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Eliza Jane Adamson Shepherd
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1822
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1897
Emery County
Utah, USA

DESCRIPTION: Life Story: "...She was tall with black hair and dark eyes and was undoubtedly very beautiful as were her daughters...Eliza Jane was a good sport, and I am sure her sense of humor was helpful through it all (polygamy)...She had a pleasant personality but was known to scold quite a bit. If her family was together and someone would start scolding, someone else would say, `You sound just like Grandma Shepherd.'...She was a large woman and her care (after her stroke) was not easy for those who waited on her. She stayed in various homes for a few months at a time..."

OCCUPATION: Life Story: "... (After Moses died) She kept cows and milked, selling the milk and butter or trading them for the things she needed. She also sold medicine for home use, made herbs, etc. She had many home remedies for most kinds of illnesses and was often called upon by her neighbors when sickness came to their homes...Eliza Jane left Mr. Huff (her third husband) and moved in with her son and children to help out (after the death of their mother, Eliza Ann Job Shepherd)...Hannah remembers that her grandmother was a good cook and took delight in making the many good dishes she knew how to prepare. She made her own sauerkraut and in the summer always had a crock of homemade beer out by the well..."

DEATH: Life Story: "...About four years before her death, Eliza Jane suffered a paralytic stroke. Hannah (Aaron's daughter) came home from school one day and went into the bed and found her unable to move or speak. She had lain down for an afternoon rest when she was stricken. It was three days before she regained her speech. She slowly regained her strength and with some assistance she could get from the bed into a chair and sit for a few hours. Many times she tried, with the aid of a cane, to stand, hoping she might be able to walk again, but she never was able to do so. This illness was most certainly the berrerest trial of her life. She often said that it was harder to take than anything that happened previously in her life...It was during her last visit with Eliza Jane (her daughter) that she passed away, 12 Aug 1897. Her body was taken and shipped by train to Spanish Fork where services were held and she was buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery."

Information submitted by Rosemary Nyman, November 22, 2008.

Family links: 
  Moses Trader Shepherd (1820 - 1866)
  Joseph Huff (1818 - 1894)
  Stephen Markham (1800 - 1878)*
  Priscilla Ann Shepherd Barney (1842 - 1916)*
  Aaron Adamson Shepherd (1849 - 1891)*
  Aaron Adamson Shepherd (1849 - 1891)*
  Eliza Jane Shepherd Avery (1853 - 1935)*
  Moses Andrew Shepherd (1855 - 1926)*
  Benjamin Franklin Shepherd (1858 - 1912)*
  Isaac Garner Shepherd (1861 - 1919)*
  Mary Elizabeth Shepherd Hay (1864 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Spanish Fork City Cemetery
Spanish Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: 01.02 .02
Maintained by: Jamie R. Larsen
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Nov 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12497910
Eliza Jane <i>Adamson</i> Shepherd
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