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Shepherd Family of Wilkes County, NC

Reddies River Church was founded in 1798, replacing the Deep Ford Hill Church which was established in 1784. Many members of the Shepherd family were charter members of the church: John and Sarah Shepherd; Robert Shipherd; Sarah Shepherd; Stephen Shepherd, Delphy Shepherd Judd; Lucy Shepherd Pumphrey; Anna Shepherd Viars; James Shepherd.

Philip Shepherd has created a page for the Descendants of Thomas Shepherd son of James Shephard. James Shepherd was a brother of John Shepherd whose family is presented here. Philip's e-mail address is: sheppard@hargray.com

Children of John Shepherd (1734-1810) and Sarah
Anne Shepherd (abt.1759) m. William Viars
John Shepherd Jr (abt.1760-1812) m. Phoebe
James Shepherd (abt.1761) possibly married Mary Certain (nothing else is known)
Susannah Shepherd (abt.1762-1816) m. Andrew Vannoy (1742-1809)
Lucy Shepherd (abt.1764-1844) m. Henry Pumphrey (1754-1834)
Stephen Shepherd (1769-1825) m. Mary Robertson (1771-1839)
Lewis Shepherd (1771-1851) m. 1) Alley Johnson; 2) Jane; 3) Martha
Sarah Shepherd (abt.1774) m. Elijah Jennings
Nancy Shepherd (abt.1775) m. John McQueary
Delphia Sheppard (abt.1776) m. Nathaniel Judd, Jr.
Andrew Sheppard (abt.1783-1856) m. 1) unknown; 2) or possibly 3) Barbara Phillips

Second Generation

Children of John Shepherd Jr and Phoebe
Elizabeth Shepherd (abt. 1790.) m. John Pumphrey, s/o Henry and Lucy Pumphrey
Larkin Shepherd (1794-1849) m. Alley Irwin (1798-aft.1860),
d/o Thomas Irwin and Agness Shepherd
Sarah Shepherd (1795-?) m. James Vannoy
Wiley Shepherd (abt.1796-?) m. 1) Sarah Woody; 2) Rachel Powell
Lucy Shepherd (abt.1798-?) m. Thronton Kilby, s/o Humphrey Kilby and Nancy Haynes
Presley Shepherd (abt.1799-?) m. 1) Ruth Woody; 2) Martha Carolina Ashley
Pleasant Shepherd (abt.1801-?) m. Ann Brown (lived in KY)
John S. Shepherd (abt.1803-?) m. Sally Irwin (lived in KY)
Mary Shepherd m. John Phillips
Charlotte Shepherd m. James Phillips
Allan Shepherd (1804-1850) m. Rosa Johnson (m. 1826) (settled in Logan Co., WVA)
George Shepherd (abt.1806-?) m. Hannah Phillips
Louis Shepherd (1810-1888) m. Rebecca Jennings, d/o Luke Jennings Sr.
Benjamin Shepherd (an invalid, did not marry)


Children of Lewis Shepherd and Alley Johnson
Thornton Shepherd
Nancy Shepherd
Lewis J. Shepherd
Theoplis Shepherd
Alley Shepherd
Stephen Shepherd

Third Generation

Children of Larkin Shepherd and Alley Irwin
John F. Shepherd m. Fanny Wilcox
Lucinda Shepherd (?-1856) m. Nathan Weaver
Rebecca Shepherd m. Joshua Coffey
James Welborn Shepherd m. Elizabeth Jones
Franklin Shepherd m. 1) Elizabeth Hall; 2) America Whittington; 3) Sarah Ann Whittington
Sarah Shepherd (1831-?) m. John Pierce
Jordan Ashley Shepherd (1837-abt.1872) m. Susan Hall (1839)
Benjamin Shepherd (died young)
Abraham Shepherd m. Elizabeth Kilby
Martha Shepherd (1841-1916) m. 1) Joseph Phouts; 2) George Phillips
Mary Shepherd (1841-?) (twin to Martha) m. Harrison Brown


Abstract of Reddies River Church Membership, 1798-1889, by Paul W. Gregory

Personal communications with Paul W. Gregory

Early Settlers of Wilkes County, Paul W. Gregory

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