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John Shepard

Birthplace: Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Ralph Shepard; Ralph Hamilton Shepard and Thankslord Shepard
Husband of Wife of John Shepard (Craig) and Sarah Shepard
Father of Sarah Whitney; Isaac Shepard; John Shepard; Mary (Streight) Shepard (twin); Martha (Shepard) Hastings (twin) and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Shepard; Thomas Shepard; Isaac Shepard; Trial Powers; Abraham Shepard, of Malden and 11 others

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About John Shepard

John Shepard was born about 1637, probably in Dedham, Norfork County, Massachusetts. Winfred Shepard in Ancestors and Descendants of Albro Dexter includes John as a son of Ralph and Thanklord Shepard, but he is not included in the Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith.

He married Sarah Goble in 1661. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas and Alice Goble of Concord.

Their children included:

  1. John Shepard (1661),
  2. Martha Shepard (1663),
  3. Mary Shepard Streight (1663),
  4. Rachel Shepard Stone (married John Stone),
  5. Sarah Shepard Goble (married Thomas Goble),
  6. Dorothy Shepard (1669), and
  7. Daniel Shepard (1671, married Mary Smedley).

In 1661 he was granted 30 acres of land by the town in consideration of the hand of God upon him in the loss of one of his arms.

On March 21, 1689/90 he was voted freeman by the court.

He died in Concord on December 15, 1699.

Any man entering a colony or becoming a a member the church, was not free. He was not forced to work, but his movements were carefully observed to see if they followed the Puritanical ideal. After this probationary period, he became a "freeman." Men then took the Oath of a Freeman where they vowed to defend the Commonwealth and not to overthrow the government.

JOHN, probably b about 1637, probably at Dedham; m Sarah Goble, dau. of Thomas & Alice, bapt. 27 May 1638; had land at Nagog Pond near Ralph which suggests he was another son he lost an arm; res. at Concord; 5 ch.: John, Mary, Martha, Daniel, Dorothy; d 15 Dec. 1699


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John Shepard's Timeline

October 26, 1637
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 20
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 21
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
October 26, 1661
Age 24
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 11, 1663
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 11, 1663
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
May 12, 1663
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 6, 1669
Age 31
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA