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Abigail Shepard (1729 - 1768)

Abigail Shepard
Born in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 7 Jul 1752 in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jun 2017
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Abigail was born on August 5, 1729 in Wrentham, Massachusetts to John and Abigail Robinson Shepard.[1] She married Zepheniah Pratt at Norton on April 2, 1747[2] and they had three children before he died in 1751.[3]

Abigail married second on July 7, 1752, William Rogers.[4]


  1. Sarah; married Stephen Buggs
  2. Zephaniah; blacksmith at Mansfield
  3. Abigail; b ca 1751

Research Notes

Shepard Families of New England doesn't name any children for Abigail and William Rogers. However, an article in The American Genealogist postulates that they had at least one child, Jesse, and possibly others.[5]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2020), John Shephard in entry for Abigail Shephard, 1729.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910", database, FamilySearch ( : 24 January 2020), Abigal Shepherd in entry for Zepheniah Pratt, 1747.
  3. Jacobus, Donald Lines. The Shepard Families of New England, Volume I. New Haven, CT: New Haven Colony Historical Society. 1971. Page 57.
  4. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910", database, FamilySearch ( : 24 January 2020), Abigail Pratt in entry for William Rogers, 1752.
  5. The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
1752 Marriage
The intention of Marriage between William Rogers of Stoughton and ye Widow Abigail Prat of Norton, entered April 21st 1752
Vital Records of town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800

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