James Shepherd Sr. 
- Born: 1851, Accotink, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
- Marriage: Mary Elizabeth Dove  before 1879
- Died: February 10, 1894, Accotink, Fairfax, Virginia, USA at age 43
- Buried: February 12, 1894, Woodlawn, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Frances Elizabeth is the child James Compton Denty (b. September 13, 1807 d, September 21, 1870) and Sophia Barker (b. January 26, 1813 d. February 19, 1886) and sister of Sophia Baker Denty.
James Sr. is the child of Samuel Hamilton Shepherd and Frances Elizabeth Denty.
Woodlawn Baptist Church Cemetery
9001 Richmond Hwy
The church was founded in 1868 and received into the Southern Baptist Convention the following year. The building was constructed in 1872 and has had many alterations over the years. The cemetery is adjacent to the church. Fairfax County Cemetery Survey Number: FX139; Virginia State Archaeological Number: 44FX1212.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: Virginia 1880 Fairfax Mount Vernon District 36 Image 40, June 18, 1880. Dwelling 305 Family 325
James Sheppard (27), Mary (19), Henry (1) Also in same home John Sheppard (23), Betty (24), William (2)
Image Source: Year: 1880;
Census Place: Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia;
Family History Film: 1255364;
Enumeration District: 36;
James married Mary Elizabeth Dove  [MRIN: 405], daughter of George Henry Dove  and Elizabeth T. Deavers , before 1879. (Mary Elizabeth Dove  was born in August 1860 in , Fairfax, Virginia, USA, died on April 9, 1944 in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Colombia, USA and was buried in Accotink, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.)