History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
HON. CARLILE SHEPHERD
HON. CARLILE SHEPHERD,
of Buckingham township, Bucks county,
Shepherd, the great-grandfather
of the subject of this sketch, is said to have come to
Shepherd, grandfather of the
subject of this sketch, as above stated, married Sarah Carlile in 1788. By the
will of his father the Buckingham farm was devised to the two sons, Joseph
and Jonathan, they paying the legacies to the daughters and a dower to
their stepmother. In 1820 they
partitioned the farm between them, Joseph getting the western half,
fifty-seven acres. He died in
1821, and the farm descended to his eldest son, Cornelius, the father of
the subject of this sketch, who spent his whole life thereon.
The children of Joseph and Sarah (Carlile)
Shepherd, the eldest son, was
born on the old homestead in 1797, and died there in 1881.
With the exception of a few years prior to the death of his
grandfather, when his parents resided in
Cornelius and Jane (Fell) Shepherd were the parents of eleven children, seven of whom grew to maturity, viz.: Joseph, born 7 mo. 6, 1828, now living in Philadelphia; Elizabeth, born 9 mo. 25, 1829, widow of Robert Long, now living with her son, Warren S. Long, at Doylestown; Martha Ann, born 2 mo. 8, 1833, widow of Robert Armstrong, now living at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; Carlile; Cornelius, born 1 mo. 20, 1837, an eminent physician of Trenton, New Jersy, died 1902; Sarah Jane, born 8 mo. 9, 1840, unmarried, living with her brother Carlile; Watson F., born 12 mo. 28, 1843, a lawyer at Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Jane (Fell) Shepherd died 7 mo., 1889.
subject of this sketch, born 10 mo. 19, 1834, was reared on the old
homestead and acquired his education at the public schools.
He has never followed any other vocation than that of a farmer
except that he taught school a part of a term as a substitute for an
uncle. He remained on the
homestead until 1883, from which time until 1902 he farmed in Buckingham
as a renter. In the latter
year he purchased his present farm of thirty-five acres.
In politics he is a Democrat; he was elected in 1892 to the state
legislature and served one term. He
is a member of the Presbyterian church of Doylestown, of which he has been
an elder for thirty years. He
has been the superintendent of the Sabbath school at
Text taken from pages 480-481 of:
William W.H., A.M. History of
February 2004 by Thera Schwenk-Hammond; firstname.lastname@example.org;
as part of the Bucks Co.,
Published April 2004 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/