Sheppard, Stephen R.

Alternate name: Shepard

In 1830, Sheppard was living in Macon County, Illinois. He served as a second corporal in the Fifth Illinois Regiment during the Black Hawk War. In 1840, Sheppard was still living in Macon County, where he married Emily Rittenhouse, on May 18, 1849. In 1852, he served as a member of the Macon County Central Democratic Committee.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Macon County, IL, 127; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Macon County, IL, 14; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 24 March 1852, 2:2; John W. Smith, History of Macon County, Illinois, from its Organization to 1876 (Springfield, IL: Rokker's, 1876), 59; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Macon County, 18 May 1849, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Petition of Reuben Brown and Others to the Macon County Commissioners' Court.