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Shaffer/Shepherd - name change?

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Re: Shaffer/Shepherd - name change?

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 11:35AM GMT
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From the 1758-1781 Loudoun Co Tithable Lists by the Sparacios.

Shephard, Lawrance - 1 tithable; 4 squirrels, List of Tithables taken by Nich. Minor 1769
Shepherd, Lawrence - 1 tithable, List taken by John Minor in Cameron Parish 1772
Shepherd, Lawrence - 1 tithable, List taken in Cameron Parish by Jno. Minor for 1773
Shepherd, Lawrence - 1 tithable, List taken in Cameron Parish 20 July 1775
Shepard, Lawrins - 1 tithable, List taken by Colo. Josias Clapham for 1777 (do. in Cameron Parish)
Shepherd, Lowing - 1 tithable, List taken by John Alexander for Cameron Parish for 1778
Shepherd, Lawrence - 1 tithable, List taken by Jas. Jenings, Gent. [for 1780]
Shepard, Larrance - 1 tithable, List taken by William Stanhope for 1781

Other Shepherds who appear on the Tithables lists during this time period are John and Thomas.

From the 1782-1799 Loudoun Co Personal Property Tax List:
1782A Second Battalion Shepherd, Lawrence
1783B Second Battalion Shepherd, Laurence
1784B Second Battalion Shepherd, Lawrence
1785B Second Battalion Sheperd, Laurence
1786 Shephard, Lawrence
1787A Second Battalion Shepherd, Lawrance
1788C Second Battalion Shepherd, Lawrance
1789C Second Battalion Shepard, Laurance

Note that the name Shafer and Shaver appear on both of these lists during the same time periods.

From “Index to Loudoun Co Deed Books A-Z” by Pat Duncan:

Bk:Pg: O:001 Date: 7 Jan 1784 Returned to court: 8 Mar 1784
William ELLZEY. Bond to Lawrence SHEPHERD for Lease for lives of Lawrence, his wife Anna & son Abraham for 200ac. Wit: W. ELLZEY Jr, Jacob SIGLER.

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