Family:Shepard, Mehitabel (1735-1813)

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Mehitabel Shepard (David, Eleanor3 Whitney, Joshua2, John1), son of David and Lydia (Meacham) Shepard, was born 4 Sep 1735, Plainfield, CT, and died 13 May 1813, Canterbury, CT.

She married, 21 Mar 1756, Plainfield, CT, Capt. Joseph Burgess, son of Joseph and Thankful (Snow) Burgess. He was born 8 Mar 1734/5, Rochester, MA, and died 20 May 1820, Canterbury, CT.

He is a "Mayflower" descendant in the line Joseph BURGESS, Thankful SNOW, Nicholas, Mark, Constance HOPKINS, Stephen.

Children of Capt. Joseph and Mehitabel (Shepard) Burgess:

i. Asa Burgess, b. 10 Dec 1756, Plainfield, CT; d. 19 Nov 1839, Canterbury, CT; m. 2 Jul 1780, Canterbury, CT, Sarah Mighell, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Hartshorn) Mighell.
ii. Jesse Burgess, b. 22 Dec 1758, Plainfield, CT. He was also known as Jason Burgess.
iii. Charles Burgess, b. 7 Nov 1760, Plainfield, CT.
iv. Lydia Burgess, b. 27 Dec 1762, Plainfield, CT; d. 19 Dec 1794, Canterbury, CT.
v. Elizabeth Burgess, b. 2 Apr 1765, Canterbury, CT; m. 26 Jan 1793, Norwich, CT, William Lester, as his second wife.
vi. John Burgess, b. 18 Jul 1767, Canterbury, CT.
vii. Lucinda Burgess, b. 24 Sep 1769, Canterbury, CT; m. E. Adams.
viii. Mehitable Burgess, b. 27 May 1772, Canterbury, CT; d. 12 Aug 1860; m. circa 1790, Stowe, VT, William Ripley Pettingell.
ix. Joseph Burgess, b. 24 Apr 1776, Canterbury, CT; m. Sarah Park.
x. Benjamin Shepard Burgess, b. 2 Jul 1779, Canterbury, CT; d. Jun 1863, Auburn, NY; m. after 21 Dec 1801, Chicopee, MA, Rebecca Chapin.



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