Saturday, November 5, 2011

On This Day: November 5

1605: My maternal 9th great-grandfather, Rev. Thomas Shepard, was born in England. He married Margaret Touteville. He suffered religious persecution in England and came to America on the Defiance arriving in Boston on 3 October 1635. He died 25 August 1649. [Source: Massachusetts Historical Society: New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence," database, American Ancestors (, Thomas Shepard, Harvard (1653).]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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