www.childers-shepherd.org, 10 Jun 2011
Credits
These pages use the results of research done by many people over many years. Credit for specific
contributions is cited where appropriate throughout these pages. In addition, special credit and
appreciation is due as follows:

Doris Marie Ayers (Naomi Childers Ayers), for sharing extensive research and documentation of
the Ayers family.

Frank M. Childers, The Childers Family of Western North Carolina: Their Roots and Traditions,
1986.

Gerald Childers, for leading the way, cheerfully and diligently, to old graves of our more remote
ancestors, even through marsh and poison ivy, and for recognizing and reporting important facts in
his reading of local history.

Hoyt Childers, for early and continuing enthusiasm and encouragement.

Stephen Ralph Childers (Ralph Childers, Joseph Childers), in recognition of his extensive, careful
research and collection of primary documents over fifteen years, long preceding the commencement
of these pages.

Frances Ruth Elkins (Owenby), for much assistance with the Elkins, Chambers, McClurd, and
Blankenship family information.

Peggy Lambert, Swain County Genelogical Society, for extensive personal assistance with
research in marriage and other records.

Milus B. Maney, for much assistance, including original sources, for the early Maney history.

Violet Marshbanks (Cook), for organizing and writing information about several local families for
The Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vols I & II, Doris Cline Ward, Editor, Asheville, NC, 1981,
1987.

Dale Rector, for patiently searching through suitcases of old photos and remembering much about
many of them.

Brodrick Shepherd, http://www.danielprophecy.com/shepherd.html.

Faye Shepherd (McFarland), for writing down the history of her family for The Heritage of Old
Buncombe County, Vol II
, Doris Cline Ward, Editor, Asheville, 1987.

Pauline Shepherd (Chandler), for collecting and writing up information about the Joseph and
Elizabeth (Horton) Shepherd family and the John and Dorothy (Jones) family in
 "John and Dorothy
(Jones) Shepherd",
Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol II (Doris Cline Ward, Editor), 1987, p.
335.

Phena Shepherd (Howie) for generous assistance of all kinds: family records, photographs,
geneological research, and much patient consultation.

Stephen A. Shepherd for decades of carefully collecting records and photographs of the
Shepherd family, and for sharing it all with such enthusiasm.

Zelma Shepherd (Rector), for writing down the history of her family for The Heritage of Old
Buncombe County, Vol II
, Doris Cline Ward, Editor, Asheville, 1987.

Philip Underwood-Shepherd, Descendants of Thomas Shepherd , 2001.

Charles Clifford Wilson for sharing the results of his extensive research of the Shepherds and the
Wilsons, including many wonderful photos.