TINSON SHEPHERD, SR
(UNKNOWN-William Shepherd and Ann Wilson?) was born 1808 in Abbeville Dist, South Carolina, and died 1879 in Oakman, Alabama. He married MINERVA RABURN. She was born 1814 in Tennessee, and died 1857 in Oakman, Alabama.
Notes for TINSON SHEPHERD, SR:
My great uncle, Coleman Shepherd, said he had a sister that married into the Earnest family. Tinson supposedly married again after Minerva died. That would explain the 22 year difference in death dates. I got the date off her stone.
Tinson's father is thought to have been James or William Shepherd.
Tinson shows in the 1840 Walker Co tax rolls listed with a wife named Raburn. He also has two slaves. A James Cain also shows and is listed as the half-brother of Tinson.
SHEPHERD, TINSON, born in the Abbeville District, South Carolina in 1808, moved to Walker County about 1827, and on April 19, 1834, entered government land in Section 5, Township 16, Range 8, south of Oakman. He spent his entire life on the farm and died there in 1879, being buried at Liberty Hill. He was married to Minerva Raburn, who was born in Tennessee in 1814 and died near Oakman in 1857. Children: John B. Shepherd, who died in the Confederate service at Atlanta; Elizabeth Shepherd, who married Major John C. Hutto; Wilson Shepherd, who was born May 2, 1840, and on September 21, 1861, he enlisted at York Post Office as a sergeant in Company K, Fiftieth Alabama Infantry, under Captain Hutto and served until severely wounded at Resaca, Georgia; Nancy A. Shepherd, who married Wilson W. Worthington, of Jasper; James Wiley Shepherd; and Tinson Shepherd, Jr.
Moore's Alabama, Vol. II, page 04.
Notes for MINERVA RABURN:
My old notes show that she died in 1857. That date comes from her tombstone. The 1879 date comes from A History Of Walker Co, Alabama. I have heard that Tinson was married twice.
Buried at Liberty Hill. Her name could be Rabun.

Children of TINSON SHEPHERD and MINERVA RABURN are:
i. TOM SHEPHERD, b. Alabama; d. Alabama.
ii. JOHN BERRY SHEPHERD, CSA, b. Abt. 1835, Alabama; d. Bet. 1862 - 1864, CSA Army at Atlanta, Georgia; m. ADALINE HUTTO; b. 1832, Alabama.
2. iii. ELIZABETH CAROLINE SHEPHERD, b. September 21, 1837, Walker Co, Alabama; d. February 10, 1903, Walker Co, Alabama.
iv. WILSON SHEPHERD, CSA, b. May 02, 1840, Alabama.
Notes for WILSON SHEPHERD, CSA:
September 21, 1861. Enlisted Co. K, 50th Alabama Infantry under Capt Hutto. Severely wounded at Resaca, Georgia.
v. NANCY A. SHEPHERD, b. 1843, Walker Co, Alabama; d. 1927, Walker Co, Alabama; m. WILSON W. WORTHINGTON, CSA, February 21, 1867, Walker Co, Alabama; b. March 24, 1835, Walker Co, Alabama; d. Walker Co, Alabama.
Notes for WILSON W. WORTHINGTON, CSA:
He was captured by the yankees on November 23, 1863 and was held until wars end.
3. vi. JUDGE JAMES WILEY SHEPHERD, SR, b. December 24, 1850, Oakman, Alabama; d. November 07, 1925, Jasper, Alabama.
4. vii. TINSON SHEPHERD, JR, b. December 30, 1853, Oakman, Alabama; d. March 26, 1928, Oakman, Alabama.
Generation No. 2
2. ELIZABETH CAROLINE SHEPHERD (TINSON2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 21, 1837 in Walker Co, Alabama, and died February 10, 1903 in Walker Co, Alabama. She married JOHN CHAPPELL HUTTO, SR, CSA, son of JOHN HUTTO and MARTHA EARNEST. He was born August 25, 1830 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, and died May 15, 1887 in Walker Co, Alabama.
Notes for JOHN CHAPPELL HUTTO, SR, CSA:
HUTTO, JOHN C., was born in the Abbeville District, South Carolina on August 25, 1830, and came to Walker County with his parents while still a young man. Reared on the farm, he followed that profession until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he recruited a company of volunteers for service with the Confederate Army and was elected captain of Company K, Fiftieth Alabama Infantry. He was later promoted to the rank of major in the Thirtieth Alabama Infantry. At the conclusion of the war Major Hutto returned to his farm in Walker County and later entered the mercantile business at Marietta.
In 1878 he was elected a Representative in the Legislature and served for one term, during the sessions of 1878-1879. He was a Mason and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He died on May 15, 1887, and is buried at Liberty Hill. His wife, Elizabeth Hutto, born September 21, 1837, died February 10, 1903, and is also buried at Liberty Hill. She was a daughter of Tinson and Minerva (Raburn) Shepherd.

Children of ELIZABETH SHEPHERD and JOHN HUTTO are:
i. WILLIAM TINSON HUTTO, b. 1854, Walker Co, Alabama; d. 1916; m. MILDRED BLANTON.
ii. WILEY WILSON HUTTO, b. December 25, 1857, Walker Co, Alabama; d. December 22, 1931; m. MILDRED DAY.
iii. ADELINE HUTTO, b. 1860, Alabama; d. 1940; m. WILLIAM T. SAVAGE.
5. iv. JOHN CHAPPELL HUTTO, JR., b. March 29, 1862, Walker Co, Alabama; d. May 09, 1959, Oakman, Alabama.
v. MARION TURNER HUTTO, b. September 04, 1870, Walker Co, Alabama; d. May 14, 1962, Donna, Texas; m. ANNIE H. WHITSON; b. March 01, 1874, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama; d. September 15, 1953, Texas.
vi. BERRY H. HUTTO, b. August 04, 1874, Walker Co, Alabama; d. April 26, 1948; m. VICTORIA LEONARD.
3. JUDGE JAMES WILEY SHEPHERD, SR (TINSON2, UNKNOWN1) was born December 24, 1850 in Oakman, Alabama, and died November 07, 1925 in Jasper, Alabama. He married EUSTACIA PALMER September 18, 1877 in Jasper, Alabama, daughter of ROBERT PALMER and ELIZABETH WHITE. She was born January 12, 1859 in Corona, Alabama, and died February 05, 1929 in Jasper, Alabama.
Notes for JUDGE JAMES WILEY SHEPHERD, SR:
SHEPHERD, JAMES WILEY, a son of Tinson and Minerva (Rayburn Shepherd, was born on his father's farm near Oakman on December 24, 1850. Educated in the public schools of the county, he grew up on the farm. He spent three years teaching in rural schools, and twelve years farming near Oakman and Corona. In 1881 he was elected County Superintendent of Education, and served until 1887, when he was elected Sheriff. He served as Sheriff until 1892, and was then elected Probate Judge, which office he filled until 1912.
After retiring from the office of Probate judge, he entered the mercantile business in Jasper, and operated the same until his death on November 7, 1925. On September 18, 1877, he was married to Eustatia Palmer, a daughter of Robert T. and Elizabeth Ann (White) Palmer, who was born near Corona on January 12, 1859, and died in Jasper, February 5, 1929. Children: Willie Lee Shepherd, who married James S. Freeman; Zack Palmer Shepherd, who married Ruby Sanford, a daughter of William A. and Willie (Sanders) Sanford, of Sheffield;
John Carlisle Shepherd, a lawyer of Jasper, who served as Representative in the Legislature, 1931-34; Robert Herbert Shepherd, a physician at Townley; Annie Lou Shepherd, who married McDavid McPoland, of Jasper; and James Wiley Shepherd, Jr., a merchant at Jasper. Moore's Alabama, Vol. II, page 504 Memorial Record of Alabama, Vol. II. page 1025

Children of JAMES SHEPHERD and EUSTACIA PALMER are:
i. ANNIE LOU SHEPHERD, m. MCDAVID MCPOLAND.
ii. ZACK PALMER SHEPHERD, b. February 12, 1881, Walker Co, Alabama; d. August 09, 1939, Walker Co, Alabama.
iii. WILLIE LEE SHEPHERD, b. September 06, 1882, Walker Co, Alabama; d. January 11, 1958, Walker Co, Alabama.
iv. JOHN CARLISLE SHEPHERD, b. 1883, Walker Co, Alabama; d. 1941, Walker Co, Alabama.
v. DR. ROBERT HERBERT SHEPHERD, b. August 25, 1886, Walker Co, Alabama; d. September 09, 1956, Walker Co, Alabama.
vi. JAMES WILEY SHEPHERD, JR, b. 1889, Walker Co, Alabama; d. 1980, Alabama.
4. TINSON SHEPHERD, JR (TINSON2, UNKNOWN1) was born December 30, 1853 in Oakman, Alabama, and died March 26, 1928 in Oakman, Alabama. He married NARCISSIS WHITSON 1875, daughter of THOMAS WHITSON and REBECCA STANLEY. She was born November 06, 1855 in Oakman, Alabama, and died January 07, 1930 in Oakman, Alabama.
Notes for TINSON SHEPHERD, JR:
His nickname was "Crack."

Children of TINSON SHEPHERD and NARCISSIS WHITSON are:
i. CARRIE SHEPHERD, b. Alabama; d. Bef. 1950, Alabama; m. WATKINS GEORGE.
6. ii. JOHN BERRY SHEPHERD, b. October 28, 1877, Oakman, Alabama; d. March 31, 1950, Glendale, Arizona.