Thankful Dill (Shepard) (1650 - 1692) MP

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Nicknames: "Thanks", "Thanks Sheperd", "Thankful Dell"
Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Managed by: Jillian Shepard
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Immediate Family

About Thankful Dill (Shepard)

8. THANKS, b 10 Feb. 1650/51 at Maiden; m 13 Dec. 1669 at Chelmsford Peter Dill or Dell, prob. son of George &Abigail; res. Concord; 7 ch.; he d 13 Aug. 1692, she surviving

Children

  1. Samuel2 Dill, born in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  2. David Dill, born in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  3. Peter b: 29 Apr 1670 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  4. Anna b: 21 Feb 1672/73
  5. Thomas b 27 April 1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  6. Thanks b: 31 Jan 1675/76 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Married Philip Reade.
  7. Thomas b: 27 Jan 1681/82 (twin) in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Married 1) Mary Pierce 2) Mary Cheney
  8. Mary b: 27 Jan 1681/82 (twin) in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Married 1) Robert Robbins 2) Josiah Bartlett

Notes

From TWENTY-SIX GREAT MIGRATION COLONISTS TO NEW ENGLAND & THEIR ORIGINS By JOHN BROOKS THRELFALL Madison, Wisconsin 1993

Apparently all of Ralph Shepard's family were with him at Concord with the exception of his daughter Sarah and his son Thomas; and all of them appear to have lived on contiguous farms. His son Isaac, prior to his death by the Indians, had bought of his father a part of the Wheeler farm and was in possession of it, as shown by a deed executed by the father 4 July 1681 and witnessed by Abraham Shepard. The deed recites that for a valuable sum of money paid by Isaac Shepard, deceased, for the most part, and the remainder by Nathaniel Jewell, Ralph Shepard sold to Isaac Shepard, Mary Shepard and Samuel Shepard, children of said Isaac Shepard, deceased, part of the farm he bought of 1.4. Joseph Wheeler, viz, a house lot bounded on the south by his houselot, on the west partly by the Indian plantation and partly by land of Peter Dill, on the north by Abraham Shepard, and on the east by Walter Powers.


Sources

  1. TWENTY-SIX GREAT MIGRATION COLONISTS TO NEW ENGLAND & THEIR ORIGINS By JOHN BROOKS THRELFALL Madison, Wisconsin 1993 FHL US/CAN BOOK AREA 974 D2thj
  2. Ancestors and Descendants of Albro D. Shepard, by W.C. Shepard, 1949;
  3. The Shepard Families of New England, 1971;
  4. Ralph Shepard & Some of His Descendants, Dedham Historical Register 14, 1903;
  5. Essex County Quarterly Court Files.
  6. Title: Vital Records of Concord,  Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Publication: 1891. Concord, Mass.  Page 1:25.

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Thankful Dill's Timeline

1650
February 10, 1650
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1669
October 13, 1669
Age 19
Littletown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1670
July 16, 1670
Age 20
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1673
February 21, 1673
Age 23
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 29, 1673
Age 23
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1676
March 31, 1676
Age 26
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1678
1678
Age 27
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1680
1680
Age 29
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1682
March 27, 1682
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
March 27, 1682
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts