Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd

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Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd

Death: Died
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Son of John P. Shepperd and Mary Eleanor Boggs

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About Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd

Oliver "Oll" Shepherd (1842-1868) - Born on November 25, 1842, Shepherd married Mary Jane Vance on February 2, 1860 and the couple would have two children. He fought with the Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War. Afterwards, he joined up with the James-Younger Gang and was with the gang when they committed the first daylight bank robbery in the nation in Liberty, Missouri on February 13, 1866. After stealing some $57,000 and trying to make their getaway, shooting erupted and an innocent college student was caught in the fray and killed.

Shepherd was again present when the gang robbed the Southern Bank of Kentucky of $14,000 on March 21, 1868. With a posse hot on their trail, Oliver's cousin, George Shepherd was arrested, but Oliver made it back to Missouri. However, he was tracked down by a posse in Jackson County and when he resisted arrest and attempted to shoot his way to safety, he was killed on April 4, 1868. He had 20 bullets in his body.

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Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd's Timeline

Age 26