Douglas H. Shepard

Dr. Douglas H. Shepard, Ph.D. Recipient of the first Elial T. Foote Award, established during the County's 2011 bicentennial to recognize outstanding contributions in research, preservation and dissemination of Chautauqua County's history. Elial T. Foote was one of the county's first historians, and it is because of him that we know so much about the first decades of the county's settlement and development. It is because of Doug Shepard's passion for local history that we know about the history of the Fredonia Academy and its evolution into the Normal School, the expansion and development of Fredonia's cemeteries, locations of the many corner stores in Dunkirk, and so much more. He has written scores of articles for the Fredonia Preservation Society, the Barker Library and Museum, Chautauqua County Genealogical Society, and more recently for the county-wide Historic Structures Database project, which developed from his interest in Fredonia's historic homes. His many contributions have been gathered here.

Douglas H. Shepard

  1. Early School Houses Of Fredonia (PDF)
  2. Erie Road (PDF)
  3. Fairs Fair (PDF)
  4. FCFSievert (PDF)
  5. Flag of Our Union (PDF)
  6. Food Preservation Industries Of Fredonia (PDF)
  7. Francis Ruggles (PDF)
  8. Fredonia And The War Of 1812 (PDF)
  9. Fredonia Baptist Steeple Restoration (PDF)
  10. Fredonia Brother Sister Inns (PDF)
  11. Fredonia Methodists (PDF)
  12. Fredonia's 1891 Opera House (PDF)
  13. Fredonia's Burial Grounds (PDF)
  14. Fredonia's Shirt Factories (PDF)
  15. French, George A. (PDF)
  16. Frisbee Letter 1855 (PDF)
  17. From Valle Dolmo to Fredonia (PDF)
  18. Garibaldi in Dunkirk (PDF)
  19. Gasometer (PDF)
  20. Harriet Lyon And Her Family (PDF)
  21. Harts and Starrs of Fredonia (PDF)
  22. Harvey and Tom (PDF)
  23. Hells Half Acre (PDF)
  24. His One Tune (PDF)
  25. HLCriots 1836 (PDF)
  26. Howard Brothers and Their Fredonia Enterprises (PDF)
  27. J F Moore (PDF)
  28. James and Jesse Holly (PDF)
  29. James O Putnam (PDF)
  30. John S Russell (PDF)
  31. Kellogg, Aaron (PDF)
  32. Lafayette Visit (PDF)
  33. Lay's Tavern (PDF)
  34. Made in Fredonia (PDF)
  35. Major John Joseph Skinner (PDF)
  36. Mapping Early Dunkirk (PDF)
  37. Mark Twain and his Family in Fredonia (PDF)
  38. Martha Aldrich Kelly (PDF)
  39. Mary Barker Smith Cushing (PDF)
  40. McClintock Eason and Miniger (PDF)
  41. MCluer Notes (PDF)
  42. Milton Marion Fenner and his times (PDF)
  43. Mr. Freemans Pictures (PDF)
  44. MT Dana (PDF)
  45. Name of Village (PDF)
  46. Oliver Benton and Jane M (PDF)
  47. One Park Place (PDF)
  48. Oren Monroe (PDF)
  49. Orpha Turner (PDF)
  50. PeltonStory (PDF)
  51. Pioneer Cemetery Burials 1867-1893 (PDF)
  52. Public Transportation in Fredonia (PDF)
  53. Reminiscences of Early 19th Century Fredonia (PDF)
  54. Samuel Harris (PDF)
  55. Selected Persons of Color 1850 to 1855 (PDF)
  56. Sources for Pioneer Cemetery (PDF)
  57. Steeple Again (PDF)
  58. Stephen May Tirade (PDF)
  59. Stephen Purdy Meade (PDF)
  60. Stoddards and Lovells (PDF)
  61. Street Wise in Fredonia (PDF)
  62. Telegraph and the Underground Railroad (PDF)
  63. TenEyck, Jacob (PDF)
  64. The American Block (PDF)
  65. The Barker Historical Museum Building (PDF)
  66. The Career of Lewis L Crocker (PDF)
  67. The Cascade Hamlet (PDF)
  68. The Center Block (PDF)
  69. The Center Block (PDF)
  70. The Charles Hathaway Family (PDF)
  71. The Charles R Greene Shoemaker Ledger (PDF)
  72. The Common School System in New York State (PDF)
  73. The Early Streets and Roads of Fredonia NY (PDF)
  74. The Family Medicine Chest (PDF)
  75. The First Burial in Pioneer Cemetery (PDF)
  76. The Fredonia Academy (PDF)
  77. The Fredonia Censor (PDF)
  78. The Fredonia Grange (PDF)
  79. The Fredonia Shakespeare Club (PDF)
  80. The Holly Day Book Transcript (PDF)
  81. The Joseph Damon Skeleton (PDF)
  82. The Marsh Family in Fredonia (PDF)
  83. The Origins of the Fredonia Academy (PDF)
  84. The Paths and Fences of Pioneer Cemetery (PDF)
  85. The Pettit Eye Salve Business (PDF)
  86. The Risleys and Their Homes in Fredonia (PDF)
  87. The Star Family in Fredonia (PDF)
  88. The Telegraph and the Underground Railroad (PDF)
  89. The Temperance Movement in Fredonia (PDF)
  90. The Union Block (PDF)
  91. The WCA Home (PDF)
  92. The Webster Block (PDF)
  93. The Woleben Block (PDF)
  94. Thomas and Rose Williams (PDF)
  95. USING MAPS FOR FAMILY HISTORY (PDF)
  96. Varney, Andrew (PDF)
  97. Ward and Hinckley Cash Book (PDF)
  98. White Cravath Gilbert (PDF)
  99. William Stock (PDF)
  100. Wood Ashes and Whiskey (PDF)