William A Shepherd M.D. & Frances Ann Rogers Family


                              Many thanks to Kati Burwinkel of the Highland County Historical Society in Hillsboro for this picture and some other amazing photos


This page is devoted to all of the documents and records collected for the William A Shepherd MD family. William was born to Reuben and Elizabeth Dare Shepherd who were very early settlers of Highland County. The family went back and forth between New Jersey and Ohio when William was very young. As William grew up in the pioneer life of Highland County, he made a fateful decision and decided to beconme a doctor. He likely studied with a local doctor and then finished his education at the medical school in Cincinnati or Philadelphia. Frances Ann Rogers was born in Virginia to Quaker parents William A. Rogers and Mary Leonard Rogers. William brought his family to the still wild Highland county in the 1820s. It was here she met and married William Shepherd. They raised 4 children with three being boys and one girl. William's son William W. Shepherd became a doctor like his father. Henry A. Shepherd became a lawyer, legislator and author while Theodore became a farmer. The daughter was generally known as Louisa.



William A Shepherd MD - Family Group Sheet


Federal Census Records :   1840   1850   1860  1870   1880


In the 1840 census, William and family are living with Reuben who is his father. In the 1880 census Frances is living with her son Henry and her grandson who is the son of daughter Maria Louisa Arthur.


Land Records - William & Frances were quite the land entrepeneurs.


William A Shepherd MD mentioned in Oliver Harris Diary - Oliver Haris and his son kept diaries covering many years of their interactions with the people around them.


William Shepherd and Frances Rogers Marriage License - They were married in 1834


William Shepherd and Frances Rogers Marriage Return


Newspaper Articles - These newspaper articles mention William or wife Frances and family.


William and Frances Land Records - William was an active buyer and seller of land.


William Shepherd Death Record - 1871 Clinton County Ohio


William A Shepherd Will


William A Shepherd Obit 1871


William Shepherd Probate Record


Frances Death Record


William's Children :


William     Theodore     Henry     Maria Louisa



Updated on 26 June 2021

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