Monday, August 1, 2011

On This Day: August 1

1720: Phillip Sheppard, one of my maternal 6th great-grandfathers, son of David and Sarah (Vickers) Sheppard, was born probably in Cumberland County, New Jersey.1 He died January 5, 1797, and is buried at the Old Cohansey Baptist Church Cemetery in Sheppards Mill, Cumberland County, New Jersey.2


1728: John Justice and Mary Moore, two of my maternal 6th great-grandparents, married at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. John and Mary had eight children: Mary, John, Simeon, Thomas, Elce, Elizabeth, William (my ancestor), and Ezra.3


1Rev. Darrell and Sallyann Joiner (carver@ime.net), Cary Family History.
2Thomas Shourds, History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey (Bridgeton, New Jersey: George F. Nixon, 1876), 202.
3Thomas Harold Justice, First Justice Families of Eastern Kentucky (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/familyfiles/justice_history_update.htm : accessed 12 Feb 2010).


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