Dedicated to: my late grandparents, Ralph Sidney and Beatrice Reamer Neal Underwood, at whose knees I first learned of my family heritage, and to my wife, Dr. Melissa Jane Patterson Sheppard, who bought me my first FTM program and puts up with my hours on the computer working on our family trees.
Welcome to my home page! My name is Philip R. Sheppard, and I have been working on my family tree since I was 11 years old (now ancient at 41!) when I found my grandmother's DAR application.
Here are some surnames I am working on in my family tree:
Sheppard/Shepherd, Patterson, Galloway, Butler, Welch, Jones, Parker, Deck, Reid, Dillard, Metcalf, Dalton, Kerr, Essary, Owen, Reese, Bowling, and Debareau. These are my Transylvania, Macon, and Rutherford County, North Carolina, surnames.
Some surnames from the Mecklenburg/Gaston/Lincoln County, North Carolina, area include: Killian, Lawing, Bradshaw, Cathey, Waddell, Neal, Moore, Reid, Fite, Radden (Rodden), Williams, Rea, Steele, Beaty, Smith, Davenport, Underwood, Clubb, and Wells.
Many of these lines I have back to an immigrant ancestor.
My most wanted list (needing the parents of..) Jesse Kerr of Blount County, Tennessee; Jerry Monroe Patterson of Macon County, North Carolina; Robert Smith of Lincoln County, North Carolina, John W. Neal of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Dudley Bowling of South Carolina and Transylvania County, North Carolina and Dudley's wife, Elizabeth Debareau of the same; Frances Henry (Cathey) of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Hannah W. Williams (Rodden) of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; John and Secus Rea of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Burrell Wells of Lincoln County, North Carolina; Robert Steele of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Lucinda Davis (Kerr) of Blount County, Tennessee; Elizabeth Findley of East Tennessee-Western North Carolina; Nancy Elizabeth Stanton (Shepherd) of Virginia and Macon County, North Carolina; and Lucy, wife of Thomas Shepherd, possibly of Wilkes County, North Carolina and of Macon County, North Carolina.
I would love to share information with others researching the same surnames in the same geographical areas. My database includes over 55,300 individuals, the largest sections being the Shepherd, Killian, Underwood, Galloway, Owen, Moore, and Parker files (some of these overlap).
Contact me at my addresses above if you think we might be able to make a connexion.