The John Shepherd Family
John Shepherd's parents
I have run across several files which say that Isaac and Sarah (Cheney) Shepherd were the parents of John Shepherd, but I believe that info is wrong. I first ran across the info on this website many years ago: Rootsweb-Harrison LaTour
Since this keeps coming up again and again, and is being passed on as hints on various genealogy sites, I did some research and here is what I have found.
I looked up Isaac Shepard: wikitree.com/wiki/Shepard-1005
- Isaac and Sarah lived in Massachusetts. Our John Shepherd grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Isaac and Sarah didn't get married until 1729. Our John Shepherd was born in 1728.
- Isaac Shepard had 6 sons: Jonathon (born in 1730), Daniel, Isaac, Nathaniel, Thomas and Solomon. None were named John.
I am still looking for John Shepherd's real parents. Please correct this mistake in your own trees. Thank you.
John Shepherd was born on Olmstead Ridge, on the Lancaster road, ten miles from Philadelphia, March 16, 1728.
Margaret Shepherd was born in Blackhole Valley, Pa.
Christopher Gould Shepherd
Christopher Gould Shepherd was born Mar. 22, 1793, in Blackhole Valley, Pa.
William Shepherd, son of John Shepherd, was born in 1795, at Williams Post, Pa.
Jane was born in Laurel Sock, Pa., March 23, 1797.
James Shepherd, son of John Shepherd, was the youngest son in the Shepherd family.
Rebecca Shepherd, the seventh of the children of John Shepherd, was born in Laurel Sock, Pa. in 1803.
Isabelle was next to the youngest of the children of John Shepherd.
Sarah Shepherd was the youngest child of John Shepherd.