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SHEPARD, Elza F.

Male 1847 - 1935  (88 years)


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  • Name SHEPARD, Elza F. 
    Born 17 Jun 1847  Monroe County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1841 according to death record which is probably wrong; 1845, 1846, 1847, various census records. The earliest census for him is 1860 he is 13 making him born 1847.
    Gender Male 
    Census Details of 1870 Census, Steele Township, Wood County, West Virginia:
    p. 22 (ancestry.com page 353), 28 June, 166/144
    15. Sheppard, Elza 24, m, w, farmer, born in Ohio
    16. Sheppard, Jane 17, f, w, keeping house, born in Virginia
    17. Sheppard, Elizabeth 3/12, f, w, born in Virginia
    [Note: there is an Elza Shepard family living a few house away, do not know how or if related older than our Elza, or of an age of his father Hartley.]

    Details of 1880 Census, Grant District, Jackson County, West Virginia:
    p. 36/526D (ancestry.com page 86 of 121, e.d. 46) enumeration district 45, 1 June
    31. Shepherd, Elza w, m, 33, head, married, farmer, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio
    32. Shepherd, Jane w, f, 29, wife, married, keeping house, born in West Virginia, parents born in Ohio
    33. Shepherd, Elizabeth E. w, f, 10, daughter, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    34. Shepherd, Margaret J. w, f, 8, daughter, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    35. Shepherd, Thomas W. w, m, 6, son, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    36. Isaiah B. w, m, 4, son, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    [possibly moved to Jackson County in 1874 as he is not paying taxes on property after that time see notes for land]

    Details of 1900 Census, Tucker Township, Wirt County, West Virginia:
    p. 9B (ancestry.com page 18 of 31) enumeration district 128, 1? June, 153/153
    77. Sheppard, Elza, head, w, m, born June 1846, 53, married 32 years, born in Ohio, parents born: Ohio, farmer, can read, can’t write, own home, mortgaged, farm
    78. Sheppard, Jane, wife, w, f, born Oct 1851, 48, marrried 32 years, born in West Virginia, parents born: Ohio, can read and write
    79. Sheppard, Sarah E. daughter, w, f, born Jun 1884, 16, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia, can read and write
    80. Sheppard, William, son, w, m, born Apr 1887, 13, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia, farm laborer, can read and write
    81. Sheppard, Harris, son, w, m, born Apr 1891, 9, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    82. Sheppard, Edward, son, w, m, born May 1893, 7, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    83. Sheppard, Ada, daughter, w, f, born May 1893, 7, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    84. Sheppard, Ebon, son, w, m, born Dec 1895, 4, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    [Note: Sommerville family is next door as are Stucky and Gates families.]

    Details of 1910 Census, Tucker, Wirt County, West Virginia:
    p. 6A (ancestry.com page 11 of 25) enumeration district 114, 26 April, 94/97
    11. Sheppard, Elza head, m, w, 65, married, 42 years, born in Ohio, parents born: Ohio, farmer, can read, can’t write, own farm
    12. Sheppard, Jane wife, f, w, 58, married, 42 years, born in West Virginia, parents born: Ohio
    13. Sheppard, Wayne son, m, w, 19, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    14. Sheppard, Edward son, m, w, 17, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    15. Sheppard, Ada daughter, f, w, 17, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    16. Sheppard, Ebon son, m, w, 10, single, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: West Virginia
    17. Buchannan, Lloyd grand-son, m, w, 8, single, born in West Virginia, father born: West Virginia, mother born: West Virginia

    Details of 1920 Census, Tucker, Wirt County, West Virginia:
    p. 6A (ancestry.com page 11 of 13) enumeration district 192, 22 Jan, 103/104
    18. Shepard, Elza head, own home, free of mortgage, male, white, 74, married, born in Ohio, father born: Ohio, *native tongue irish* [ 19. Shepard, Jane wife, female, white, 67, married, born in Virginia, father born: Ohio, *native tongue dutch* [ 20. Shepard, Ebon son, male, white, 24, widowed, born in West Virginia, father born: Ohio, mother born: Virginia
    21. Shepard, Charles W. grand-son, male, white, 4 4/12, single, born in West Virginia, father born: West Virginia, mother born: West Virginia
    [Note: enumerated by an Ola F. Sheppard]

    Details of 1930 Census, Tygart, Wood County, West Virginia:
    p. 19A (ancestry.com page 37 of 102) enumeration district 54-26, 15 April, 359/379, Central Avenue
    46. Shepherd, Wayne H.* head, radio, 37, married at age of 23, born in West Virginia, father born: West Virginia**, mother born: West Virginia, eletric miller at steel plant
    47. Shepherd, Edna wife, 36, married at age 22, born in West Virginia, father born: West Virginia, mother born: West Virginia
    48. Shepherd, Elza father, 85, widowed, married at age 24 or 29, born in Ohio, parents born: Ohio
    [*Wayne H. is “Hod/Haud”. **Hod’s father was born in Ohio.] 
    Census 1860  Unknown Township, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See father’s census notes for details.
    Census 1870  Steele, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1880  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1900  Tucker District, Wirt County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1910  Tucker District, Wirt County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1920  Tucker District, Wirt County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Census 1930  Tygart, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See census notes for details.
    Died 3 Dec 1935  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 5 Dec 1935  Steele, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gates Ridge Cemetery. Part of Gates Ridge United Methodist Church est. 1908
    Person ID I85  Shepard and John Tree
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2015 

    Father SHEPARD, Hartley,   b. 1823, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 88 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Susan (Susanna),   b. 1828, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1885, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1846 
    • using eldest childs birth year as guide; can find, as of yet, no record of marriage in Ohio.
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BUCHANAN, Jane,   b. 10 Oct 1852, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1925, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1868  Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. SHEPARD, Elizabeth E. (Lib),   b. 1 Apr 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1954, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. SHEPARD, Margaret J.,   b. Abt 1872
     3. SHEPARD, Thomas W.,   b. Abt 1874
     4. SHEPARD, Isaiah Benton,   b. 22 Jan 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1955, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. SHEPARD, Sarah B. [E.],   b. Jun 1884
     6. SHEPARD, William Atkinson,   b. 6 Apr 1886, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1973, Safety Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. SHEPARD, Wayne Harrison,   b. Apr 1891,   d. Aug 1974  (Age ~ 83 years)
     8. SHEPARD, Ada,   b. May 1893
     9. SHEPARD, Edward,   b. May 1893
     10. SHEPARD, Ebon,   b. 2 Dec 1895, Rockport, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1945, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     11. SHEPARD, Docia[?]
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elza Shepard and Jane Buchanan Shepard
    Elza Shepard and Jane Buchanan Shepard
    This picture was taken outside on unlevel ground. You can see the rock that was used to try and straighten out one of the chairs. Jane is holding was appears to be the family bible. Too bad we don't have that book, I bet there was all kinds of interesting things written in it.

    Headstones
    Jane Buchanan Shepard and Elza Shepard headstone
    Jane Buchanan Shepard and Elza Shepard headstone
    Gates Ridge Cemetery. Part of Gates Ridge United Methodist Church est. 1908, in Steele, Wood County, West Virginia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S386] Place of birth listed.

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    3. [S406] .