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  Shepard, William B.
NameWilliam B. Shepard
Address Pasquotank County
Elizabeth City, North Carolina , United States
Born May 14, 1799
DiedJune 20, 1852 (53 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 31, 2015 07:28pm
InfoSHEPARD, William Biddle, a Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, N.C., May 14, 1799; completed preparatory studies; attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1813; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; studied law; was admitted to the bar

In 1824, Shepard purchased the "Fairfield" plantation of 600 acres, the former home of Gen. Isaac Gregory. Commenced law practice in Camden County

U.S. Representative (NR,W-NC) 1829-1837; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836

Moved to Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., in 1830; also engaged in banking. Married in 1834.

NC Senate (W) 1838-1840, 1848-1850

Member of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina 1838-1852; died in Elizabeth City, N.C., June 20, 1852; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard, Edenton, N.C.

Jesse F. Pugh, A Biographical History of Camden County, p. 139.

Photo source: Samuel A. Ashe, "Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present" (1908), vol.1, p. 420.


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Brother Charles B. Shepard 1808-1843

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