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Located on Shepherd Road off 219 near Patchinville. Cemetery in
buckwheat field this year.
OUR FINDINGS ON OCTOBER 2, 1995
1. Frederic Shepherd
Born 11-14-1810 Died 12-19-1882
2. Elizabeth Breth Shepherd
2- -1820 7-3-1870
3. Double marker twins
5. Marker with P.B.
6. Large sand stone
7. Large sand stone
Two graves marked with large sandstones may have had some
type plate attached but have been removed or just wore out.
THE LISTING GIVEN BY A RELATIVE TO JANE ELLING AND THEN TO
BETTY AND I BY JANE. AS SHE QUOTES IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE
FREDERICK DAVID SHEPHERD
Born 11-14-1810 Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa. (In 1810, Lock Haven was
Wayne Township, Lycoming County*)
Died 12-19-1882 Cherry Tree, Clearfield County, Pa.
ELIZABETH BRETH SHEPHERD wife of Frederick
Born 2-7-1820 Alsheim, Germany*
Died 7-25-1875 Cherry Tree Clearfield, Pa.
After death of Elizabeth, Frederick married 5-25-1876 to
Mary McCullough Irwin.
PETER BRETH Father of Elizabeth Shepherd
MARGARET ANN JENNINGS BRETH mother of Elizabeth Shepherd,
Died 1859* at Shepherd Homestead
GEORGE WASHINGTON SHEPHERD (LITTLE WASHIE) son of
Born 10-27-1885 at Shepherd Homestead
Died 4-30-1861 at Shepherd Homestead
BENJAMIN MCKEE SHEPHERD son of Frederick
Born 7-2-1888 Cherry Tree R.D.
EMILY McKEE SHEPHERD
Died 10-15-1891 Burned to death when making apple butter.
Married JOHN PETER SHEPHERD
JOHN PETER SHEPHERD Son of Frederick
Born 2-15-1847 Cherry Tree
After death of Emily, he married Sophia Drusella Stite on
9-28-1896 of Dixonville. He is buried in Westover Baptist
TWIN SONS of John Peter Shepherd and Emily McKee Shepherd
AARON CLYDE SHEPHERD son of John Peter and Emily McKee
Born 2-2-1873 Cherry Tree
MARY ELIZABETH SHEPHERD daughter of John Peter and Emily
Born 6-28-1875 Cherry Tree R.D.
Married to Clark Neff
MURRAY A. SHEPHERD son of John Peter and Emily McKee
Born 8-14-1879 Cherry Tree
Drowned in Spring
This a typical private grave site marked with four large cut sand stones at
each corner to mark it for eternity. Wouldn't appear large enough to contain
12 grave sites, but as Jane stated no proof. There would just lack 5 graves
of the twelve you have listed, also the grave # 4 I have listed the
stone was broken and dates were not that legible.
As for history, we were told this was the site of the old Calvary
Evangelical Church. The Minister now at the new church as well as Mr. & Mrs.
Leamer both give us this information. Mrs. Leamer told us of Washie, but
didn't complete the story.
*Corrections and annotations contributed by William John Shepherd,
great-great-great-grandson of Frederick David Shepherd and Elizabeth Breth
Update Jun 2010 by William John Shepherd: One of
the original surveyors from 1995 commented that the plot doesn't look big
enough for 12 graves. I agree. I only know of maybe 9, perhaps 10 graves
there, and nobody who died after the 1890s. So, John Peter Shepherd, who
died in 1910 is not there nor is Benjamin McKee Shepherd, who died in 1933.
That would leave 11 graves, though I am not aware of Mary Elizabeth Shepherd
Neff being there, though it is possible. I have been told by a family
source, probably the same relative that is mentioned (Martha Shepherd
McKee), that the other 10 people listed are probably correct, including the
4 children, and they would not take up that much space, so perhaps there are
11 graves there.