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Mary Ann "Polly" Sheppard Johnson
Birth: Nov. 22, 1795
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1830
Jackson
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

My 4th great-grandmother.

Daughter of John Hartwell Sheppard, Sr. & Nancy Wicker; granddaughter of William Sr. & Jemima (Johnson) Sheppard and Robert Hester & Hannah Simmons (Holley) Wicker.

When Grandma was just a child, the family migrated from Georgia to Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO where Grandma was reared in Bethel Baptist Church. Her daddy and grandpa were deacons and her daddy was the Sheriff of Cape County.

I'm sure Grandma was reared with a great Patriot spirit as her Grandpa Wicker had fought in the Revolutionary War and she would have been old enough to appreciate the freedom that was secured for us.

Married Jonathon Johnson, Sr. about 1814.
Children:
Jonathan Jr.
David
Martha
Sarah (died age 11 days)
Sheppard (died age 6 yrs, 10 mos, 21 days)
Wilhelmina W. (m Washington Gaither)
Mary Ann (m William Pittman)

Grandma lived only 34 years, 3 months, 7 days before the Lord called her to her Heavenly home.

Many thanks to Beth Mitchell for restored headstone photos. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Hartwell Sheppard (1765 - 1836)
  Nancy Wicker Sheppard (1778 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Jonathon Johnson (1795 - 1830)
 
 Children:
  Martha Johnson*
  Sarah Johnson*
  Sheppard Johnson*
  Mary Ann Johnson Pittman (1826 - 1903)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jemima Sheppard Wilkinson (1792 - 1857)*
  Hannah Sheppard Ferguson (1794 - 1873)*
  Mary Ann Sheppard Johnson (1795 - 1830)
  Dorcas Amanda C Sheppard Sheppard (1797 - 1876)*
  William Sheppard (1799 - 1821)*
  John Hartwell Sheppard (1801 - 1866)*
  Sarah Sheppard Bennett (1804 - 1870)*
  Eunice Shepard Anthony (1805 - 1865)*
  Elisha W Sheppard (1809 - 1846)*
  Joel R Sheppard (1810 - 1848)*
  Nathaniel W. Sheppard (1814 - 1836)*
  Isaac Newton Sheppard (1816 - 1886)*
  Nancy Marzilla Sheppard Green (1823 - 1847)*
  Thomas G Sheppard (1826 - 1846)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
To the Memory of Mrs Mary Johnson Consort of Jonathan Johnson who departed this Life March the 1, 1830 Aged 34 yr. 3 mo. 9 da.
 
Burial:
Old Bethel Cemetery
Jackson
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Oct 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43499028
Mary Ann Polly <i>Sheppard</i> Johnson
Added by: Beth
 
Mary Ann Polly <i>Sheppard</i> Johnson
Added by: Beth
 
Mary Ann Polly <i>Sheppard</i> Johnson
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A mother's (and Grandmotherís) love is forever. It begins before we can even remember...and it creates a feeling of comfort, warmth, and happiness that can never be forgotten. Thank you, to all Moms, for showing us the true meaning of love.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: May. 10, 2015
Remembering you on Resurrection Day; knowing that the tomb is empty and someday we will have a Heavenly reunion!
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015

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