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Adeline H Shepherd Grass

Illinois, USA
Death 28 Aug 1859 (aged 42)
Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Plot Old Section 2 is south side of the road by Iron Gate
Memorial ID 17301011 · View Source
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Adeline H. Shepherd b July 22 1817 ILL d Aug 28 1859 Lawrence co ILL
[JMK note, 6 Dec 08: Henry H Shepherd died March 4 1850, aged 36 years, and is buried at the Lawrenceville Cemetery near his widow Adeline H. Grass, who died August 28, 1859] 12-2008

llinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900
GRASS, DANIEL SHEPHERD, ADELINE H 07/10/1851 D /54 Lawrence

Fr Desc Opal- Adeline Shepherd was widow w/5 children [prob Annis, Mary, Thomas, Charles, Henry] when she md Daniel. Shepherd presumed her prev married name. Poss the 5 children went by Grass or were adopted later by Daniel. No proof. He left from Ill for Kansas abt age of 50 arriving Kansas 1870 but has no kids with him on any census.
Adeline H Shepherd born ABT. 1818 died 28 AUG 1859 Lawrence Co., Illinois. Adeline and her children are buried in the Lawrenceville Cemetery.

[Note: HENRY H. SHEPHERD died March 1850 of winter fever, per 1850 Federal Census Mortality Information at , discovered 6 Dec 08.
DANIEL GRASS' wife ADELINE H SHEPHERD was the widow of HENRY H. SHEPHERD] John King 12-2008

Collection: United States Census (Mortality Schedule)1850
Name: Henry H Shepherd Residence: Lawrence county, Lawrence, Illinois Age: 35 Calculated Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Virginia Gender: Male
Death Month: Mar Death Year: Mar 1850
Film Number: 1421024 Digital GS Number: 4181088
Image Number: 00218 Line Number: 4
Marital Status: Married

Collection: 1850 United States Census
Name: Adaline H Shepherd Residence: Lawrence, Illinois
Age: 32 years Estimated birth year: 1818
Birth place: Illinois Gender: Female Race or color (on document): Race or color (expanded): Death month:
Death date: Film number: 7688 Image number: 00576 Reference number: 27 Dwelling: 997 Household id: 997 Marital status:
Adeline H Shepherd age 30 b 1818 5 kids listed Daniel is listed in HH next to her age 22y student w/Maxwell
Annis Shepherd age 10 F b abt 1840 ILL
Mary Shepherd age 8 F b abt 1842 ILL
Thomas Shepherd age 7 M b abt 1843 ILL d Dec 7 1853 fag Memorial #17732359
Charles Shepherd age 5 M b abt 1845 ILL
Henry Shepherd 11/12 M b abt 1849 ILL
[name for his dad no doubt Henry H. Shepherd]

1860 Census Lawrenceville Lawrence County, IL
Looks like he is living in household of
Chancy Durkee age 38 Hotel Keeper
Daniel Grass age 35 Lawyer 1825 Indiana
Thomas Shepherd age 17 1842 ILL
Charles Shepherd age 15 living with him 1844 ILL
No sign of Adeline or her two daughters-Annis & Mary but given their age they might already be married.
Adeline must be dead.
No Henry b 1849 he must been one died abt 3-5y old.

Fr John King-2011 -- Daniel Grass had three of Adeline Shepherd sons (his step-sons) serve in the Civil War. Here is a tombstone picture at the Lawrenceville Cemetery for one of them. I read his Civil War Pension File at the National Archives in Washington D.C. last November – about 4 inches thick from all his appeals for better pension benefits. I didn't photograph or Xerox any of it, and will eventually get back to do that. He was a guy with great promise, who just never got things together after the war. He was a druggist in Sumner and the hearing officer thought his medical troubles were mostly self-induced opiate & liquor abuse from supplies that he had readily available at his store, rather than his medical claims stemming from service near Brownsville Texas. Shepherd would squirm in his chair before the hearing officers, and they thought he was lying. He was receiving pension benefits for previous service as a private on a medical condition that had been documented in his records; he wanted increased pension benefits for medical problems as an officer. Shepherd could never make his case, but not for the lack of trying.

HeritageQuest Online - Census Image
could this be Adaline Shepherd's daughter Mary--age matches--apprentice dress maker ???--
1860 > ILLINOIS > ROCK ISLAND > 3-WD ROCK ISLAND Series: M653 Roll: 222 Page: 478
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

cemetery records--Pgs 276-277 Irene Black's 1976 "Cemeteries of Lawrence County, Illinois":
Lawrenceville Cemetery, Old Section 2, South side of road at East Iron Gate:
Row 17:
In Memory of H. H. Shepherd, died March 4, 1850, aged 36 years [Henry]
Row 18:
Children of James [Daniel jr] and Adeline H. Grass [JMK note, 6 Dec 2008:obviously, this is DANIEL GRASS, not "James" a transcriber error]
Seban Grass, March 22, 1851
Edwin Grass, died September 8, 1853.
Ezra Grass, died August 22, 1855
Edwin Grass, died September 20, 1855, aged 16 hours
Adeline H Grass, August 28, 1859 This stone on side of south bank broken in 3 pieces.

Children Daniel Grass and Adeline Shepherd 4 kids known
1Seban Grass b ABT 1851 Lawrence Co Ill D Mar 22 1851 Lawrence Co Ill
2Edwin Grass b abt 1852 d Sep 8 1853 Lawrence Co ILL
3Ezra Grass b ABT 1854 d 22 AUG 1855 Lawrence Co Ill
4Edwin Grass b 20 SEP 1855 Lawrence Co Ill d 20 SEP 1855 Lawrence Co Ill

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Charlotte Eagleson Sechrest
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17301011
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adeline H Shepherd Grass (22 Jul 1817–28 Aug 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17301011, citing Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .