Genealogy
My Maternal Family Tree

For years I have been searching out information about our family. My mother's family kept some memories and pictures, but my father's family didn't, at least they weren't passed down to us. I know more about my mother's family--Regenauer-Ouker-Shepherd line--from personal contact--than about the Shaughnessy-Butler line. One of the reasons I wanted to put this information out is in the hope of gaining more. For the most important genealogical information on our family in narrative form, see Grandparents for my mother's, and Shaughnessy Family History for my father's.

For the fun of it, I have included a summary tracing the Shepherd family back to Charlemagne and William the Conqueror, a feat now made possible thanks to Ancestry.com, where I have put my family tree (Shaughnessy Family Tree).







Frances M. Regenauer
1853-1929
Maternal Great Grandmother
Christian Ouker
1850-1888
Maternal Great Grandfather

Helen Ouker 1880-1941
Clifford
Shepherd
1869-1937
Maternal Grandparents

Memories of
Frances Shepherd Shaughnessy

1904-1992
Mother
Web Album

Jeremiah J. Butler
1827-1895)
Paternal Great-Grandfather

John Adams Shaughnessy
1847-1903
Paternal Grandfather

Rose T. Butler
1865-1920
Paternal Grandmother

Memories of
Joseph B.Shaughnessy

1897-1992
Father
Web Album

4 Shaughnessy Children Adding to the Family Tree

Kathleen married Richard Connor and had 6 children: Keith, Brian, Kevin, Brennan, Malachy, and Mary Kate. There are 17 grandchildren.
Joe married Patricia Graney and had three children: Michael, Mary Rose, and David. Joe died in 1978. Pat died in 1996. Mary died in 1999 at 35. Joe and Pat have 7 grandchildren.
Carol married Bob Miller and had four children: Sean, Therese, Matt, Marie. They have 16 grandchildren.
1931-Mary Rose
1932-Kathleen
1934-1978--Joseph B., Jr.
1936-Carol

 

A Genealogical
Tour de Force

Tracing My Mother's Family Back to Charlemagne (and earlier!)--

Memoirs

Clyde
Kinderszenen
The Blue Letter R
A Time of War
Idylls of the Queen
Dreams
College Days
Convent Years
Mission Years, 1955-1960
Mission Year, 1960-1966
Leaving
1966-1973 --PhD Years
Travels with Joe and Pat
Expanding My Life
Italy 1974
Psychedelic Days
Sailing the Caribbean
Grand Tour (1975) I

Grand Tour II

 


I can indeed show that we are descended from the crowned heads of Europe, from Charlemagne, William the Conqueror and the Saxon Kings of England. Here's how I do it.
F
rances Shepherd, that is Frances Shaughnessy (1904-1992), was my mother (and the grandmother of many). She once told me "You know, we are related to Aaron Burr, but I'm not sure how." Another time she told me that her great grandfather was Moses Shepherd, and that he was born in 1797. With only that information, I went to Ancestorsearch.org and, sure enough, I found Moses Shepherd, the son of Chloe Burr and Daniel Shepherd! About Daniel Shepherd I could find nothing, but through Chloe Burr I was able to trace back many lines of ancestors. The lines kept fading out, but by dint of following every single ancestral line, I eventually found one that I highlighted in red, for it stretched back to the Normans, to Charlemagne and earlier, to Vikings. And here's the proof! I do this in the biblical way.

Clifford William (“Cliff”) Shepherd (1869-1938) of Crawford Co., Illinois was my grandfather, Frances’s father. His father was Mathias Croy Shepherd (1827-1878) from Clinton, Ohio. His father was Moses Shepherd (b. 1797 in Madison, Ky., d. 1886 in Nemaha, Ks.). He was the son of Chloe Burr of Fairfield, Ct. (b. 1762). She was a cousin of Aaron Burr on her father’s side. But it was her mother, Sarah Griffin, whose family line went back to the Normans.
Sarah Griffin was the daughter of Sarah Nash (b.1712), who was the daughter of Sarah Whelpley (b.1676), who was the daughter of Rebecca Bulkeley (b.1652), who was the daughter of Thomas Bulkeley (b.1617), who was the son of Peter Bulkley (Bulkeley) of Odell, Bedford, England (b.1582).
Shropshire, England was the home of ancestors for several centuries. Peter Bulkley was the son of Edward Bulkeley (b.1540) of Woore, Shropshire; who was the son of Elizabeth Grosvener of Bellaport, Shrops (1515-1520); who was the daughter of Anne Charlton of Apley, Shrops (b.1482); who was the daughter of Richard Charlton of Apley (b.1450); who was the son of Robert Charlton of Apley, Shropshire (b.1430); who was the son of Thomas Knightley Charlton of Apley Castle, Shropshire (b.30 May, 1394); who was the son of Anna Charlton of Apley Castle, Shropshire (b.1380); who was the daughter of Thomas Charlton of Apley Castle, Shropshire (b.1345); who was the son of Alan Charlton of Apley, Shropshire (b.1319).
Alan Charlton was the son of Alan Charlton of Apley (b.1286) and Elena La Zouche of Ashby, Leicestershire (b.1288); who was the daughter of Alan La Zouche of Ashby, Leicestershire (b.1267); who was the son of Roger La Zouche of Ashby, Leicestershire (b.1242); who was the son of Alan II, De La Zouche of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire (c.1203) and Helen (Ellen) De Quincy of Winchester, Hampshire (c.1222). Her father was Roger De Quincy of Winchester, Hamps (c. 1174) and his line goes back to Charlemagne. Her mother Helen of Galloway (c. 1208, Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland) was descended from William the Conqueror..
Roger DeQuincy was the son of Saher IV, De Quincy of Winchester (b.1155, died 3 Nov 1219 on the way to the Holy Land). He was the son of Robert De Quincy of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire (c. 1127); who was the son of Maud Saint Liz of Tunbridge, Kent (c 1096), who was the daughter of Matilda (Maud Huntington) of Huntingdonshire (c. 1072).
Maud Huntingdon is a key figure in this ancestry. She was born in Huntington and married a Norman, Simon De Saint Liz or Senlis of Normandy, France (c. 1046). (Her second husband was David I of Scotland, who ruled from 1124-1153). Through her French mother, Judith of Bologne (b. 1054/55 we trace the line back to Charlemagne. Through her father, Waltheof, Earl of Northumberland (c. 1046), we trace the line back to the Judith of Bologne (b 1054/1055 in Lens, Artois, France), who was (this is controversial) the daughter of Adeliza (Adelaide) of Normandy (1030-1081) and Lambert de Boulogne, Flandres (c. 1020). He was the son of Eustache I count of Boulogne and Mahaut of Louvain of Louvain (995?). She was the daughter of Lambert II, Count of Louvain (950-1015) and Gerberge de Lorraine of Lower Lorraine, France (975-1008), who was the daughter of Charles, Dauphin of France (c. 953-992/994). He was the son of Louis IV “Outre-mer” (“Transmarinus”) King of France, (10 Sep 921, Laon, Champagne, who died 10 Sep 954,and was buried in the Abbaye de St. Rhemy, Reims, Champagne).
Louis IV of France on his father’s side was descended from Charlemagne. He was the son of Charles III “The Simple” King of France (b.17 Sep 879), who was the son of Louis II “The Stammerer” King of France (b.1 Nov 843); who was the son of Charles II “The Bald” Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (b. 13 June 823, Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia). He was the son of Louis I “the Pious”, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (b. Aug 778 in Casseneuil, France); who was the son of Charlemagne Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, born 2 Apr 742 in Aix la Chapelle. He was the son of Pepin “the Short” King of France (b.714), who was the son of Charles “Martel” Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia (b.676), son of Pepin Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia (b.645) of Heristal, Austrasia.
Louis IV of France’s mother was Ogive, or Eadgifu of Wessex (born c. 904). Her ancestors were West Saxon kings. Her father was Edward I, King of England (born c. 871), whose father was Alfred the Great, King of England (born c.848). His father was Ethelwulf, King of Wessex (born c. 806); and his father was Egbert, King of Wessex
(c. 784).
And there you have it!

To read the details of our family history, go to Grandparents

 

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