Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd

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Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States
Death: February 05, 1904 (79)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Beaver, Beaver county, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Shepherd and Roxana Lana Shepherd
Husband of Harriet Editha Shepherd
Father of Charles Henry Shepherd; Mary Elizabeth Shepherd; Harriet Susannah Farnsworth; Sarah Caroline Shepherd; Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd, Jr. and 5 others
Brother of Julia Ann Tanner; Rollins Don Carlos Shepherd and Rollins Don Carlos Shepherd
Half brother of Lydia Shepherd

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About Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd

Mormon Pioneer:

"...As soon as practicable he [Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd] rejoined his people, who were settling on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Loading up his pack animals—nine horses and five mules—with a stock of groceries and clothing, he started in October, 1848, for Salt Lake valley. His company consisted of twelve persons, he being the leader. They came by way of Carson and the Humboldt to Ruby valley, thence across the desert and around the south side of the lake. They had a very prosperous journey, only one incident of an unusual character occurring on the way, when, to use his language, “Indians to the number of two or three hundred formed across the road, ten or twelve deep, and extending for a long way on each side. I saw it was fight or do worse, so we made a charge as fast as the packs could go, with myself and another ahead. We drove them from the ground without a shot.”..."

SOURCE: Whitney, Orson F., "History of Utah," 4:209. Retrieved from,18016,4976-93829,00.html



Son of Samuel Shepherd and Roxanna Ray

Married Harriet Editha Parrish, 9 Mar 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Charles Henry Shepherd, Mary Elizabeth Shepherd, Lyman Andrew Shepherd, Harriet Susannah Shepherd, Sarah Caroline Shepherd, Shepherd Marcus DeLafayette, Edna Matilda Shepherd, Samuel Ezra Shepherd, Julia Esther Shepherd, Henrietta Editha Shepherd

Married Cedaressa Catherine Cartwright, 13 Dec 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Thomas Oscar Shepherd, Rhoda Jane Shepherd, Warren Shepherd, Carlos Shepherd, Prescendia Shepherd, Martha Adaline Shepherd, Willard Shepherd

Mormon Battalion, Company A

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel



Samuel Shepherd (1790 - 1877)



Cedaressa Catherine Cartwright Shepherd (1852 - 1931)


Harriet Editha Parrish Shepherd (1831 - 1888)



Charles Henry Shepherd (1852 - 1853)


Lyman Andrew Shepherd (1856 - 1936)


Harriet Susannah Shepherd Farnsworth (1858 - 1931)


Marcus De Lafayette Shepherd (1862 - 1863)


Samuel Ezra Shepherd (1867 - 1896)


Thomas Oscar Shepherd (1872 - 1875)


Henrietta Editha Shepherd (1872 - 1878)


Rhoda Jane Shepherd Harris (1877 - 1903)


Warren Shepherd (1880 - 1949)


Carlos Shepherd (1882 - 1882)


Precendia Shepherd (1885 - 1888)


Martha Adaline Shepherd (1889 - 1891)


Willard Shepherd (1891 - 1930)

Maintained by: L. Despain

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 103157

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Marcus de Lafayette Shepherd's Timeline

October 10, 1824
Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States
August 19, 1852
Age 27
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, United States
March 24, 1854
Age 29
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, United States
February 9, 1856
Age 31
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, United States
March 26, 1858
Age 33
Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
July 5, 1860
Age 35
Beaver, Beaver, UT, United States
October 18, 1862
Age 38
Beaver, Beaver, UT, United States
February 29, 1864
Age 39
Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, United States
April 12, 1867
Age 42
Beaver, Beaver, UT, United States
April 22, 1870
Age 45
Beaver, Beaver, UT, United States