www.childers-shepherd.org, 19 Feb 2009
            Joseph Shepherd
             1794 - 1860

Joseph Shepherd was born December 11, 1794,
Wilkes County, N. C. and died in Yancy County, N. C.
- Philip Underwood-Shepherd, "The Descendants of
Thomas Shepherd".

"Joseph Shepherd . . . was the son of Thomas Sr. and
Nancy (Stanton) Shepherd. He married Elizabeth
Horton, known as "Betsey", the daughter of Zephaniah
and Jane (McCurry) Horton."

"Joseph became an innkeeper in Burnsville, Yancey
County, N. C. before the Civil War, his inn being
located where the
Nu-Wray Inn now stands. He became
a big land owner in the County, and an influential man
in his neighborhood."
Pauline Shepherd Chandler, "John and Dorothy (Jones)
Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol II (Doris
Cline Ward, Editor), 1987, p. 335.
Last Will and Testament of Joseph Shepherd
Academy Cemetery, Burnsville, NC.
Photo by Gwen Bodford via