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As Roderick Hodgman said "This volume is incomplete. No one appreciates the fact more than the writer. Had the work been undertaken a half century earlier it might have been better, but even then we question whether it would have been complete."
I am discovering and correcting as I go along. Here are some of the things I have found.
"For a time they dwelt in Blackhole Valley, Pa. Then they moved to Williams Post. For a number of years their home was in Laurel Sock, Northumberland County, Pa. Here several of their children were born."
"Lycoming County was formed from Northumberland County on April 13, 1795." Black Hole Valley, Williamsport (Williams Post) and Loyalsock (Laurel Sock) are all places in Lycoming County.
"In 1816 Mr. Shepherd, who was then 88 years of age, emigrated with the family of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Engle, to Royalton, Ohio. Mr. Shepherd drove the first team that ever entered Royalton. Mr. Engle's family was the first one to settle in Royalton township.""Sometime between 1880 and 1890, the name of Royalton was changed to North Royalton because of another town in Ohio bearing the same name."
John Shepherd's parents
I have run across several files which say that Isaac and Sarah (Cheney) Shepherd were the parents of John Shepherd, but I believe that info is wrong.
I first ran across the info on this website many years ago: Rootsweb-Harrison LaTour
Since this keeps coming up again and again, and is being passed on as hints on various genealogy sites, I did some research and here is what I have found.
For now I will not be adding Isaac and Sarah as John's father and mother.
"We know that he (John Shepherd) served as a soldier during the French and Indian War. He was with Washington's troops at the celebrated battle of Braddock's Defeat. The Cleveland Leader in an article published in (1913) says that:
"John Shepherd was undoubtedly the last survivor of the troops who were present at Braddock's Defeat."Braddock's Battlefield History Center
John Shepherd was 28 years old when he was in this battle.