Hello. I am looking into finding more information on the family of Ancil D. & Nancy Ann (Green) Shepard.
Shepard was spelled many different ways including Shepherd, Sheppard, etc.
Ancil was born about 1827 in Estill County, Kentucky.
Nancy was born about 1840 in Harrison County, Kentucky.
Ancil had two children from a previous marriage with Nancy's older sister, Arabella C. Green:
Ann Elizabeth Shepard, June 15, 1853
William Chapman Shepard, May 16, 1855
Ann Elizabeth Shepard
I have not been able to locate anything of her after the 1870 Census. She died before 1925.
William Chapman Shepard
He married Nancy Susan Vaught October 17, 1878 in Johnson County and they had at least four children;
Mary A. Shepard, Born August, 1879. Died when?
Junie P. Shepard, Born September, 1881. Died when?
Ethel Shepard, Born September 23, 1884. Died when?
Icy Myrtle Vaught (Shepard) Austin, Born November 6, 1888. Died after 1910.
In 1880, there was also another person listed as a daughter of William & Nancy:
Martha P. Shepard, Born about 1868. I don't know where she came from. She was not listed in the 1870 census with William OR Nancy. Possibly an adopted child. I don't know.
Arabella died between 1855 and 1858.
Ancil married Nancy October 7, 1858 in Estill County, KY. They had one child in Kentucky:
Millard Fillmore Shepard, Born August 10, 1859. He died before 1870.
They moved to Johnson County from Estill County, KY in between 1859 and 1861. I have not been able to locate an 1860 census for the family.
Their remaining children were born in Johnson County. They include:
Thomas E. Shepard, May 8, 1861
Mary Frances Shepard, September, 1863
Matilda J. Shepard, August, 1865
Allie Belle Shepard, January 16, 1868
Ora A. Shepard, about May, 1870
Lacourtus Shepard, September 1873
Stella Shepard, about 1878
"Male Child" Shepard, about April, 1880
Janie Shepard, unknown when born
Thomas E. Shepard
He married Ardella Woodfiel September 18, 1889 in Marion County and they had at least two children:
Infant Shepard, unknown gender, died January, 1894 in Elwood.
Paul Shepard, Born December 24, 1898, Died June 2, 1963.
Ardella died May 27, 1909 in Elwood.
He then married Rachel A. (Bragg) Worth May 16, 1910 in Summitville, later divorced.
He then married Frieda Norton June 19, 1920, later divorced.
He died January 14, 1940 south of Tipton.
Buried in the Elwood Cemetery with his wife, Ardella.
Mary Frances Shepard
She married Lewis A. Richardson August 11, 1881 in Johnson County and they had at least four children:
Omer D. Richardson, Born June 20, 1882. Died May 28, 1965.
Anna Pearl (Richardson) Seaver, Born June, 1883. Died July 20, 1934.
Ethel Norma (Richardson) Creamer-Chandler-Matthews-Willett, Born August, 1886. Died February 22, 1941.
Alva Cecil Richardson, Born January 23, 1891. Died December 16, 1972.
She died September 17, 1929.
Lewis died April 22, 1946.
They're both buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville.
Matilda J. Shepard
She married Charles R. Peters January 18, 1886 in Anderson and they had at least two children:
Bessie Myrtle (Peters) Blacklidge-Moss-Waller, Born September 14, 1886. Died March 20, 1966.
Grace C. Peters, Born November, 1892. Died when?
She died in between 1910 and 1920.
Charles died after 1910.
I do not know where they are buried, but I presume Madison County.
Allie Belle Shepard
She married David Louis Perry May 16, 1886 in Anderson and they had at least three children:
Lenna Layton (Perry) Sheldon, Born January 16, 1887. Died May 25, 1943.
May B. (Perry) Thiell, Born November 17, 1889. Died March 26, 1961.
Homer Perry, Born September, 1891. Died before 1937.
David died September 17, 1915.
She died March 28, 1937 in Anderson.
She is buried in the Chaplin Cemetery in Alexandria.
Ora A. Shepard
I have not been able to locate anything of him after the 1880 Census. He died before 1925.
He married Nancy Jane Hazelbaker June 29, 1895 and they had at least eight children:
Infant Male Shepard, Born July 24, 1896. Died before 1900.
William Donald Shepard, Born December 19, 1897. Died July 5, 1934.
Lewis Horace Shepard, Born April 10, 1900. Died January 10, 1985.
Vernon Leroy Shepard, Born July 6, 1902. Died October 14, 1989.
Grace Marie (Shepard) Murphy, Born January 29, 1904. Died February 2, 1984.
Edgar Elmore Shepard, Born January 12, 1911. Died August 19, 1970.
Ora Morris Shepard, Born July 30, 1915. Died December 8, 1986.
Robert Cleo Shepard, Born August 15, 1919. Died January 20, 2007.
He died April 13, 1925 in Elwood.
Nancy died June 17, 1942 in Elwood.
They're both buried in the Elwood Cemetery.
I have not been able to locate anything of her after the 1880 Census. She died before 1925.
"Male Child" Shepard
I do not know anything else of this person, even if they lived into adulthood. Would have died before 1925.
I know almost nothing of Janie other than she was married to a Lyons. She was mentioned in a couple of times in obituaries. In 1925, when her brother, Lacourtus, died, the paper states she was living in Indianapolis. In 1929, when her sister, Mary, died, facts states that she was living in Lafayette. In 1940, when her brother, Thomas, died, the paper states that she was living in California.
Ancil died March 26, 1890 in Johnson County. I do not know where he is buried, but I would like to know.
After the death of her husband, Nancy went to live with her son, Thomas, near Elwood. She died May 2, 1916 in Elwood and she is buried in the Elwood Cemetery.
Our family has been looking to piece this part of our tree together for many years.
Thank you for your time.