Biography of Luther Shepard of Elba, NY





Luther Shepard was born in Vermont, August 10, 1789, and came to Augusta, Oneida County, when a lad, and thence to Hopewell, Ontario County, in 1814. He served in the War of 1812. He married Anna, oldest daughter of Stephen L. Maitby, formerly of Vermont, by whom he had seven children, of whom four grew to maturity, viz.: Nancy J., Sarah A., Stephen A., and Stilson A. Nancy J. died aged 23 years. Stephen A. Shepard was born in Hopewell, N. Y., October 11, 1824. He received a common school education, and at an early age had to earn his own living. He is a farmer. October 4, 1848. he married Jane, second daughter of Enos Cook, of Byron. She was born November 17, 1824. They have three children, viz.: Anna E., Emeline M., and Clara J. Anna E. married Oscar E. Godfrey. Clara J. married Philo E. Noyes. Emeline M. married Charles Spencer, and they have a son, Stephen S., who is living with his grandparents in the village of Elba.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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