Searching for the parents +/or siblings of Ira D. Shepard b. Jun 1807 in Herkimer County, New York.He married Electa Comstock b. abt 1803 Norway, Herkimer, NY and had at least 3 children: Rosetta Shepard b. abt 1829 in Fairhaven, Cayuga, NY Helen M Shepard b. 16 Aug 1837 in Waterford, Saratoga, NY (she m. 1st David Webb and 2nd Chas Van Vliet). Wath, a son, was b and d. abt 1839 in Fairhaven, Cayuga, NY.
Ira was a member of the ME church.I have found him in 1850 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, NY.1870 Ira Shepard (identified as Shepherd) was living in Evanston Illinois with his daughter Helen.1880 Ira D. Shepard appears in the census for Denver, Arapahoe county, Colorado and his daughter, Helen is in the same area. The 1900 U.S. Census for National City California has Ira D. Shepard living with his daughter Helen and her husband.Ira died in National City, San Diego, California 17 Feb 1902.
Ira is never too far from his daughter, Helen.I have no record of him remarrying after his wife, Electa died 30 Aug 1868 in Fairhaven, Cayuga, NY.I have no idea what happened to his daughter, Rosetta.
Any information on the parentage or siblings of Ira would be greatly appreciated as well as 'what happened to Rosetta'.