The purpose of this project is to discover and remember our ancestors in western North Carolina, and beyond. The name "www.Childers-Shepherd.org" has been chosen simply because it describes our immediate patch on the vast quilt of family connections surrounding us. These two families provide a starting point for our discovery but do not intend to exclude any of our many cousins or any part of our extended families of different names. The limitations are time and energy rather than any rigid notion of what constitutes a meaningful connection.
This is a work in progress, welcoming suggestions, corrections, additions, and assistance of all kinds. Please help by contributing research findings, photographs, and text for addition to this site, or build your own site and provide a link for this site.
Our method will be to strive for historical accuracy as we recognize that the highest honor we can pay our ancestors is to let the facts of their lives speak for themselves. Thus we will try neither to embellish nor to obscure.