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From: "Lee and Billie Jones" <>
Subject: Response to Sheppherd/Sheppard surname post.
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 11:44:41 -0500
The following was posted to the list:
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 10:05 PM
Subject: [SC] Surnames in South Carolina
> Hello from COLD Colorado!
> My surnames in South Caarolina are:
> Abbeville and Old 96th District - Brownlee, Caldwell, Miller,
> Sheppard/Shepherd, Posey
> Phyllis Carpenter
I have some early Shepherd family info. that connects to a Coursey line that is
probably part of my family, altho unproven at this time.
Descendants of Jeanette Sheppard
1 Jeanette SHEPPARD
. +[Lewis] COURSEY Father: Unknow Coursey
..... 2 Elizabeth COURSEY
......... +? BEAUCHAMP
..... 2 Harriett COURSEY
..... 2 "Minor" COURSEY
Here are some notes on the Shepherd family that have been posted and I have
saved. Hope they help you. If you happen to have ANYTHING on the Coursey
info., or connections to other Edgefield Co. familes, please share.
Match: Coursey or deCoursey
Subject: Re: [RIDDLE-L] Jannet Riddle, Orange Co.,VA
Honorius Powell, Sr. d. 1752 in Caroline Co., VA his wife was Joyce (last name
Son: Honorius Powell, Jr. b. about 1695 in Caroline Co., VA; d. 1767 in Orange
Co., VA.- his wife was Janet (last name unknown)
Daughter: Joyce Powell married to William Riddell. William b. 1721 King and
Queen Co., VA; d. 20 Dec 1776 at Orange Co., VA (although his will was
executed in KY in 1777)
James Parker Riddell married Mary Neal
Lewis Riddell married Sally (unknown)
William Riddell married Joicy Neal
Joyce Riddell married Benjamin Powell
Winnifrit Riddell married James Coursey
Saley Riddell married William Powell
Janette Riddell (born 1742, d. 1820 Newberry Co., SC) m. James G. SHEPPARD (b.
4 Mar 1736/37 VA; d. 17 Sep 1791 Newberry Co., SC)
Children of Janette RIDDELL and James G. SHEPPARD:
(1) James SHEPPARD b. about 1760 d. 29 Nov 1825 Newberry Co., SC)
married Savannah HAYNIE
(2) William SHEPPARD born about 1761, married Joyce CULPEPPER (4
(3) Frances SHEPPARD born about 1762; d about 1828
married (1st) Jacob GILDER and (2nd) Joshua EDWARDS
(Jacob GILDER, according to the DAR was born about 1754 in South Carolina and
died about 1786 in South Carolina. His wife listed as Frances Sheppard.)
Known children of Jacob and Frances SHEPPARD GILDER were:
1. Preston Sheppard GILDER
2. Sarah GILDER .
Children of Joshua EDWARDS and Frances SHEPPARD:
John, Lewis, Sally, Jane and Nancy (b. about 1784)
(4) Lewis SHEPPARD born about 1763 married (unknown) 4 children.
(5) Rosanna SHEPPARD born about 1764 married John BECKHAM about
(6) George SHEPPARD b. about 1766 married Anne SENN (3 children)
(7) Sarah SHEPPARD b. about 1768 married Macajah HARRIS (6
(8) Joyce Powell SHEPPARD b. 29 Dec 1770 married Benjamin
CULPEPPER III (1 child known) [SEE DAR RECORD below]
(9) Elizabeth "Betsy" SHEPPARD b. about 1772 married Jacob
LINDSEY in about 1790.
(10) Thomas S. SHEPPARD b. about 1774; d about 1850 married Sarah
CULPEPPER in about 1805 in SC)
(11) Honorias SHEPPARD b. about 1778; d.. about 1858 married
Margaret FULMER (4 children)
(12) Jeannette SHEPPARD bout about 1780, died before 1828 married
in about 1800 to Lewis COURSAY b. about 1789
One of the children of James G. Sheppard and wife Janette Riddell Sheppard (b.
1742) was Frances Sheppard b. about 1762 and married 1st Jacob GILDER. Does
anyone know anything about JACOB GILDER?????
A few notes sent to me on Jacob GILDER:
A Manuscript: Descendants of Henrie Gilder...
Generation No. 5
Jacob (5) Gilder (Gilbert 4, Henry 3, John 2, Henrie 1) was born Abt. 1734 in
Md. or SC, and died Abt 1791 in Newberry SC. He married Frances Sheppard Abt.
1790 in Newberry SC, daughter of James Sr. and Jennet Riddel.
Notes for Jacob Gilder:
Isaac Gilder also listed in 1790 census for 96 district Newberry County. May
have later moved to Georgia.
Henry Gilder also listed in 1790 census for Orangeburg Dist. north part SC
Brothers of Jacob???
Children of Jacob Gilder and Frances Sheppard are:
1. Preston Sheppard Gilder, born April 21, 1774 in Newberry SC; died
December 5, 1854 in Pushmatah, AL.
2. Sally Gilder, born January 7, 1778. She married James Dodgens.
Family Manuscript by G. T. Redeon 1884: JACOB GILDER
Frances Sheppard, dead in 1828. First married Jacob Gilder who was in
Revolutionary War. Frances Sheppard Gilder married 2nd __ Edwards, as Frances
Sheppard Gilder Edwards asked for Jacob's Revolutionary War pay, and therefore
it is presumed Jacob Gilder was killed in the war. Jacob Gilder was dead in
1790. It is believed that the father of Jacob Gilder was Gilbert Gilder who
came from Penn. to SC in 1748 with 6 children.
From: Hope & Bill Creasman <>
To: Lee and Billie Jones <>
HERE IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FAMILY...DON'T TAKE IT AS EXACT FACT....
Descendants of Joyce Powell
1 Joyce Powell
. +William Riddle 1725 - 1777
...... 2  Janet(Jennet) Riddle 1742 - 1820
.......... + James (Sr.) Sheppard 1736/37 - 1791
............... 3  Lewis (Sr.) Sheppard 1750 - 1821
................... + Margaret Fulmer Setzler????
............... 3  Jeanette Sheppard
................... + Louis Coursey
............... 3  Joicey Sheppard 1770 - 1841
................... + Benjamin Culpepper
............... *2nd Husband of  Joicey Sheppard:
................... + William Strother 1766 - 1794 Hope - MY GRANDMOTHER
VISTED WITH HER STROTHER COUSINS....]
............... 3  James (Jr.) Sheppard - 1823 [Billie- a James in
minutes of Mt Creek Baptist Church, Edgefield Co, SC in 1832?]
................... + Susannah Haynie
............... 3  William Sheppard
................... + Nancy Rogers
............... *2nd Wife of  William Sheppard:
................... + Joyce Ann Riddle
............... 3  Rosannah Sheppard
................... + John Beckham
............... 3  Sarah Sheppard
................... + Micajah Harris
............... 3  George Sheppard
............... 3  Honorius (Honoriah) Sheppard - 1803
................... + Margaret Fulmer 1790 - 1862 [Margaret Fulmer
married 1) Jacob Setzler 2) Honorius Sheppard - from Hope Creasman]
............... 3  Thomas Sheppard
............... 3  Elizabeth Sheppard
................... + Jacob Lindsey
............... 3  Frances Sheppard
................... + Gilder
............... *2nd Husband of  Frances Sheppard:
................... + Joshua Edwards
............... 3  Jennet (Jr.) Sheppard
............... 3  Sarah (Sally) Sheppard
................... + Micajah Harris
............... 3  Honorius Sheppard
............... 3  William Sheppard
................... + Nancy Rogers
In a later message, Hope & Bill Creasman <> posted the
following Lewis Sheppard query:
Taken from Newberry County, South Carolina: Genealogical and Historical
Annals, By Leland Summer, pg. 276, " James Sheppard married Janette Riddle,
daughter of William Riddle, and had children: Frances, Joice (married first,
Wm. Strother and second, Benjamin Culpepper), Thomas, Sally (wife of Micajah
Harris), Netty (dead), William, James, Lewis (dead), Honorias, and George
(dead). Frances married (1) a Gilder and (2) ______________Edwards, and had
children: Preston Gilder, Sally (wife of James Dodgen), James
Edwards, Lewis Edwards, Nancy (wife of John Lockhart), and Jane ( Eli Dodgen).
Micajah Harris, and Sally had children: Jane (wife of Perry Anderson), Cynthia
(wife of Michael Peaster), James, Polly (wife of Govan Gordon), Micajah, Letty
(wife of Drury Culpepper), and Taploe. ******** Lewis SHEPPARD died and left
children: George, Netty (wife of Jesse Grimes), Nancy (wife of Jacob Ruff),
James Sheppard, Sr. died about 1791 and his widow died about 1825.
Andrea Collection found at the Caroliniana Library on the campus, University of
South Carolina, Columbia, SC - Lewis Sheppard 45 acres, Black Creek, Orangeburg
3 Sept, 1792;
Roster of the South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" by Bobby
It says: (p.859) Shepard, Lewis: He served in the militia under Col. Waters as
a private and sergeant after the fall of Charleston. A.A. 6931; X2649.
S.C. Archives, Revolutionary File No. 2285. May 8th, 1786, South Carolina,
Newberry County, Mess'r Bocquet and Mittchel, Commissioners of the Treasury.
Gent'lm Please Deliver to Cap'tn Wm. Houseal our Indents, with the Interest Due
thereon that he be
enabled to Pay our Taxes, for 1784 to Major Adam Sommer, this Present Time in
Town Oblige your humble Serv'ts" (This list was published in the DAR Magaazine,
Dec. 1948, pp. 920-921.)
John Livingstone Sen'r Fred Lagrone Sen'r fred: Preeissach
Jacob Singley fred Lagrone Jun'r Mich'l Kible
John Hair John Lagrone Wm. Taylor Sen'r
John Kinard Sen'r Adam Lagrone Wm. Taylor Jun'r
Mich'l Charls B Math's Reinhard Wm. Young
Phillip Slygh B Math's Reinhard Adam Taylor
John Eigelberger B George Long John Canard
George Eigelberger Mich'l Long JOSHUA GRIFFITH
Jacob Keppelman George Bauer DAVID GRIFFITH
Mich'l Rygard Adrian Whitt JAMES SHEPHARD
Adam Lagrone Peter Wilhelm JOHN SHEPHARD
Henry Wirts Chris'tn Haubt John Taylor
John Wirts Rob't Hannah Jacob Shumbert
Jacob Lagrone Wm. Grag G. Staudenmayer
Mich'l Bates Leon Kiss Andrew Bauer
Peter Counts Peter Strumbert John Dominie Jun'r
Jessey Edwards Henry Counts Sen'r Wm. McClaland
Jacob Stierley Henry Counts Jun'r LEWIS SHEPHARD
Certified By P. Waters JP. Those marked B are torn.
Indents were issued by the State of South Carolina beginning in July 1779,
when the State was without money to pay men for Service or Supplies. They were
a form of scrip. Until Columbia became the capital in 1788, they had to be
gotten in Charleston. As the trip to Charleston took several days, one man
going from the community often transacted business for his neighbors, as well
as himself. Hence, we find the above list.
DAR#86939, Jasper Chapter, Newberry SC. File of Mrs. R. D. Wright.
In Georgia Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers p. 222, reference to Rev.
Lands to "Wm. Moss given 1150 acres situated in Franklin Co, GA. gounded by
lands of James Sheppard on the west, other sides vacant lands" Sept 15, 1785
Lecouts list of Grants, p. 386 Sec. of State Office, Atlanta Ga.
James Sheppard first grant of land in SC was 300 acres in Berkley Co, 1767
[see Vol. 19, p. 429 Records Secretary of State Office, Columbia, SC] (It was
here he married Jannette Riddle the daughter of William Riddle, of Orangeburg)
See Mr. Salley's History of Orangeburg Introduction page for location of
Berkley (included any territory now embraced in Orangeburg Dist, SC)
James Sheppard Sr. and his son James Sheppard Jr. served with Capt.
Phiemon Waters Co. of SC Troops.
Ref # 255910 and 265382.
Sterling "Stub Entries to Indents" No. 2647 Claims May 3, 1786 against SC
growing out of the Revoltion - Edited by A.S. Salley, Jr. Sec. of Hostorical
Commission of SC.
Her line of descent is given as follows:
1- James Sheppard b. 1737 d. 1791 m 1759 to Jannet Riddle b. 1742 d. 1820
2- Joyce Sheppard b. Oct. 29, 1770 d. Feb. 24, 1841 m. William A.
Strother b. 1766 d. 1794 ( also married Benjamin CULPEPPER III]
3. George James Strother b Marc 13, 1791 d. Oct 8, 1817 m june 3, 1810
Charlotte Richardson b. Jan 6, 1792 d. Oct. 9, 1862
4. Gen. James Strother b. Oct 12, 1815d. Feb. 3, 1881 m May 1, 1838
Eloise Bates b May 1, 1820 d. Mar. 20 1886.
5. Cordelia Strother b. Apr. 14, 1839 d. July 9, 1914 m. Feb. 13, 1861
Spenser Glasgow Welch b. Mar 12, 1834 d. Jan. 5, 1915
6. Eloise Welsh Wright (Mrs. R. D.) Harrington St., Newberry, SC
Hope O. Creasman <>
I am interested especially in Lewis Sheppard, son of James Sheppard.
Lewis in the Revolutionary War. At his father's death, he was deceased and his
children received his portion of the estate.
LEWIS (DECEASED) Children of Said Lewis Sheppard, Sr.
a. ELEANOR (Nelly) Sheppard, wife of Jesse Grimes (Graham)
(Eleanor was married first to George Ruff)
b. Joyce Sheppard (unmarried)
d. Nancy, wife of Jacob Ruff
e. Lewis, Jr.
I would like to know Lewis' wife name and as much as I can acquire about him
and his children.
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