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Isaac Shepard

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Cause of death: murder by Nashua indians
Place of Burial: Littleton/Concord, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Ralph Shepard and Thankslord Shepard
Husband of Mary Smedley; Mary Jewell and Mary Shepard
Father of Isaac Shepard; Samuel Shepard; Mary Harris; Lt. Isaac Shepard; Samuel Shepard and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Shepard; Thomas Shepard; John Shepard; Trial Powers; Abraham Shepard, of Malden and 10 others

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About Isaac Shepard

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. He also conveyed the lower end of the long meadow bounded westerly by Abraham Shepard, part of the great meadow bounded easterly by Abraham Shepard, All which parcels were in the possession of Isaac Shepard aforesaid, and occupied by him in the time of his life, and also a one third part of my said farme yet undivided.

Samuel SHEPARD was son of Isaac and A. Mary (SMEDLEY) SHEPARD, m. Elinor WHITNEY, and Nathaniel JEWELL and A. Mary SMEDLEY (2nd marriage) m. her sister, Sarah WHITNEY.

Isaac and Mary (SMEDLEY) SHEPHERD had three ch.: Isaac m. -----; Samuel m. Elinor WHITNEY; Mary m. Thos. HARRIS.

Children of Samuel and Eleanor* (WHITNEY) SHEPARD, of Plainfield, Conn., as named in the distribution of his estate Nov. 10, 1726, (indorsed) and recorded at Windham (Willimantic), Conn., Dec. 32, 1730.

i. JONATHAN SHEPARD (eldest son), b. at Plainfield, Conn., March 3, 1707-8; m. March 29, 1729, Elizabeth BAKER, and resided at Canterbury, Conn. His children were:

(1)Samuel, (2) Jonathan, (3) William, (4) Daniel, (5) Timothy and (6) Israel.


ii. DAVID SHEPARD (2d) son), m. May 8, 1732, Mehitabel SPAULDING, had Capt. (1) David SHEPARD, b. Jan. 10, 1733; from whom are descended Shepard, of Orsego, N.Y. David SHEPARD, by his second wife, Lydia MEACHAM, had (2) Mehitabel, b. Sept. 11, 1735; m. Capt. Joseph BURGES, of Canterbury, Conn.: (3) Lydia, b. Sept. 13, 1737, m. Enoch PIERCE, (4) Benjamin, b. July 4, 1740,res. Norwich, Conn., (5) Jesse SHEPARD, of Tolland and Somers, Conn., b. July 6, 1744; m. Sept. 24, 1786, was a soldier in the Revolution. His son Jesse SHEPARD, M.D., resided at Schoharie, N.Y., and was the ancestor of the SHEPARD family, of Buffalo,Danville, and New Haven, N.Y. (6) Abigail, wife of Jonathan PIERCE, B. Aug. 1, 1746, Sarah SHEPARD, b. Jan 16, 1749, and John SHEPARD, b. May 5, 1751, d. unm. 1767. David SHEPARD lived on Shepard's Hill in the town of Plainfield, Conn., and d. Nov. 10, 1752, ae. abt. 40. His wife Lydia survived him nearly half a century.


iii. NATHAN SHEPARD (3d son), b. June 15, 1720, m. Susannah WHEELER: issue, four daughters.


iv. BENJAMIN SHEPARD (4th son), b. Feb 21, 1722-3.

v. ELEANOR (m JAMES DERBY), eldest dau., Mch 6, 1701-2.

vi. MARY (JOHNSON), 2nd dau., b. Aug. 11, 1703.


vii. LUCY SHEPARD (3d dau.), d. s. 1785.

The grave of Samuel SHEPARD at Plainfield, Conn., is marked by a simple slab with the inscription S.S., 1724. His wife Eleanor survived him, but the date of her decease is not known. He was the son of Isaac SHEPARD, of Concord (Nashoba), Mass., who was killed by the Nashua Indian. Feb. 12, 1678, and grandson of Dea. Ralph SHEPARD, of Dedham, Maiden and Concord (1603-1691), and his wife, Thank Lord, from Stepney Parish (London, England).

For further particulars see the monograph written upon the "Puritan Ralph SHEPARD" by his descendant and namesake, the late Ralph Hamilton SHEPARD, of New Haven, N.Y. or consult Judge H. M. SHEPARD, of Chicago.

A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,

Before 1692

Volume #4

Sheldon - Shepley

By James Savage

ISAAC, Concord, s. of Ralph, m. 10 Dec. 1667, Mary Smedley, and was k. by the Ind. 12 Feb. 1676. His wid. m. Nathaniel Jewell. ISAAC, vol. 4, p. 72 Concord, s. of the yeoman Thomas of Charlestown, m. 31 Dec. 1702, Elizabeth Fuller, and d. 4 June 1724. JACOB, Wrentham, br. of the preced. m. 22 Nov. 1699, Mercy, d. of John Chickering of Charlestown, had Jacob, b. 22 Aug. 1700, d. young; John, 25 Feb. 1704, wh. d. 3 Apr. 1809; Thomas, 24 Mar. 1706; Joseph, 9 Feb. 1708; and Benjamin, 24 Dec. 1710; and d. 1717. The centenaran had three ws. hav. liv. with the last, wh. d. 9 yrs. bef. him, for sixty-nine yrs. See Daggett, in Geneal. Reg. VI. 128.




United States


Fine restored home on 5 acres of gardens and fields, bounded by the Connecticut State Wildlife Preserve. The Isaac Shepard House offers full breakfasts, TV, library, laundry, and facilities. Shepard House is also available for Weddings and Reunions.


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Isaac Shepard's Timeline

June 20, 1639
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 26
Plainfield Village, CT, USA
October 1668
Age 29
Concord, MIddlesex Co., Massachusetts, United States
February 12, 1676
Age 36
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 36
Littleton/Concord, Massachusetts
December 11, 1883
Age 36
December 11, 1883
Age 36
December 11, 1883
Age 36
December 11, 1883
Age 36