"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH59-KM8 : 9 November 2014), R S Shepard, Jefferson county, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing family 4, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Robert by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Robert: