( Of the Hunterdon County New Jersey Area )
By: Russell S. Pickett
( Clickable links within this documents are shown in "Bright Blue" )
The above photo of the "Shepherd Family" was taken in ca. 1946. Those shown are: Standing (L to R) Harry Shepherd, Sr. (23), Amanda Howell Shepherd, Harry "Butch" Shepherd, III (60) being held by his father Harry Shepherd, Jr. (41), Richard Shepherd (42), Sadie Rodman (Wilson) Shepherd, Russell Stout, Virginia Stout (49), Harry Runyon and Peter Shepherd (36). Kneeling ( L to R): Beverly "Buzzy" Stout (52), Janice Van Sant, Olive (Howell) Shepherd, Joyce Stout (50), Ida Shepherd (37), Emma (Shepherd) Runyon (39) (behind Ida), Edith (Stout) Shepherd (38) and Gladys Shepherd (43).
Family members names ( shown under a parent's name ) that have an " * " (asterick) in front of their name means that they have a paragraph down farther in the document. Family members names shown in "Marroon" are the direct ancestors of mine and my children Chris (94), Ryan (95), Kayla (96) & Kara Pickett (97). ♥
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According to the records in the Hunterdon County Historical society John (1) was emigrating to America in 1754 along with his wife and four children. As their ship was nearing the shores of New York John (1) fell overboard and drowned. Margaret proceeded on to Amwell, New Jersey where they intended to settle.
Margaret, shortly after her arrival and since her husband John (1) had passed away, married "George William Wambough" in ca. 1755 who appears to have been a widower with 4 children. George passed away in 1763 with his will being probated on August 15, 1763 and named his wife and 4 children, Henry, Mary, Elizabeth and Antoney as his heirs.
Margaret then married "Andrew Bearder" who had come to work on Mrs. Wambough's farm. They were married in 1766 and had one son, Jacob Bearder, on January 6, 1768.
Margaret passed away on November 21, 1800 and was interred in the Larison's Corner Cem. in Larison. John (1) and Margaret had 4 known children.
3. John Shepherd, Jr ~ b. ?? ~ d. 1827
4. Henry Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
5. Peter Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
Family Notes: John (3) married "Margaret Kempel" daughter of Philip Kempel. It is believed that they didn't have any children since his will, probated September 20, 1827, left his estate to his wife, $500.00 to his nephew Jacob who was the son of his brother Henry (4) and $133.33 to Elizabeth Johnson, wife of William Johnson and daughter of Elizabeth Maskell. Peter (5) was believed to have moved to Middlesex County. Margaret (6) is believed to have married a man named "Kemple". A Margaret Kemple appears below with John (7) & according to records a Kemple Family lived next to George Wambough noted above. I have no other information on John (3) or Henry (4).
Richard (2) appears as having a farm in Amwell Township in the 1780 tax records. He moved from that farm to a 60 acre farm in the Harbourton area shortly after 1780. He died ca. 1830 & is interred in the Harbourton Church Cem. along with his wife. However, their headstones are separated. Together they had 9 children.
8. Andrew Shepherd ~ b. September 23, 1778 ~ d. February 9, 1862 - ( twin )
9. Henry Shepherd ~ b. September 23, 1778 ~ d. July 8, 1878 - ( twin )
10. Peter Shepherd ~ b. May 13, 1782 ~ d. November 28, 1826
11. Samuel Shepherd ~ b. January 28, 1784 ~ d. January 2, 1837
12. James Shepherd ~ b. March 6, 1788 ~ d. March 2, 1871
13. Elizabeth Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
14. Richard Shepherd ~ b. ca. 1793 ~ d. June 2, 1873
15. * Jacob Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. 1824
Family Notes: Andrew (8) married "Catherine Bine" on September 28, 1798 and they had one known son named William. Henry (9) & Andrew (8) were twins. Henry (9) married "Sarah (_____)" and it is currently unknown if they had any children. Peter (10) married "Sarah Case" on January 30, 1813 and it is currently unknown if they had any children. Samuel (11) married "Sarah Conover" on October 8, 1803 and it is currently unknown if they had any children. James (12) married "Ann Heath" and it is currently unknown if they had any children. Elizabeth (13) married "William Servis" on January 21, 1809 and it is currently unknown if they had any children. Richard (14) married "Deborah Rounsavell" on April 4, 1827 and it is known that they had one son, Richard Shepherd, Jr., however it is unknown if they had others. He is interred in Amwell Ridge Cemetery, Ringoes, New Jersey.
John (7) and Margaret joined the Baptist Church in Locktown in 1818. Joining with them was one Margaret Kemple (6? - see above). John (7) became a deacon & trustee of the church & was also noted as a local school board official.
Margaret preceded her husband in death on September 5, 1834 at the age of 62 & she was interred in the Old School Baptist Church Cem., west of the town, sited by a stream. John (7) died on June 8, 1860 at the age of 81 & was interred next to his wife. A metal marker of unknown origin graces the grave of John (7). There is only one known child.
Jacob, (15) was born the 7th child & 6th son of Richard (2) and Mary (Servis) Shepherd. His birth date is unknown at this time. He married "Rebecca Sutton" who was born on November 23, 1797 in Warren County, New Jersey the daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Sutton.
Jacob died in 1824 and it is unknown where he is interred. His wife Rebecca died on Mar. 13, 1876 Pennington, New Jersey and was interred in the Pennington Cemetery Pennington, New Jersey. Together with his wife they had 4 known children.
18. Sarah Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
19. Dictator Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
20. Jerome Shepherd ~ b. ?? ~ d. ??
Family Notes: Harriet (17) married "Daniel Blackwell" on October 16, 1841 & they had three known children: Maria W Blackwell Blackwell (1842 - 1924), Francis Asbury Blackwell (1848 - 1933), and Livingston W Blackwell (1853 - 1883). Harriet (17) is interred in Pennington, New Jersey. Sarah (18) married "Lou Baldwin" on August 1, 1838. Nothing further is known of Dictator (19) or Jerome (20).
John (16) was born the only known child of John (7) and Margaret (Sherred) Shepherd in 1808. He married "Sarah Aller" in the Kingwood Baptist Church in Locktown on October 20, 1834 & was married by the Rev. James Wm Weff. She was the daughter of Jon Peter and Mary (Woolverton) Aller. (see the "Woolverton Family History") They lived on a farm near Frenchtown.
John passed away on April 2, 1879 and was interred in the old section of the Frenchtown Cemetery, New Jersey. Sarah passed away in 1891 and was interred next to her husband. They had two known sons.
22. Charles Shepherd ~ b. 1859 ~ d. Dec. 28, 1863
Charles Shepherd (22) - ( Son )
Peter (21) was born the only known child of John Shepherd, II (16) & Sarah (Aller) Shepherd on December 17, 1844 in Frenchtown, NJ. He married "Corinda Runyan" (See the "Runyan Family History") on September 29, 1868. Corinda was born on October 17, 1846, the daughter of Alvah and Ann (Apgar) Runyan. After their marriage they resided in Stockton, NJ.
Peter (21) worked with the Railroad during his lifetime at the Stockton Station (Still Standing in 1992). It is believed that he sold tickets. Corinda preceded Peter (19) in death on October 25, 1881 at the age of 35 & was buried in Stockton. Peter (19) suffered an appendix attack and was taken to the Hospital in Trenton. There he stated that he would only allow Dr. Best of Rosemont to operate on him and Dr. Best was notified. Prior to Dr. Best's arrival Peter's (21) appendix burst causing his death on September 10, 1921 at the age of 76. He was interred in Riverview Cem., Lambertville, NJ. The body of his wife, Corinda, was then dis-interred & moved from Stockton & re-interred beside her husband in Lambertville. They had 4 Children.
24. Lemuel Shepherd ~ b. October 25, 1873 ~ d. July 16, 1877
25. * Charles Alvater Shepherd ~ b. June 24, 1875 ~ d. April 12, 1959
26. * Harry Jacob Shepherd ~ b. July 17, 1877 ~ d. May 22, 1951
Family Notes: Lemuel (24) died at the age of 4 years & is interred in Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Lemuel Shepherd (24) - ( Son )
Alvah, (23) was born the 1st child & 1st son of Peter Aller (21) and Corinda (Runyan) Shepherd on August 9, 1871 in Stockton, New Jersey. He married "Susan Alice Trout" who was born on July 29, 1879 in New Jersey. Susan's parents are currently unknown.
After their marriage Alvah (23) and Susan moved to Riverside, California in ca. 1905. Alvah (23) died in 1942 and was interred in the Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, California. Susan passed away on March 11, 1949 and was interred next to her husband. Together they had 4 known children who were all born in California.
31. Alvah Earl Shepherd ~ b. November 25, 1907 ~ d. August 21, 1996
32. Eva Shepherd ~ b. 1910 ~ d. 1977
33. Floyd Raymond Shepherd ~ b. November 22, 1913 ~ d. August 30, 1999
Family Notes: Mary (30) married "Allen James Blaney" and they had 2 known children: Harold and Jean Blaney. ~ Alvah Earl (31) was married to a "Alice Maude Warden" and they had 2 known children: Albert Earl Shepherd (1930 - 2017) and Kenneth B. Shepherd (b. ca. 1933). ~ Eva (32) married "Charles Hartman" in California. ~ Floyd (33) married "Louise Norris" who was born in Nebraska. They had two known children together: Patricia Alice Shepherd (b. 1938) and Sharon Ann Shepherd (b. ??).
Charles, (25) was born the 3rd child & 3rd son of Peter Aller (21) and Corinda (Runyan) Shepherd on June 24, 1875 in Stockton, NJ. He married "Sadie Rodman Wilson" on December 2, 1902 & they settled in Elizabeth, NJ. Sadie's parent's names are currently unknown.
Charles died on April 12, 1959 in Elizabeth at the age of 83 & was buried in the Rosemont Cem. in Rosemont, NJ. His wife, Sadie, died on January 10, 1978 also in Elizabeth & is interred next to her husband. They had 2 children:
35. * Marvin Charles Shepherd ~ b. June 2, 1911 ~ d. August 29, 2000
Harry (26) was born the 4th child & 4th son of Peter Aller (21) and Corinda (Runyan) Shepherd on July 17, 1877 in Stockton, NJ. He married "Amanda Carver Howell" ( see the "Howell Family History" ) who was born on October 3, 1883 in Trenton the daughter of George Edward and Rachel (Carver) Howell. After their marriage they resided in Lambertville, NJ during their lifetimes. He & his wife were members of the Methodist Church in Lambertville.
Harry (26) worked in the Pottery Factory that use to be on North Union Street in Lambertville. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a Private of the 43rd U.S. Volunteer Infantry from N.J. His wife Amanda worked at home as a mother & homemaker.
Harry (26) was taken to the Hospital in Trenton for an operation on his Prostate. During the operation he died on May 22, 1951 at the age of 73. His wife Amanda died on July 14, 1969 in their home on 54 Elm Street in Lambertville at the age of 85. Both Harry (23) and Amanda are buried in the Riverview Cem., Lambertville. They had 8 children.
37. * Ida May Shepherd ~ b. July 14, 1904 ~ d. April 5, 1997
38. * Edith Elizabeth Shepherd ~ b. July 13, 1905 ~ d. January 20, 1994
39. Mary "Emma" Shepherd ~ b. January 15, 1907 ~ d. April 5, 2004
40. Norman Woodrow Shepherd ~ b. October 11, 1910 ~ d. August 21, 1911
41. * Harry Jacob Shepherd, Jr. ~ b. November 28, 1912 ~ d. November 28, 2001
42. * Richard Charles Shepherd ~ b. May 7, 1925
43. * Gladys Virginia Shepherd ~ b. December 14, 1927
Family Notes: All the children were born in Lambertville, New Jersey. Emma (39) married "Harry E. Runyon" & they had no children. Norman (40) passed away at the age of 10 months & is interred in Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Norman Woodrow Shepherd (40) - ( Son )
Mary, (34) is the 1st child & only daughter of Charles Alvater (25) & Sadie Rodman (Wilson) Shepherd & was born on December 8, 1903 in Flemington. She married "Thaddeus Joseph Forman" on April 28, 1923 in the East Baptist Church Rectory in Elizabeth, NJ. He was the son of John & Minnie Irene (Schmidt) Forman & was born on February 24, 1904.
It is known that Thaddeus is deceased, however it is currently unknown where he is interred. Mary (34) passed away on January 18, 1999 in Elizabeth, NJ and is interred in the Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont, NJ. They had one child.
Marvin (35) is the 2nd child & only son of Charles Alvater (25) & Sadie Rodman (Wilson) Shepherd & was born on June 2, 1911 in Flemington. He married "Augusta Schwab" on June 22, 1946 in the First Presbyterian Church in Roselle, NJ. Augusta was born the daughter of Otto Charles & Elizabeth Lily (Kress) Schwab on August 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, NY.
Marvin (35) worked for and retired from New Jersey Bell. He had done extensive research on the Shepherd & Runyan families & is the main source of information for this Family History.
In 1991 Marvin (35), who was a known "Runyan Family Historian", was called to review the personal effects of a man who had recently passed away in Pennington, NJ which contained some "Runyan Family" information. In this man's effects was a copy of an original deed dated March 5, 1712 between Daniel Coxe and "Thomas Runyan" and his brother "John Runyon". It was given to Marvin (35) and he presented it to the Museum in Hopewell, NJ. He also sent this author (Russ Pickett) a copy of the original. ( see "Thomas Runyan" for more information )
Marvin (35) also, along with his cousin Richard (42), officially installed the U.S. Govt. Revolutionary War Veterans Stone in Baptistown. This stone is still decorated each Veteran's Day by the County.
Marvin (35) & Augusta had no children & she is deceased. Marvin resided in Elizabeth, NJ with his sister Mary (34) until her passing. Marvin (35) passed away on August 29, 2000 in Elizabeth, NJ and was interred in the Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont, NJ.
Peter, (36) is the 1st child & 1st son of Harry Jacob, Sr. (26) and Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd & was born on May 27, 1903 in Lambertville. He was named after his Grandfather Peter Aller Shepherd (19). He was married three times. He 1st married "Rose Della Congilio" in May, 1922 in Lambertville. Rose was born the daughter of Fransico & Della (_____) Congilio on August 26, 1897 in Lambertville.
Peter (36) and Rose had three children together. She worked as a Homemaker while raising her children. Rose died on February 21, 1936 of Heart Failure in Titusville. She was 38 years old. She was interred in the St. John's Cem., Lambertville, NJ.
Peter (36) then married a second time to "Frieda Elias" during the summer of 1937. Her parents and dates are currently unknown. They were later divorced. Peter (36) then married a third and final time to "Anna Mary Powers" on September 1, 1948 in Trenton. Anna was born the daughter of Margaret (Cleary) Powers on December 16, 1906. Her father’s name is currently unknown. Anna had four children previous to this marriage - Joan, Gerald, James & Joseph Powers.
Peter (36) worked with the Pennslyvania & Penn Central Railroads for 47 years as a Steam Engine & Diesel Locomotive Foreman. He retired in 1969. He was a member of the Moose Lodge & the Manor Clark Social Club. Peter died on August 30, 1978 at the of 75 in the St. Francis Medical Center of Heart Failure. At the time of his death he was residing in Ewing Township & was interred in the Ewing Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Peter's (36) third wife Anna died on February 5, 1985 of Heart Failure and was interred next to her husband.
46. * Donald Peter Shepherd ~ b. November 20, 1924 ~ d. March 7, 2018
47. * Marjorie Marie Shepherd ~ b. October 2, 1926 ~ d. October 29, 1976
Anna Mary (Powers) Shepherd - ( 3rd Wife of Peter )
Ida, (37) is the 2nd child & 1st daughter of Harry Jacob, Sr. (26) and Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd & was born on July 14, 1904 in Lambertville. She was given the middle name of her Aunt Edith May Howell. ( see the "Howell Family History" ) She married (1st) "Earl Holcombe" son of Walter & Annie (_____) Holcombe & (2nd) to "Thomas H. Werner" who was born on November 27, 1907 & died on April 3, 1991. Thomas' parents are unknown at this time.
Ida (37) passed away on April 5, 1997 and was interred with her parents in Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, NJ. She didn't have any children during either marriage.
Russell and Edith (38) played together since they only lived two houses apart on N. Union Street. They lived in multiple houses, all in Lambertville during their marriage. Their last home being on 22 Elm Street which is right around the corner from where they lived as children.
Edith (38) worked at home as a mother & homemaker & later as a clerk in a store on Union Street in Lambertville. She enjoyed playing Bingo and was an avid member of the Patriotic Order of American's Lodge (P.O.A.). She served one year as the National President of the P.O.A. Her husband Russell worked in the Union Paper Mill in New Hope, Pa. until his death. He was a member of the Top Rock Club, enjoyed shad fishing on the Delaware River & was an avid baseball player in his younger years. His baseball team mates included his brother Edgar S. Stout & Edith's brother Harry Jacob Shepherd, Jr. (31). Russell died on December 8, 1965 of a Heart Attack at the age of 62 after 42 years of marriage. He was interred in the Riverview Cem., Lambertville.
Edith (38) was found stricken in her home by friends on Thursday, January 20, 1994 and taken to the Doylestown, PA Hospital where she died later that night of a stroke at the age of 88. She was interred in the Riverview Cemetery next to her husband on Monday, January 24. Together they had 5 children.
49. * Emma "Virginia" Stout ~ b. July 25, 1925
50. * Joyce Elizabeth Stout ~ b. April 1, 1928 ~ d. January 1, 1995
51. Dolores Stout ~ b. May 31, 1929 ~ d. October, 1929
52. * Beverly Catherine Stout ~ b. October 10, 1931 ~ d. August 24, 2013
Family Notes: Vivian Ida (48) died at the age of 10 due to Heart problems. Dolores (51) died at age 5 months due to problems stemming from birth.
Harry, (41) was born the 6th child & 3rd son of Harry Jacob, Sr. (26) and Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd on November 28, 1912 in Lambertville. He married "Olive Howell" on June 17, 1944 in the Cenetary United Methodist Church in Lambertville. She was born on October 4, 1912 the daughter of Theodore & Elisa Jane (Schaeffer) Howell in Wilmington, DE.
Harry (41) attended all of his schooling in Lambertville. After their marriage they continued to live either in Lambertville or the area. They first resided at 249 N. Union Street, then moved to 57 Elm Street, after the flood of 1955. They later moved to a house on the road between Lambertville and Hopewell and eventually returned to Lambertville to a home on Jefferson Street.
Harry (41) worked in the office at Pennshale Brick of New Hope, Diamond Silver as a Plater & in the office & worked as the Office Manager of Lewis Concrete in New Hope until his retirement. Harry (41) also served as the mayor of Lambertville for 16 years from 1952 through 1968. His wife Olive stayed at home & raised their son & worked as a housewife.
Harry (41) passed away on his birthday, November 28, 2001 and was cremated. His ashes were interred in the Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, NJ. Olive was later moved to the Fountains nursing home in Pennsauken, NJ area where she passed on January 14, 2005. She was also cremated and interred next to her husband. They had one son together & Olive had 3 children previous to their marriage, Howard, William & Janice Van Sant.
Family Notes: William Van Sant currently resides in Bensalem, PA. Janice Van Sant married a "Harris" and resides in rural Lambertville, NJ. No further information is available concerning Howard Van Sant.
Richard, (42) is the 7th child & 4th son of Harry Jacob, Sr. (26) and Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd & was born on May 7, 1925 in Lambertville. He married "Janet Rhead". Janet was born on May 7, 1931 in Trenton, NJ. Her parent's names are currently unknown. After their marriage they first resided in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Richard (42), like Marvin (35), has done extensive research in the Shepherd Family Tree. Richard (42) & his wife currently reside in Lumberton, NJ. They had 3 children.
62. David Shepherd ~ b. July 4, 1960 ~ (twin)
63. Stuart Shepherd ~ b. July 4, 1960 ~ (twin)
Gladys, (43) is the 8th child & 4th daughter of Harry Jacob, Sr. (26) and Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd & was born on December 14, 1927 in Lambertville. She married (1st) to "Alan Rorer" & (2nd) to "Charles Oliver". Neither husbands parents names are known at this time. She reside in Agawam, MA. She had one child with Alan Rorer.
Family Notes: Sandra (64) was adopted by Charles Oliver & she currently resides in Agawam, MA. She has never been married.
Irene, (44) was born the only child of Thaddeus Joseph & Mary Corinda (Shepherd) Forman (34) on August 11, 1925 in Elizabeth, NJ. She married "Harold Melville Kuhn" on October 2, 1948 in the Third Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was the son of Walter Alexander & Dorothy (Lawrence) Kuhn & was born on January 24, 1924 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Harold passed away on Jan. 17, 2011 in Florida. He was interred in the Fairview Cemetery Westfield, New Jersey. Together they had 2 Children.
66. * Janet Ramsay Kuhn ~ b. November 19, 1955
Elizabeth "Betty", (45) was born the 1st child & 1st dau of Peter Aller (36) & Rose Della (Congilio) Shepherd on December 13, 1922 in Lambertville. She married "Richard Jesse Smith" on April 5, 1947 in the St. John's Rectory in Lambertville. Richard was born the son of Robert Henry & Lillian Edith (Plant) Smith on October 23, 1920 in Trenton.
"Betty" (45) worked as a Secretary for the State of NJ and her husband Richard was employed as a Mechanical Repairman for Otis Elevator. They never had any children and resided in Ewing. Richard passed away in November 25, 1994 and was interred in the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey. Elizabeth passed away in 2008 and was interred next to her husband.
Donald, (46) was born the 2nd child and only son of Peter Aller (36) & Rose Della (Congilio) Shepherd on November 20, 1924 in Lambertville. He married "Dorothy Joyce Carlton" on March 25, 1950 in Ewing. Dorothy was born the dau of Arthur & Maud Emma (Wright) Carlton on November 11, 1923 in Trenton.
Donald (46) worked as an Electrician & Diesel Locomotive Shop Foreman for Pennslyvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad & Conrail. His wife Dorothy worked as a homemaker. Together they have 3 children and resided in Ewing.
Donald passed away on March 7, 2018 at Chandler Hall in Newtown, Pennsylvania after a brief stay. He was interred in the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey.
68. * Peter Craig Shepherd ~ b. October 7, 1956 ~ d. February 12, 2014
69. Leslie Gail Shepherd ~ b. July 31, 1958
Family Notes: Leslie (69) was born the 3rd child & 2nd daughter of Donald Peter (46) & Dorothy Joyce (Carlton) Shepherd on July 31, 1958 in Trenton, New Jersey. Leslie worked for nearly 20 years at the State House of New Jersey and also during that time worked for three years in the Governor’s Counsel Office. She is currently (2018) working in the medical field as a Medical Assistant.
Marjorie, (47) was born the 3rd & last Child & 2nd dau of Peter Aller (36) & Rose Della (Congilio) Shepherd on October 2, 1926 in Trenton. She married "Daniel Kondor" in November, 1954 in Miami, FL. Daniel was born the son of Michael & Yolanda (Sorodi) Kondor on October 27, 1929 in Trenton.
Marjorie (47) worked as a Ceramic Decorator and Daniel was a Machinist for the Penn Central Railroad. Daniel died on January 27, 1976 of a Blood Clot in his Brain at the age of 46 years. He was interred in the Ewing Presbyterian Church Cem., Ewing. Marjorie died that same year on October 29, 1976 in Trenton of a Stroke. She was interred next to her husband. Together they had 3 children.
71. * Kim Donald Kondor ~ b. December 29, 1954 (twin)
72. * Kris Daniel Kondor ~ b. July 5, 1956
Ginny (49) attended all of her schooling in Lambertville. After their marriage they moved to Lancaster, Pa. so that John could go to college. After his graduation they moved to High Street in Odessa, De. due to John obtaining a job as a teacher in Warner Junior High School in Wilmington, De. Later they moved into a home that was built by John on Cantwell Avenue, also in Odessa in 1953. John later became a principal of Howard High in Wilmington, DE.
While her children were of pre-school age she spent time home raising them. She also worked at multiple jobs, spending the most time waitressing & as a dress sales person.
John passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the age of 85 in Dover, Delaware after a five year struggle with Alzheimers. His funeral was held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Odessa, DE. He was interred at Old Drawyer's Cemetery also in Odessa, Delaware. His wife "Ginny" currently resides in Middletown, Delaware. Together they had 2 children.
74. * Russell Stout Pickett ~ b. October 29, 1951
John Ernest Pickett, Jr. - ( Husband of Emma "Virginia" )
Joyce, (50) was born the 3rd child & 3rd daughter of Russell & Edith Elizabeth (Shepherd) Stout (38) on April 1, 1928 in Lambertville, New Jersey. She married "Alfred James Buchanan, Jr." on May 1, 1948 at 74 Delavan Street in Lambertville, New Jersey. He was the son of Alfred James, Sr. & Carolyn (Hixson) Buchanan and was born on April 13, 1924 in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Joyce (50) attended Lambertville 3rd Ward School on the corner of Perry & Main Street through the 8th grade (This building is now a Senior Citizen Center (1994)). She then attended Lambertville High School on the hill from where she graduated.
Joyce (50) worked as a homemaker, raising her two children and then helped to raise her grandson Andrew (98). She & her husband "Jim" lived outside of Lambertville, New Jersey. Her husband worked and retired from the State of New Jersey. Joyce (50) passed away on January 1, 1995 at her home at 7:30 a.m. after a battle with Lou Gerhig’s disease (ALS) ( "I miss & love you Aunt Joyce" ). She was interred in the Riverview Cemetery in Lambertville, New Jersey on January 4th. Her husband Jim continue to live in their home until he passed away on Feb. 29, 2012. He was interred next to his wife. Together they had two children who were both born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
76. Alfred James Buchanan, III ~ b. Jun 3, 1952
Family Notes: Alfred James (Jim), III (76) lives in rural Lambertville, New Jersey & has never married.
Beverly "Buzzy", (52) was born the 5th child & 5th daughter of Russell & Edith Elizabeth (Shepherd) Stout (38) on October 10, 1931 in Trenton. She married "Frank Voorhees" on September 12, 1959 in the Cenetary Methodist Church in Lambertville. He is the son of Frank O. & Edna (Titus) Voorhees & was born on September 12, 1932 in Ringoes.
They resided in Hopewell. Her husband Frank worked as an insurance salesman. They were divorced in November, 1980. Buzzy worked as a waitress in Hopewell & resided there for many years. They had no children. Frank has since remarried & had one child by a previous marriage, Mark Voorhees.
"Buzzy" passed away on August 24, 2013.
Harry "Butch", (60) is the only child of Harry Jacob, Jr. (41) & Olive (Howell) Shepherd & was born on May 13, 1945 in Doylestown, Pa. He married "Patricia Edith Pierson" on July 6, 1968 in the Sergeantsville Methodist Church in Sergeantsville. Pat was born the daughter of Donald Robert & Catherine Lawrence (Smith) Pierson on August 31, 1944 in Trenton.
Butch graduated from South Hunterdon High School in 1963, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. He served as a corpsman and combat veteran in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966, with the Marine Corps. Upon his discharge, Harry left New Jersey to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
He graduated in 1971, and practiced in Mississippi for four years before returning to Lambertville in 1975. Butch practiced in Washington Crossing, PA, from 1976 to 1993. As a chiropractor, he taught at the local chiropractic school, and became head of the technique department from 1978 to 1982. He retired from chiropractic in 1993.
Butch was then employed by Hunterdon County, NJ, as emergency management coordinator from 1993 to 2004. His efforts led him to be named Emergency Manager of the Year in 1999, by the Northeast States Emergency Consortium. He served as homeland security officer and veterans interment officer for Hunterdon County for four years. Butch was also the head of the county haz mat team for three years.
Butch was a 25-year member of the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, and a 35-year member of the Union Volunteer Fire Company in Lambertville. He was named Fireman of the Year in 1992.
Butch was the service officer and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, and the American Legion Toscanni Post 322, both in Lambertville. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and served as New Jersey's grand master in 1986.
Butch passed away on February 3, 2011 at his home in Pipersville, PA and was interred in the Holcombe Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, NJ. His wife Pat was also a chiropractor is now retired and residing in Pipersville, PA. Together they had two children.
78. * Harry Jacob Shepherd, IV ~ b. May 9, 1972
Scott, (61) is the 1st child & 1st son of Richard Charles Shepherd (42) and Janet Rhead and was born on November 24, 1957. He has been married twice. He was first married to "Rebecca Bonner" in 1982. She was from Beaver, PA. Her birth date and parent's names are currently unknown. They had three children together and were divorced in 2005.
Scott (61) then married "Colleen O’Malley Kent" in 2006. She was born on December 13, 1966 in Glenolden PA. Her parent's names are currently unknown. She was previously married to Patrick Kent and they had two children, Stephanie and Patrick Kent. Scott (61) and Colleen currently resided in Wallingford, PA.
91. Clare Shepherd ~ b. January 21, 1988
92. Eleanor Shepherd ~ b. February 11, 1992
Family Notes: Rachel (90) currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Clare (91) currently resides in Washington DC. and Eleanor (92) currently is a college student in Philadelphia, PA.
Linda, (65) was born the 1st child & 1st daughter of Harold Melville & Irene Rodman (Forman) Kuhn (44) on January 14, 1953 in Elizabeth. She married "William Tyson Edwards" on June 4, 1977 in the Alliance Church in Cranford. He is the son of John Taylor Edwards & Martha Mae Majors & was born on January 28, 1952 in San Antonio, TX. Together they have 2 children.
94. Rachel Rodman Edwards ~ b. November 23, 1986
Family Notes: Both children were born in West Point, NY.
Janet, (66) was born the 2nd child & 2nd daughter of Harold Melville Kuhn & Irene Rodman Forman (44) on November 19, 1955 in Elizabeth. She married "Jeffery Allen Brown" on March 11, 1989 in the Chapel in Fort Campbell, KY. He is the son of Johnnie Lee & Carol Ann (Richardson) Brown & was born on November 14, 1963 in Grand Junction, CO. Together they have 1 child who was born in Clarksville , TN.
Donna, (67) was born the 1st child & 1st dau of Donald Peter (46) & Dorothy Joyce (Carlton) Shepherd on August 25, 1953 in Trenton. She has married twice. She 1st married "Nicholas Maisto" who was born the son of Hamlet & Raffella (_____) Maisto on November 25, 1948 in Trenton. They had three children together and were divorced on May 24, 1987.
Donna (67) then married "Frank Mark Jones" on June 25, 1989 in Ewing. He was born the son of Donald & Katherine (Cooper) Jones on December 2, 1959 in Trenton. They reside in Ewing and have no children together. Donna (67) is employed as an MRI Technician and Frank as a Maintenance Foreman.
97. Monica Joyce Maisto ~ b. December 2, 1980
98. Marlise Nicole Maisto ~ b. November 30, 1982
Family Notes: All three Children were born in Trenton.
Peter "Craig", (68) was born the 2nd child & only son of Donald Peter (46) & Dorothy Joyce (Carlton) Shepherd on October 7, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey. He married "Tanuja "Tina" Kaushik" on October 5, 1985 in Ewing, New Jersey. Tanuja was born the daughter of Chandra & Shanta (Bhardwaj) Kaushik on March 31, 1959 in New Delhi, India.
"Craig" (68) worked as a machinist with Conrail & Tanuja "Tina" as a homemaker. "Craig" (68) passed away from cancer on February 12, 2014 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, New Jersey at the age of 57. "Craig" was interred in the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey.
In his spare time, "Craig" was an avid boxing fan and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone. He enjoyed coaching teams in the West End Soccer Association, Incarnation School, and the Ewing Baseball Little League. He always loved teaching his children about nature and animals. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.
Together "Craig" and "Tina" had 3 children and "Tina" still resides in Ewing.
101. Donald Jason Shepherd ~ b. February 3, 1992
102. Shana Lynne Shepherd ~ b. August 10, 1993
Family Notes: All three Children were born in Trenton, New Jersey.
Kevin, (70) was born the 1st child & 1st son of Daniel & Marjorie Marie (Shepherd) Kondor (47) on December 29, 1954 in Miami, FL. He has a twin brother, Kim Donald Kondor (54). He married "Elizabeth Marie Elder" on April 23, 1988 in Ewing. Elizabeth was born the dau of John William & Katherine (McQuade) Elder on April 23, 1960 in Trenton. Kevin (70) is employed as a Conductor for Conrail and Elizabeth works as a Court Stenographer. They reside in Ewing and have two children together.
104. Eric John Kondor ~ b. August 5, 1992
Family Notes: Both children were born in Trenton.
Kim, (71) was born the 2nd child & 2nd son of Daniel & Marjorie Marie (Shepherd) Kondor (47) on December 29, 1954 in Miami, FL. He has a twin brother, Kevin Dale Kondor (53). He married "Leona Hartnagle" on June 6, 1989 in Ewing. Leona was born the dau of Arthur & Verna (_____) Hartnagle on September 10, 1960 in Trenton. They were divorced on June 30, 1993. Kim (71) is employed as a Pipefitter for Conrail. He resides in Ewing and has one child with Leona and he was born in Trenton.
Kris, (72) was born the 3rd & last child & 3rd son of Daniel & Marjorie Marie (Shepherd) Kondor (47) on December 29, 1954 in Miami, FL. He married "Lory Lynn Mitchell" on November 21, 1991 in Mancillo, Mexico. Lory was born the dau of James R. & Martha (Schrader) Mitchell on September 17, 1958 in Trenton. Lory was previously married to Mark Scannella with whom she had two children, Matthew & Jennifer Scannella. Kris (72) is employed as a Machinist for Conrail and Lory works as a Human Resource Manager. They reside in Ewing and have one child together and he was born in Trenton.
John, (73) was born the 1st child & 1st son of John Ernest, Jr. & Emma Virginia (Stout) Pickett (49) on February 29, 1948 in Lancaster. He has been married twice. John (73) 1st married "Susan Walker Hall" on August 30, 1970 in the Church of The Messiah in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. Susan was born the daughter of Herbert Douglas & Margery (Buehler) Hall on October 27, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA. The marriage ended as the result of a divorce on September 27, 1979. John (73) then married "Tammy Lee Rogers" on May 21, 1983 in St. Paul's Methodist Church in Odessa, Delaware. Tammy was born on Dec 28, 1957 in Dover, Delaware & is the daughter of Richard Gordon & Bernice Elizabeth (Burris) Rogers.
John (73) attended Odessa Elementary School (1st thru 6th) in Odessa, Delawre, St. Edmond's Academy (7th & 8th) & Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Delaware. He attended College at Millersville State in Millersville, Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. Degree & later attended the University of Delaware completing his Masters Degree.
John (73) & Susan were married while they were both still attending College & first resided in an apartment in Lancaster, Pa. After graduation they moved to Middletown, Delaware on West Main Street as a result of John (73) being offered a Teaching position in the Appoquinimink School District, Middletown, DE. After their divorce Susan moved to Wilmington, De. where she later passed away due to cancer. John (73) & Susan did not have any children together.
John (73) then met Tammy & after their marriage she moved into John's (73) home on West Main where they still reside. Tammy had two children previous to this marriage, Gary Lee & Christy Marie Ogden.
John (73) retired from teaching while at the Hodgson Vo-Tech School in Glasgow, DE. He is an active Historical Reenactor. As a Civil War Reenactor he has been in several movies, the latest being "Gettysburg" which is based on the book "Killer Angel's", where he portrays a member of General Robert E. Lee's Staff. (Robert E. Lee is played by Martin Sheen). Together John (73) & Tammy have two children who were both born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, DE.
108. John Jacob Pickett ~ b. November 28, 1992
"Russ" (74) has been married twice. He first was married to "Diane Sue Collison" on November 6, 1971 in St. Luke's Methodist Church in Denton, MD. Diane was born on December 30, 1952 in Milford, DE. & is the daughter of Albert Roland & Dorotha Lee (Stubbs) Collison of Greensboro, MD. (See the "Collison Family History") Separation of this marriage took place with Diane leaving on July 13, 1991 & was ended by divorce on May 21, 1992. Diane & Russ (74) have two sons together, "Christopher" & "Ryan".
Russ (74) then met and had a relationship with "Ruth Elizabeth Hardy" in September, 1991. Together they had twin daughters, "Kayla Grace" & "Kara Virginia Pickett". "Ruthie" was born on August 27, 1970 in Kent General Hospital, Dover, DE. the daughter of John Robert & Ruth Elizabeth (Dean) Hardy. (See the "Hardy Family History") "Ruthie" had one child by a previous marriage to Bradley McReynolds, Eric Adam McReynolds. Ruthie currently lives in rural Dover, De.
In March, 1999 Russ (74) met and started a relationship with "Karen Lorraine (Hodge) Hanshaw" of Rochester, New York. This relationship continued with their engagement on July 16, 1999 and on August 19, 2000 Karen and Russ (74) were married in the Hall of the Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company. Karen was born the daughter of Leo & Nancy (Bishop) Hodge on March 25, 1959 in Rochester, New York. Karen was previously married to Kevin Lynn Hanshaw and together they had two children, Kelli and Kyle. Kelli is currently married to Jeremy Truax and they reside in Chestertown, Maryland. (See the "Truax Family History") Kyle currently resided in rural Dover, Delaware.
Russ (74) worked for the State of Delaware as a Computer Project Leader from 1969 through 2005 when he retired after 35 years of service. He was then a part time school bus driver with "Hilton Bus Service" in Camden, De. for a year, then drove a concrete truck with "Pioneer Concrete" for 3 1/2 years. Russ (74) then worked as a driver for Westminster Village in Dover, Delaware for 4 years and "went into fulltime retirement on December 6, 2013". In the past, he also taught evening classes at the Groves Adult Education School in Woodside, De. for 10 years and was a Little League manager for 8 years and a "Big Brother" for two years.
Russ' (74) current passion is creating online memorial's for " Soldiers and Sailors who Gave Their All " for our Country during World War II. He has completed the states of "Delaware", "Maryland", "Vermont", "New Hampshire", "Maine", and "Wyoming". He is currently working on the states of "New York" and "Connecticut". His plan is to complete as many states as possible during the rest of his life!
He is a life member of the "Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company" where he served in multiple offices. Karen is employed with Playtex Corportation in Dover, De.. Russ (74) and Karen reside in rural Dover, Delaware.
Children of Russell S. Pickett & Diane Sue Collison:
110. * Ryan Mark Pickett ~ b. February 3, 1979
Children of Russell S. Pickett & Ruth Elizabeth (Hardy) McReynolds:
112. * Kara Virginia Pickett ~ June 27, 1992 ~ (twin)
Donna, (75) was born the 1st child & only daughter of Alfred James, Jr. & Joyce Elizabeth (Stout) (50) Buchanan on April 9, 1949 in Doylestown, Pa. She married "John William Zambella" on September 18, 1971 in the Catholic Church in Lambertville. He is the son of Andrew John & Doris Elizabeth (Godown) Zambella & was born on February 4, 1949 in Doylestown, Pa. They have 1 child who was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They are now both retired.
Mandy is currently a Veterinary Chiropractitioner and has her own business, Amalyn's Topline Wellness. Her website is located at http://www.naturaljersey.com/pets.html. Her husband Richard "Rick" is employed as an Electrical Contractor. They reside together in Pipersville, PA and together they have 2 children.
115. Tyler Richard Armitage ~ b. November 1, 2001
117. Naomi Shepherd
118. Tobias Shepherd
Ryan (110) graduated from West Chester State University in West Chester, Pa. in the spring of 2002 with a degree in teaching. In August, 2002 he started his teaching career at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville, Delaware. In 2007 he accepted a teaching position at "Lake Forest High School" near Harrington, De.
While teaching at Woodbridge, Ryan (110), met and became engaged to Tara Buemi. On July 15, 2006 they were married at the St. Michael the Archangel Church in Georgetown, Delaware. Tara was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Buemi and is currently a stay-at-home Mom. She is a 1998 graduate of Sussex Central High School in Georgetown and a 2002 graduate of the University of Delaware. Ryan (110) & Tara reside in rural Lincoln, Delaware and they have two children together.
120. Kenzie Marie Pickett ~ b. October 25, 2013
Family Notes: Landon (120) was born in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Delaware at 3:27 am. Kenzie (121) was born in Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Delaware at 3:58 am.
Kayla, (111) was born the 3rd child and 1st daughter of Russell Stout Pickett (74) and the 2nd child and 1st daughter of Ruth Elizabeth Hardy on June 27, 1992 in the Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware. Kayla, (111) attended Fairview Elementary, North Dover Elementary, William Henry Middle School (5th - 6th), Central Middle School (7th - 8th) and is a graduate of Dover High School, Dover, Delaware Class of 2010.
Kayla, (111) currently has two children. She is employed at the Dover Downs Casino and resides in Camden, Delaware.
122. Emma Grace Pickett ~ b. October 22, 2014
Family Notes: Jude (121) was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 6lbs 15oz ) born at 12:23 pm. Emma (122) was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 7lbs 4oz ) born at 8:04 am.
Kara, (112) was born the 4th child and 2nd daughter of Russell Stout Pickett (74) and the 3rd child and 2nd daughter of Ruth Elizabeth Hardy on June 27, 1992 in the Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE. Kara, (112) attended Fairview Elementary, North Dover Elementary, William Henry Middle School (5th - 6th), Central Middle School (7th - 8th) and Dover High School, Dover, Delaware.
Kara, (112) currently has two children. She is employed as a Manager of a local restaurant and has recently purchased her own home in rural Woodside, Delaware.
124. Ava Cheyenne Rossi ~ b. June 5, 2014
Family Notes: Trenton (123) was born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware. Ava (124) was also born in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware ( 7lbs 14oz ).