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Families of the Children of Mary4 Washburn and Daniel Shepardson

 

 

            The only daughter of Mary Washburn and Daniel Shepardson married and remained in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, whereas their three sons moved up to Windham Co., Vermont, where they left a great many records. The family of the youngest son, Stephen Shepardson, apparently moved from Vermont shortly before or after 1800, and is not traced beyond that point, and several of the great-grandchildren of Mary and Daniel Shepardson moved to New York. This family will not be carried on further than this file, but may be added to in the future if more information is uncovered regarding the youngest son’s family.

 

 

 

 

John Shepardson

 

 

Daniel Shepardson

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Fuller

 

 

Elizabeth Fuller

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Willmarth

Hannah Shepardson

 

 

 

Major John Shepardson

 

 

 

Zephaniah Shepardson

 

 

 

Capt. Stephen Shepardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Jonathan3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Mary4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

George Vaughan

 

 

Mary Vaughan

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hinchman

 

 

(559.) Hannah Shepardson, eldest daughter of (149) Mary4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3?, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Attleborough, MA, on 29 Dec. 1730?,[1] married Alex­ander Balkcom (3rd), son of Alexander and Martha (Robinson) Balkcom/Bolkcom (Jr.),[2] in 1750 in Attleborough.[3] He was born on 25 July 1728 in Attleborough,[4] a grandson of Alexander and Sarah (Woodcock) Bolkcom, of Attleborough,[5] and they lived in Norton, MA. They were living in Norton, MA, in the 1790,[6] and 1800 federal censuses, next door to their son, David Balkcom.[7]

         The will of Alexander Balkam (Jr.), of Attleborough, dated 3 Sept. 1753, mentioned wife Martha and eldest son Alexander.[8]

         Alexander Balkcom (3rd) died on 7 Mar. 1809 in Attleborough, aged 80 years,[9] and Hannah may have been the widow Balcom who died on 6 June 1815 in Attleborough.[10]

         Hannah Shepardson and Alexander Balkcom (3rd) had children:

        1815     i   Hannah Balkcom, born on 11 June 1751 in Norton,[11] married Samuel Tiffa­ny (Jr.), son of Samuel and Mary (Richardson) Tiffany,[12] of Attlebor­ough, on 2 June 1769 in Norton or Attleborough.[13] He was born on 10 July 1737 in Attleborough.[14] He served as a private from Attleborough in Capt. Stephen Richardson’s company in 1775, and a Corporal in Capt. Moses Knap’s company and in Capt. Stephen Richardson’s company in 1775, and then again as a private in Capt. Samuel Richardson’s company in 1778.[15] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790, or 1800 federal census, and they may have moved elsewhere after the Revolutionary War. They had at least 2 daughters:

a. Nancy Tiffany, born on 23 Nov. 1769 in Attleborough.[16]

b. Polly Tiffany, born on 20 May 1777 in Attleborough.[17]

        1816    ii   Capt. Elijah Balkcom/Bolcom, born on 6 Aug. 1753 in Norton,[18] married Jemima Skin­ner, of Mansfield, MA, on 12 Feb. 1778 in Mansfield,[19] and they lived in Attleborough and Mansfield, MA. She was born ca. 1756.[20] They were possibly the Elijah Balcom family living in Attleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to a Nathan Balcom,[21] but there was also another Elijah Bolkcom family living at the time in Attleborough, who was more likely the family enumerated there in the 1790 census,[22] and the family of Capt. Elijah Balkcom was not found in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses in Massachusetts, but they were living in Mansfield, MA, in the 1810 federal census.[23] He does not appear to be listed in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War.[24] He died on 10 July 1818 in Mansfield, aged 64 years,[25] and she was probably living with the family of her son Alexander Bolcom in the 1820 and 1830 federal censuses. She died a widow on 8 Aug. 1839 in Mansfield, aged 83 years.[26] They had at least 2 children:

a. Fanny Bolcom, born on 24 Dec. 1780 in Attleborough,[27] marriage not found.

b. Alexander Bolcom, born on 14 Sept. 1793 in Attleborough,[28] probably married Melansa Bucklen Cobb, daughter of John and Deidama (Julson) Cobb Jr., of Wrentham,[29] on 5 July 1826 in Mansfield.[30] She was born on 14 Nov. 1802 in Wrentham.[31] He was a head of household in Norton, MA, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[32] and in Mansfield, MA, in the 1830,[33] and 1840 federal censuses,[34] and they were still living in Mansfield in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[35]

        1817   iii   David Balkcom, born on 18 Oct. 1755 in Norton,[36] married Jane Pullen, daugh­ter of James and Lydia (Woodcock) Pullen,[37] of Attleborough, in 1780.[38] She was born on 5 Nov. 1758 in Attlebor­ough,[39] and they lived in Norton, but no death record was found for either of them in Norton. He served as a private from Norton in Capt. John Allen’s company in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.[40] They were living in Norton, MA, in the 1790,[41] and 1800 federal censuses, next door to his father.[42] He was not found in the 1810 federal census in Norton, and may have been the David Bolkum enumerated in Rehoboth, MA, in the 1810 census.[43] They had children:

a. Milla Balkcom, born on 16 June 1782 in Norton.[44]

b. Aluna Balkcom, born on 21 Oct. 1783 in Norton.[45]

c. Leonard Balkcom, born on 6 June 1785 in Norton.[46]

d. Peddy Balkcom, born on 3 Aug. 1787 in Norton.[47]

e. (Probably others)

        1818   iv   Sarah Balkcom, born on 7 Jan. 1758 in Norton,[48] married Jason Blake, son of John and Elizabeth (Bragg) Blake, of Wrentham, MA,[49] on 7 Nov. 1793 in Norton.[50] He was born on 10 Dec. 1756 in Wrentham.[51] He served as a drummer in the Continental Army from Wrentham in various companies from 1777 to 1781, where he was described as 6ft tall with a light complexion, dark hair, and dark eyes.[52] They were living in Wrentham, MA, in the 1800 federal census,[53] in Norton, MA, in the 1810 federal census,[54] and in Mansfield, MA, in the 1820 federal census.[55] She supposedly died on 10 June 1831.[56] He was an 84 year old Revolutionary War veteran living with the family of his son-in-law Benjamin Sweet in Norton in the 1840 federal census. They had children:

a. Lydia Cutler Blake, born on 27 Oct. 1797 in Wrentham,[57] married Benjamin Sweet, son of John and Eunice (Tucker) Sweet, of Norton,[58] on 24 Sept. 1826 in Mansfield.[59] He was born on 14 Jan. 1797 in Norton,[60] and they were living in Norton, MA, in the 1830,[61] and 1840 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[62]

b. Sarah “Sally” Shepardson Blake, baptized on 11 May 1800 in Wrentham,[63] married Daniel B. Smith, of Mansfield, on 25 Nov. 1819 in Mansfield.[64]

c. Sophia Weston/Newton Blake, baptized on 11 May 1800 in Wrentham.[65]

d. (Possibly a son)

        1819    v   Alexander Balkcom (4th), born on 18 Oct. 1759 in Norton,[66] marriage not found.

        1820   vi   Lusanda/Lucinda Balkcom, born on 29 Nov. 1762 in Norton,[67] mar­ried Josiah Harvey, of Norton, on 19 July 1801 in Attleborough.[68] They were living in Norton, MA, in the 1810,[69] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[70] He died on 12 Sept. 1827 in Norton,[71] yet it appears that his household was enumerated in the 1830 federal census in Norton.[72] She was still living in Norton, MA, in the 1850 federal census, with her widowed daughter Lucinda Smith. They had children:

a. Lucinda Harvey, born on 29 Aug. 1803 in Norton,[73] married Leonard Smith, son of Aruna and Elenor (Leonard) Smith, of Norton,[74] on 24 July 1825 in Norton.[75] He was born on 21 Oct. 1791 in Norton,[76] and died on 20 June 1830 in Norton.[77] She was a widow living in Norton, MA, in the 1850 federal census.[78]

b. Josiah Harvey (Jr.), born on 22 Feb. 1806 in Norton,[79] probably married (___), and was living in Norton, MA, in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer,[80] but he was not found in Norton in the 1850 federal census.

c. Alexander Harvey, born on 28 Mar. 1809 in Norton,[81] marriage not found.

 

 

(560.) Major John Shepardson, eldest son of (149) Mary4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3?, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Attleborough, MA, on 16 Feb. 1732?,[82] married Anna Blanchard, of Norton, MA, on 17 Jan. 1754 in Attlebor­ough,[83] and they lived in Attleborough. She was born ca. 1730,[84] and she may have been the daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Pratt) Blanchard, of Norton.[85] They apparently moved to Guilford, Cumberland Co., New York, in what is now Guilford, Windham Co., VT, by ca. 1770,[86] where he was appointed as town clerk on 19 May 1772,[87] and later served as a Justice of the Peace,[88] a Representative from Guilford to the Vermont State Government in 1778 and 1781,[89] and a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1778 to 1779.[90] On 24 Feb. 1780 John Shepardson, of Guilford, Cumberland Co., VT, Esq., purchased 50 acres in house lot #24 in Guilford from Samuel Torrey, of Taunton, Bristol Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay.[91]

         He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and he was probably the John Shepardson living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[92] and in the 1800 federal census.[93] He enlisted as a Private in the Revolutionary War in Capt. David Stowell’s Company from Vermont on 29 Sept. 1777,[94] and in Capt. Comfort Starr’s Company in Oct. 1780.[95] At some point he patented 60 acres of land in the town of South Hero, Grand Isle Co., VT.[96] He supposedly died on 3 Jan. 1802 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT,[97] and was buried in Guilford, VT,[98] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Marlboro District, VT. She died a widow on 11 Jan. 1817 in Guilford, VT, aged 86 years.[99]

         John Shepardson and Anna Blanchard had chil­dren:

        1821     i   John Shepardson (Jr.), born on 25 Aug. 1754 in Attlebor­ough,[100] supposedly died on 23 Aug. 1774,[101] presumably unmarried.

        1822    ii   Samuel Shepardson, Esq., born on 10 Feb. 1757 in Attleborough,[102] married Anna Barney, probably daughter of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA, on 1 May 1779 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT.[103] She was born on 2 Feb. 1761 in Rehoboth, MA,[104] and they lived in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, where he was chosen as the Town Clerk on 31 Mar. 1783.[105] He was a Member of the Governor’s Council from 1803 to 1805, and Register of Probate in 1806,[106] a Constable in Guilford, and a Justice of the Peace in 1805,[107] and was Clerk of District No. 14 in Guilford in 1810.[108] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791,[109] 1800,[110] and 1810 federal censuses.[111] He died intestate on 28 Feb. 1813 in Guilford, VT,[112] and Anna Shepardson, widow of Samuel Shepardson, late of Guilford, petitioned for administration of her husband’s estate on 24 Mar. 1813, with Otis Shepardson as her surety.[113] Aaron Barney, John Noyes, and Cyrus Martin, Esq., were appointed to appraise the estate, which was dated 20 May 1813, and was valued at $3470.15, including his homestead farm at $1935,[114] and John Noyes, Gilbert Denison, and Cyrus Martin, Esq., were appointed to examine the claims of the creditors of the deceased also on 28 Apr. 1813.[115] In Oct. 1813 Reuben Clapp and James Brown, Esq., of Grand Isle, were appointed to appraise the land of Samuel Shepardson, late of Guilford, lying in Grand Isle County, VT, and Warren Ellis, Nathan Carpenter, and Garndner [sic] Wheeler were appointed to appraise the land of Samuel Shepardson, late of Guilford, lying in the County of Jefferson in the state of Vermont [sic].[116] The land in Grand Isle County turned out to be 20 acres in the Town of South Hero, which was one third part of land belonging to the original right of John Shepardson, and the inventory was signed by James Brown and Simeon Clark.[117]  Cyrus Martin and Cyrus Carpenter were appointed to set off to Anna Shepardson, the widow of Samuel Shepardson, her thirds or dower in his estate in Mar. 1814, and since there was insufficient personal estate to pay all the debts, she was ordered to sell part of the real estate to pay off his creditors.[118] She was living with the family of her son-in-law, Joseph Barney, in Blackriver, Lorain Co., OH, in the 1850 federal census.[119] She supposedly died on 22 June 1852 in Lorain Co., OH.[120] They had children:

a. Chloe Shepardson, born on 10 Jan. 1781 in Guilford, VT,[121] married Andrew Dalrymple, of Colrain, MA, on 10 Nov. 1803 in Guilford, VT.[122] He was not found in the 1810 federal census in Vermont,[123] but he may have been the Andrew Dalrymple living in Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[124]

b. Anna Shepardson, born on 6 Oct. 1782, died on 3 Nov. 1782 in Guilford.[125]

c. Anna Shepardson, born on 30 May 1784 in Guilford,[126] married Joseph Barney, son of James and Thankful Loves (Marsh) Barney,[127] in July 1807 in Guilford, VT.[128] He was born on 28 Sept. 1788 in Guilford, VT,[129] a grandson of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA. They were living in Blackriver, Lorain Co., OH, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[130] He supposedly died on 15 Jan. 1862 in Lorain Co., OH,[131] and she supposedly died on 16 Apr. 1876.[132]

d. John Shepardson, born on 9 Dec. 1786 in Guilford,[133] married Permilia Steadman, of Leyden, Franklin Co., MA, on 4 July 1814 in Guilford.[134] She was born ca. 1800 in MA.[135] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[136] and the 1830 federal census,[137] and they were still living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[138] She died on 18 Aug. 1863 in Guilford, aged 72 years,[139] and he died on 8 Jan. 1870 in Guilford, aged 83 years.[140]

e. Samuel Shepardson (Jr.), born on 9 Mar. 1789 in Guilford,[141] married Phebe Kemp, of Guilford, on 6 Mar. 1817 in Guilford.[142] He was probably the Samuel Shepardson living in Guilford, VT, in the 1820,[143] 1830,[144] and 1840 federal censuses,[145] and they were still living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850,[146] and 1860 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[147] He died on 30 Aug. 1866 in Guilford, aged 77 years,[148] and she died on 6 Oct. 1875 in Guilford, aged 86 years.[149]

f. Otis Shepardson, born on 5 July 1791 in Guilford,[150] married Susan Gibbs, daughter of Edmund and Phoebe (Preston) Gibbs,[151] on 23 Mar. 1817 in Windham Co., VT.[152] She was born on 13 Oct. 1796 in Stratton, Windham Co., VT.[153] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[154] and in the 1830 federal census,[155] and presumably in Springfield, LaGrange Co., IN, in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer.[156] He was a Selectman in Guilford, 1834-1835.[157] He supposedly died on 7 May 1843 in Mongo, LaGrange Co., IN,[158] and she was still living in Springfield, LaGrange Co., IN, in the 1850 federal census.[159] She supposedly died on 17 Dec. 1880.[160]

g. Elijah Shepardson, born on 5 Nov. 1793 in Guilford,[161] supposedly married 1.) Mary Parrish Dudley in ca. 1825 in Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY.[162] He was presumably the Elijah Shepardson living in Caldwell Co., KY, in the 1830 federal census,[163] but he was not found in the 1840 federal census in Kentucky. She apparently died by 1835 and he returned to New York,[164] and remarried to 2.) Anna (___), who was born ca. 1810 in NY,[165] and they were living in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a laborer.[166]

h. Pliny Shepardson, born on 15 July 1796 in Guilford,[167] as a minor over the age of 14 years he chose his brother Otis Shepardson as his guardian on 28 Apr. 1813,[168] and he married 1.) Rachael Tisdale, of Guilford, on 4 Feb. 1821 in Guilford.[169] They were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830,[170] 1840,[171] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[172] She died on 21 Sept. 1854 in Gerry, NY,[173] and he remarried to 2.) Triphenia M. Kingsley, probably daughter of Darius and Statira (Pickett) Kingsley, of Guilford, VT,[174] on 7 Feb. 1855 in Guilford, VT.[175] She was born ca. 1811 in MA.[176] They were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[177] He supposedly died on 22 July 1871,[178] presumably in Chautauqua Co., NY.

i. Sophia Shepardson, born on 20 Aug. 1798 in Guilford,[179] as a minor over the age of 14 years she chose her mother, the widow Anna Shepardson, as her guardian in Oct. 1813,[180] and she married John Winthrop Bissell, of Gill, MA, son of Jonathan Marsh and Submit7 (Cushman) Bissell, of Stratton VT,[181] on 27 Nov. 1820 in Guilford, VT.[182] He was born on 23 Sept. 1794,[183] a grandson of Consider6 and Submit (Newcomb) Cushman, of Lebanon, CT, and Greenfield, MA,[184] and was a wealthy farmer in Montague, MA.[185] They were living in Gill, Franklin Co., MA, in the 1830,[186] and 1840 federal censuses,[187] and in Montague, Franklin Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census.[188] She died on 15 Aug. 1864 in MA,[189] and he died on 8 Feb. 1876 in Springfield, MA.[190]

j. Permilia Shepardson, born on 19 Mar. 1801 in Guilford,[191] her mother, Anna Shepardson, was appointed as her guardian in Oct. 1813,[192] and she married Zelotes Barney, her first cousin, son of James and Thankful Loves (Marsh) Barney,[193] on 19 June 1824 in Guilford, VT.[194] He was born on 7 Aug. 1800 in Halifax, VT,[195] a grandson of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth MA. They were living in Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1830,[196] and 1840 federal censuses.[197] She supposedly died on 23 July 1849 in Sandusky, Erie Co., OH,[198] and he was living in Findley, Hancock Co., OH, in the 1850 federal census.[199] He supposedly died in Aug. 1877 in McComb, Hancock Co., OH.[200]

        1823   iii   Lois/Louise Shepardson, born on 15 Jan. 1760 in Attleborough,[201] married Simeon Forbes.[202] They were possibly living in Colrain, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[203] and in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census.[204] She supposedly died on 28 Feb. 1813,[205] presumably in Windham Co., VT. He was not a head of household in Windham Co., VT, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses.

        1824   iv   Seth Shepardson, born on 10 Aug. 1762 in Attleborough,[206] married Rhoda Carpenter,[207] and moved first to New York, then probably to Erie Co., PA. He enlisted in Capt. Comfort Starr’s Company from Vermont in the Revolutionary War in Oct. 1780.[208] He was living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[209] in Marlboro, Windham Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census,[210] and probably in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1810 federal census,[211] in Waterford township, Erie Co., PA, in the 1820 federal census,[212] in Waterford township, Western District, PA, in the 1830,[213] and 1840 federal censuses,[214] and in LeBoeuf, Erie Co., PA, in the 1850 federal census.[215] He supposedly died on 1 Oct. 1852 in Waterford, Erie Co., PA.[216] They had at least three sons, and probably others:

a. Zephaniah Shepardson, born say ca. 1794, was possibly married and living in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[217]

b. Seth Shepardson (Jr.), born in 1802 in Guilford, VT,[218] possibly married Minerva Worden.[219] They were living in Waterford, Erie Co., PA, in the 1820 federal census,[220] and in Springwater, Livingston Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a blacksmith.[221] He supposedly died on 20 Apr. 1863 in Springwater, Livingston Co., NY.[222]

c. John Shepardson, born in 1809 in Guilford, VT or NY,[223] married Elizabeth “Eliza” Upham on 22 Sept. 1831 in Erie Co., PA.[224] She was born supposedly on 27 Feb. 1813 in Canton, MA.[225] They were living in Waterford township, Erie Co., PA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[226] He supposedly died in 1868 in Waterford, Erie Co., PA,[227] and she supposedly died on 4 Mar. 1894 in Scranton, IA.[228]

d. (Probably others)

        1825    v   Alfred Shepardson, born on 26 Apr. 1768 in Attleborough,[229] married Dolly Bullock, of Guilford, VT, on 27 June 1796 in Guilford.[230] He was unmarried and living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census.[231] He was not listed as a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 federal census, but Alfred Shepardson was warned out of Guilford on 20 Mar. 1806,[232] and they were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1810 federal census.[233] He supposedly died on 14 June 1819 in Chenango Co., NY,[234] and she married secondly to Thomas Pearsall.[235] She supposedly died on 21 Sept. 1846 in Steuben Co., NY.[236] They supposedly had children:

a. Sally Shepardson, born on 4 Oct. 1798 in Guilford, VT,[237] married Royal G. Wilkins, son of Cooley and Polly (Crandall) Wilkins,[238] in 1819 in Afton, NY.[239] He was born supposedly on 21 Jan. 1796 in Chenango Co., NY.[240] They were living in Almond, Allegany Co., NY, in the 1840 federal census, where he was in manufacturing & trade,[241] and in Burns, Allegany Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was not employed.[242] He died supposedly on 22 Apr. 1887 in Steuben Co., NY.[243]

b. Clarissa Shepardson, born on 13 July 1800 in Colrain, MA,[244] married William Morton, of Guilford, on 3 Dec. 1818 in Guilford.[245] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1820 federal census, where he was in manufacturing and trade.[246]

c. Zadock Shepardson, born on 3 Apr. 1805 in Halifax, VT.[247]

d. Dolly Shepardson, born on 16 Apr. 1807 in Guilford.[248]

e. Alfred Shepardson (Jr.), born on 24 Nov. 1809 in Guilford,[249] married Gracia (___).[250] He supposedly died on 5 May 1891.[251]

        1826   vi   Jethanal Shepardson, born ca. 1770 in Guilford, VT.[252]

        1827   vii   Ezra Shepardson, born ca. 1776 in Guilford, VT, died supposedly on 29 Aug. 1819 in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY,[253] but he was not a head of household in New York in the 1810 federal census.

 

 

(561.) Zephaniah Shepardson, second son of (149) Mary4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3?, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Attleborough, MA, on 11 May 1733,[254] married 1.) Ruth Hills, of Attleborough, in 1754,[255] and they moved to Guilford, Cumberland Co., NY, by 1770, and settled in what is now Guilford, Windham Co., VT.[256] On 14 Feb. 1770 Zephaniah Shepardson, of Attleboro, Province of Massachusetts Bay, yeoman, purchased 100 acres lot #125 in Guilford, Cumberland Co., NY, from Samuel Curtis, of Guilford, that was originally granted by the Government of New Hampshire to Eleazer Cutler, for £60.[257] He was a Constable, Overseer of Highways and Overseer of the Poor in Guilford in 1773.[258] She supposedly died on 16 Oct. 1782,[259] presumably in Guilford, VT, and he remarried to 2.) Damaris Church, but she died on 28 July 1787 in Guilford, VT,[260] and he remarried again to 3.) Mrs. Lucinda Chase, of Halifax, VT, on 21 June 1798 in Guilford, VT.[261] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[262] and in the 1800 federal census.[263]

         Zephaniah Shepardson died testate on 16 Oct. 1804,[264] presumably in Guilford, VT, his will dated 20 July 1802, and probated on 20 Nov. 1804, mentioned his wife Lucinda, his children Zephaniah Shepardson, William Shepardson, Ruth Barney, Joseph Shepardson, Jared Shepardson, Damaris Billings Shepardson, and David Church Shepardson, and grandson William Shepardson, and he appointed his wife Lucinda Shepardson as sole executrix of his estate.[265] The heirs of Zephaniah Shepardson gave receipts for their shares of his estate to Lucinda Shepardson on 24 Sept. 1805, and she was discharged as executrix on that date.[266] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) She supposedly died on 30 Sept. 1808.[267]

         Zephaniah Shepardson and Ruth Hills supposedly had 6 children, and he had at least one more son by Damaris Church:

        1828     i   Zephaniah Shepardson (Jr.), born on 21 Mar. 1755 in Attle­borough,[268] supposedly married 1.) Rachel Wilkins, daughter of Daniel and Rachel Wilkins,[269] in ca. 1778.[270] She was born ca. 1755,[271] and died on 28 Sept. 1787 in Guilford, VT.[272] He remarried to 2.) Lettice Barney, daughter of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA, on 10 Jan. 1788 in Guilford, Windsor Co., VT.[273] She was born on 4 Jan. 1763 in Guilford, VT,[274] and they were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census.[275] He was mentioned in the 1802 will of his father. He was not a head of household in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census, but they were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1810,[276] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was a farmer,[277] and in the 1830 federal census.[278] She died supposedly on 11 May 1831 in Guilford, VT,[279] and he remarried again to 3.) Mrs. Sarah Stedman, of Leyden, Franklin Co., MA, on 13 Sept. 1832 in Guilford, VT.[280] He supposedly died on 19 Aug. 1837 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT,[281] and she supposedly died on 1 Aug. 1838 in Guilford, VT.[282] He had 5 children by Rachel Wilkins, and 10 more children by Lettice Barney:[283]

a. Rachel Shepardson, born on 2 Mar. 1779 in Guilford, VT,[284] married Samuel Nichols (Jr.), son of Samuel and Rhoda (Carpenter) Nichols, on 11 Aug. 1799 in Guilford.[285] He was born on 15 May 1780 in Guilford, VT.[286]

b. Leonard Shepardson, born on 14 Sept. 1780 in Guilford,[287] took the freeman’s oath in Guilford on 1 Mar. 1803,[288] married (____), and was living in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[289] and in the 1830 federal census.[290] He died supposedly on 5 Aug. 1835,[291] presumably in Jefferson Co., NY.

c. Darius Shepardson, born on 18 Dec. 1782 in Guilford,[292] married Lucinda (___), who was born ca. 1789 in VT,[293] and they were also living in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[294] and in the 1830 federal census,[295] and was probably still living in Ellisburg, NY, in the 1850 federal census.[296] He died supposedly on 19 Nov. 1867.[297]

d. Ruth Shepardson, born on 16 June 1785 in Guilford,[298] married Caleb Cole, of Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, on 9 Nov. 1804 in Guilford.[299] He was born ca. 1784 in NH.[300] They were living in Brattleboro, VT, in the 1810,[301] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was a farmer,[302] and they were still living in Brattleboro, VT, in the 1850 federal census.[303] She died supposedly on 17 Apr. 1862 in Brattleboro, VT.[304]

e. Susanna Shepardson, born on 4 June 1787 in Guilford,[305] died supposedly on 24 May 1875 in San Jose, CA.[306]

f. Ira Shepardson, born on 21 Oct. 1788 in Guilford.[307]

g. Sally Shepardson, born on 3 July 1790 in Guilford.[308]

h. Zephaniah Shepardson (3rd), born on 20 Feb. 1792 in Guilford,[309] supposedly married 1.) Eunice Cook on 26 Feb. 1816 in Guilford, VT,[310] and 2.) Mary “Polly” M. Perry in 1820.[311] She was supposedly born in 1795,[312] and died supposedly on 5 Nov. 1868 in Guilford, VT.[313] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1830,[314] 1840,[315] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer and carpenter.[316] He was probably the Zephaniah Shepardson who served as a Grand Juror in Guilford in 1839.[317] He died on 17 July 1875 in Guilford, aged 83 years.[318]

i. Martin Shepardson, born on 13 Feb. 1794 in Guilford,[319] married Sally Mathews, of Dover, VT, on 14 Mar. 1833 in Dover, Windham Co., VT.[320] She was born ca. 1815 in VT.[321] They were living in Somerset, Windham Co., VT, in the 1840 federal census,[322] and in Vernon, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a laborer.[323] He supposedly died on 27 Oct. 1871 in Dover, VT.[324]

j. James Shepardson, born on 17 July 1795 in Guilford,[325] married Philena Wilcox on 8 May 1832.[326] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1840 federal census,[327] and in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[328] He supposedly died on 22 Oct. 1880.[329]

k. Lewis Shepardson, born on 1 Sept. 1798 in Guilford,[330] supposedly married Sarah Gibbs on 27 Feb. 1822.[331] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1830 federal census,[332] in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1840 federal census,[333] and back in Guilford, VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[334] He supposedly died on 13 Oct. 1876.[335]

l. Soprona/Sophrona Shepardson, born on 30 July 1800 in Guilford,[336] supposedly married John Wilcox in ca. 1820.[337] She died supposedly on either 23 Oct. 1873[338] or 15 Oct. 1876.[339]

m. Lurinda Shepardson, born on 17 Aug. 1802 in Guilford,[340] married John Bucklin,[341] son of Rev. Benjamin and Patience Bucklin. He was born on 20 Oct. 1801 in Guilford.[342] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1850 federal census, near the farm of John and Permelia Shepardson, where he was a farmer.[343] He died on 10 June 1865 in Guilford, VT, aged 63 years,[344] and she died on 26 Mar. 1874 in Guilford, aged 71 years.[345]

n. Clark Shepardson, born on 19 Aug. 1804 in Guilford,[346] possibly the Clark Shepardson, of Hadley, MA, who married Lurenda Franklin, of Guilford, on 6 Dec. 1827 in Guilford.[347] He supposedly died on 25 Mar. 1885 in Milwaukee, WI.[348]

o. John Barney Shepardson, born on 5 June 1808 in Guilford,[349] possibly married 1.) Lydian Mowrey, of Guilford, on 21 Dec. 1834 in Guilford,[350] and 2.) Prudence Greene Wheeler, probably as his second wife, in 1847 in Guilford.[351] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[352] He died on 8 Apr. 1864 in Guilford, VT, aged 56 years.[353]

        1829    ii   William Shepardson, born on 25 July 1756 in Attleborough,[354] married Grace Fitch, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Huntington) Fitch, of Norwich, CT,[355] in ca. 1781.[356] She was born on 11 Nov. 1759 in Norwich, CT.[357] He was probably the William Shepardson living in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[358] and in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census.[359] He was mentioned in the 1802 will of his father. He supposedly served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, but he was not listed in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, or in Goodrich’s Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783 in the State of Vermont. He supposedly died intestate on 18 Feb. 1804 in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., NY,[360] but was buried in Guilford, VT.[361] On 19 Nov. 1804 a committee of William Bigelow, Peter Briggs, and Cyrus Martin was appointed to set off to the widow Grace Shepardson her thirds or dower out of the estate of her late husband William Shepardson, late of Guilford, deceased,[362] and the estate was declared insolvent. Peter Briggs, William Bigelow, and Cyrus Martin were appointed to examine the claims against the estate on 12 Dec. 1804, and the administrators Grace Shepardson and Thaddeus Shepardson were ordered to sell the real estate of William Shepardson, late of Guilford, to pay the creditors.[363] She died on 1 Feb. 1808 in Guilford, VT,[364] before completing the administration, Dana Hyde was appointed as guardian of their younger children on 24 Feb. 1808,[365] the court ordered the remainder of the estate divided among the 5 male heirs and 3 female heirs of Col. William Shepardson, namely Thaddeus, William, Reuben, Hart and Henry Shepardson, and Cynthia, Gratia, and Charlotte Shepardson, on 22 Feb. 1809, and the final accounting was signed by Thaddeus Shepardson.[366] They had children, order uncertain:

a. Thaddeus Shepardson, born say ca. 1782,[367] marriage not found. He was appointed as co-administrator of his father’s estate in 1804, mentioned in the 1809 division of his father’s estate, and signed the final accounting.

b. Cynthia Shepardson, born say ca. 1784 in VT,[368] married Henry Hudson in ca. 1800.[369] She was mentioned in the 1809 division of her father’s estate. He was not a head of household in Windham Co. VT, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses.

c. William Shepardson (Jr.), born on 21 Dec. 1787 in Guilford, VT,[370] mentioned in the 1802 will of his grandfather, Zephaniah Shepardson, chose Cyrus Martin as his guardian on 25 Dec. 1804,[371] and married Harriet Cambridge, of Guilford, on 15 Dec. 1808 in Guilford, VT.[372] He was mentioned in the 1809 division of his father’s estate. They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1810,[373] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was in manufacturing and trade.[374] He supposedly died in 1830 in Claremont, NH.[375]

d. Gratia Shepardson, born ca. 1789 in VT,[376] chose her mother, Grace Shepardson, as her guardian on 2 Feb. 1805,[377] Dana Hyde was appointed as her guardian on 24 Feb. 1808,[378] and she was mentioned in the 1809 division of her father’s estate.

e. Mary “Polly” Shepardson, born ca. 1790 in VT,[379] chose her mother, Grace Shepardson, as her guardian on 2 Feb. 1805,[380] Dana Hyde was appointed as her guardian on 24 Feb. 1808,[381] and she was mentioned in the 1809 division of her father’s estate. She married Daniel Fisher on 26 Feb. 1810 in Guilford.[382] They were possibly living in Marlboro, Windham Co., VT, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[383]

f. Reuben Shepardson, born ca. 1791 in VT,[384] Dana Hyde was appointed as his guardian on 27 Jan. 1808,[385] and he was mentioned in the 1809 division of his father’s estate. He supposedly married Roxy Phelps in 1808.[386] She was born ca. 1795 in VT.[387] He was probably the Reuben Shepardson living in Newfane, Windham Co., VT, in the 1820 federal census,[388] and they were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830,[389] and 1840,[390] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[391]

g. Charlotte Shepardson, born ca. 1795 in VT,[392] Dana Hyde was appointed as her guardian on 24 Feb. 1808,[393] and she was mentioned in the 1809 division of her father’s estate. She supposedly married Timothy Nichols Brackett.[394] He was born ca. 1789.[395] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1820 federal census, where he was in manufacturing.[396] She supposedly died in 1832,[397] and he died on 22 Oct. 1859 in Guilford, aged 70 years.[398]

h. Hart Shepardson, born on 19 Nov. 1796 in Guilford, VT,[399] Dana Hyde was appointed as his guardian on 24 Feb. 1808,[400] and he was mentioned in the 1809 division of his father’s estate.

i. Elias Shepardson, born ca. 1799 in VT,[401] died young, before the 1808 guardianship of his brothers and sisters.

j. Henry “Harry” Shepardson, born ca. 1801 in Guilford, VT,[402] Dana Hyde was appointed as guardian of Harry Shepardson on 24 Feb. 1808,[403] and Henry Shepardson was mentioned in the final accounting and 1809 division of his father’s estate.

        1830   iii   Ruth Shepardson, born on 16 Sept. 1758 in Attleborough,[404] married John Barney (3rd), son of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA, as his second wife, in ca. 1776. He was born on 15 Sept. 1753 in Rehoboth, MA,[405] and had married first to Sarah “Sally” Grow, who died in Oct. 1775 in Guilford, VT.[406] He was living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[407] and he died testate on 6 May 1793 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT.[408] His will, dated 29 May 1792, and probated on the “third Tuesday of May 1793,” mentioned his beloved wife Ruth, sons John, by his first wife Sarah, Ryal and William, and daughters Ruth, Lucinda, Chlotldia, Sarah and Anna, and he named Capt. Edward Barney and Capt. Samuel Shepardson as joint executors of his will.[409] His inventory was appraised by Benjamin Buckling, William Hines, and Derias Bullock on 29 May 1793.[410] Daughter Ruth Barney was mentioned in the 1802 will of her father, and Ruth Barney, of Halifax, VT, widow of John Barney Jr., late of Guilford, gave her receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson, executors of the estate of John Barney Jr., for her share of the estate on 23 Feb. 1811.[411] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) She was the widow Ruth Barney living in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census,[412] but she was not a head of household in Guilford, VT, in the 1810 federal census. John Barney (3rd) had one son by Sarah Grow, and 10 more children by Ruth Shepardson:

a. John Barney (4th), born on 6 Oct. 1775 in Guilford, VT,[413] mentioned in his father’s 1792 will as the son of his wife Sarah, deceased, and he petitioned that Mr. Edward Barney, of Guilford, be appointed as his guardian on 18 June 1793.[414] He was probably the John Barney “2d” who married Sally Grow, of Guilford, on 27 June 1799 in Guilford,[415] was and living in Guilford, VT, in the 1810 federal census,[416] in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[417] and he was probably one of the two John Barneys living in Ellisburg, NY, in the 1830 federal census.[418] He appears to have been living with Zebina Barney, presumably a son, in Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, in the 1850 federal census.[419] He did not sign the 1811 receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson for his share of his father’s estate, so he had probably already moved to New York by then.

b. Sarah Barney, born on 15 Aug. 1777, died in ca. Dec. 1777 in Guilford, VT.[420]

c. Ruth Barney, born on 14 Oct. 1778 in Guilford, mentioned in the 1792 will of her father, died on 25 Nov. 1793 in Guilford, VT,[421] before her father’s estate was distributed.

d. Lucinda Barney, born on 13 July 1780 in Guilford,[422] mentioned in the 1792 will of her father, married William Barney, her first cousin, son of James and Thankful Loves (Marsh) Barney,[423] on 29 Jan. 1800 in Guilford.[424] He was born on 9 Aug. 1779 in Brattleboro, VT,[425] a grandson of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA. He supposedly died on 8 Nov. 1861,[426] but they were not found in the 1850 federal census in Vermont. She did not sign the 1811 receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson for her share of her father’s estate.

d. Hiram Barney, born on 6 Jan. 1782, died on 8 Jan. 1782 in Guilford.[427]

e. Royal Barney, born on 13 Apr. 1783 in Guilford,[428] called “Ryal” in the 1792 will of his father, married Rachel Marsh Barney, her first cousin, daughter of James and Thankful Loves (Marsh) Barney,[429] on 13 Dec. 1802 in Halifax, Windham Co. VT.[430] She was born on 13 Mar. 1784 in Halifax, VT,[431] a granddaughter of Capt. John and (543) Rebeckah (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth, MA. He gave his receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson, executors of the estate of his father, for his share of his father’s estate, as well as that of his brother William Barney and sister Ruth Barney Jr. on 9 Feb. 1811.[432] He died supposedly on 20 Sept. 1856 in La Valle, Sauk Co., WI.[433]

f. Chlotilda Barney, born on 9 Feb. 1785 in Guilford,[434] called “Chlotldia” in the 1792 will of her father, married Arad Nichols, son of Samuel and Rhoda (Carpenter) Nichols, on 5 Dec. 1805 in Guilford.[435] He was born on 11 Nov. 1782 in Guilford, VT.[436] Arad Nichols and Clotilda Nichols signed the receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson, executors of her father’s estate, for their share of their father’s estate, as well as that of her brother William Barney and sister Ruth Barney Jr. on 9 Feb. 1811.[437] They were living in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[438]

g. Sarah “Sally” Barney, born on 22 Sept. 1786 in Guilford,[439] mentioned in the 1792 will of her father, supposedly married 1.) William Barney, and 2.) Matthew Greene.[440] She did not sign the 1811 receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson for her share of her father’s estate, so she was presumably living out of the area.

h. William Barney, born on 12 June 1788 in Guilford,[441] mentioned in the 1792 will of his father, supposedly died on 5 Dec. 1809,[442] before his father’s estate was distributed.

i. Anna Barney, born on 6 Sept. 1789 in Guilford,[443] mentioned in the 1792 will of her father, and signed the receipt to Edward Barney and Samuel Shepardson, executors of her father’s estate, for her share of the estate of her father, as well as that of her brother William Barney and sister Ruth Barney Jr. on 9 Feb. 1811.[444] She supposedly married Ebbin Hill after 1811.[445]

j. Jared Barney, born on 6 Mar. 1791, died on 22 Apr. 1792 in Guilford.[446]

        1831   iv   Joseph Shepardson, born on 27 Oct. 1760 in Attleborough,[447] supposedly married Zerviah or Survier Packer on 25 Oct. 1787 in Guilford, VT.[448] Children not found. He enlisted in Capt. James Blakeslee’s Company from Vermont in the Revolutionary War in 1781,[449] and he was mentioned in the 1802 will of his father. He was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1791 federal census, and was probably the second male aged 16 or older in his father’s household in 1791, but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses, and he may have been the J. Shepardson living in Leyden, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census.[450] She supposedly died on 1 Oct. 1806 in Leyden, Hampshire Co., MA.[451] He was probably the Lt. Joseph Shepardson who died on 2 Nov. 1821 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA, aged 61 years.[452]

        1832    v   Jared Shepardson, born on 8 July 1762 in Attleborough,[453] was unmarried and living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[454] married Ruth Church on 6 Dec. 1793 in Halifax, VT.[455] She was born supposedly on 29 Sept. 1770.[456] He enlisted in Capt. Comfort Starr’s Company from Vermont in the Revolutionary War in Oct. 1780,[457] and they were living in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census,[458] but neither Jared nor Ruth Shepardson were listed as a head of household in Halifax, VT, in the 1810 federal census. He was mentioned in the 1802 will of his father, and assigned his share of the estate of his father to the widow and heirs of his brother William Shepardson on 24 Sept. 1805.[459] He died intestate on 6 July 1810,[460] apparently in Leominster, Worcester Co., MA,[461] and she petitioned for administration of his estate on 25 July 1810 in Windham Co., VT.[462] She was appointed as guardian of Damaris, John, William, Matilda and Lucinda Shepardson, minors and heirs of Jared Shepardson, late of Halifax, on 25 July 1810,[463] and the inventory of the estate of Jared Shepardson, late of Halifax, dated 2 Aug. 1810, was appraised by James Willard and William Alverson, totaled $2186.10, including his farm of 117 acres valued at $1700.[464] James Hatch, Joel Hall, and Jonathan Smith were appointed to appraise the real estate of Jared Shepardson so that it could be assigned to one of the heirs, because dividing it among all the children of the deceased would “spoil the whole,” and it was valued at $1450 on 16 June 1813. On 22 Sept. 1813 the court ordered the real estate be given to the eldest child, Clarissa Fessenden, with the approval of her husband, Solomon Fessenden, and he agreed to pay Ruth Shepardson, the widow, $29.00 per year interest for her dower or thirds of the estate, and the other heirs their respective shares of the estate.[465] The final accounting of the estate, filed in Apr. 1814, showed costs for his sickness in Leominster, payment to the Selectmen of Leominster, and the costs of moving Mr. Shepardson home from Leominster.[466] Ruth was probably living with the family of her son-in-law, Solomon Fessenden, in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1820, and 1830 federal censuses, and she was still living with the family of her son-in-law, Solomon Fessenden, in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census.[467] She supposedly died on 9 Aug. 1850 in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY.[468] They had children:[469]

a. Clarissa Star Shepardson, born supposedly on 7 Oct. 1794 in Brattleboro, VT,[470] she would have been old enough to choose a guardian in 1810 after her father died, but her choice of a guardian was not recorded in the Marlboro District probate records. She married Solomon Fessenden (Jr.), son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Tucker) Fessenden, in 1811.[471] He was born on 20 Dec. 1788 in Brattleboro, VT.[472] They inherited the entire real estate of her father in 1813, with the agreement to pay a certain amount to her widowed mother, Ruth Shepardson, and her brothers and sisters for their shares.[473] They had moved to Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, by the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[474] and they were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830,[475] and 1840 federal census, where he was in manufacturing & trade.[476] They were still living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and her mother was living with them.[477] They were probably living with the family of W.H.H. and Louisa Day in Pleasant township, Steuben Co., IN, in the 1860 federal census.[478] She supposedly died on 6 Dec. 1868 in WI,[479] and he supposedly died on 8 June 1871 in Washington, Green Co., WI.[480]

b. (Supposedly) Lucius Shepardson, born on 17 Feb. 1797, died on 27 Mar. 1798 in VT.[481]

c. Damaris Shepardson, born supposedly on 1 Mar. 1799 in VT,[482] her mother was appointed as her guardian on 25 July 1810,[483] and she received $181.25 from Solomon Fessenden for her share of her father’s real estate, supposedly married Willard Bucklin.[484] They were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, next door to her cousin Reuben Shepardson in the 1830 federal census,[485] and in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer.[486]

d. (Supposedly) Lucius Shepardson, born on 23 Sept. 1802, died on 29 Mar. 1803 in VT.[487]

e. John Shepardson, born supposedly on 19 Mar. 1804 in VT,[488] his mother was appointed as his guardian on 25 July 1810,[489] and he received $362.50 from Solomon Fessenden for his share of his father’s real estate. He was presumably married and living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census,[490] but he was not found in the 1840 federal census in Chautauqua Co., NY, and may have been the John Shepardson living in Waterford, Erie Co., PA, in 1840.[491]

f. William Shepardson, born supposedly also on 19 Mar. 1804 in VT,[492] his mother was appointed as his guardian on 25 July 1810,[493] and he received $362.50 from Solomon Fessenden for his share of his father’s real estate. He supposedly married Hannah Eaton on 14 Jan. 1829,[494] who was born ca. 1807 in VT.[495] They were living near Orrin Strong in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census,[496] and in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer.[497] They were living in Paw Paw, DeKalb Co., IL, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[498] He supposedly died on 24 July 1882 in Aurora, Kane Co., IL,[499] and she supposedly died on 11 Nov. 1887 in Sugar Grove, IL.[500]

g. Matilda Shepardson, born supposedly on 23 June 1806 in VT,[501] her mother was appointed as her guardian on 25 July 1810,[502] and she received $181.25 from Solomon Fessenden for her share of her father’s real estate, married Charles Williams, of Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY, on 20 Sept. 1831 in Gerry, NY.[503] She supposedly died on 19 Aug. 1847.[504]

h. Lucinda Shepardson, born supposedly also on 23 June 1806 in VT,[505] her mother was appointed as her guardian on 25 July 1810,[506] and she received $181.25 from Solomon Fessenden for her share of her father’s real estate, supposedly married Oren Strong.[507] They were living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census, near her brother William Shepardson,[508] and in the 1840,[509] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[510] She supposedly died on 16 Sept. 1859.[511]

        1833   vi   Damaris Billings Shepardson, born supposedly on 18 July 1763 in Guilford, VT,[512] mentioned in the 1802 will of her father, married James R. Alverson, of Halifax, VT, on 30 Jan. 1806 in Guilford.[513]

        1834   vii  David Church Shepardson, born say ca. 1786 in Guilford,[514] mentioned in the 1802 will of his father, chose Lt. Samuel Wood as his guardian on 28 May 1805,[515] and he died supposedly on 6 July 1810.[516]

 

 

(562.) Capt. Stephen Shepardson, third son of (149) Mary4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3?, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Attleborough, MA, on 11 Aug. 1735,[517] married Luce Fish­er, daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah (Morse) Fisher, of Norton,[518] on 15 Mar. 1759 in Attleborough.[519] She was born on 12 June 1740 in Norton,[520] a granddaughter of Eleazer and Hannah (Eddy) Fisher, of Norton.[521]

         The will of Eleazer Fisher, of Norton, dated 24 Oct. 1750, mentioned his son Nehemiah Fisher.[522]

         Stephen Shepardson also moved to Guilford, Windham Co., VT, before 1774. He was a Constable in Guilford in 1774,[523] and was chosen on a committee with Joel Cutler to lay out a highway from the land of Zephaniah Shepardson to the town of Halifax, VT, on 23 June 1777.[524] He served in the Revolutionary war as Captain of the Guilford Company of the Cumberland Militia under Major William Shattuck from 1776.[525] On 8 Nov. 1781 he purchased 100 acres lot #113 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, from Aseneth Meigs, of Sunderland, Bennington Co., VT.[526] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[527] but he was not a head of household in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census, and may have died by 1800, but no probate records were found for him in Marlboro District, VT.

         Stephen Shepardson and Luce Fisher had children:

        1835     i   Ezra Shepardson, born on 3 Aug. 1759 in Attleborough,[528] marriage not found. He enlisted in Capt. Comfort Starr’s Company from Vermont in the Revolutionary War in Oct. 1780,[529] but he was not a head of household in Vermont or Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, nor in Vermont in the 1800 federal census.

        1836    ii   Stephen Shepardson (Jr.), born on 17 May 1761 in Attlebor­ough,[530] took the freeman’s oath in Guilford, VT, on 6 Sept. 1791,[531] and was married and living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[532] and in the 1800 federal census,[533] but was not a head of household in Guilford after 1800. He was probably the Stephen Shepardson who enlisted in Capt. Comfort Starr’s Company from Vermont in the Revolutionary War in Oct. 1780.[534]

        1837   iii   Luce Shepardson, born on 7 Mar. 1763 in Attleborough,[535] possibly the Miss Lucy Shepardson of Guilford who married Elder Ebenezer Smith, of Ashfield, MA, in 1796.[536]

        1838   iv   Mary Shepardson, born on 11 May 1765 in Attleborough.[537]

        1839    v   Sarah Shepardson, born on 15 Oct. 1769 in Attleborough.[538]

        1840   vi   Peddey Shepardson, born on 13 Nov. 1771 in Attleborough.[539]

 

 

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        [1] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Attleborough VRs], p. 232. The final digit in the year is missing, but believed to have been 1730 because of her marriage in 1750.

        [2] Attleborough VRs, p. 335: Marriage of Alexander Balkcom, of Attleborough, and Martha Robinson, of Needham, on 14 May 1725 in Attleborough.

        [3] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

        [4] Attleborough VRs, p. 37.

        [5] Attleborough VRs, p. 37: Birth of Alexander Bolkcom, son of Alexander and Sarah (Woodcock) Bolkcom, on 14 Apr. 1696 in Attleborough.

        [6] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Norton Town, Bristol County, the Alexander Balcom household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 3 free white females.

        [7] 1800 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 381, the Alexander Balkcom household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [8] Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 16, p. 236.

        [9] Attleborough VRs, p. 630.

        [10] Attleborough VRs, p. 632.

        [11] Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 20.

        [12] Attleborough VRs, p. 580: Marriage of Samuel Tiffany and Mary Richardson, both of Attleborough, on 11 Feb. 1730/1 in Attleborough.

        [13] Norton VRs, p. 194; Attleborough VRs, p. 336.

        [14] Attleborough VRs, p. 264.

        [15] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 17 Volumes, Vol. XV, p. 728.

        [16] Attleborough VRs, p. 263.

        [17] Attleborough VRs, p. 264.

        [18] Norton VRs, p. 19.

        [19] Vital Records of Mansfield, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1933, [hereinafter Mansfield VRs], p. 80; Norton VRs, p. 186.

        [20] Calculated from her age at death.

        [21] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 41, Attleborough Town, Bristol County, the Elijah Balcom household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 4 free white females.

        [22] The other Elijah Bolkcom married Mary/Marcy Daggett on 30 Nov. 1786 in Attleborough, had at least 2 daughters born in Attleborough before 1790, and was still living in Attleborough in the 1820 federal census.

        [23] 1810 Federal Census, Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA, p. 483, the Elij Bolkam household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [24] An Elijah Bolkcom of Attleborough was a fifer in Capt. Stephen Richardson’s company, an Elijah Balkcom was a drummer in Capt. Alexander Foster’s company, and an Elijah Balcom from Mendon and Uxbridge served several tours of duty, but apparently never rose above the rank of private.

        [25] Mansfield VRs, p. 180, called “Capt.”

        [26] Mansfield VRs, p. 180.

        [27] Attleborough VRs, p. 38.

        [28] Attleborough VRs, p. 37.

        [29] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1910, [hereinafter Wrentham VRs], Vol. 2, p. 270, the marriage of John Cobb Jr. and Deidama Julson, of Cumberland, on 22 May 1795 in Wrentham.

        [30] Mansfield VRs, p. 80; Wrentham VRs, Vol. 2, p. 257, marriage intentions recorded 3 June 1826 in Wrentham.

        [31] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 48.

        [32] 1820 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 324, the Alexander Balcomb household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

        [33] 1830 Federal Census, Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA, p. 163, the Alexander Bolkcom household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 40-49 years [sic], 1 female aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 50-59 years, and 1 female aged 80-89 years.

        [34] 1840 Federal Census, Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA, p. 8, the Alexander Balcom household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 60-69 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [35] 1850 Federal Census, Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA, p. 68, dwelling #264, family #278:

                Alexander Bolkcom, 57, male, farmer, $3500, born MA

                Malaney B. Bolkcom, 47, female, born MA

                Alonzo A. Bolkcom, 22, male, farmer, born MA

                Matilda S. Bolkcom, 16, female, born MA

                Franklin A. Bolkcom, 3/12, male, born MA

        [36] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [37] Attleborough VRs, p. 522: Marriage of James Pullen and Lidia Woodcock, both of Attleborough, on 17 Mar. 1742/3 in Attleborough.

        [38] Norton VRs, p. 186, marriage intentions recorded 27 Feb. 1780 in Norton; Attleborough VRs, p. 335, marriage intentions recorded 24 Feb. 1780 in Attleborough.

        [39] Attleborough VRs, p. 200.

        [40] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 1896, 17 Volumes, Vol. I, p. 532.

        [41] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Norton Town, Bristol County, the David Balcom household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [42] 1800 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 381, the David Balkcom household had 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [43] 1810 Federal Census, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, p. 607, the David Bolkum household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [44] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [45] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [46] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [47] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [48] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [49] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 2, p. 254, the marriage of John Blake and Elizabeth Bragg on 16 July 1741 in Wrentham.

        [50] Norton VRs, p. 186; Wrentham VRs, Vol. 2, p. 257.

        [51] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 27.

        [52] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 1896, 17 Volumes, Vol. II, p. 130.

        [53] 1800 Federal Census, Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 378, the Jason Blake household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [54] 1810 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 315, the Jason Blake household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 3 females aged 10-15 years, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

        [55] 1820 Federal Census, Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA, p. 313, the Jasen Blake household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [56] FHL [Family History Library] Ancestral File, submitted by Reymond and Irene Pappa, of Pulaski, NY.

        [57] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 29.

        [58] Mansfield VRs, p. 154, marriage intentions of John Sweet, of Mansfield, and Eunice Tucker, of Milton, recorded on 18 Jan. 1794 in Mansfield.

        [59] Mansfield VRs, p. 79; Norton VRs, p. 191, marriage intentions recorded 1 Sept. 1826 in Norton. She was “of Mansfield.”

        [60] Norton VRs, p. 137.

        [61] 1830 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 120, the Benjamin Sweet household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 20-29 years [sic], 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years.

        [62] 1840 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 154, the Benjamin Sweet household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 80-89 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

        [63] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31, taken from church records.

        [64] Mansfield VRs, p. 79.

        [65] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31, taken from church records.

        [66] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [67] Norton VRs, p. 14.

        [68] Attleborough VRs, p. 336, “both of Norton.”

        [69] 1810 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 315, the Josih Harvey household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

        [70] 1820 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co. MA, p. 329, the Josiah Hervey household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 2 females aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

        [71] Norton VRs, p. 374.

        [72] 1830 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 126, the Josiah Harvey household had 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

        [73] Norton VRs, p. 70.

        [74] Norton VRs, p. 310, the marriage of Aruna Smith and Elenor Leonard on 20 Jan. 1791 in Norton.

        [75] Norton VRs, p. 248.

        [76] Norton VRs, p. 131.

        [77] Norton VRs, p. 394.

        [78] 1850 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 35, dwelling #79, family #93:

                Lucinda Smith, 46, female, $300, born MA

                Hannah L. Smith, 24, female, born MA

                Lucinda Harvey, 87, female, $300, born MA

        [79] Norton VRs, p. 70.

        [80] 1840 Federal Census, Norton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 157, the Josiah Harvey household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 70-79 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [81] Norton VRs, p. 70.

        [82] Attleborough VRs, p. 233. The final digit in the year is missing, but believed to have been about 1732 because of his marriage in 1754.

        [83] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

        [84] Calculated from her age at death.

        [85] Per the I.G.I. Her birth was not recorded in the Norton Vital Records, however there was an unnamed daughter of Stephen Blancher baptized in Norton around 1726, the exact date not given. However, the marriage of Stephen Blancher and Abigail Pratt, of Easton, was recorded in both the Eaton and Norton vital records on 15 Sept. 1736 in Easton, so Abigail Pratt was probably Stephen Blanchard’s second wife.

        [86] John Shepardson was not listed in any of the Cumberland County, New York, Land Deeds, Vol. 1, abstracted by Scott Andrew Bartley and published in Vermont Genealogy, Vol. 13, No, 1-2, in 2008.

        [87] Hemenway, Abby Maria, “History of Guilford,” Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, The Towns of Windham County, Brandon, VT, 1891.

        [88] John Shepardson signed as a Justice of the Peace in many of the Guilford deeds recorded from 1781 to 1784.

        [89] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Guilford,” p. 64.

        [90] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Cumberland,” p. 14, “History of Guilford,” p. 64.

        [91] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 30, witnessed by Hezekiah Willard and William Homes, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [92] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the John Shepardson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

        [93] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the John Shepardson household had only 1 male aged 45 or older and 1 female aged 45 or older.

        [94] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, p. 42.

        [95] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, pp. 268, 270.

        [96] Per the 1814 inventory of Samuel Shepardson, of Guilford, deceased, which included 20 acres one third part of land belonging to the original right of John Shepardson in the Town of South Hero in the County of Grand Isle.

        [97] Per the FHL Ancestral File, and Ancestry.com World Family Tree of pnj@oeonline.com; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History file.

        [98] Crockett, Walter H., Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, Clearfield Company, Baltimore, 1991, p. 25.

        [99] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 405, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [100] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [101] Per Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of sheps@cu.quik.com.

        [102] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [103] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [104] Her birth per the Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of pnj@oeonline.com, and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the vital records of Rehoboth.

        [105] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Guilford.”

        [106] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Guilford,” p. 64.

        [107] Guilford Town Records, Book C, pp. 220-221, 236, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [108] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 159, FHL microfilm #0028291, Samuel Shepardson took oath of office as Clerk of District No. 14 in Guilford on 30 Mar. 1810.

        [109] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Sam’l Shepardson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [110] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the Samuel Shepardson household had 3 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15, 1 male aged 16-25, 2 males aged 26-44, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 16-25, and 2 females aged 26-44 years.

        [111] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 151, the Saml. Shepardson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 3 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [112] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 397, FHL microfilm #0028291

        [113] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 453, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [114] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, pp. 453, 493-495, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [115] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, pp. 453, 649-651, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [116] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 651, from FHL microfilm #0029140. There is no Jefferson County in Vermont, so perhaps the land was in Jefferson Co., NY, but no inventory filing of this land was recorded in the Marlboro District Probate Records. His eldest daughter, Chloe, and her husband Andrew Dalrymple may have settled on his land in Jefferson Co., NY.

        [117] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 830-831, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [118] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, pp. 651-652, 796, 826-830, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [119] 1850 Federal Census, Blackwater, Lorain Co., OH, p., dwelling #1968, family #2005.

        [120] Per Ancestry.com World Family Trees of pnj@oeonline.com and sheps@cu.quik.com; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History.

        [121] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [122] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 15, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [123] He was apparently not the Andrew Dalrymple living in Washington Co., NY, in the 1810 federal census.

        [124] 1820 Federal Census, Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 424, the Andrew Dalrymple household had 2 males under 10, 3 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 4 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [125] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [126] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [127] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [128] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [129] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, however he was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [130] 1850 Federal Census, Blackwater, Lorain Co., OH, p., dwelling #1968, family #2005:

                Joseph Barney, 63, male, farmer, born VT

                Ann Barney, 66, female, born VT

                Ann Shepperdson, 89, female, born MA

        [131] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [132] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [133] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [134] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 201, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [135] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [136] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 131, the John Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [137] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 33, the John Shepardson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [138] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 62, dwelling #35, family #35:

                John Shepardson, 63, male, farmer, born VT

                Pamella Shepardson, 50, female, born MA

                Loring Shepardson, 33, male, farmer, born VT

        [139] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 20.

        [140] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book H, p. 153.

        [141] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [142] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [143] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 130, the Samuel Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 4 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 4 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [144] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 33, the Samuel Shepardson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, 2 females aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

        [145] 1840 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 51, the Saml Shepherdson household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 3 females aged 20-29 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 50-59 years, and included 2 persons employed in agriculture.

        [146] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 65, dwelling #81, family #83:

                Samuel Shepardson, 61, male, farmer, born VT

                Phebe Shepardson, 62, female, born VT

                Abba Cudworth, 39, female, born VT

                Emily Cudworth, 37, female, born VT

                Climena Cudworth, 34, female, born VT

                Hannah Cudworth, 4, female, born VT

                Ellen Cudworth, 6/12, female, born VT

        [147] 1860 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, Page No. 6, dwelling #547, family #573:

                Samuel Shepardson, 71, male, farmer, $1000, $439, born VT

                Phebe Shepardson, 71, female, born VT

                Abbie Cudworth, 49, female, born VT

                Hannah Shepardson, 14, female, born VT, attending school

                Ella Shepardson, 10, female, born VT, attending school

                Charles D. Steton, 18, male, farmer, born VT

        [148] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 22.

        [149] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book H, p. 159.

        [150] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [151] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Anne L. Shepardson, of Philadelphia, PA.

        [152] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Anne L. Shepardson, of Philadelphia, PA.

        [153] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Anne L. Shepardson, of Philadelphia, PA; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History.

        [154] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 131, the Otis Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 4 females aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 5 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [155] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 33, the Otis Shepardson household had 1 male under 5, 3 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [156] 1840 Federal Census, Springfield, LaGrange Co., IN, p.163, the Otis Shepardson household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 4 persons employed in agriculture.

        [157] Guilford Town Records, Book D, pp. 318-320, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [158] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Anne L. Shepardson, of Philadelphia, PA; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History.

        [159] 1850 Federal Census, town of Springfield, LaGrange Co., IN, p. 72, dwelling #950, family #956:

                Susan Shepardson, 52, female, born VT.

                Privy? Shepardson, 26, male, carpenter, born VT

                Lorenzo Shepardson, 20, male, farmer, born VT

                Samuel Shepardson, 11, male, born IN

                John F. Freleigh, 26, male, farmer, born NY, married within the year

                Susan A. Freleigh, 18, female born VT, married within the year

        [160] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Anne L. Shepardson, of Philadelphia, PA; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History.

        [161] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [162] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [163] 1830 Federal Census, Caldwell Co., KY, the page number not readable on the census, but the first page for Caldwell County, the Elijah Shepardson household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [164] All the children living in his household in the 1850 federal census were born in New York, the eldest in about 1835.

        [165] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [166] 1850 Federal Census, Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, p. 407, dwelling #329, family #330:

                Elijah Shepherdson, 56, male, laborer, born VT

                Anna Shepherdson, 40, female, born NY

                Cornelius Shepherdson, 15, male, laborer, born NY, attending school

                James Shepherdson, 12, male, born NY, attending school

                Maria Shepherdson, 6, female, born NY, attending school

                Abram Shepherdson, 3, male, born NY, attending school

        [167] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [168] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 468, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [169] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 232, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [170] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 354, the Pliny Shepardson household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [171] 1840 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 119, the Plinna Shepardson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [172] 1850 Federal Census, Town of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 195, dwelling #2724, family #2810:

                Pliney Shepherdson, 54, male, farmer, $3460, born VT

                Rachel Shepherdson, 52, female, born VT

                Walker Shepherdson, 18, male, farm laborer, born NY, attending school

                Susan Rice, 8, female, born NY, attending school

        [173] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [174] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, VT, p. 62, the household of Darius and Statira Kingsley of Guilford included a presumed daughter Trifena Kingsley, aged 36 years; FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File for the marriage of Darius Kingsley and Statira Pickett on 8 Aug. 1801 in Greenfield, MA, and the death of Darius Kingsley in 1858 in Dover, Windham Co., VT; I.G.I. Marriage Record of Darias Kingsley and Statira Pickett on 8 Aug. 1801 in Greenfield, MA.

        [175] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [176] Calculated from her age in the 1860 federal census.

        [177] 1860 Federal Census, Town of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, Page No. 118, dwelling #138, family #131:

                Plinney Shepardson, 64, male farmer, $2000, $2500, born VT

                Triphena Shepardson, 49, female, born MA

        [178] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Sharonne Warner file.

        [179] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [180] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 651, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [181] Cushman, Henry Wyles, A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans, Boston, 1855, p. 243; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Steven H. Christensen, of Albany, OR.

        [182] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 232, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [183] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Steven H. Christensen, of Albany, OR.

        [184] Cushman, Henry Wyles, A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans, Boston, 1855, pp. 155, 243.

        [185] Cushman, Henry Wyles, A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans, Boston, 1855, p. 243.

        [186] 1830 Federal Census, Gill, Franklin Co., MA, p. 72, the John W. Bissel household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years. Living in the same town was his grandfather, Consider Cushman.

        [187] 1840 Federal Census, Gill, Franklin Co., MA, p. 42, the John W. Bessell household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and had 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

        [188] 1850 Federal Census, Montague, Franklin Co., MA, p. 296, dwelling #113, family #120:

                John W. Bissel, 56, male, farmer, $3700, born MA

                Sophia Bissel, 51, female, born VT

                Gustavus Bissel, 27, male, teacher, born MA

                Sophia E. Bissel, 22, female, born MA

                Milton Bissel, 19, male, student, born MA, attending school

                Samantha M. Bissel, 17, female, born MA, attending school

                Elijah S. Bissel, 14, male, born MA, attending school

        [189] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [190] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Steven H. Christensen, of Albany, OR.

        [191] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [192] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 651, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [193] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [194] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 241, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [195] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [196] 1830 Federal Census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 11, the Zelotus Barney household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [197] 1840 Federal Census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 2, the Zelotes Barney household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years [sic], 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, and included 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

        [198] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [199] 1850 Federal Census, Town of Findley, District 48, Hancock Co., OH, p. , dwelling #110, family #128:

                W. Z. Barney, 24, male, merchant, $1000, born NY, married within the year

                Catharine Barney, 19, female, born O, married within the year

                Zelotus Barney, 50, male, tailor, born NY [sic]

                Orange Wing, 17, male, clerk, born O.

        [200] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [201] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [202] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [203] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, UT, 1993, p. 107, Colrain Town, Hampshire County, the Simeon Fobes household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [204] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Montpelier, VT, 1938, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972, p. 132, Brattleboro, Windham County, the Simeon Forbes household had 1 male under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [205] Per Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of sheps@cu.quik.com.

        [206] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [207] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Peter & Amy Foley file.

        [208] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, p. 268.

        [209] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Seth Shepardson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [210] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 143, Marlboro, Windham County, the Seth Shepardson household had 4 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44, 2 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [211] 1810 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 555, the Seth Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [212] 1820 Federal Census, Waterford township, Erie Co., PA, p. 170, the Seth Shepardson Senior household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2  males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 3 persons engaged in agriculture. The Seth Shepardson Junior household in the same town had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

        [213] 1830 Federal Census, Waterford township, Western District, PA, p. 308, the Seth Shepardson household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

        [214] 1840 Federal Census, Waterford, Western District, PA, p. 2, the census page damaged, but the family of [torn] Shepardson had 1 male aged 70-79 years (certainly Seth Shepardson), 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 1 female aged 70-79 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [215] 1850 Federal Census, LeBoueff [sic] township, Erie Co., PA, p. 62, dwelling #192, family #193:

                Seth Shepardson, 88, male, no occupation, born MA

                Daniel Shepardson, 21, male, laborer, born NY

                Emory Shepardson, 21, male, laborer, born NY

                Charles Colt, 60, male, veterinary surgeon, born PA

                Lydia Jane Averill, 30, female, born PA

                Mary Averille, 4, female, born PA

                Perry Henry, 15, male, laborer, born PA, attending school

        [216] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Peter & Amy Foley file; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [217] 1820 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 10, the Zephaniah Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and had 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [218] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Peter & Amy Foley file.

        [219] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Peter & Amy Foley file and Shepardson Family Tree file, however the Ancestry.com One World Tree’s McGrath Family Tree shows his wife as Freelove Upham, and another shows it as Minerva Blakeslee.

        [220] 1820 Federal Census, Waterford township, Erie Co., PA, p. 170, the Seth Shepardson Junior household in the same town had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

        [221] 1850 Federal Census, Springwater, Livingston Co., NY, p. 236, dwelling #84, family #87:

                Seth Shepardson, 46, male, black smith, $175, born VT

                Minerva Shepardson, 31, female, born NY

                Electa H. Shepardson, 7, female, born NY, attending school

                Minerva C. Shepardson, 5, female, born NY, attending school

                M. L. Shepardson, 2/12, female, born NY

                Seth D. Shepardson, 3, male, born NY

                Clarissa Jones, 21, female, born NY

        [222] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Peter & Amy Foley file; I.G.I. Individual Record for Seth Shepardson Jr, from a recent LDS church record, the submitter’s name not given.

        [223] I.G.I. Individual Record for John Shepardson, from an LDS church record, microfilm #457856, which says he was born in VT, but he was listed as born in NY in ca. 1805 in the 1850 federal census.

        [224] I.G.I. Individual Record for John Shepardson, from an LDS church record, microfilm #457856.

        [225] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree’s Michele’s Hobby file, but her birth was not recorded in Frederic Endicott’s Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800, and in the Town of Canton from 1797 to 1845.

        [226] 1850 Federal Census, Waterford township, Erie Co., PA, p. 301, dwelling #143, family #147:

                John Shephardson, 45, male, farmer, $800, born NY

                Eliza Shepherdson, 35, female, born MA

                Joel Shepherdson, 17, male, laborer, born PA

                J. A. Shepherdson, 15, male, born PA

                Alfred Shepherdson, 11, male, born PA, attending school

                S. M. Shepherdso, 8, male, born PA, attending school

                O. T. Shepherdson, 4, male, born NY, attending school

                A. M. Shepherdson, 2, female, born PA

        [227] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree’s Michele’s Hobby file.

        [228] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree’s Michele’s Hobby file.

        [229] Attleborough VRs, p. 232.

        [230] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 31, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [231] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Alfred Shepardson household had only 1 free white male aged 16 or older.

        [232] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 209, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [233] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 151, the Alfred Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 yeas, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [234] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [235] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [236] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [237] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 372, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [238] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [239] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [240] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC, and Barbara A. Smith, of Rexburg, ID.

        [241] 1840 Federal Census, Almond, Allegany Co., NY, p. 190, the Royal G. Wilkins household had 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 2 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 1 person employed in manufacturing & trade.

        [242] 1850 Federal Census, Town of Burns, Allegany Co., NY, p. 79, dwelling #849, family #938:

                Royal G. Wilkins, 52, male, none, born NY

                Sally Wilkins, 50, female, born VT

                Marcus Wilkins, 16, male, born NY, attending school

                Lyman Wilkins, 14, male, born NY, attending school

                Sarah A. Wilkins, 12, female, born NY, attending school

                Amelia Wilkins, 9, female, born NY, attending school

        [243] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC, and Barbara A. Smith, of Rexburg, ID.

        [244] Per Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 372, FHL microfilm #0028291, which says she was born at Colrain.

        [245] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 225, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [246] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 128, the Wm Morton household had 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 2 persons engaged in manufacturing and trade.

        [247] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 372, FHL microfilm #0028291, which says he was born at Halifax.

        [248] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 372, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [249] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 372, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [250] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [251] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Charles T. Lynch, of Brevard, NC.

        [252] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [253] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL.

        [254] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [255] Attleborough VRs, p. 552, marriage intentions recorded 2 Sept. 1754 in Attleborough.

        [256] Zephaniah Shepardson was not listed in any of the Cumberland County, New York, Land Deeds, Vol. 1, 1761-1774, abstracted by Scott Andrew Bartley, and published in Vermont Genealogy, Vol. 13, No. 1-2, in 2008.

        [257] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 4, witnessed by Samuel Wells and John Shepardson, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [258] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Guilford,” p. 20.

        [259] Her date of death from Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree, but it was not found in the Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1.

        [260] Her date of death from Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree, but it was not found in the Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1.

        [261] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 235, FHL microfilm #0028291. She is called Lucinda Carpenter in two different I.G.I. marriage entries, with no source documentation, and there is an undated FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File entry for the marriage of a Stephen Chase of Guilford, VT, and a Lucinda Carpenter, which shows Stephen Chase’s death in 1793, but no second marriage for Lucinda (Carpenter) Chase.

        [262] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Zeph’h Shepardson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [263] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the Zephaniah Shepardson household had 4 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 2 males aged 16-25, 1 male aged 45 or older, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [264] The date from the Ancestry.com World Tree of pnj@oeonline.com, but not found in the Guilford town records.

        [265] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 2, pp. 588-591, from FHL microfilm #0029138.

        [266] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 109-110. The heirs who signed the receipt were Zephaniah Shepardson, Ruth Barney, Grace Shepardson, Damarus B. Shepardson, Samuel Wood, guardian for David Shepardson, William Shepardson, for the saddle, and Joseph Shepardson. Jared Shepardson quit claimed all his right in the estate of his father Zephaniah Shepardson to the widow and heirs of his brother William Shepardson, late of Guilford, on the same date, all from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [267] Per Ancestry.com World Family Tree of pnj@oeonline.com.

        [268] Attleborough VRs, p. 234; Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 354.

        [269] Her parents per the I.G.I. Individual Record for Rachel Wilkins, wife of Zephaniah Shepardson.

        [270] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree, estimated from the birth of their first child in 1779.

        [271] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [272] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [273] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [274] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and others.

        [275] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Zeph’h Shepardson Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

        [276] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 151, the Zephaniah Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 3 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [277] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 130, the Zephaniah Shepardson household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 3 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 or 7 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [278] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 33, the Zephaniah Shepardson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

        [279] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [280] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 269, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [281] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, and others; Ancestry.com World Family Tree of pnj@oeonline.com; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [282] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [283] Per the FHL Ancestral File, however the given birth dates of several of the children are before the given marriage date of the parents.

        [284] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 354, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [285] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 234, FHL microfilm #0028291; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY.

        [286] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 432.

        [287] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 354, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [288] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 206, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [289] 1820 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 10, the Leonard Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

        [290] 1830 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 41, the Leonard Shepardson household had 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

        [291] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [292] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 354, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [293] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [294] 1820 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 10, the Darius Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 26-44 years, and had 3 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [295] 1830 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 48, the Darius Shepardson household had 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years.

        [296] 1850 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 339, dwelling #1874, family #1889:

                Darias Shepardson, 67 [sic], male, farmer, $3000, born VT

                Lucinda Shepardson, 61, female, born VT

                Mary Hale, 13, female, attending school

                John Hines, 12, male, attending school

        [297] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [298] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 354, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [299] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 11, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [300] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

        [301] 1810 Federal Census, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, p. 239, the Caleb Cole household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [302] 1820 Federal Census, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, p. 108, the Caleb Cole household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [303] 1850 Federal Census, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, p. 137, dwelling #64, family #66:

                Caleb Cole, 66, male, farmer, born NH

                Ruth Cole, 65, female, born VT

                Leefa Cole, 50, female, born VT

        [304] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree; I.G.I. Individual Record for Ruth Shepardson.

        [305] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 354, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [306] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [307] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [308] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [309] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [310] I.G.I. Individual Record for Zephaniah Shepardson, but the marriage was not found in the Guilford town records.

        [311] I.G.I. Individual Record for Zephaniah Shepardson, however Guilford Town Record, Book D, p. 239, is the marriage record of Zephaniah Shepardson Jur. and Miss May Rockwood, both of Guilford, on 18 Feb. 1824 in Guilford, by Aaron Barney, Justice of the Peace.

        [312] However her age in the 1850 federal census calculates to a birth year of about 1802, rather than 1795.

        [313] I.G.I. Individual Record for Mary M. Perry, from her gravestone in Wilkins Hill Cemetery, Guilford, VT.

        [314] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 33, the Zephaniah Shepardson Jur. household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [315] 1840 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 51, the Z. Shepherdson household had 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [316] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 66, dwelling #106, family #108:

                Zephaniah Sheperdson, 58, male, carpenter, born VT

                Polly Sheperdson, 48, female, born VT

                Maryall Sheperdson, 29, female, born VT

        [317] Guilford Town Records, Book D, pp. 335, 339, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [318] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book H, p. 159.

        [319] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [320] Vital Records of Dover, Vermont, online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; I.G.I. Individual Record of Martin Shepardson, taken from LDS temple records, microfilm #1553248.

        [321] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [322] 1840 Federal Census, Somerset, Windham Co., VT, p., the Martin Shepardson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females under 5, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [323] 1850 Federal Census, Vernon, Windham Co., VT, p. 97, dwelling #1, family #1:

                Martin Shepardson, 55, male, laborer, $100, born VT

                Sally Shepardson, 35, female, born VT

                Russel Shepardson, 12, male, born VT, attending school

                Sarah Shepardson, 10, female, born VT, attending school

                Jenett Shepardson, 5, female, born VT

                Emeline Shepardson, 2, female, born VT

                Henry Shepardson, 1/12, male, born VT

        [324] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [325] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [326] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY.

        [327] 1840 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 51, the James Shepherson household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 50-59 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [328] 1850 Federal Census, Halifax, Windham Co., VT, p. 124, dwelling #94, family #99:

                James Shepardson, 50, male, farmer, born VT

                Phila Shepardson, 54, female, born MA

                Genette Shepardson, 17, female, born VT, attending school

                Orin Shepardson, 14, male, born VT, attending school

                Norris Shepardson, 12, male, born VT, attending school

        [329] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [330] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [331] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY, however the marriage was not found in the Guilford town records.

        [332] 1830 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 34, the Lewis Shepardson household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [333] 1840 Federal Census, Halifax, Windham Co., VT, p. 436, the Lewis Shepherdson household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 4 persons employed in agriculture.

        [334] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 67, dwelling #115, family #117:

                Lewis Shepardson, 52, male, farmer, born VT

                Sarah Shepardson, 51, female, born VT

                Henry C. Shepardson, 23, male, blacksmith, born VT

                Roxanella Shepardson, 21, female, born VT

                Lewis P. Shepardson, 15, male, farmer, born VT, attending school

        [335] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [336] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291. Her name spelled Soprona in the town records, but Sophrona in the index.

        [337] Per the I.G.I. Individual Record for Sophrona Shepardson, however her marriage was not found in the Guilford town records.

        [338] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [339] I.G.I. Individual Record for Sophrona Shepardson.

        [340] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [341] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY.

        [342] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D p. 369. Benjamin Bucklin was a minister in Guilford, as evidenced by the marriages performed by him in Guilford Town Record Book C.

        [343] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 62, dwelling #37, family #37:

                John Bucklin, 48, male, farmer, born VT

                Lorinda Bucklin, 57, female, born VT

        [344] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 21.

        [345] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book H, p. 157.

        [346] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [347] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 251, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [348] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Shepardson Family Tree.

        [349] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 355, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [350] Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 282, FHL microfilm #0028291, where his name is given as only Barney Shepardson.

        [351] I.G.I. Individual Record of John Barney Shepardson, taken from a recent LDS church record, the submitter’s name not given.

        [352] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 66, dwelling #104, family #106:

                John B. Shepardson, 41, male, farmer, born VT

                Prudence Shepardson, 27, female, born VT

                Angeline Shepardson, 14, female, born VT, attending school

                Lucius Shepardson, 12, male, born VT, attending school

                Edward Shepardson, 10/12, male born VT

        [353] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 20.

        [354] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [355] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, CT, 1913, p. 316, the marriage of Ebenezer Fitch and Mary Huntington, both of Norwich, on 3 Sept. 1750 in Norwich.

        [356] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier and Jill S. Topper, calculated from the approximate birth year of their first child.

        [357] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, CT, 1913, p. 429; FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Jill S. Topper, of Longmont, CO.

        [358] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Hallifax Town, Windham County, the Wm Shepardson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [359] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the William Shepardson household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 2 males aged 16-25, 1 male aged 26-44, 1 male aged 45 or older, 3 females under 10, 3 females aged 10-15, 1 female aged 26-44, and 1 female aged 45 or older.

        [360] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Jill S. Topper, of Longmont, CO; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY, and Darwin H Gukeisen, of South Jordan, UT; Ancestry.com World Family Tree of pnj@oeonline.com.

        [361] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Jill S. Topper, but he was not listed in Crockett’s Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont.

        [362] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 2, p. 585-588, from FHL microfilm #0029138.

        [363] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, pp. 3-4, 44, 110, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [364] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Jill S. Topper. A 27 Jan. 1808 court order for the administrators of the estate of William Shepardson to prepare an accounting of the sale of the real estate indicates that she was still alive on that date, whereas she was not mentioned in the 22 Feb. 1809 division of the estate of Col. William Shepardson, indicating that she had died by then, and the final accounting was signed by only Thaddeus Shepardson.

        [365] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [366] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, pp. 85-86, 274-275, from FHL microfilm #0029139. The final accounting, dated 23 Mar. 1808, shows costs for the supporting of Henry Shepardson, one of the heirs to the estate of the deceased, until he arrived to the age of 7 years.

        [367] He must have been at least 21 years of age in 1804 to be administrator of his father’s estate, and no guardian was appointed for him after his father died.

        [368] Calculated from her marriage in about 1800, and listed first among the daughters of William Shepardson in the 1809 accounting.

        [369] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier, the marriage year estimated from the birth of their first child, Henry Hudson, on 3 Jan. 1801 in Guilford, from Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 202, from FHL microfilm #0028291, but the marriage was not found in the Guilford town records.

        [370] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 370, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [371] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 2, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [372] Guilford Town Records, Vol. C, p. 151, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [373] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 153, the Wm Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

        [374] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 121, the Wm Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 2 persons engaged in manufacturing.

        [375] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier.

        [376] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier, the year estimated from the 1805 guardianship. She would have been younger than 18, but at least 14 years of age in Feb. 1805.

        [377] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 17, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [378] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [379] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier, the year estimated from her 1805 guardianship. She would have been younger than 18, but at least 14 years of age in Feb. 1805.

        [380] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 17, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [381] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [382] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 1, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [383] 1820 Federal Census, Marlboro, Windham Co., VT, p. 153, the Daniel Fisher household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [384] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census; FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier, which gives his birth in ca. 1798.

        [385] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 543, from FHL microfilm #0029139, the date not given, but probably the court session of 27 Jan. 1808.

        [386] I.G.I. Individual Record for Reuben Shepardson, taken from a recent LDS church record.

        [387] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [388] 1820 Federal Census, Newfane, Windham Co., VT, p. 165, the Reuben Shepardson household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

        [389] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 352, the Reuben Shepardson household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 2 males aged 30-39 years, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [390] 1840 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 119, the Reuben Shepherdson household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 2 persons employed in agriculture.

        [391] 1850 Federal Census, Town of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 201, dwelling #2822, family #2909:

                Reuben Shepherdson, 59, male, farmer, $3000, born VT

                Roxy Shepherdson, 55, female, born VT

                Thos. R. Horton, 15, male, born NY, attending school

        [392] She was apparently still under the age of 26 in the 1820 federal census.

        [393] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [394] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier.

        [395] Calculated from his age at death.

        [396] 1820 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 131, the Timothy Bracket household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 2 persons engaged in manufacturing.

        [397] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier.

        [398] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 17.

        [399] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book D, p. 364, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [400] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [401] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier.

        [402] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Diane Marie Currier. He was apparently 7 years old by 28 Mar. 1808.

        [403] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [404] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [405] Arnold, James N., Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642-1896, Providence, RI, 1897, [hereinafter Rehoboth VRs], p. 529.

        [406] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291, which gives her death as 1775, but her son was born in Oct. 1775, she presumably died during childbirth, or shortly after; Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus, vgildehaus@earthlink.net.

        [407] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Guilford Town, Windham County, the John Barney Junr household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 6 free white females.

        [408] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [409] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 1, p. 314-315, from FHL microfilm #0029138.

        [410] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 1, p. 318-319, from FHL microfilm #0029138.

        [411] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 35, from FHL microfilm #0029140, witnessed by Arad Nichols.

        [412] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the Widow Ruth Barney household had 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 16-25, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [413] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290; Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [414] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 1, p. 319, from FHL microfilm #0028290.

        [415] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 33, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [416] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., NY, p. 461, the John Barney household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [417] 1820 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 400, the John Barney household had 1 male under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 3 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 6 persons engaged in agriculture.

        [418] 1830 Federal Census, Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 31, the first John Barney household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years; p. 41, second the John Barney household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 2 females aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

        [419] 1850 Federal Census, Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI, p. 294, dwelling #816, family #831:

                Zebina Barney, 48, male, farmer, $6000, born VT

                P. Barney, 48, female, born NY

                G.M. Barney, 25, male, farmer, $150, born NY

                E. Barney, 16, female, born WI, attending school

                John Barney, 74, male, no occupation, born VT

        [420] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291, which actually says she died “in the fourth month of her age.”

        [421] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [422] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [423] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV.

        [424] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 23, from FHL microfilm #0028291. He was “of Halifax” in the marriage record.

        [425] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV.

        [426] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV.

        [427] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 214, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [428] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [429] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, and others.

        [430] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, and others.

        [431] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Anne S. Hughes, of Orlando, FL, Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, and others.

        [432] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 36, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [433] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, and others.

        [434] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [435] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 186, from FHL microfilm #0028291; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV.

        [436] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 432.

        [437] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 36, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [438] 1850 Federal Census, Halifax, Windham Co., VT, p. 131, dwelling #215, family #225:

                Arad Nichols, 75 [sic], male, farmer, born VT

                Matilda [sic] Nichols, 70, female, born VT

                Royal Clark, 13, male, born VT, attending school

                Dwelling #216, family #226:

                Arad Nichols Jr., 39, male, farmer, born VT

                Mary Nichols, 35, female, born VT

                Caroline Nichols, 8, female, born VT, attending school

                Walter Nichols, 6, male, born VT, attending school

                Jane Nichols, 4, female, born VT

                Millard Nichols, 3, male, born VT

        [439] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [440] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, and others, but neither marriage was located in the Guilford Town Records.

        [441] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [442] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV.

        [443] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [444] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 36, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [445] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, Jesse Dee McCullough, of Richland, WA, and David Bullock Gaffin, of Las Vegas, NV, but the marriage was not located in the Guilford Town Records.

        [446] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 215, FHL microfilm #0028291. The month of his birth is given as November in the index, but March in the town record book.

        [447] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [448] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS church records, microfilm #455738, but the marriage was not found in the Guilford town records.

        [449] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, pp. 388, 560.

        [450] 1810 Federal Census, Leyden, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 746, the J. Shepardson household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [451] I.G.I. Individual Record for Zurvia Packer, taken from LDS church records, microfilm #455738.

        [452] Vital Records of Colrain, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Colrain VRs], p. 181.

        [453] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [454] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the “Jerard” Shepardson household had only 1 free white male aged 16 or older.

        [455] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from recent LDS churcb records.

        [456] I.G.I. Individual Records for Ruth Church, from LDS church records. She is shown as a daughter of David and Damaris Church, and there are separate I.G.I. Marriage Records showing David Church marrying Damaris Church, from Hardwick, MA, so there is a possibility that Jared Shepardson’s wife was his step-sister, the daughter of his father’s second wife.

        [457] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, p. 268.

        [458] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 140, Halifax, Windham County, the Jared Shepardson household had 1 male aged 26-44, 2 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [459] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 110, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [460] Per Ancestry.com World Family Tree of pnj@oeonline.com.

        [461] Per the final accounting of his estate, filed in April 1814, but his death was not recorded in the vital records of Leominster.

        [462] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139. Benja. Thomas was her surety.

        [463] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [464] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 475-479, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [465] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, pp. 482, 603-605, 611, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [466] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 799-800, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [467] 1850 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 195, dwelling #2729, family #2815.

        [468] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Teri Cluff, of Eagar, AZ.

        [469] Damaris, John, William, Matilda and Lucinda are listed in the order they were listed in the 1810 guardianship and the 1813 real estate agreement.

        [470] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Laurel Hart Ragona, of Vacaville CA; Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7, also gives that date, but no location.

        [471] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Laurel Hart Ragona, of Vacaville CA.

        [472] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Laurel Hart Ragona, of Vacaville CA.

        [473] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 603-605, from FHL microfilm #0029140.

        [474] 1820 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 78, the Solomon Fesenton household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

        [475] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co. NY, p. 354, the Solomon Fesenden household had 2 males under 5, 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

        [476] 1840 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 122, the Solomon Fessenden household had 1 male under 5, 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 4 persons employed in manufacturing & trade.

        [477] 1850 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 195, dwelling #2729, family #2815:

                Solomon Fisenden, 61, male, farmer, $500, born VT

                Clarissa Fisenden, 56, female, born VT

                Franklin Fisenden, 20, male, farm laborer, born NY

                Albert Fisenden, 18, male, farm laborer, born NY

                Jonas Fisenden, 16, male, farm laborer, born NY

                Elliott Fisenden, 13, male, born NY

                Lucy Shepherdson, 19, female, born NY

                Ruth Shepherdson, 79, female, born MA

        [478] 1860 Federal Census, Pleasant township, Stueben Co., IN, Page No. 115, dwelling #834, family #862:

                W.H.H. Day, 40, male, Editor, $3000, $800, born OH

                Louisa Day, 38, female, housework, born NY

                Adelbert J. Day, 16, male, apprentice, born OH, attending school

                Augusta A. Day, 14, female, born OH, attending school

                Annie L. Day, 11, female, born IN, attending school

                Alfred H. Day, 8, male, born IN, attending school

                Clara E. Day, 3, female, born IN

                Jonathan [sic] Fessenden, 68, male, born VT

                Clarissa Fessenden, 66, female, born MA

        [479] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Laurel Hart Ragona, of Vacaville CA, which gives her place of death as Wisconsin.

        [480] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Laurel Hart Ragona, of Vacaville CA.

        [481] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [482] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7, she was evidently one of the two females under 10 in her father’s household in the 1800 federal census.

        [483] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [484] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [485] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 352, the Willard Bucklin household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

        [486] 1840 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 121, the Willard Bucklin household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [487] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [488] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7, he was evidently born after the 1800 federal census.

        [489] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [490] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 353, the John Shepardson household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [491] 1840 Federal Census, Waterford, Erie Co., PA, p. 8, the John Shepardson household had 1 male under 5, 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years, and included 1 person employed in agriculture.

        [492] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [493] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [494] I.G.I. Individual Record of William Shepardson, taken from recent LDS church records.

        [495] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

        [496] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 357, the William Shepardson household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [497] 1840 Federal Census, Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 104, the William Shepherdson household had 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, and included 2 persons employed in agriculture.

        [498] 1850 Federal Census, Paw Paw, DeKalb Co., IL, p. 346, dwelling #69, family #75:

                William Shepherdson, 46, male, farmer, $600, born VT

                Hannah Shepherdson, 43, female, born VT

                Jared Shepherdson, 19, male, farmer, born NY, attending school

                Silvanus Shepherdson, 18, male, farmer, born NY, attending school

                Helen Shepherdson, 10, female, born NY, attending school

        [499] I.G.I. Individual Record of William Shepardson, taken from recent LDS church records.

        [500] I.G.I. Individual Record of Hannah Eaton, taken from recent LDS church records.

        [501] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [502] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [503] Bowman, Fred Q., 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 251; Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [504] I.G.I. Individual Record for Matilda Shepardson, taken from recent LDS church records.

        [505] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [506] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 470, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [507] Shepardson, Francis Wayland, John Eaton Shepardson, and Albert R. Shepardson, The Shepardson Family, a record of the early generations in America, 1907, p. 7.

        [508] 1830 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 357, the Orrin Strong household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

        [509] 1840 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 119, the Orin Strong household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, and included 2 persons employed in agriculture.

        [510] 1850 Federal Census, Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 199, dwelling #2791, family #2878:

                Orrin Strong, 47, male, farmer, $5000, born NY

                Lucinda Strong, 43, female, born VT

                Holester Strong, 18, male, farm laborer, born NY, attending school

                Matilda Strong, 14, female, born NY, attending school

                Elizer Strong, 10, male, born NY, attending school

                Laura Strong, 8, female, born NY, attending school

                Wm Shepherdson, 21, male, farm laborer, born NY

        [511] I.G.I. Individual Record of Lucinda Shepardson, taken from recent LDS church records.

        [512] I.G.I. Individual Record of Demoris Billings Shepardson; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY, and Glen Cooper, of New York, NY, and others, but her birth was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index, and given the name of Damaris Billings she was more likely a child of his second marriage, to Damaris Church. A Damaris Church, was born in Hardwick, MA, on 29 Aug. 1742 to Samuel and Damaris (Billings) Church, who were married in Hatfield, MA, on 14 Nov. 1734, who would have been the right age to have become the second wife of Zephaniah Billings, and would give them a reason for naming their daughter Damaris Billings Shepardson. It could very well be that this birth date for Damaris Billings Shepardson is off by 20 years.

        [513] Guilford Town & Vital Records, Vol. A, 1770-1808, “Record of Marriages by Wm Bigelow,” p. 7, from FHL microfilm #0028291; FamilySearch Pedigree Resource Files, submitted by David U. or Rebecca J. Jones, of Hailey, ID, and Samuel D. Wattles, of Rosamond, CA.

        [514] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mary Bretey, of Casper, WY, and Glen Cooper, of New York, NY, and others, but his birth was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index, the year estimated from the date of his guardianship in 1805, indicating that at that time he was still under the age of 21.

        [515] Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 63, from FHL microfilm #0029139.

        [516] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Marion Daley, of Mesa, AZ, and Ethan Echols, of Mesa, AZ, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [517] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [518] Norton VRs, p. 235: Marriage of Nehemiah Fisher and Sarah Morse on 23 Mar. 1726/7 in Norton.

        [519] Attleborough VRs, p. 552.

        [520] Norton VRs, p. 56.

        [521] Norton VRs, p. 57: Birth of Nehemiah Fisher, son of Eliezer and Hannah Fisher, on 16 Feb. 1705/6 in Norton.

        [522] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 12, p. 443.

        [523] Hemenway, Abby Maria, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. V, “History of Guilford,” p. 20.

        [524] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 25. The highway began at the southeast corner of Zephaniah Shepardson’s house, and ran by land owned by John Barney Junr., among others.

        [525] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, pp. 822, 833.

        [526] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 11, witnessed by Pliny Brownson and Benjamin Meigs, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [527] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Stephen Shepardson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 4 free white females.

        [528] Attleborough VRs, p. 232.

        [529] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, pp. 268, 271.

        [530] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [531] Guilford Town Records, Book C, p. 250, FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [532] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Stephen Shepardson Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [533] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the Stephen Shepardson household had 4 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [534] Goodrich, John E., Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, State of Vermont, Rutland, 1904, p. 268.

        [535] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [536] Vital Records of Ashfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1942, [hereinafter Ashfield VRs], p. 203, marriage intentions recorded 26 May 1796 in Ashfield.

        [537] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [538] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [539] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.



[A] The Will of Zephaniah Shepardson of Guilford, Vermont (1802): *

In the name of God amen: the twentieth Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and two—I Zephaniah Shepardson of Guilford In the County of Windham and State of Vermont Gentleman being in a considerable state of health of body and mind & memory Thanks be given to God therupon Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and christian manner at the descretion of my Executrix nothing doubting of the word of God that at the general resurrection there shall be a resurrection of all things and that when he who is our life shall appear I shall be like him, complete in body and soul preserved and raised by the mighty power of God ~~

And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life that I have not disposed of heretofore I now give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form – Imprimis – I give and bequeath to Lucinda Shepardson my lawfull wife all my cows and all my sheep and other neat stock my horse and side saddle together with my Cutler with the tackling thereto belonging my loom and the tackling thereto belonging and the one half of my wearing apparrel together with all my other moveables – Item I give to my son Zephaniah Shepardson and to my son William Shepardson and to my daughter Ruth Barney and my son Joseph Shepardson and to my son Jared Shepardson and to my daughter Damaris Billings Shepardson and my son David Church Shepardson each of them twelve and an half cents together with the one half of my wearing apparrel equally divided among them having given each of them their proportion out of my estate heretofore ~~

Item I give to my beloved grandson William Shepardson my saddle on Which I ride. My wife Lucinda Shepardson likewise I constitute and make and ordain my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former wills and testaments legacies bequeaths and Executors by me in any ways before named willed or bequested ratifying this an no other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written

Signed sealed published and declared

by the said Zephaniah Shepardson

as his last will and testament

in presence of the Subscribers

John Slater                                                                                                                            Zephaniah Shepardson                  (seal)

William Cleaver

Hannah Palmer

 

Proved on 20 Nov. 1804 by John Slatar and William Cleaver before Ebenezer Allen, Judge of Probate.

Lucinda Shepardson of Guilford, sole Executrix of the last will & testament of Zephaniah Shepardson, late of Guilford, petitioned for probate of the estate of her late husband, and posted bond for $500 with John Slater as surety.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 2, p. 588-591, FHL microfilm #0029138.

 

 

[B] The Will of John Barney Jr., of Guilford, Vermont (1792): *

In the name of God Amen – I John Barney jur. of the town of Guilford in the County of Windham and State of Vermont yeoman—Solemnly Considering my frequent Bodily infirmitys and the Great frallty of Human life and Being of Sound and Perfect mind and Memory / Blessed be God / do this twentyninth Day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand sevin hundred and Ninty two make and Publish this my last Will and testament in manner following to Wit principly I commend my Soul into the Hands of God who is the father of Spirits in full faith of the Blessed and Glorious Gospel of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for whose sake Alone I hope for Eternal Life and I Order that my Body             be Decently Buried by my Executors herin after named fully Beleving the Doctring of the Resurrection of the Body at the Second and Glorious Appearing of the Son of God and the worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased God to bless me I dispose of as follows that is to say I Give to my Beloved Wife Ruth one third part of all my Personall Estate of all sorts After my Funeral Expences are paid and all my Just Debts Also I Give to my said Wife one third part of my Reaiel Estate During her Nattrl Life and Likewise I give to my said Wife the Improvement of the whole of my Reaiel Estate During her Widowhood Also I give and Bequeath to my Sons John & Ryal & William together with my Daughters Namely Ruth & Lucinda and Chlotldia and Sarah & Anna Each of them Equillily Alike at the Desiresion of my Administrators here After named after my Son John hath Receved the whole of the Legacy which falls to me by my Hond. Father John Barney which I give to my said Son in Compensation of a Legacy which fell to me by his Mother Sarah Deceased and Lastly I do hereby name make & Ordain Capt. Edward Barney and Capt. Samuel Shepardson to be Joint Executors to this my Last Will and Testament In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and year Above Written                                                                                   John Barney Jur.                         (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published

and Delivered by the said

John Barney Junr. the

testator as and for his last

Will and Testament in presents

of us who ware Present at the

Signing and Sealing thereof

and Attested the same in his

the testator Presence as Witnesses

thereof

William Bigelow

Hezekiah Horton

Thomas Wickes

 

Proved on the third Tuesday of May 1793 by Hezekiah Horton and Thomas Wickes.

 

The Inventory of the Estate of John Barney, late of Guilford, deceased, was appraised by Benjamin Buckling, William Hines, and Derias Bullock on 29 May 1793, and totaled £451.5.5, including the farm and buildings at £300.

 

Feb. 7, 1795. Upon application of the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of John Barney late of Guilford, decd, the further term of three months is allowed the Commissioners to Examine the Claims of the Estate of sd John Barney, decd.

April 18, 1797. Upon application of Samuel Shepardson Executor to John Barney Jur. decd, Daniel Bullock Esqr, Benjamin Bucklin and Wm Hinds were appointed a committee to divide the Estate of said decd among his heirs.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Marlboro District, Vermont, Probate Records, Vol. 1, pp. 314-315, 318-319, and Vol. 2, pp. 30, 101, FHL microfilm #0029138.