For the info of all doing the Thyng line. Rowena Thyng of Deerfield, NH married Capt. George Nelson Shepard of Epping, NH. They had five children. Three died in infancy and fourth at age 20. Surviving son was the Rev. Herman T. Shepard. Herman was a Harvard educated minister who toured mining camps in the Pacific northwest in the 1880's & 1890's. Rowena was the daughter of Dudley Thyng, Jr. who was born in 1799. Rowena was born 10/22/1823, married 12/30/1845 and died 4/14/1911. Capt. Shepard was a Civil war hero. Her grandparents were Dudley Sr. (b.10/15/1752) & Elizabeth Durgin. Prior to her marriage Rowena had a love affair with the poet John Greenleaf Whittier from nearby Haverhill, MA.