Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Shepard [Shepherd], Elizabeth[1, 2, 3]

Female 1738 - 1819  (81 years)


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  • Name Shepard [Shepherd], Elizabeth  
    • Named as Ralph Shepard's child in his probate papers.
    Born 1738 
    • Have not found a birth record yet, but calculated birth year from age on her death record.
    Gender Female 
    Property 14 Jun 1771  Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Esther Rider's house burned down, and the fire consumed the deed of sale in which her son Joseph Rider sold to Esther 25 acres of land and her house. Esther submitted a petition to the Governor and House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay asking them to direct her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Rider Amidown, who was the administratrix of the estate of her deceased first husband Joseph, to issue a new deed to Esther. The directive was issued and Elizabeth with her new husband Roger Amidown, Jr. complied.
    Deed signed by Roger Amidown, Jr.and Elizabeth Amidown.
    Witnesses to deed: Caleb Whiting, John Henendsen
    Received 21 Dec 1772 
    Died 24 Jan 1819  Rowe, Franklin, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Note: Record says AE 81.
    • Best and Faulkner each say she died in Readsboro, Vermont. However, Roger and Elizabeth had been living across the state line in Rowe, Massachusetts for 11 years when she died, and her death record shows she died in Rowe.
    Person ID I186  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2020 

    Father Shepard, Ralph,   b. 26 May 1700, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1765, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Spur, Sarah,   c. 5 Nov 1710, Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1779, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1726  Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rider, Joseph,   b. 13 Feb 1730/1, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1762, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1754  Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Rider, Daniel,   b. 27 Dec 1754, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rider, David,   b. Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1756, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rider, David,   b. 11 May 1757, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rider, Elisabeth,   b. 21 Sep 1758, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rider, Joseph,   b. 19 Nov 1760, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rider, Mary,   b. 19 Oct 1762, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amidon, Roger Jr.,   b. 12 May 1747, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1825, Rowe, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1766  Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amidon, John,   b. 26 Nov 1766, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amidon, Rachel,   b. 31 Jul 1768, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amidon, Sarah,   b. 26 Jun 1770, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Amidon, Ralph,   b. 3 May 1772, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Amidon, Lucy,   b. 28 Mar 1774, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Amidon, Solomon Sr.,   b. 27 Feb 1778, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Amidon, Eunice,   b. 1782, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1849, Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Amidon, Polly
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1754 - Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1766 - Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Esther Rider's house burned down, and the fire consumed the deed of sale in which her son Joseph Rider sold to Esther 25 acres of land and her house. Esther submitted a petition to the Governor and House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay asking them to direct her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Rider Amidown, who was the administratrix of the estate of her deceased first husband Joseph, to issue a new deed to Esther. The directive was issued and Elizabeth with her new husband Roger Amidown, Jr. complied. Deed signed by Roger Amidown, Jr.and Elizabeth Amidown. Witnesses to deed: Caleb Whiting, John Henendsen Received 21 Dec 1772 - 14 Jun 1771 - Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1819 - Rowe, Franklin, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Rowe, Massachusetts Birth Records for Edmund Eddy Amidon and Luther Wilson Amidon and Death Records for Roger and Elizabeth Amidon
    Rowe, Massachusetts Birth Records for Edmund Eddy Amidon and Luther Wilson Amidon and Death Records for Roger and Elizabeth Amidon
    Records are in lower right corner of image. Image from ancestry.com. No volume or page number provided.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p 17.

    2. [S334] The Amidon Family, Frank E. Best, (Self published, Chicago, Illinois,1904), p. 15.

    3. [S339] Shepard Families of New England , Gerald Faulkner Shepard, Compiler, Donald Lines Jacobus, ed, (New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1971), Vol. 1, pp. 19, 49, 50.

    4. [S338] Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986, county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts, Worcester County, Book 69, p 206. Link to image https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZH-KRF2?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-GM9%3A361612201%2C361793201.
      This series of transactions show that Joseph Rider was Elizabeth Amidon's previous husband, and that Esther was the given name of Joseph's mother.

    5. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Rowe, Births and Deaths, 1744 - 1848.
      Mrs Elizabeth Amadon died Jany 27th 1819 AE 81
      See Image.

    6. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Douglas, Vol. 1, Marriages, p. 138.