Biography of William H. Shepard
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Shepard, William H., was born in Albany, March 16, 1839. William S. Shepard, his father, was also a native of Albany, and the family were of Welsh descent and early settlers in New Hampshire. William S. married Sallie, daughter of Otis Everett, was identified in early life with the clothing and hardware business in Albany, and died at Bath in 1894, in his seventy ninth year. William H. was educated in preparatory schools, graduating in 1861 from Williams College, also from Albany Law School in 1863, and in the same year came to Bath and fanned the partnership of Rumsey, Jones & Shepard. In 1865 he returned to Albany and engaged in business. In 1869 he returned to Bath and engaged in the hardware business, and in 1884 established his present business of fire, life and accident insurance. In 1865 he married Adelaide, daughter of L. V. Church, by whom he had six children, four of whom are now living: Edith, William S., Rachel A. and Frederick H. Mrs. Shepard died in 1882.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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