|The search started with James Sheppard (b abt 1777) He became a minister with the Countess of Huntington Connexion. His Great grandson, Egerton James Sheppard married a Catherine Jones in Denbighshire, my grand parents. Both families are well documented back to the middle of the 18th century but the enigma remains - where did James come from?Family legend refers back to Frome in Somerset and there are links through names and family stories but no firm evidence and no one in Frome (so far) that accepts a connection.Meanwhile I continue to document the families of each generation and add to the detail of this family history.|
The Welsh ancestors mostly seem to come from the Corwen, Llangollen, Ruabon and Wrexham area. There is a repetition of John Jones, William Williams and Robert Roberts' which makes research confusing and challenging.