Shepherd, Jonathan Avery
Age: 0, credited to Brandon, VT
Service: Episcopal Minister, Chaplain of opening session of the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, AL
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Birth: 08/26/1816, Brandon, VT
Burial: Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA
Marker/Plot: Western Half, Circle M
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carroll Albertson
Findagrave Memorial #: 41286145
Alias?: None noted
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA
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Jonathan A. Shepherd
JONATHAN AVERY SHEPHERD, son of Jonathan and Abigail (Avery) Shepherd. Born in Brandon, Vt., Aug. 26,1816. Studied in the Episcopal Theological Seminary, New York City. Ordained, priest, 1844. Rector in Wilmington, N. C., and other places in the South many years. Principal, San Francisco Female Institute, 1856-1857; Ladies' Seminary, Montgomery. Acted as Chaplain to open the first session of the Confederate Congress at Montgomery, Ala. Principal, St. Clement's Hall, Ellicott City, Md. Rector of St. Andrew's College, Mississippi; Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, Cal., seventeen vears. Married Evelvn Turner, May 6, 1854. Child: Herbert M. A. B.; A. M.; D.'D., 1868. Died in Santa Rosa, Cal., March 30, 1898.
Source: Walter E. Howard and Charles E. Prentiss, Catalogue of officers and students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont… 1800 to 1900, (The Register Co. Print, Middlebury, 1901), 115.
Some of Rev. Shepherd's papers are at the Stewart-Swift Research Center, Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, in Middlebury.