I am researching the Shepherd family from Robeson Ciunty. Ferd (Ferdman or Ferdinand) Shepherd was born there Feb 25, 1855. He married Amanda Lawson. He died in Orrum on Feb 12, 1947. I am trying to find out who his parents were. I can't seem to find him. Someone on Ancestry has his father as Josh Shepherd and mother as Susan B. A Josh Shepherd married Susan Bekew in 1879 but that is 24 yrs after Ferd's birth. Can anyone do a Robeson County birth records search to find out who the parents were of Ferd Shepherd born. February 25, 1855? Is there a local genealogical society who might have info on this family? This is a brick wall I am determined to break though! Thank for any help anyone can be..