Trying to find out who parents of James Thomas Shepherd, Sr. are. He was born 08 March 1811 in Fredericksburg which at that time was part of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Jane P. Sims, daughter of Matthew Sims and Mary Anderson on 11 Feb 1834 in Louisa County, Virginia. Son, James Thomas Shepherd, Jr AKA Thomas A. Shepherd was born 22 Nov 1837 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Other known children of James Thomas and Jane P. Sims Shepherd are: Mary E. Shepherd (1835 VA-1874 MO); John A. (Abt 1836 VA-U/K); Martha (1847 MO-1921 MO); Virginia (1849 MO-after 1860 MO?); Margaret “Maggie” (1850 MO-1904 MO); and William “Willie” Lacy (1852 MO-1915 MO).
James and Jane P. moved to Cole County, Missouri sometime between 1837 and 1847 (10 year gap between children-did he go to MO first and then send for her and the children?) along with Jane’s mother Mary Anderson Sims Atkins. James died 21 Dec 1886 in Moreau Township, Cole County, Missouri. Jane P died sometime between 1860 and 1863 probably in the same place. If you have any information on James Thomas Shepherd, Sr and/or rest of family please contact me. Thank you! Gayle E. Kent gayleekent gmail com