My name is Patricia Shepard. I read your entry and believe the Shepard descendants you're describing are also mine. My father and sister are red heads, stocky, and complexion similar to what you described. My descendants are from Scotland but I do not know exactly where in Scotland. George Shepard born abt 1800 Scotland , was the father of Robert Shepard , miner, born in Grenville Ontario. Finally, a grandfather to George Robert Shepard, a professional baseball player in Duluth MN.