SHEPARD, CHAUNCEY BERKELEY
SHEPARD, CHAUNCEY BERKELEY (1812–1892). Chauncey Berkeley Shepard, Washington County attorney and landholder, son of Seth and Mary Fontain(e) (Williams) Shepard, was born in Matthews County, Virginia, on October 15, 1812. He moved to Washington County, Texas, early in the Republic of Texas period. He had a lucrative law practice until his retirement in 1850 and then served in the state Senate from 1856 to 1864. Shepard was a volunteer in the battle of Galveston during the Civil War. On August 10, 1842, he married Mary Hester Andrews in Fayette County, Kentucky. They had six children, including Seth Shepard and Martha Shepard, who later married Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr. Their eldest son, Chauncey, was killed in the battle at Mansfield, Louisiana, in 1864 and his body was returned to Washington County by his father and a servant. Shepard died at Brenham on December 30, 1892.
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