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www.childers-shepherd.org, 3 Sep 2011
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Joseph Shepherd                 +                   Elizabeth Horton
11 Dec 1794   -   27 Feb 1860               28 Mar 1821                   15 Nov 1799 - 2 Aug 1838
*win Yancey Co? NC   Yancey Co NC                                                        Yancey Co NC    Yancey Co NC
Jane Amanda Shepherd (Isaac Mitchell Broyles), 1826 - 1912
Julia Ann Shepherd (Erwin Sluder), 1828 - 1913
Cordelia Pedelia Shepherd (Stephen D. Adams), 1831 - 1901
Therressa E. Shepherd (John Daniel Reynolds), 1833 - 1903

Joseph Shepherd           +           Margaret A. [Unknown]
11 Dec 1794   -   27 Feb 1860                                       1801         -        ?
*win Yancey Co? NC   Yancey Co NC                               Virginia                  ?  
Thomas Shepherd + Nancy E. Stanton                                          Zephaniah Horton + Jane McCurry
Sources: Joseph Shepherd's Last Will and Testament;
US Census, Yancey Co NC, 1850;
US Census, Knox Co TN, 1850;
US Census, Bunc Co NC, 1900;
US Census, Washington Co TN, 1860, 1870;
Photo of Daniel B. Barkley from jmwwardn via Ancestry.com;
Texas Death Index, 1903 - 2000, via Ancestry.com;
Pauline Shepherd Chandler, "Joseph and Elizabeth (Horton) Shepherd",
HOBC, Vol II, pp. 335-336;
NC Death Certificate, Julia Ann Sluder, 1913;
Ancestry.com's Shepherd's Flock family tree, Horton family tree, Hurst Raby Shepherd family tree.
David H. Reece, "Thomas and Nancy (Stanton) Shepherd",
HOBC, Vol. II, p. 337;
Grave photo, Cordelia Shepherd Adams, by Natasha via FindAGrave.com;
Brodrick Shepherd (http://www.danielprophecy.com/james.html).

When Elizabeth Horton died in 1838, her four daughters ranged in age from about 5 to about 12.

In 1850, Joseph Shepherd, an innkeeper, was married to Margaret A [unknown] (born in Virginia), and daughters Julia
and Therressa were still at home. The household included also Robert B. V. Jervis, 22, teacher; William C. Singletary,
21, physician; and Eli A. Warlick, 22, a "Daguerrian Artist" (i.e., a photographer, presumably); and a boy, George W.
Rowland, 12.

Joseph Shepherd's
Last Will and Testament (1857) bequeathed "the Place where I now live" to his daughter "June"
Amanda Broyles, but left another house with land ("the Adams lots") plus $100 to his second wife Margaret
condition that she remain in Burnsville
. (If she chose not to remain, then she was to receive $1000 plus one horse
and all her household furniture. As this option was offered first, it may have been the expected -- or desired? -- choice.)

In the Yancey census for 1860, Margaret Shepherd, age about 60, does not appear to be present. However, in that
year and still in 1870, there was a Margaret Shepherd, of similar age to Joseph's wife, born in Virginia, living with the
family of
Daniel Burgess Barkley, nearby across the mountain, in Washington County, TN. (He was a well-to-do retail
"dry-goods" merchant, with real estate valued at $3600 and personal property worth $3814 (1870 census)). Margaret's
occupation was 'retired'. Is this woman in Washington Co TN Joseph Shepherd's second wife?