WNC History Timeline

Please send corrections.
www.childers-shepherd.org, 4 Jan 2009
"Mitchell Wilson Shepherd was born in the 1850's, the son of Granison and Serena (Wilson)
Shepherd of Yancey County, NC. On 26 February 1873 in that county he married Clerissa
Arrowood, the ceremony being performed by Joshua Horton, witnessed by C. Towe, J. W.
Horton, and Jessie Horton.

"Clerissa was the daughter of Clem and Polly (Allen) Arrowood. . . .

"Mitchell and Clerissa lived on Price's Creek in Yancey County before moving to Buncombe
County on Atkins Branch, now known as Stockton Branch. They lived in a log cabin with the
kitchen being a separate building from the house, up in the hollow above the Elbert Chambers
place, (now the Hoyt Chambers land). They owned the land from the Bob Hollow below the
Buckner Cemetery line to the Wesley Shepherd line. They swapped land on Price's Creek with
Jules Robinson for this property. They later bought land from Will Beachboard on Bear Branch,
now called Hobson Branch. Their house stood in the bottom below where H. R. Deaver now

--Faye Shepherd McFarland, "Mitchell Wilson and Clerissa (Arrowood) Shepherd",
Vol II, p. 336.