New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter
Daniel Shedd or Shed, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and settled in Braintree, Massachusetts, about 1640. About 1658 he bought of George Willice the lands of the original grant of Joseph Parker in Billerica, on the Concord river. He removed to Billerica, where his wife Mary died. He married (second) Elizabeth , who died January 17, 1700. He died at Billerica, July 27, 1708.
Children by first wife:
Mary, born March 8, 1648, married John Rogers, who was killed by the Indians:
Daniel [Shedd, Jr.], August 30, 1649, died December 24, 1690;
Hannah, September 7, 1651;
Ensign John, born April 1, 1654;
Elizabeth, June 17, 1656, married Samuel Farley, the first white child born in Billerica;
Zechariah, twin of Elizabeth, married three times, his first wife and two children being killed by the Indians, had seventeen children;
Sarah, born October 30, 1658, married John Dutton, in 1681.
Children by second wife, born in Billerica:
Samuel, August 13, 1660, lived in Chelmsford and Groton;
Susan, December 28, 1662, died young;
Eunice, March 19, 1664, married John Leviston (see Leviston I); Nathan, February 5, 1668.