8015. SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Jedediah, 2d, b. March 3, 1710, at Westfield, Mass.; there d. May 13, 1785, ag. 75; joined the church; dismissed to Pittsfield in 1762; returned to Westfield later; m. Dec. 22, 1743, JESSE SACKETT, son of Joseph and Abigail, b. March 9, 1716, at Westfield; was a veterinary surgeon at Pittsfield and Westfield, Mass.Jesse and Sarah had the following children:
219. Erastus Sacket-198 (Joseph Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 7 Jun 1721 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
598 F i Sarah Sacket-626 was born on 2 Nov 1744. She died on 21 Feb 1745/1746. 599 F ii Rebecca Sacket-627 was born on 10 Jun 1746. Rebecca married M. S. Clarenton-627sp. 600 F iii Sarah Sacket-628 was born on 17 Apr 1750.
of Pittsfield, Mass.Erastus married Elizabeth Leonard-198sp daughter of Abel Leonard and Elisabeth in May 1747. Elizabeth was born in 1730.
His name appears in the list of patriots who, in August, 1776, marched from Pittsfield to Ticonderoga under command of Sergeant Caleb Goodrich, and remained in the field three months and a day. He is also credited with marching from Pittsfield in the latter part of June, 1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, to Fort Ann, and remaining in the field for three weeks and three days. - [Weygant]
dismissed 29 Jan. 1764 to Pittsfield church; Rev. soldier 1776-1777 - [Fred Sackett
They had the following children:
220. Hannah Sacket-199 (Joseph Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 1 on 10 Oct 1726 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. She died on 13 Oct 1799.
601 M i Solomon Sacket-629 was born on 31 Jan 1752 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. He died on 3 Jan 1760 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
age 7 - [Fred Sackett]
602 F ii Hannah Sacket-630 was born on 10 Dec 1753 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. She died on 3 Feb 1754 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. 603 F iii Ozina Sacket-631 was born on 18 Jan 1759. + 604 F iv Penelope Sacket-632 605 M v Solomon Sacket-633 was born on 7 Aug 1762 in Pittsfield, MA..
of Pittsfield, Mass.
has the following record of service in war of the Revolution: "Sacket, Solomon, private, Capt. Joel Stevens' Co., Col. David Roseter's Regt. Entered service Oct. 12, 1781; discharged Oct. 25, 1781; service 13 days, on an alarm at Saratoga. Roll dated Pittsfield."
606 F vi Joseph Sacket-634 was born on 3 Dec 1764 in Pittsfield, MA..
Census Year: 1790
Roll: M637_4; Page 33
Census: 1 1 - 3
607 M vii Zelotes Sacket-635 was born on 17 Feb 1766 in Pittsfield, MA.. He died on 3 Jul 1769 in Pittsfield, MA..
age 3 - [Fred Sackett
Hannah married 1Jacob Noble-199sp son of Sgt. Luke Noble and Ruth Wright on 3 May 1750 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. Jacob was born 2 on 5 Mar 1724/1725 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. He died 3 on 11 Nov 1796 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
Boltwood, pg. 575 #5173They had the following children:
222. Jesse Warner (Hannah Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 5 May 1718 in Hatfield, MA.. He died on 10 May 1793 in Hinsdale, MA.
608 M i Jacob Noble-636 was born on 29 Jan 1750/1751 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. He died on 3 May 1752 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. 609 F ii Hannah Noble-637 was born on 22 Nov 1752 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. Hannah married Samuel Peets-637sp.
Listed in Boltwood [pg 575] as Samuel Pitts. Research by others indicates that at some point, the surname Peets evolved into Pitts
610 F iii Elisabeth Noble-638 was born on 24 Nov 1754 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. Elisabeth married Jacob Loomis-638sp. 611 F iv Thankful Noble-639 was born on 17 Jul 1757 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. She died 1 on 13 Oct 1825.
Weygant shows the twins Mercy and Thankful as born in 1756 while the Noble genealogy by Boltwood, pg 575, shows them as born in 1857.
Died Oct. 3, 1825, age 68; no issue.
Thankful married (1) Noah Ashley-639sp1 in May 1778. Thankful married (2) Judah Barnes-639sp2 1 before 1813. Judah was born in 1756. He died 2 on 11 Jul 1813.
of Turin, N. Y.
612 F v Mercy Noble-640 was born on 17 Jul 1757 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
Weygant shows the twins Mercy and Thankful as born in 1756 while the Noble genealogy by Boltwood, pg 575, shows them as born in 1857.
Mercy married (1) W. Everton-640sp1. Mercy married (2) E. Griswold-640sp2. 613 M vi Jacob Noble-641 was born on 28 Nov 1759 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. Jacob married Eunice Mosely-641sp. 614 M vii Benjamin Noble-642 was born on 13 May 1762 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. Benjamin married Mary Sikes-642sp. 615 F viii Princes Noble-643 was born on 7 Sep 1767 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
Weygant has the name as Phineas Noble while Boltwood has it as Princes Noble.
Princes married Thomas Root-643sp.
Roy AberJesse married Mary Cooley. Mary was born on 5 Apr 1724. She died on 3 Jul 1781 in Longmeadow, MA.
Roy AberJesse and Mary had the following children:
224. Jonathan Sacket-202 (Jonathan Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 26 Dec 1727 in Hebron, Tolland, CT. He died in 1773 in Kent (now Warren), Litchfield, CT.. [Headstone]
+ 616 M i David C. Warner
of Hebron, Conn.Jonathan married Hannah Phelps-202sp on 10 Nov 1748. Hannah was born on 28 Feb 1726/1727 in Hebron Tolland, , CT. She died in 1803 in Kent, Litchfield, CT..
In 1749, his father conveyed to him land in Hebron which became thereafter his permanent place of residence; and there, according to records of the town officials, were born his twelve children. [Weygant, p. 108]
Died of Smallpox [Headstone]
They had the following children:
225. Capt. Justus Sackett-203 (Jonathan Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 9 Mar 1729/1730 in East Greenwich (now Hebron), CT.. He died on 16 Mar 1815 in Warren, CT.. He was buried in Warren Cemetery, Warren, CT.. [Headstone]
617 F i Hannah Sacket-644 was born on 22 Sep 1749. Hannah married Mr. Bush-648sp. 618 F ii Anna Sacket-644b was born on 2 Oct 1751.
Her name has also been spelled; Anne and Ann.
Anna married Joel Finney-644bsp. + 619 M iii William Sacket-645 620 F iv Hulda Sacket-646 was born in 1755. Hulda married Smith Mr.-646sp. 621 M v Aaron Sackett-647 was born in 1758.
Weygant, p. 108, has Aaron (b. 1758) included here and indicates that he died young. However, the records seem to indicate that the Aaron Sacket who died in 1758 was the brother of Jonathan Sacket, Jr. rather than his son. The CT. vital records have:
Connecticut Vital Records: Kent; Births - Marriages - Deaths; 1739-1852; Barbour Collection; Connecticut State Library; 1726; Page 73:
"Aaron, s. Jonathan, d. Nov. 11, 1758; Vol. 1; page 63."
By Weygant's account, Aaron was born in 1758 and died in the same year. However, the vital records also have: "Abigail, d. [Jonathan, Jr. & Hannah] b. Feb. 3, 1758; Vol. 1; page 185." But the records do not show a birth for Aaron in 1758. Only his death. This would seem to be unusual if Aaron was a twin to Abigail and lived 10 months before he died. I would be possible for him to have been a second birth for Ann (Filer) Sackett in the same year but we are faced with the fact that there is no record of his birth, just his death.
It also appears that the birth records for the family of 202-Jonathan jr. were recorded on page 185 of Vol. 1 of the town records. The record of the death of an "Aaron Sacket, s. of Jonathan, d. Nov. 11, 1758" is recorded on page 63 of Vol. 1 of the Warren Ct. records.
In the family of 47-Jonathan Sackett, father of 202-Jonathan, Jr., there is a son, "205. Aaron Sacket, b. Aug. 5, 1735, probably died in childhood." - [Weygant, p. 52] This is probably the Aaron Sackett who died Nov. 11, 1758.
+ 622 F vi Abigail Sacket-648 623 F vii Rebecca Sacket-649 was born on 18 Oct 1760. + 624 F viii Chloe Sacket-650 + 625 F ix Phene Sacket-651
Irene Sacket, b. May 12, 1764; d. Oct. 29, 1768. Irene was not included in Weygant's list which includes (647) Aaron who should not be included as a child of (202) Jonathan Sacket.
+ 626 M x Filer Sacket-652 627 M xi Jesse Sacket-653 was born in 1769. + 628 M xii Almeron Sackett-654
of Kent (now Warren), Conn.Justus married Lydia Newcomb-203sp daughter of Benjamin Newcomb and Hannah Clark in 1757. Lydia was born in 1738. She died in 1808. She was buried in Warren Cemetery, Warren, CT.. [Headstone]
Capt. Sacket was born in East Greenwich (now Hebron), Conn., but in 1750 removed to and became a permanent resident of Kent. He there took an active part in religious, political and military affairs and gained and held the confidence and respect of his townsmen. His name appears in the list of founders of the first church established in Kent, and in 1753 he was appointed by the General Assembly of Connecticut to collect a tax levied against the property of East Greenwich for support of a minister of the Gospel.
He was a Justice of the Peace from 1771 to 1777, and again from 1779 to 1782. In the year last named he represented his town in Connecticut Legislature. In 1765 he was commissioned Captain of the Second Train Band of the town of Kent, and during the War of the Revolution he participated in several short campaigns. [Weygant, page 108-109]
Justus Sackett fell and broke one of his legs in 1814. [Sackett Letter #14]
They had the following children:
226. Reuben Sackett-204 (Jonathan Sacket , William Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 17 Jun 1732 in Hebron, Tolland Co., CT.. He died on 5 Jun 1803 in Warren, Litchfield Co., CT.. He was buried in Warren Cemetery, Warren, CT.. [Headstone]
+ 629 M i Benjamin Sacket-655 + 630 M ii Salmon Sacket-656 + 631 M iii Homer Sacket-657 + 632 F iv Lodema Sacket-658 633 F v Lydia Sacket-659 was born in 1768. She died in 1813. Lydia married Benjamin Carter-659sp. 634 F vi Betsey Sacket-660 was born in 1779. She died on 19 Jan 1821. Betsey married Elisha Swift-660sp. 635 F vii Minerva Sacket-661 was born in 1772. She died in 1820. Minerva married Abel Carter-661sp.
of Hebron and East Greenwich, in Conn. [Weygant, page 109]Reuben married Mercy Finney-204sp daughter of John Finney and Ann Toogood on 21 Dec 1752. Mercy was born on 1 Jan 1729/1730 in Swansea, MA.. She died on 23 Jan 1805 in Warren, CT. (formerly Kent, CT..
Weygant spelled his name as "Sacket." However, in a letter written by him, dated September 5 1792 to his son Dr. Samuel Sackett, he signed his name as "Reuben Sackett." - T. King [Sackett Letter #3]
Web site of Daniel Floyd Sackett has transcription of Mercy's will which was made in Sharon, Litchfield, Ct.Reuben and Mercy had the following children:
Will of Mercy Finney Sackett
Town of Sharon Litchfield County Connecticut 16 October 1804
In the name of God Amen I Mercy Sackett of the town of Warren and County of Litchfield although labouring at present under some imperfection of body yet being of sound mind and memory and understanding through the mercy of God do mak and ordane this my last Will and Testament in manner & forms following First and prim- arily I resign my soul with the utmost humility unto the hand of Almighty God my creator humbly hoping for a blessed immortality through the unity and of my blessed Savoir and Redeemer Jesus Christ And my body I desir may be decently buried at the distinction of my friends and as for such estat as the Lord in his great goodness and mercy bath intrusted me to be rewarded of I give demise and dispose thereof as follows that is to say
Samuel and Aroon Sackett and Sirus Sackett being at a great distance of and if these or those of them return hear and call for it within five years onset coming to their date I will and bequeve unto them ekell a like th'r half of my estat that I leve enkeeping what is here after to my son Alexander Sackett one dollar and sixty eight cents and to Anar Williams one dollar and sixty eight cents and to Lucinda Fuller one dollar and sixty eight cents and Voilet Beats one dollar and sixty eight cents and I do here by revok all other wills by me maid and declair this only to be my last Will and Testament in witness the said Mercy Sackett and my will is if either of my sons above mentioned don't come and call for their share of my estat as in will as above it is to devided ekell alike betwist Anar and Lucinda
and to Voileat hereunto I have put my hand and seal in presente
Dated at Sharon this 16th day of October 1804
Note : Transcribed from a copy of the original document. It appears that
Mercy Sackett wrote her own will. No corrections of spelling were made.
[Image of Mercy's will]
233. William Sacket-227 (William Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born in Sep 1730. He died in 1802.
+ 636 M i Dr. Samuel Sackett , M. D.-662 637 M ii Alexander Sackett-663 was born on 6 Mar 1758. He died on 7 May 1829. [Headstone]
of Hebron, East Greenwich, and Warren, in Conn.
He was a Revolutionary soldier. The records of Connecticut troops show that he was a fifer in Capt. Joseph Carter's Company of the 13th Connecticut Regiment, in August and September, 1776; that he was a sergeant in Capt. Olmstead's Company, of Col. Enos' Regiment, from June to September in 1778, serving at Fort Montgomery and West Point, and was also a sergeant in Capt. Mix's Company attached to regiment commanded by Col. Increase Moseley. [Weygant, pages 160-161]
Weygant spelled his name as "Sacket." However, in a letter signed by him, dated August 11, 1814, he signed his name as "Alexander Sackett."
[Sackett Letter #14]
Alexander married Patience-663sp on 7 May 1829. Patience was born in 1761. She died in 1829. + 638 M iii Aaron Sackett-664 + 639 M iv Cyrus Sackett-665 640 F v Anne Sackett-666 was born on 10 Apr 1766 in CT..
Note by Thurmon King:
Aner Williams and Reuben Williams are signed the Distribution papers for the estate of Aner's father, Reuben Sackett. 11 Feb 1804.
[Reuben Sackett's Estate Papers]
Anne married Reuben Williams before 16 Oct 1804.
Note by Thurmon King:
Reuben Williams and Aner Williams are named in the Distribution papers for the estate of Aner's father, Reuben Sackett. 11 Feb 1804. Reuben Williams was also co-executor of the estate along with Alexander Sackett, son of Reuben Sackett. [Reuben Sackett's Estate Papers]
+ 641 F vi Mercy Lucinda Sackett-667 + 642 F vii Violet Sackett-668
Weygant has her name as Lydia Weller, p. 109William and Mary had the following children:
234. Hannah Noble-228 (Elizabeth Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 12 Nov 1724 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. She died in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA..
643 F i Mollie Sacket-673 was born on 14 Oct 1760. She died on 8 Apr 1809. + 644 M ii William Sacket-674 + 645 F iii Lydia Sacket-675 + 646 M iv Moses Sackett-676 + 647 M v Royal Sacket-677 648 M vi Joel Sacket-678 was born on 23 Jan 1772. Joel married Clarissa Sacket-515 daughter of Abner Sacket Lieut.-172 and Rhoda Kellogg-172sp. Clarissa was born on 28 Oct 1773. She died on 18 May 1801.
649 M vii James Sacket-679 was born on 15 Sep 1774. He died on 2 Jan 1844. He was buried in Old Mechanic Street Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. [Headstone] James married Nancy Holcomb-679sp. Nancy was born in 1775. She died on 31 Aug 1834. 650 M viii John Sacket-680 was born on 28 Feb 1780. He died on 5 Jan 1807.
She joined the Westfield church Oct. 27, 1741, and the Great Barrington church, Feb. 5, 1744. [Boltwood, p. 575]Hannah married James Root-228sp on 26 Mar 1751. James was born on 1 Dec 1721 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
He purchased land and buildings in Great Barrington, Mass., in 1750, and probably removed thither the same year. He united ith the Cong. church there, in 1750. For many years he lived at he crossing of the river, at the upper end of the town. He may have subsequently removed to Egremont, Mass. [Boltwood, p. 576]James and Hannah had the following children:
235. Simeon Noble-229 (Elizabeth Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 3 Mar 1728/1729.
651 F i Hannah Root was born on 3 Nov 1751 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She was christened on 3 Nov 1751 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died on 4 Nov 1751 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA..
Age 1 day
652 F ii Lydia Root was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She was christened on 15 Jul 1752 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died on 17 Nov 1752 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA..
Age 4 months.
653 M iii Moses Root was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. He was christened on 4 Aug 1754. He died on 19 Dec 1754 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. 654 F iv Elizabeth Root was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She was christened on 30 Nov 1755 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. 655 M v John Root was christened on 25 May 1758. He died on 9 Jun 1758.
Age 15 days.
656 M vi William Root was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. He was christened on 25 Mar 1759 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA..
Resided in Great Barrington, Mass., and in Claverack, NY. At the age of sixteen years, he enlisted in the Revolutionary war, and fought in many battles. "At the storming and taking of Stony Point, under Gen. Wayne, being only nineteen years of age, he led a platoon into the fort in the midst of the greatest carnage." [Boltwood, p. 575]
William married (1) Rhoda Fitch.
Of Great Barrington, MA.
William married (2) Anna Messenger.
He resided in Egremont, Mass., in 1752, '71, and '75. [Boltwood]Simeon married Esther.
They had the following children:Naomi Noble-231 (Elizabeth Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 19 May 1745 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died on 10 Jul 1841 in Scriba, Oswego Co., NY..
Naomi married Samuel Judd-231sp son of Uriah Judd and Mercy Seymour on 23 Apr 1774. Samuel was born in Nov 1742 in New Britain, then part of Farmington, CT.. He died on 2 Dec 1808 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA..
They had the following children:
250. Elizabeth Sacket-238 1 (Benoni Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born about 1734 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
658 M i Samuel Judd-675sp3 was born on 19 Apr 1775 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.. He died on 13 Aug 1832 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA..
Boltwood pg 576 #5243
Samuel married Lydia Sacket-675 daughter of William Sacket-227 and Mary Weller-227sp about 1813. Lydia was born on 27 Oct 1764. She died on 23 Aug 1838. 659 F ii Hannah Judd was born on 27 May 1777 in Lenox, MA.. She died on 20 Dec 1829 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.. Hannah married Vivus Osborn on 12 Aug 1801. 660 F iii Naomi Judd was born on 13 Sep 1779 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died in Mar 1842 in MI..
Boltwood pg. 576 #5245
Naomi married Thomas Tracy West in Jan 1799. 661 F iv Elizabeth Judd was born on 18 Aug 1781 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died after 1856.
Resided in Scriba, Oswego Co., NY. in 1856 [Boltwood pg 576 #5246]
Elizabeth married John Peck on 12 Aug 1801. 662 F v Sarah Judd was born on 29 Mar 1787 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA.. She died after 1856.
Resided in Scriba, NY., in 1856. [Boltwood pg. 576 #5247]
Sarah married Ansel Kimberley Hubbard on 27 Jan 1834. 663 M vi Seth Judd was born on 15 Jan 1790 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA.. He died on 18 Dec 1812 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA..
Boltwood pg. 576 # 5248
Seth married Wealthy Whiting in Jun 1810.
"238-Elisabeth Sacket, 1734-___?, daughter of (60) Benoni Sacket and Mindwell Smith, was married, Mar. 6, 1755, to John Shepard, 1733-___?, son of John Shepard and Elisabeth Noble. They resided at Hebron, Washington County, N. Y." [Weygant pg 110]Elizabeth married Lt. John Shepard-238sp 1 son of Deacon John Shepard and Elizabeth Noble on 6 Mar 1755. John was born on 8 Nov 1733 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA..
They resided at Hebron, Washington County, NY.They had the following children:
John was raised on the family farm and helped sustain it as he grew older. He married Elizabeth Sackett on Thursday, March 6, 1755; the Reverend John Ballantine (d. February 12, 1776, age 60) administering the vows. His brothers, William, Gideon, and David were also married by the rev. BallantineApril 22, 1773: Deacon John (his father) married his daughter, Lucretia, to David Sackett.
The townspeople of Westfield allied themselves with the patriots to the east and were led in part by Captain William Shepard, one of their Selectmen. In February of 1774, while the Continental Congress presided, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts was held. Colonel John Mosely and Mr. Elisha Parks were two of the ninety representatives (John Hancock was the chairman). John's previous experience during the French and Indian War, led to the request of he and his brother William to assist in the training of the Westfield men. Word spread quickly about the attack at Lexington and the citizens prepared themselves. Two companies of militia were formed in November of that year. One company consisted of 52 men, including the commanding officer, First Lieutenant John Shepard; Sgt Gideon Shepard; David Shepard, who was at Bunker Hill.
"Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (1906)" - compilation from the MA Archives (separate entries under different spellings):
John Shepard 3rd: (also given John, Jr.), Westfield, Lieutenant, Captain. Warham Parks Co.; general return of Col Timothy Danielson's Regt. in camp at Roxbury, May 27, 1775; ordered in Provincial Congress May 27, 1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned. Muster roll dated Aug 1, 1775; engaged April 28, 1775; service 3 mo. 10 days. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt John Kellogg's (Westfield) Co.; residence, Westfield; engaged for town of Westfield; term 9 months [name crossed out]; also, list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; returned as received of Jonathan Warna, Commissionaries, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 1778 (this last reference is probably his son, John who was a Private). [14: 115, 122, 124.] Although not verified at this time, it is believed that his company was engaged during the Battle of Bunker Hill.
John Sheperd: 1st Lt, Capt; Warham Park's co, Col Timothy Danielson's Regt.; company returned dated Roxbury [probably Oct 1775]
John Shephard, Westfield. Lieutenant in command of a Westfield co. of Minutemen, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm April 19, 1775; service 1 week 1 day; reported enlisted into the Army April 28, 1775.
Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, p.493:
Shepard, John, Jr. (Mass). 2d Lieutenant of Danielson's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Captain Massachusetts Militia in 1776.
The family moved to Hebron, NY, soon after the Revolution (1783); all of the children were born at Westfield and baptized at the First Congregational Church. John "Shepherd" is listed at Hebron in the 1790 census, his family consisting of four males over 16, one male under 16, and three females. His sons John, Jr., Silas, and Walter are separately listed. In 1800, he was listed at Hebron, he and wife over 45, with one female aged 16-26, and two boys and a girl under 10, presumably grandchildren.
The following is from the first Hebron Town Meeting "3d day of May 1784, for the District of Black Creek. First made choice of . . ." Capt John Shepard, Esq., town assessor (one of three) and also one of three overseers of the poor [History of Washington County, pg. 389]
"Voted to build three pounds in town. Licensed inns, two pounds each. John Shepard and John Shepard, Jr. [ibid, pg 390]
John Shepard of Hebron conveyed land there on December 25, 1790 to Edward and Bohan Shepard - Lots 1 & 2 of what was known as "Blundell Patent." (sold to Christopher Blundell July 27, 1765: 2000 acres in Hebron and Rupert, VT) "This indenture" was for 300 pounds [Washington County Index of Deeds, page 683].
A petition that declared John Shepard an "Insolvent Debtor" was issued in August and December of 1797 and Peter Button (his grandson) was assigned to disburse his estate on February 17, 1798. Three of his sons (John, Jr., Edward, and Silas) are listed among his creditors. I assume that they took this action to prevent their father from debtor's prison as was the procedures during those times. [I have copies of the original 10-page document WLS]
The East Presbyterian Church of Hebron (1 1/2 miles north of the present house of worship) was organized February 24, 1804. Among the male members at the time of organizing, John Shepherd (could be Jr.) [History of Washington County, pg 395] The Sessions Book of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of West Hebron listed a John Shepard "removed" in 1804 [LDS microfilm]
Notes on his death: TFSONE states that John and Elizabeth Shepard probably died in Hebron, Washington Co., NY (date not found). DAR Application of Barbara Brainerd Crane (National # 394983), dated 2/6/78, states that he died at Hebron, NY, in 1817. The DAR Application of Edna Vay Kinzinger (National #358991), dated 5/18/46, states that John died May 1, 1799, at Westfield, MA, however, this has been crossed out and replaced with 1817. If the 1800 Census is actually John and Elizabeth, then 1799 is in error and the year 1817 is most likely correct.
REFERENCES: Public Records; information, Mrs. C.O. Norton; Mrs. Kate B. Rogers, Hollywood, CA; George W. Shepard, Chicago, IL, 1890. For possible marriage of Lucretia, see Parker Families of CT (1906) [reference so stated]. For Grace, see the American Genealogist, 31: 252.
Removed to Hebron, NY.
664 M i John Shepard 1 was born on 9 Sep 1755 in Westfield, MA.
John was baptized on April 13, 1760. His date of marriage listed is the intention date.
He served as a Private in Capt. David Mosely's Co., Col. John Mosely's Regt., from 21 Sept to 24 Oct 1777; service 1 mo 3 days; on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (120 miles) home. He was engaged by the town of Westfield for nine months, aged 23 years, height six feet, brown hair, light complexion, and served in Capt. Sackett's Co., Col. Mosely's Regt., arriving at Fishkill 16 June 1778 [Mass Soldiers... 14:116, 129].
He may be the John Shepard whose name appears (with that of Silas Shepard, his brother) in the Charlotte County Militia [Land Bounty Rights], with Revolutionary Service. [James A. Roberts, "New York in the Revolution" (1898), p 239]
John Shepherd listed under the Soldiers of Hebron, East Hebron Company, 1814 [History of Washington County, pg 399].
"tax list for the district of Black Creek in the county of Charlotte" (before 1786) listed John Shepherd, Jr., as owing: 25 pounds 10 shillings for real estate, 26 pounds for personal estate, 8 shillings 7 "d" (pence?) for tax assessment, and 1 pound 1 shilling 5 7/9 "d" for wheat. [Washington County History, pg 389].
"A list of the people's names that have taken out license this year, and the several sums due to the overseers of the poor for the town of Hebron:" John and Edward Shepard - 2 pounds [Ibid, pg 390]
He was listed in the 1790 Census in Hebron, NY, with one male under 16 years and three females. He was listed there in 1800, aged over 45, with a woman 26 to 45, a male and a female 16 to 26, a female 10 to 16, and a male under 16. The 1810 Census of is the last to mention a John "Shepherd" of Hebron with one male 16 to 26 and females: one 10 to 16, one 16 to 26, and one 45 and older; also one "all other free persons except Indians not taxed." In the pension file of Silas Shepard: John Shepard "late of Georgia," VT, now of Highgate, VT,testified that Silas, "late of Georgia, now of Fairfield," had served.
The 1820 Census has John Shepard living in Franklin Co., VT, town of Highgate with one male 10-16 and one 45 and over; one female under 10 and one 26-45. Also listed in Highgate is a Rowland Shepard with one male 26-45; two females 10-16 and one 26-45. A John Shepard is found in Georgia, VT, with one male 10-16 and one 26-45; one female 26-45. I believe these to be the sons of John Shepard, Jr.
John Shepherd, Jr., is listed as conveying land in Sheriff's Patent to Steven Robinson and Rowland Shepherd on August 26, 1808 . Also, Yeoman _____ in Sheriff's Patent on February 13, 1806. John and Edward Shepherd were listed as Grantors of land to James Hopkins on June 23, 1795. John Shepherd, Jr., was listed as a Grantor on May 6, 1796 and October 16, 1799. [Washington County Index of Deeds]
I believe this Rowland Shepard to be a son of John, Jr. A gravestone is located in the Porter Methodist Cemetery that lists the death of a Rowland Shepard as 11 March 1838.
John married Anna Root on 22 Feb 1778 in Westfield, MA. Anna was born on 9 Oct 1751 in Westfield, MA. + 665 F ii Grace Shepard + 666 F iii Lucretia Shepard-182sp + 667 F iv Dolly Shepard + 668 M v Silas Shepard + 669 M vi Walter Shepard + 670 F vii Lydia Shepard 671 F viii Betsey Shepard 1 was born on 13 Jul 1766 in Westfield, MA.
baptized (as Betty) July 20, 1765
Betsey married Merrick 1. Merrick was born in . Merrick was born in 1766. 672 M ix Edward Shepard 1 was born on 22 Nov 1767 in Westfield, MA.
He was made Ensign in 1797 in William McCracken's Co. of Light Infantry, Washington Co., NY; Lt , 5 Jan 1802, of Capt John Tomb's Co., Lt Col David Thomas's Regt; Capt in David Gray's Regt; Washington CO. Brigade, in 1804, and resigned in 1806 [NY Council of Appointment, 1: 384, 572, 731, 761.] He was listed at Hebron, NY, in the 1800 Census, his household consisting of two males aged 26 and 45, one female 16 to 26, and one male and two females 10 to 16.
He is said by a descendant of his brother, Bohan, to have settled in Essex County, NY. However, the 1810 Census has an Edward Shepard living in Canton, NY, with one male 10-16, two 16-26, and one over 45; females are one 10-16 and one 26-45. The 1820 Census has this Edward with one male 26-45 and one over 45; one female 16-26 and one over 45 - both males engaged in agriculture. 1830: one male 60-70; one female under 5, one 5-10, one 15-20, and one 30-40. There is a younger Edward Shepard family in the 1840 Census living in Norfolk, NY: one male under 5, one 15-26, one 20-30; females are two 5-10, one 10-15, two 20-30, and one 60-70.
+ 673 M x Bohan Shepard + 674 F xi Diana Shepard 675 F xii Electa Shepard 1 was born on 21 Nov 1772 in Westfield, MA. + 676 F xiii Polly Shepard
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