Person Sheet

Name Ruhama SHEPHERD
Birth 3 Oct 1778
Death 22 Nov 1831, Waverly, Indiana
1 Jacob WETZEL
Birth 16 Sep 1765, Rockingham Co. (then Augusta Co.,) Va.
Death 2 Jul 1827, Waverly, Indiana
Father Captain John WETZEL (1733-1786)
Mother Mary Bonnett (1735-1808)
Marriage Dec 1795
Children Sabra
Sarah Elizabeth
Jacob Hiram
Notes for Ruhama SHEPHERD
Ruhama Shepherd was a relative of a fairly well known frontiersman, Colonel David Shepherd, a Lieutenant of Ohio County, who is known for his role in the Battle of Ft. Henry.

Ruhama Shepherd's life as the wife of Jacob Wetzel must have been full of adventure. In 1811, the family moved to Laurel, Indiana. Soon, Jacob found another tract of land, near Waverly. He blazed a trail, through the forest, to the new location, and then came home to move his family.

Jacob Wetzel and Ruhama Shepherd had 8 children: Sabra Wetzel; Cyrus Wetzel; Maria Wetzel; Eliza Wetzel; Susan Wetzel; Sarah Elizabeth Wetzel; Jacob Hiram Wetzel; and Emily Wetzel. (Source: "The Wetzel Family," by Lewis H. Yankey, pub. 1991, Criders, Virginia.)
Last Modified 12 Oct 2005 Created 26 Apr 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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