|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1843|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1922|
Son of Nimrod and Lucy (Johnson) Shepherd. In 1844 his parents moved to Andrew County, Missouri where he lived until 1860 when he went to Platte County, Missouri.
Died at home, 617 North 4th Street, of lobar pneumonia, aged 78y 6m 13d. Was a butcher. Preceded in death by his first wife Pernicia (Wilhoit) Shepherd and a child from this marriage who died at an early age; two children from his second marriage, Thomas Y. and Luther Samuel.
Survived by his second wife, Margaret "Maggie" (Steinman) Shepherd and children: Mrs. Irene Garrison of New York City, Mrs. Melcenia Wilson of Lilburn, MO, George W. Shepherd of St. Joseph, MO, four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Buried in Grandview East Cemetery near Albany, MO.
GEORGE W. SHEPHERD
agriculturist and stock dealer, is making the raising of fine stock a specialty. He is of Scotch and Germany ancestry. His grand-father, and also his father, Nimrod Shepherd, were born in Virginia, where the latter was married to Miss Lucy Johnson, a native of North Carolina. They came to Missouri in about the year 18231, and located in Jackson County, where George W. was born on the 16th day of July, 1843. In 1844 they moved to Andrew County, and there George grew to manhood. His father kept a trading post for a number of years at Independence, and also in Andrew County. The subject of this sketch resided in Andrew County till 1860, when he went to Platte County, and in the spring of 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate service, in which he remained over two years. He was held as a prisoner for sometime, but after escaping he went to Morgan County, Illinois, where he lived until 1866; thence to Doniphan County, Kansas. He was engaged in the butchering business in Illinois, and also in Wathena, Kansas, until 1872, when he came to Albany, where he was interested in the same occupation, and dealing in stock and pork packing. In 1879 Mr. Shepherd moved on his farm in section 29, township 63, range 30, which contains 160 acres--a farm well adapted to the raising of stock. He is a member of Athens Lodge, No. 127, A. F. and A. M., and of Albany Lodge, No. 175, I.O.O.F. He has been twice married--first, October 8, 1860, to Miss Penecia H. Wilhoit. She was born in Andrew County, Missouri, in September, 1843, and died March 12, 1871. They had one child, which is now deceased. Mr. Shepherd took for his second wife Maggie Seinman. Their marriage occdurred February 12, 1873. Mrs. Shepherd was born in Hancock County, Ohio, August 15, 1855. They have had three children, two of whom are living, Mary J. and Thomas W.
SOURCE: pp330-331 chapter on Athens Township of "The History of Gentry and Worth Counties, Missouri..." printed by National Historical Company, St. Joseph, MO.; 1882.
Margaret Steinman Shepherd (1854 - 1931)*
George Washington Shepherd (1886 - 1956)*
Plot: SECTION H, ROW 16
Maintained by: Karen DaPra
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
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