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William Shepherd
Male 1800 - 1834


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  • Birth  CA 1800  of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Land  1833  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 21, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Dickson account book William Shepherd a carpenter purchased the North West Quarter of Lot 21, Concession 9 of North Dumfries. By July, 1834, he had died of cholera and Mr. Dickson had resumed ownership of the fifty acres in settlement of the bond., Ledger C. pg 241.
    Occupation  1833  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpenter 
    Epidemic  1834  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    cholera 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-121473 
    Died  Jul 1834  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: cholera 
    Person ID  I121473  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2018 

    Family  ???,   d. 1834, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Shepherd,   d. 1834, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F26988  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The spring of 1834 found Galt an active village of about two hundred and fifty inhabitants, with a gradually developing country around it, and improving prospects. Besides Messrs. Dickson and Shade, the following are remembered among the citizens of that day: -

      Messrs. William Stewart, minister; James Strang, minister; Thomas Rich, builder; Thos. G. Chapman, builder; Andrew Malcom, cabinet-maker; Joseph Purvis, blacksmith; John Legge, shoemaker; Alonzo Bliss, chairmaker: Paul G. Huffman, chair maker; James Welch, farmer; Samuel Hogg, clerk; John Hall (afterwards of Ayr); Thomas Turley, (with Shade; William Shepherd, carpenter; Henry McCrum, clerk; William Kay, waggon maker; John Cheeseman, carpenter; H. G. Barlow, innkeeper; Jarvis Barraclough, miller; Robert Cranston, farmer; James K. Andrews, merchant ; James Fargus, merchant; James Smith, saddler; Archibald Hunter, blacksmith; John Veitch, plasterer ; James Harris, brewer; Augustus Harris, brewer; David Shiel, farmer; John Warnock, miller; James C. Longan, tailor; Andrew Goodell, teamster; John Garrison, fiddler; Robert Turnbull, tailor; Joseph Simmonds, wool carder; Matthew Palmer, workman; William Wyllie Wilkinson, pail maker; John Davison, butcher* and Andrew Scott, machinist.

      Besides these gentlemen there had been recently added to the population three others, who afterwards became closely associated with its history : these were, Dr. Robert Miller, Walter H. Benn, and Alex. Burnett.

      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose

  • Sources 
    1. [S640] Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, pg 104.

    2. [S799] Book - Reminiscenses of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, 104..

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - CA 1800 - of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1833 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 21, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1833 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEpidemic - cholera - 1834 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cholera - Jul 1834 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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