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R J Shepherd (#47453809)
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Bio Photo I grew up in the Northwestern area of Orange County, NC. next to the Alamance, Caswell county lines. I have a number of kin buried @ Mt Zion Church. Byrd's, Florence's

I have a number of Shepherd Kin buried in Guilford & Alamance Counties.I am currently working on linking and providing information on as many as i can. I have set up a Virtual Cemetery for the Civil War Guilford- Alamance Shepherd's . One for those that died during the war and one for the survivors of the war. Total of 32. See my Virtual Cemeteries to view it. I will add names as i find them.
I have added a short clip on the 28 Shepherd Family members who served the Confederacy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66omobTdM78


ATTENTION: If your looking for the Surname SHEPHERD, SHEPARD, SHEPPARD & SHEPHARD in Alamance or Guilford Counties,they can all be related. A German immigrant from Pennsylvania William Schaefer or Schaeffer settled in Guilford County in or before 1775 near what is now the Guilford-Alamance county line area. Early court clerks had a hard time spelling Schaefer so it was listed as Shaver in Census and early documents. His childern used the Shaver name, but most of their childern , the third generation started using the English version, SHEPHERD. Due to lack of schooling and early grave stone makers misspelling the name, and different census takers spelling it different it started to be spelled different ways. You can find the same family's with different spelling of Shepherd.
A number of the early Guilford Shepherd's moved to Illinois and Indiana in the 1830-1870 range to take advantage of the opening of land grants by the government. Because of a lack of names of the whole family living at a house in the 1830- 1840 census records its very hard to figure out which family members that moved and who their family members are.

At this time i am not transferring any of the Guilford- Alamance Shepherds.

I enjoy listing people i have known over the years . I Hope in someway this helps people find their relatives and friends. I will be glad to add pictures for you, just email the picture and info needed.
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Jamie Gunter
RE: Moores
I have a picture of franks wife that was my grandmothers.she would be my mothers cousin.
Added by Jamie Gunter on Apr 12, 2015 6:42 AM
Lisa Rose Tolbert
Joel Phiillips
Memorial # 140789506
I was looking at this Memorial and this could be my 2nd great grand father. Although I did know he served in the Military I didn't realize he had been captured and haven't been able to find documents supporting this information. Do you have any other supporting information about him that you could share? Any other family information wife's name, children's names. Any information is appreciated.
Added by Lisa Rose Tolbert on Apr 11, 2015 11:49 AM
Jamie Gunter
RE: Moores
My mother is Evelyn daughter of Genetta, Franks sister.
Thanks for sharing
Jamie
Added by Jamie Gunter on Apr 05, 2015 5:12 PM
Tapanga Shepherd
Jerry Stephen Shepherd
I want to thank you for brightening my day!
I found a picture of Jerry Shepherds grave.
Jerry Shepherd is my grandfather, I am the daughter of his oldest son Stephen Shepherd. I was very young when my grandfather died, but I still love him. One thing I he would always say when he was dying is "Be A Giant Today!"
Added by Tapanga Shepherd on Feb 20, 2015 8:28 AM
M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N.C.
RE: Photos
I knew I could count on you...Thank you

Marlene
Added by M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N... on Nov 26, 2014 7:48 PM
M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N.C.
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Hey Richard,
I would like to use some of your photos on ancestry.com in my family tree.

I will give credit to the photographer and Find a Grave.

Thanking you in advance for your time and decision, I am

Marlene Clapp Brown
M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N.C. (#48216494)
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(Yep...it's me again.)

Added by M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N... on Nov 26, 2014 6:49 PM
Cathy Shepherd Stanley
RE: Shepherd family of Southern Alamance/Guilford County
Thanks RJ.....Are we related? I'm listing from memory right now as I don't have my book in front of me but as I recall my lineage is (from past to present)Conrad Shepherd >Joshua Shepherd> Adam Shepherd> Jacob Shepherd> Alphonzo Shepherd > James Murphy Shepherd > Berris Greeson Shepherd.
Added by Cathy Shepherd Stanley on Nov 16, 2014 1:41 PM
Cathy Shepherd Stanley
Shepherd family of Southern Alamance/Guilford County
Hello, I am researching my fathers side of the family, which is the Shepherd family. My great-grandfather James Murphy Shepherd is buried at Lows Lutheran Church in Guilford County, as well as my grandfather Berris Greeson Shepherd. I have a list of ancestors,(going back to the late 1700's) that my grandfather had written in the family bible. I wondered if this would be of any hep to you in your research. Thank You for the information that you shared about the origin of the SHEPHERD name. I remember my grandfather tell- ing me that it started out as VONSHAEFFENHEIMER in Germany, was shortened to SHAFFENHEIMER, then to SHAEFFERD, which became SHEPHERD.
Added by Cathy Shepherd Stanley on Nov 15, 2014 2:03 PM
Genealogy Lover
RE: William Byrd 136263601
I will go in and transfer now. And no, I do not mind. When I create memorials that are not my people, my goal is to get them into the hands of family members.

Thank you so much for accepting these memorials!

Sharyl
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 13, 2014 4:13 PM
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William Byrd 136263601
Buried in Marionville, Missouri.

I notice you have a number of Byrd family members in your memorials. Are you connected to the Byrd family?

I have memorials for Logan Byrd 1895-1899 and Loraine Byrd 1894-1895, presumably William and Ella's children. They are buried in the same lot and have similar headstones.

If these are your people, I would be glad to transfer these memorials to you.

Sharyl
Added by Genealogy Lover on Oct 13, 2014 8:20 AM
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