Mary Ann Shepherd was my GGgrand aunt, the daughter of William Sheperd and Mildred D. Acklin; As per the family bible began by William Shepherd she was born jan 30, 1839. She first married a Gore and had several chidren; he died in the civil war and she married Madison Powers. I am a descendant of Christopher Columbus Shepherd, one of her brother and have much information about the ancestry of Mildred D. Acklin. She was the daughter of Mary Ann Lee and Alexander Acklin. She was born in Winchester, Franklin co TN, Sep 28, 1823, married William Shepherd Jan 18, 1838; they had 8 children, Mary A E was the oldest; she is listed with them in the Franklin co Tn 1860 and 1850 census; in the 1870 census she is listed with Mat Powers with 3 Gour children, Ann age 7, sarah age 4, and George age 2; also in the same house is G Shepherd age 19, probably her brother John. I have been very interested in getting in touch with descendats of Mary A E Shepherd. Please contact me.