Vermont Northeast Kingdom Genealogy
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I am looking for ANY info on an Ashbil Shepard. I know that was a common name in that area
and that they all seem to be accounted for, but we have a missing link.
All we know is that his tombstone says he was born in either Orange or Oleans co. Vermont
( it's hard to read ) February of 1804 or 1806. Other records have mentioned St. johnsbury
and New Caledonia. He married a woman named Margaret ?? in Pennsylvania and moved on to
West Virginia. He was in the Home Guard during the Civil War.
He is buried along with his wife in Mount Olive Cemetery in Jackson county West Virginia.
His daughter Mary E. married Osburn Penziel Rowley and they were my 2nd greatgranparents..
Any clues as to this mans origins would be great.

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