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Shepherd, Jonathan Avery
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): Chaplain
Service: Episcopal Minister, Chaplain of opening session of the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, AL

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VITALS
Birth: 08/26/1816, Brandon, VT
Death: 03/30/1898

Burial: Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA
Marker/Plot: Western Half, Circle M
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carroll Albertson
Findagrave Memorial #: 41286145
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: MC
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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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.