Biography of Casey P. Shepard
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Casey P. Shepard, son of James and Orpha (McCay) Shepard, was born in Kalamazoo, Mich,, Dec. 16, 1844. His parents removed to Ada in 1845, and his father took 80 acres on sec. 14, from "Uncle Sam," all of which was then primeval forest, where Mr. Shepard grew to manhood, receiving his education in the pioneers' academies, the log school houses, where men were fitted for contact with the world. He enlisted in Co. M, 10th Regiment Michigan Cavalry. Among the engagements in which he took part, the most important were Strawberry Plains and Greenville, Tenn. He traveled in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia and Mississippi, and received his discharge September, 1865; since his return be has engaged in farming and owns a farm of 80 acres on section 22, where he located in 1880. He was married Nov. 4, 1868, to Harriet A., daughter of John and Martha Stout, born Oct. 1, 1851, in Erie Co., N. Y. Following are their children: Addle M., born Feb. 15, 1871; Fred J., May 30, 1873, and Ray C., Jan. 2, 1880. Mrs. Shepard is a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Mr. S. is a Democrat.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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