Mary Elizabeth Shepherd (10 Feb 1830 - 11 July 1888) was my great, great grandmother, the wife of John Chambers Arnold.  My mother, Mary Elizabeth Arnold, who married Paul Martin McCrea, was born June 6, 1914, the second child and first daughter of Orrie Orlando Arnold and Bessie Viets.  It is very likely she was named after Orrie's grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Shepherd Arnold.

Chapter 7 of my book on the Arnold Family describes Mary Elizabeth Shepherd and John Chambers Arnold and their children.  It includes her obituary and a poem one of her sons wrote upon his death along with a photo of the 9 children who survived her taken at John Chambers Arnold's funeral.  There is a link here to the .pdf version.


Sandra Elaine Heppes Mumah did extensive research on this Shepherd family and self-published a 788 page book about them in 1997 titled A SHEPHERD FAMILY, AN ALPHABETICAL DICTIONARY OF THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM AND DAVID SHEPHERD.  For a collection of quotes from that book about the ancestors of Mary Elizabeth Shepherd, link to the .pdf file below.


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