|SHEPARD, Charles Biddle, a Representative from North Carolina; brother-in-law to John H. Bryan; born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., December 5, 1808; attended private schools of his native city and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in New Bern, N.C.; elected to the state house of representatives to fill out the unexpired term of Charles Spaight and served in 1831 and 1832
U.S. Representative (NC) 1837-1841. Elected as a Whig in 1837 and switched to the Democratic Party in 01/1839 because he believed that the Whig Party was becoming too anti-slavery.
Resumed the practice of his profession; died in New Bern, N.C., October 25, 1843; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
[Link] ; Norman D. Brown, Edward Stanly: Whiggery's Tarheel 'Conqueror', p. 51.