WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 14 Mar 2018
John Shepherd + Dorothy Jones                          William Wilson + Sarah Shoate   
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Israel Jackson "Jack" Shepherd      +      Cecilia Ann Wilson
1824    -  after 1879                      1846        1828   -   c1867?
Yaney Co NC
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 Rachel Amanda Shepherd (Albert McIntosh), 1847 - 1931
                   William G. Shepherd (Leaketh Ball), 1849 - after 1909
                   John H. Shepherd (Julia Roland), 1851 - 1901
                   Joseph B. Shepherd (Sarah E. Jones, Helen Rufina Buckner), 1853 - 1940
                   Julia A. Shepherd (Preston B. English), 1854 - 1948
                   Cordelia Shepherd, 1855 - after 9 June 1880
                   Emma Rose Shepherd (Theodore "Thor" Higgins), 1858 - 1945
                   Sarah R. Shepherd, 1860 - 1930
                   Dartha Jane "Dollie" Shepherd (Nick W. Horton)   , 1861 - 1918
                   Orra Elizabeth Shepherd (William Higgins), 1866 - 1930
                   Mary Magdalene Shepherd (William Briggs), 1867 - 1947
Sources: NC Death Certificate, Mary Magdalene Briggs, 1947;
    NC Death Certificate, Dollie Jane Horton, 1918;
    NC Death Certificate, Rose Shepherd Higgins, 1945;
    NC Death Certificate, Julia Shepherd English, 1948;
    US Census, 1850, 1870, 1880, Yancey Co NC;
    US Census, 1910, Greene Co TN;
    Ancestry.com's Hurst Raby Shepherd family tree; Shepherd's Flock family tree; Harron family tree; Jackson family tree;
                Shepherd family tree.
    
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Israel Jackson "Jack" Shepherd          +              Luciller Roberts
1824    -  after 1879                             c1868?       1827   -   bef 1880
Yaney Co NC


The 1870 census for Caney River, Yancey Co NC, lists "Luciller" as the wife of Israel J. Shepherd.
The household includes Mary Roberts, age 3. Presumably, Mary is Lucille's daughter by a previous
husband. On 9 June 1880, when the 1880 census was taken, Luciller was absent, and Israel Jackson
Shepherd was listed as widowed. Mary Roberts, age 13, was still present, listed as "Robert M" (last
name, first name), female, with a large "X" across the surname -- perhaps the census taker's way of
indicating that Mary was not his daughter.