SHEPHERD Family

First Generation

1. John1 Shepherd was born in New Jersey 1808.

He married Sarah unknown about 1834. In the 1850 census Raritan, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 63, John (age 41) is recorded with Sarah (age 34), Jane (age 14), Ama (age 12), Elimuel (age 10), Rachel (age 9), Peter (age 5), Jacob (age 3), and John (age 1). John is a farmer and all births are NJ.

In the 1860 census Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 21, John (age 51) is recorded with Sarah (age 47), Jane (age 14), Amy (age 29), Lemuel (age 20), Rachel (age 18), Peter (age 15), Jacob (age 14), John (age 12), William (age 10), Mary (age 6), Charles (age 1), and Elizabeth (age 1). John is a farmer and all births are NJ.

John Shepherd and Sarah unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. Jane Aller2 Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 6, 1836. Jane died December 3, 1908 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 72 years of age. She married DeWitt Clinton Rittenhouse in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1858. DeWitt was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey October 11, 1836. DeWitt was the son of Andrew Bray Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Mettler. DeWitt died May 31, 1916 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 79 years of age. (See DeWitt Clinton Rittenhouse for the continuation of this line.)

child 3 ii. Ama Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1837.

child 4 iii. Lemuel Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1839.

child 5 iv. Rachel Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1840.

child 6 v. Peter Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1844.

child 7 vi. Jacob Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1846.

child 8 vii. John Shepherd was born Raritan Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1849.

child 9 viii. William Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1850.

child 10 ix. Mary Shepherd was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1853.

child 11 x. Charles Shepherd was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1858.

child 12 xi. Elizabeth Shepherd was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1858.

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