James Shepherd, Jr.
Captain James Shepherd bought the "Roundabout" Farm. This James mostly lived in the heart of the
Reddies River area amongst the Reddies River Shepherds. He is found in several census and tax
records. He is the same James Shepherd who moved to Williamson Co., TN. I've seen excerpts from
where he sold the Roundabout Farm after moving to Williamson Co., TN.
This is definitely NOT James Shepherd, Sr., brother to John Sr. and Robert Shepherd.
I believe Captain James Shepherd is the son of James Shepherd, Sr. The records I've examined show a
James Sr. and a James Jr. in the Reddies River area. After 1787, the "Sr" and "Jr" disappear and only
"James" appears in the records. This "James" is Captain James Shepherd and the progression of
children, number of slaves, and land owned, indicates to me that Captain James Shepherd is indeed
James Shepherd, Jr. I suspect that James Shepherd, Sr. died about 1788, hence there was no longer
any need to refer to the younger as "Jr."
-- Brodrick Shepherd, 9 Sep 2007