Names: Gray, Shepherd
From: Laurie Huffman [
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:55 AM
To: jerry logan
Cc: Kenneth Huffman
Subject: RE: Brown County (1870 Census Index)
Attachments: Shepherd Bios.jpg
There are no cemetery listings in
The scanned page from History of Brown County Illinois has three brief biographies of members of the Shepherd family. Please note that the information appears to contradict the census, especially when comparing ages and places of birth. I believe this may be because the individuals may or may not be the same persons, or different individuals wrote the biographical information, and, as we know, the census cannot be relied on for absolute accuracy. The names appear to be repeated on generational levels, and the couple referred to as "Andrew and Sarah" may or may not be "Stephen & Sarah". They seem to have children with the same names, though not born the same years. But I do believe the families are all tied together somehow.
I noticed that in the 1880 census, Stephen Shepherd is again born
It seems about 99% probably that William Wesley Shepherd is
a brother of Stephen, as he is listed next door
in 1870, but is too old to be a son. A brief bio of Wesley states that his
father was William Wesley Shepherd Sr., who was born in
Please note for future reference that there is a complete index of the cemetery listings on our website under "Permanent Resident Index".
Brown Co, ILGenWeb Project
Michael Gray (d. 1904 aged 76 years) Born in Cloghean,
James Gray (1811-1890)
Mary, w/o James Gray (1812-1910)
1870 Federal Census,
Stephen Shepherd, 56, farmer, b. Virginia
Sarah Shepherd, 40, keeping house, b.
Brice Shepherd, 22, farm laborer, b.
Henry Shepherd, 20, farm hand, b.
Mary Shepherd, 17, at home, b.
Stephen Shepherd, 17, at home, b.
Jasper Shepherd, 14, at home, b.
Minerva Shepherd, 14, at home, b.
Jackson Shepherd, 5, at home, b.
Wesley Shepherd, 30, farmer, b. Indiana
Elizabeth Shepherd, 31, keeping house, b.
William Shepherd, 4, at home, b.
Emma Shepherd, 3, at home, b.
Petter (Peter?) Shepherd, 2 or 12, at home, b.
but one never knows)
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:06 PM
(1870 Census Index) Brown County
i just sent an e-mail to ken regarding the gray and shepherd families. michael and rhoda gray were still in
county, mo in 1870 but stephen shepherd and sarah had their family at pea ridge. eventually josephus gray marries minerva shepherd.(my ggrandparents) stepneh and sarah shepherd are my gg grandparents as are michael and rhoda gray. stephen is listed on p91 in the 1870 census. i would like to know the burial grounds of michael-rhoda gray and stephen-sarah shepherd. josephus and minerva are buried in marion . quincy