Their children included:
Thomas Shepard (1659, married Hannah Blanchard),
Hannah Shepard Blanchard (1664, married Joseph Blanchard),
Ralph Shepard (1667),
John Shepard (1669, married Persis Pierce),
Jacob Shepard (1675, married Mercy Chickering),
Sarah Shepard (1678),
David Shepard (1680),
Isaac Shepard (1682, married Rebecca Fuller), and
Mary Shepard (1685).
Hannah died March 14, 1698. His second wife was Joanna White.
He died on September 17, 1719 in Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
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Malden, Massachusetts was first settled in 1640. It was incorporated as a town in 1649 and as a city in 1881. Prior to 1649, it was part of Charlestown called Mystic Side.
Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
Descendants of John Gamage of Ipswich, Massachusetts
Thomas Ensign. He settled early in Hingham, where he married Elizabeth Wilder.
He moved, later, to Scituate.
Hannah, born 1640;
His daughter, Hannah, born July 6, 1640, married, Nov. 19, 1658, Thomas Shepard.
The Province of Quebec was founded in 1763 after the Treaty of Paris transferred the colony of Canada from France to Britain.
Ralph Shepard, Puritan by Ralph Hamilton Shepard
Thomas Shepard, of Medford and Charlestown (Mystic-Side), commonly called Thomas Shepard of Malden, ae. a. 48 in 1683, md. at Malden, 19 Nov., 1658, Hannah, dau. of Thomas Ensign of Scituate,
was a member of the church at Charlestown and then at Malden, but died at Milton, where his son Ralph then lived, on the 26th (Town Rec.) or 29th (gr. stone) of Sept. 1719, ae. 87.
Thomas Shepard, of Charlestown, Bristol, R. I. and East Haven, Conn. md. Hannah Blanchard:
Ralph Shepard, of Brookline and Milton, Mass:
John Shepard, of Charlestown, md. Persis Pierce, 26 May, 1690, and died 9 Mch., 1691 of wounds received at Quebec.
David Shepard, of Dartmouth, Mass.:
Jacob Shepard b. at Medford, md. Mercy Chickering:
Hannah Shepard, md. Joseph Blanchard:
Isaac Shepard,10 of Norton, Mass., md. Rebecca Fuller:
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The Medford Historical Register, Volumes 6-7 by Medford Historical Society
II. George Blanchard [son of Thomas Blanchard] had two wives and ten children; lived on one-half of the farm inherited from his father, and died there March 18, 1700, aged 84. His gravestone is in the Medford burying ground.
III. Joseph Blanchard, eldest son of George Blanchard, by his first wife, was born in 1654; married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Shepard of Charlestown, April 13, 1681. He had seven children, and died in Charlestown, on the "Blanchard Farm," October 24, 1694, aged 40. His gravestone is in the Medford burying ground.