettie Florence Shepherd, born Jan. 16, 1909; died Mar. 8, 2003; Unmarried; Hettie is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      3. Vernon Shepherd, born Mar. 16, 1911; died Mar. 20, 1913; Vernon is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      4. Leonard Ervin Shepherd, born Dec. 3, 1917; died Sept. 7, 1918; Leonard is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

      5. Mattie Devena Greene Shepherd, born Jan. 8, 1914; died Oct. 2, 1979; married Harper Junior McNeal; Mattie is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

    • Emma Jane Shepherd, born April 7, 1876 in Wilkes Co., NC; died Sept. 17, 1927 in Wilkes, Co., NC; married Markis L. Adkins; Emma is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

        Emma had one known child before marriage by __?__ Triplett:

        Effie Estelle Shepherd Adkins with son Coyet
        Effie Estelle Shepherd Adkins with son Coyet

      1. Effie Estelle Shepherd/Adkins, born Sept. 24, 1899 in NC; died Dec. 2, 1978 in Taylorsville, NC; married 1st Larry McNeil, 1931 in Wilkes Co., NC; married 2nd Lum? Woody (d. ca. 1949), 1948 in Taylorsville, NC; Although Effie was not officially adopted by Markis Adkins, she went by the Adkins surname, as did her children; Effie is buried at Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, NC; Had four known children before marriage:

          Had one known child by George Hamby:

        • Ollie Mae Adkins, born Feb. 27, 1923 in Wilkes Co., NC; married Donald Walter Brown (b. May 31, 1911, d. Jan. 6, 1988), Aug. 28, 1938 in Wilkes Co, NC.

          Had one known child by Clyde Church:

        • Coyet Adkins, born May 17, 1921 in Wilkes Co., NC.

          Had one known child by Robbie? McNeal:

        • Edna Adkins, born July 23, 1930 in Wilkes Co., NC.

          Had one known child by Joe Lunsford:

        • Arvelle (Arvel) Adkins, born 1926

        Emma had four known children by Markis L. Adkins:

      2. Keaver Adkins
      3. Gilbert Adkins
      4. Claude Adkins, born Nov. 17, 1914; died Jan. 3, 1995 in Jonesville, Yadkin Co., NC.
      5. Beora Adkins
      6. Nora Adkins

      George Shepherd
      George W. Shepherd Family

      George W. is the son of John and Fanny Shepherd. Top row (l-r): Edwin B. Shepherd (son of George W.), Arch Shepherd (son of Edwin B.), Nora L. Shepherd (wife of Edwin B.); bottom: George W. Shepherd, Mabel Shepherd (daughter of Edwin B.), Margaret A. Shepherd (wife of George W.).

    • Nellie Fredonia Shepherd, born Mar. 21, 1881; died Oct. 4, 1886; Nellie is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

    • Dora Bell Shepherd, born Oct. 12, 1987; died Dec. 21, 1968; married Gilbert Monroe Foster, Jan. 24, 1904; Dora is buried in the Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Purlear, Wilkes Co., NC.

    • Ethel E. Shepherd, born ca. 1899

  3. George Washington Shepherd, born Sept. 15, 1845; died Nov. 22, 1933; married Margaret Austin (b. July 30, 1846, d. Mar. 5, 1934); Owned as much as 1,000 acres of land in Ashe County, NC; George served in Co. A, 34th NC Inf. during the Civil War. He enlisted at Camp Vance on Mar. 19, 1864. He was taken prisoner by Union forces at Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865. He was held at Hart's Island, NY Harbor, until released on oath, June 17, 1865. Had one known child:

  4. Newton Cannon Shepherd, born June 11, 1847; died Sept. 23, 1930; married 1st Malinda (Linda) Richardson (b. Aug. 8, 1845, d. April 5, 1909); While married to Malinda, Newton had two sons by Sallie Williams (b. Sept. 1, 1870, d. June 8, 1955), who would be his second wife after Malinda's death. Newton and Sallie were married in May, 1909. By trade, Newton Shepherd was a farmer, landowner, businessman, and politician.

    Newton Cannon Shepherd
    Newton Cannon Shepherd

    The Shepherds owned a vast expanse of land in the Prather's Creek section of Alleghany County, NC. Newton owned a wheat mill which was used to make flour. He served as a surveyor, and he surveyed all roads in Alleghany County as they were built. Later, Newton served as a "gauger". Before the time of prohibition, it was his job to inspect all of the stills in Alleghany County to insure that the owners were making pure liquor. He served as a member of the Alleghany Board of County Commissioners from 1898-1905 and again from 1914-1917. Newton, Malinda and Sallie are buried at Cranberry Community Cemetery in Laurel Springs, NC.

    Charles Shepherd Is
    Slain Coldbloodly By
    Negro Last Thursday
    __________

    Alleghany Man Killed At
    Home Of His Mother.
    A Big Manhunt Followed
    __________

    IS NOW IN JAIL
    __________


    One of the most sensational murders and manhunts that has ever been known in the Blue Ridge took place late last Thursday afternoon when Glenn Maxwell, middle-aged negro, shot and killed Charles Shepherd, well known filling station operator, near Scottsville in Alleghany county.

    After a three-day manhunt in which hundreds of armed citizens as well as deputy sheriffs in Ashe, Alleghany and two or three Virginia counties participated, Maxwell surrendered to an officer in Galax, Va.

    As a result of this cold-blooded slaying, feeling throughout this section against the negro was running high and Sheriff Walter Irwin, of Alleghany county, thought best to lodge the negro in jail somewhere else. He was first placed in jail at Roanoke and later transferred to a jail in this state.

    The case is slated for trial at Sparta in May and Sheriff Irwin states that the negro has already confessed to the crime.

    Shepherd was slain with three discharges from a single-barrel shotgun late last Thursday afternoon while in the garden at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sallie Shepherd, near his home and service station.

    Officers stated that Maxwell shot Shepherd following a brief quarrel over the negro's son, Tom. The young negro went to Shepherd's filling station Thursday morning in a drunken condition, officers said and caused a disturbance. Whereupon Shepherd ordered him off of the premises.

    That afternoon when the negro boy returned home, he is alleged to have told his father that Shepherd struck him on the head with an axe, although officers said witnesses stated that Shepherd did not strike him at all.

    Maxwell then got his shotgun and went down to the garden where Shepherd was working and fired away at him. The first shot was said to have struck his hand and he ran; the second one knocked him down and then Maxwell is said to have fired a third time for "good measure".

    The negro ran and Shepherd died en route to a doctor in Sparta. Under the direction of Sheriffs Irwin and Ed Miller, deputies and citizens searched all night last Thursday. The hunt continued until Saturday when he gave up. The blood hound of Paul Sutherland was used that night, but it didn't make much progress.

    Maxwell was a tenant farmer on a farm owned by J.F. Cox. He was known as an industrious worker. His son, Tom, was lodged in jail.

    Mr. Shepherd was the son of a prominent Alleghany family. Funeral service was conducted at Cranberry church Saturday morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Aynce Shepherd, a cousin of Sheriff Irwin, his mother and five children, Charles B., Jr., Madeline, Joe Cannon, Nancy Flake, Fern Hope, all of Alleghany.

    Lead story from the April 21, 1938 edition of The Skyland Post, West Jefferson, NC.

  5. John P. Shepherd, born Mar. 26, 1849; died Dec. 24, 1926; married 1st Sarah "Sallie" M. Vannoy (b. April 27, 1848, d. April 10, 1895); married 2nd America Kate Vannoy (b. 1851, d. 1934); Had nine known children:

    • William Arthur Shepherd, born March, 1877; married Mattie Huffman (b. Aug., 1880), Sept. 11, 1898; Had ten known children:

      1. Clyde Shepherd, born September, 1899; married Freda Gail Ward, Dec. 4, 1954.
      2. Myrtle I. Shepherd, born April 30, 1901; died Oct. 11, 1901
      3. Robert Shepherd, born ca. 1904
      4. Bryant Shepherd, born ca. 1906
      5. Walter Shepherd, born ca. 1907
      6. Sallie Shepherd, born ca. 1909
      7. Cox Shepherd, born ca. 1914, lives in Cochranville, DE.
      8. Edward Shepherd, born ca. 1916
      9. Clara Shepherd, born ca. 1918
      10. Paul J. Shepherd, born ca. 1921 in Ashe Co., NC; died April 21, 2003 in Newark, DE; buried in the New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery in New London, DE; married Catherine A. Henry; Paul was a farmer and assembly worker at Chrysler Automotive in New London, Deleware from 1953 until his retirement in 1987.Had four known children:

        • Karen Shepherd, married Carl L. Knowlton of State College, DE.
        • Pamela R. Shepherd, married George B. Hershey III of Lancaster, PA.
        • Deborah K. Shepherd, married Richard H. Williamson of Newark, DE.
        • Paul Kevin Shepherd, lives in Canajohari, NY.

    • Lou Tisha Shepherd, born Jan. 14, 1880 in Ashe Co., NC; died May 22, 1960; married David Grubb (b. Sept. 23, 1870, d. Dec. 9, 1957), April 7, 1901 in Peak Creek Twp, Ashe Co., NC; Lou Tisha and David are buried at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., NC; Had four known children born at Prathers Creek, Alleghany Co., NC:

        Paul J. Shepherd
        Paul J. Shepherd

      1. John Robert Grubb, born April 21, 1902; married Maude Hanes (b. Sept. 23, 1908).

      2. Sallie Grubb, born Sept. 21, 1903; died Sept. 13, 1983 in Wytheville, VA; married Elbert Clement Absher (b. May 17, 1901, d. May 1, 1972), Sept. 13, 1924 in West Jefferson, NC.

      3. Ruth Grubb, born Feb. 5, 1905; died Aug. 13, 1991 in Ashe Co., NC; married Walter Perry.

      4. Maude Grubb, born June 26, 1910; died April 26, 1993 in Ashe Co., NC; married __?__ Lowman; Had one known child:

        • Nancy Lowman, married W.D. Bare; Had three known children:

          • Ricky Bare, born ca. 1961
          • Melissa Bare, born ca. 1962
          • Ronnie Bare, born ca. 1963

    • Thomas Leander Shepherd, born May 28, 1881; died May 28, 1905.
    • Richard Shepherd

      George Washington and Carrie Younger Shepherd
      George Washington and Carrie Younger Shepherd

    • George Washington Shepherd, born Aug. 21, 1883; died June 23, 1972; married Carrie Younger (b. April 30, 1887, d. Jan. 15, 1956); Had five known children:

      1. Grover Walter Shepherd, born Aug. 19, 1906; died April 20, 1983; married Inez Caudill (b. May 18, 1902, d. May 22, 1986); Had four known children born in Alleghany Co., NC:

        • Numa Alease Shepherd, born Aug. 15, 1932; died Jan. 14, 1933.

        • Holton Bryan Shepherd, born Mar. 31, 1933; married Bonnie Marie Lyons, Jan. 5, 1954; Had three known children born in Alleghany Co., NC:

          • Edwin Bryan Shepherd, born Dec. 5, 1954
          • Bobby Lee Shepherd, born April 11, 1956
          • Billy Wayne Shepherd, born Sept. 24, 1961

          Roger Shepard
          Roger Shepard

        • Hugh Gray Shepherd, born April 21, 1941; married Edith Carolyn Killon, April 20, 1962; currently live in Ennice, Alleghany Co., NC; Had one known child:

          • Tony Shepherd, married Jenny __?__; Had one known child:

            • Tayler Eddison Shepherd, born June 28, 2001

        • McArthur Shepherd, born April 5, 1943

      2. Grace Shepherd, born ca. 1910
      3. Lloyd Shepherd, born June 21, 1911; died Oct. 2, 1920.
      4. Glen Shepherd, born ca. 1917
      5. Roger Shepherd/Shepard, born ca. 1919

    • Myrtle Shepherd, born February, 1885

    • Fannie M. Shepherd, born ca. 1894; married Jesse Shumate

    • Hattie Mae Shepherd

  6. Joshua Franklin "Jack" Shepherd, born March 5, 1851; died May 16, 1939; married Alice Hapenstat (b. Jan. 5, 1852, d. Aug. 30, 1927); Had seven known children:

      Newton Conley and Maggie Hart Shepherd
      Newton Conley & Maggie Hart Shepherd

    • Fannie Alice Shepherd, born Dec. 19, 1875; died Dec. 24, 1943; married her first cousin, John Thomas Shepherd (son of Noah & Elizabeth Williams Shepherd): Had five known children:

      1. Richard F. Shepherd, born Dec. 22, 1897; died Feb. 19, 1922.
      2. Ina Shepherd, born, March, 1899

      3. Spencer M. Shepherd, born Nov. 7, 1900; died Jan. 29, 1999.
      4. John Thomas Shepherd, born Oct. 17, 1903; died Dec. 16, 1923.
      5. Hallie May Shepherd, born April 6, 1906; died Oct. 10, 1922.
      6. Henry Bennett Shepherd, born Feb. 29, 1908; died Dec. 14, 1984; married Vada Viers Barr (b. Nov. 8, 1898, d. Aug. 7, 1997 in Bel Air, MD); Had one known child:

        • W.B. Shepherd, lives in Churchill, TN.

      Walter Thomas and Alta Mae Borresen Shepherd
      Walter Thomas & Alta Mae Borresen Shepherd

    • Newton Conley Shepherd, born April 15, 1879; died Nov. 3, 1945; married Maggie Hart (b. Jan. 19, 1887, d. Nov. 15, 1949); Had three known children:

      1. Walter Thomas Shepherd, born Dec. 16, 1906; died April 3, 1983; married Alta Mae Borresen (b. May 5, 1914, d. Feb. 17, 2001); Had four known children:

        • Conley Walter Shepherd, born Feb. 28, 1935; died July 18, 2013; married Wilma Jean Turner; Conley was owner and operator of Superior Pontiac from 1975-2005; Wilma currently lives in West Jefferson, NC; Conley is buried at the Turner Family Cemetery in Ashe County, NC; Had two known children:

          • Joey T. Shepherd, born Sept. 2, 1967; married Karrah Greer; currently lives in West Jefferson, NC; Had three known children:

            • Bethany Shepherd (twin to Brittany), born ca. 1988; married Brandon McElroy; live in Wilmington, NC.

              Karrah Greer Shepherd
              Conley Walter Shepherd

            • Brittany Shepherd (twin to Bethany), born ca. 1988; lives in Winston Salem, NC.

            • Branson Shepherd, born ca. 2001

          • Michael Shepherd, born Oct. 12, 1971; married Sherry Lynn Severt (b. Dec. 30, 1971); Michael is part-owner of H & W Oil in West Jefferson, NC; currently live in West Jefferson, NC; Had three known children:

            • Trent Michael Shepherd, born Feb. 6, 1994; died Feb. 13, 1994.

            • Destiny Shepherd, born ca. 1996

            • Dawson Shepherd, born ca. 1999

          Joey, Brittany and Bethany Shepherd
          Joey Shepherd with daughters Brittany (left) and Bethany

        • Clifford Shepherd, lives in Winston-Salem, NC.

        • Alice Lee Shepherd, married Alan Poe; live in Jefferson, NC.

        • Donna Mae Shepherd, married Neil Cameron; live in Charlotte, NC.

      2. Charlie Sidney Shepherd, born Oct. 1, 1911; died Sept. 1, 1985; married Gladys Marsh (b. Dec. 1, 1918, d. Aug. 18, 2005); lived in Laurel Springs, NC; Had two known children:

        • Johnny Charles Shepherd, married Carolyn Jean Evans, Mar. 14, 1964; currently lives in Alleghany, Co., NC; Had two known children born in Alleghany Co., NC:

          • Sherry Jane Shepherd, born Feb. 3, 1965
          • Samuel David Shepherd, born Nov. 28, 1966

        • Harold Shepherd, currently lives in Wilkes, Co., NC.

      3. Everette Lee Shepherd, born July 23, 1918; died Mar. 8, 1997; married Muriel Evelyn Pruitt (b. Feb. 19, 1927, d. May 2, 1986); Everette was an army veteran of World War II and also a truck driver. Had two known children:

        • June Shepherd, married __?__ Darnell; Currently lives in Wilkesboro, NC.
        • Eddie Clarence Shepherd, Currently lives in Redwood City, CA.

      John Robert and Caroline Long Shepherd
      John Robert and Caroline Long Shepherd

    • John Robert Shepherd, born Feb. 25, 1881; married Caroline Long; Had five known children born in Laurel Springs, NC:

      1. Willie Newton Shepherd, born July 30, 1902; married Dorthy Walker, July 22, 1922.
      2. Robert Joshua Shepherd, born Oct. 17, 1905; married Bessie L. Thompson, Nov. 12, 1927.
      3. Mayme Shepherd, born Oct. 23, 1909; married G.W. Chrisler, May, 1947; lived in Charlotte, NC.
      4. John Thomas Shepherd, born Sept. 17, 1915; married 1st Lois Dale, November, 1935 and had one known son (name currently unknown); married 2nd Eleanor Bialik and had one known child:

        • John Tinsley Shepherd, born Aug. 23, 1952; married Sandy Rountree in 1980; live in Jacksonville, FL; Had two known children:

          • Kristin Shepherd, born July 7, 1982; married Miles "McCarten" Elliott, Sr; live in Estill, SC; Had one known child: "Miles" McCarten Elliott III, born Mar. 2, 2011.
          • Stefanie Shepherd, married Eric Buchanan; live in Jacksonville, FL.

      5. Lillian Rebecca Shepherd, born Aug. 27, 1920; died Sept. 29, 1999 in Salisbury, NC; married Winfred Bare, Oct. 8, 1938; Lillian is entombed at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum in NC; Had two known children:

        • Bill Bare, lives in China Grove, NC.
        • Rebecca Bare, married __?__ Eagle; lives in Clemmons, NC.

    • George Shepherd, born 1883

    • Samuel Shepherd, born 1885

    • Roxie L. Shepherd, born April 6, 1890; died Sept. 22, 1896.

      Lucy Shepherd Woodie
      Lucy Shepherd Woodie

    • Grover C. Shepherd, born ca. 1893; married Gracie Church (b. ca. 1895); Had three known children:

      1. Roy Shepherd, born ca. 1916
      2. Bertha Mildred Shepherd, born Oct. 6, 1917; died Oct. 7, 1917
      3. Ralph Shepherd, born ca. 1918

  7. Lucy Almeda Shepherd, born abt. 1854; died Aug. 3, 1937; married Simeon Woodie (b. May 1, 1852, d. Feb. 18, 1911); Had seven known children:

  8. Sarah S. Shepherd, born abt. 1855; married John Lawson

  9. Thomas "Tom" Calvin Shepherd, born Nov. 14, 1856 in Ashe Co., NC; died Mar. 22, 1927; married 1st Lydia Emeline Taylor (b. Dec. 2, 1857, d. Jan. 3, 1889), Jan. 22, 1882 in Alleghany Co., NC; married 2nd Candace Caudill (b. Dec. 9, 1869, d. June 11, 1930), July 13, 1889; Tom was a farmer and lived in the Whitehead Community, Alleghany Co., NC; Tom and Candace are buried at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Whitehead, Alleghany Co., NC.

      Had three known children by Emeline Taylor:

    • Everett Fillmore Shepherd, born June 4, 1883; died April, 1968; married Ella Angeline Wagoner (b. Oct. 9, 1874, d. Nov. 21, 1945); Everett and Ella lived in Oxford, PA where Everett was a farmer; Had two known children:

      1. John Thomas Shepherd, born Feb. 28, 1913; died May, 1998 in Alleghany Co., NC.
      2. Everett Claude Shepherd, born Dec. 28, 1914; died November, 1989 in Sarasota, FL.

    • Alice A. Shepherd, born June, 1885
    • Ella Shepherd, born November, 1888

      Had two known children by Candace Caudill:

    • Jesse E. Shepherd, born Mar. 30, 1890; died July 15, 1901.
    • Robert Vaughn Shepherd, born May 10, 1899; died August, 1967 in Michigan; married Octavia Taylor (b. Mar. 8, 1899, d. February, 1984); Robert was a farmer. Robert and Octavia lived in Michigan; After Robert's death, Octavia moved to Brookview, NY; Had one known child:

      1. Jessy Ruth Shepherd, born 1924; married __?__ Schad.

  10. Noah Shepherd, born June 30, 1859; died Mar. 21, 1892; married Elizabeth "Bessie" "Lizzie" Williams (b. June 23, 1863, d. Dec. 22, 1948), May 24, 1878; Had five known children:

    • John Thomas Shepherd, born September 19, 1879; died May 2, 1921; married first cousin Fannie Alice Shepherd (daughter of Joshua & Alice Hapenstat Shepherd); Had six known children:

      1. Richard F. Shepherd, born Dec. 22, 1897; died Feb. 19, 1922.
      2. Ina Shepherd, born, March, 1899
      3. Spencer M. Shepherd, born Nov. 7, 1900; died Jan. 29, 1999.
      4. John Thomas Shepherd, born Oct. 17, 1903; died Dec. 16, 1923.
      5. Hallie May Shepherd, born April 6, 1906; died Oct. 10, 1922.
      6. Henry Bennett Shepherd, born Feb. 29, 1908; died Dec. 14, 1984; married Vada Viers Barr (b. Nov. 8, 1898, d. Aug. 7, 1997 in Bel Air, MD); Had one known child:

        • W.B. Shepherd, lives in Churchill, TN.

    • Charles E. Shepherd, born July 28, 1883; died April 28, 1907
    • Mack S. Shepherd, born August 16, 1885; died June 8, 1924

      Glenn and Sibbie Powers Shepherd
      Glenn & Sibbie Powers Shepherd

    • Glenn "Doc" Shepherd, born September, 1888 in North Carolina; died Sept. 1, 1965; married Sibbie Powers (b. 1891, d. Jan. 24, 1969); Glenn lived in the Warrensville area of Ashe Co., NC. After some legal difficulties and a jail escape, Glenn and family left North Carolina about 1932; Had nine known children born in Ashe Co., NC:

      1. Wiley Shepherd, born Oct. 17, 1911; died Dec. 31, 1988; married Norene Johnson, Sept. 24, 1935; Had six known children:

        • Wayne Shepherd, married __?__; Had two known children: Robbie and Scott.
        • Susie Shepherd, married Ted Barch
        • Patricia Shepherd, married __?__; Had one known child: Robert.
        • Glenn Shepherd (deceased), married __?__; Had two known children: Lisa and Leigh.
        • Wylene Shepherd, married Mike __?__; Had three known children: Justin, Andy and Steven.
        • Greg Shepherd, married __?__; Had three known children: Spencer, Garrett and Hannah.

        Walter Earl and Kyong Ha Chong Shepherd
        Walter Earl and Kyong Ha Chong Shepherd

      2. Ward Shepherd, born Mar. 2, 1913; died Jan. 28, 1983; married Jocie Irene Langley; Had one known child:

        • Linda Shepherd, married Dick Franklin; Had three known children:

          • Daniel Lee Franklin, born Sept. 28, 1962; married Darlene Lee Franklin of Norwood, NC; Had one known child: Daniel Lee Jr., born July 14, 1990.

          • Kimberly Hope Franklin, born August 7, 1962; married M. Douglas Loflin of New London, NC; Had one known child: Adam D., born June 18, 1991.

          • Timothy Scott Franklin, born Dec. 3, 1969; married Kelly Stiver of Norwood, NC; Had one known child: Tanner Cole, born Oct. 29, 1997.

      3. Ruby Shepherd, married 1st Arthur Anderson; married 2nd G.C. Pennington.

          Had two known children by Arthur Anderson:

        • Arthur Anderson Jr.
        • Wilma Anderson

          Had one known child by G.C. Pennington:

        • Grover Cleveland Pennington

      4. Earl Walter Shepherd, born Sept. 20, 1917; died Jan. 24, 1998; married Edrie Quinn (b. Oct. 7, 1922, d. Jan. 10, 2005); Had two known children:

        • Walter Earl Shepherd, born June 21, 1946 in Baltimore, MD; married Kyong Ha Chong; Had two known children:

            Andrew Quinn Shepherd
            Andrew Quinn Shepherd

          • Nadia Chong Shepherd, born Dec. 19, 1977.
          • Jason Michael Shepherd, born Feb. 11, 1981.

        • Andrew Quinn Shepherd, born April 28, 1948; married & divorced Judy Thorpe; Had two known children:

          • Andrew Quinn Shepherd, Jr.
          • John Peterson Shepherd, born Feb. 13, 1985; married Lydia Cox (b. June 29, 1984); Had two known children: Hannah Edrie and Roy Peterson.

      5. Beverly "Bell" Shepherd, born Nov. 30, 1925; married Bernard Meinschein (d. Nov., 2009); Had one known child: Bernard Junior.

      6. Reginald "Reggie" Shepherd/Shepard, born July, 1926; married Margaret Peggie Howard; Had two known children:

        • Reginald Shepard, Jr.
        • Debbie Shepard

        Andrew Quinn Shepherd Jr
        Andrew Quinn Shepherd Jr.

      7. John Shepherd, born April 15, 1929; married Ramona Apodaco; Had three known children:

        • Jenny Shepherd, married Ronald Gould; Had three known children.
        • Joyce Shepherd, married Allan Shapiro; Had two known children.
        • Margaret Shepherd, married __?__ Maning; Had one known child.

      8. Thomas Shepherd, Nov. 11, 1932; died June 6, 2006; married Philomena Martin, Mar. 8, 1953; Had four known children:

        • Donna Shepherd, born Sept. 6, 1953; married Gary Bechtel; Had two known children: Matthew and Colleen.
        • Sandra Shepherd, born Sept. 9, 1954; married & divorced Jason Hill; Had one known child:

          • Christy Hill, married Jeffrey Vilkas; Had one known child: Haley.

        • Thomas Shepherd, Jr., born June 24, 1956; married & divorced Cindy Tausendschoen; Had one known child: Lauren.

          Thomas Shepherd Jr
          Thomas Shepherd Jr

        • Jo Anne Shepherd, born Sept. 25, 1957; married Anthony Passapae; Had two known children: James and Karl.

      9. Elizabeth Shepherd, died January, 1975; married Chester Bosley; Had five known children:

        • Robin Bosley, married & divorced __?__; Had two known children.
        • Lee Bosley, divorced twice; Had four known children.
        • Beverly Bosley, no children
        • Bobbie Bosley, married __?__; Had two known children.
        • Vivian Bosley, married __?__; Had two known children.

    • Emmit H. Shepherd, born May 31, 1891; died July 15, 1909

  11. Maria (Mary) Demelia Shepherd, born May 20, 1862; died Mar. 1, 1929; married George Frank Thompson (b. Jan. 28, 1857, d. Dec. 11, 1938), Oct. 20, 1978 in Ore Knob, Ashe Co., NC; Mary and George lived in Ashe Co., NC where George was a farmer. Had 12 known children:


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CONTRIBUTORS

Along with information from the normal genealogical sources (Census Records, History Books, Cemetery Records, etc.) the following people have contributed family history information and/or photos presented on this page. If you have information/photos on the descendants of John F. Shepherd, and would like to see your family history added to this page, send an email to author@danielprophecy.com

Jane Shepherd - Judy Lenane, Lorell Sheppard Thompson (Photo and information on the descendants of William Green Shepherd)

Isaac Ervin Shepherd - John W. Shepherd.

George Washington Shepherd - Michael Shepherd.

Newton Cannon Shepherd - Jo Ann Jones (Information on the Robert Cline Jones family).

John P. Shepherd - Annette Denise Shepard (Photo of George Washington & Carrie Younger Shepherd and Roger Shepard).

Joshua Franklin Shepherd - Kristin Shepherd Elliott (Information on the descendants of John Thomas Shepherd).

Thomas Calvin Shepherd - Lois Rogers.

Noah Shepherd - Linda Shepherd Franklin (Information on the descendants of Ward Shepherd and photo of Glenn "Doc" & Sibbie Powers Shepherd); Walter Earl Shepherd (Information on the descendants of Glenn "Doc" & Sibbie Powers Shepherd).

Maria Demelia Shepherd - Lois Rogers.