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John Shepard, Sr.

Also Known As: "Shepherd"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lawford Parish, Essex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Edward Shepard, Jr.; Edward Shepard; Edward Shepard; Violet Stanley Shepard; Violet Charnold and 1 other
Husband of Rebecca Greenhill; Rebecca Greenhill; Rebecca Taylor Shepard; Susanna Goodwin / Shepard and Susan Harkes Hooker, Goodwin, Shepard
Father of Deborah Shepard; Rebecca Bigelow (Shepard); Deacon John Shepard; Sarah Shepard; Violet Stedman and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Disborough; Susan Shepard; Abigail Pond; Deborah Fairbanks; Sarah Thompson, of Braintree and 4 others

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About John Shepard, Sr.

John Shepard , son of Edward, was born in England in 1627. He married (first) October 1, 1649, Rebecca, daughter of Samuel Greenhill. She died December 22, 1689. He married (second) Susannah, widow of William Goodwin Sr., of Hartford. He made a marriage contract with her dated August 3, 1691. William Goodwin died October 15, 1689. His wife's will, dated March 7, 1698, mentioning three children by name of Goodwin, was proved April 14, 1698. William Goodwin and John Pratt were appointed administrators. He married (third) September 8, 1698, Martha, widow of John Henbury, who survived him. John Henbury was buried August 1, 1687. John Shepard died June 12, 1707.

He was made a freeman at Cambridge, May 22, 1650. It is supposed that he moved to Hartford after the birth of Thomas in 1666, as this is the last birth record at Cambridge. The first mention of him in Hartford is found in 1654. Hinman says that he was "a man of consequence in the colony." He was known as Sergeant John Shepard. He lived in Hartford on what is now known as Lafayette street, just south of the new State House, and owned lands to the Wethersfield bounds.

Sources:

  • New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 3
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John Shepard, Sr.'s Timeline

1623
November 5, 1623
Lawford Parish, Essex, England
November 5, 1623
Of Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass
November 5, 1623
Of Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass
November 5, 1623
Lawford, Essex, England
November 5, 1623
Of, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
November 5, 1623
Of Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass
November 5, 1623
Of Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass
1642
1642
Age 18
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
1642
Age 18
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA