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. A Brief History of Pioneer Cemetery
  2. Abner Williams In The War Of 1812
  3. Alms House Additions
  4. Alonzo and William
  5. Alvah H Walker
  6. An Alphabetical Index to the Town of Pomfret
  7. An Alphabetical List of Selected Photographers
  8. An Analysis of the Barker Museum
  9. Andrew W Young
  10. Barker Common
  11. Chautauqua County Patents 1840-44
  12. Chronological List Of Fredonia Photographers
  13. Darwin Rush Barker
  14. David S Wright
  15. Diners
  16. Dr. Dods Writes to the Censor
  17. Dunkirks Neighborhood GroceriesAndConfectionaries
  18. E. A. Curtis
  19. E. T. Foote
  20. Early Hanover By Heaton
  21. Early Photography in Fredonia
  22. Early School Houses Of Fredonia
  23. Erie Road
  24. Fair's Fair
  25. FCFSievert
  26. Flag of Our Union
  27. Food Preservation Industries Of Fredonia
  28. Francis Ruggles
  29. Fredonia And The War Of 1812
  30. Fredonia Baptist Steeple Restoration
  31. Fredonia Brother Sister Inns
  32. Fredonia Methodists
  33. Fredonia's 1891 Opera House
  34. Fredonia's Burial Grounds
  35. Fredonia's Shirt Factories
  36. French, George A.
  37. Frisbee Letter 1855
  38. From Valle Dolmo to Fredonia
  39. Garibaldi in Dunkirk
  40. Gasometer
  41. Harriet Lyon And Her Family
  42. Harts and Starrs of Fredonia
  43. Harvey and Tom
  44. Hells Half Acre
  45. His One Tune
  46. HLCriots 1836
  47. Howard Brothers and Their Fredonia Enterprises
  48. J F Moore
  49. James and Jesse Holly
  50. James O' Putnam
  51. John S Russell
  52. Kellogg, Aaron
  53. Lafayette Visit
  54. Lay's Tavern
  55. Made in Fredonia
  56. Major John Joseph Skinner
  57. Mapping Early Dunkirk
  58. Mark Twain and his Family in Fredonia
  59. Martha Aldrich Kelly
  60. Mary Barker Smith Cushing
  61. McClintock Eason and Miniger
  62. MCluer Notes
  63. Milton Marion Fenner and his times
  64. Mr. Freemans Pictures
  65. MT Dana
  66. Name of Village
  67. Oliver Benton and Jane M
  68. One Park Place
  69. Oren Monroe
  70. Orpha Turner
  71. PeltonStory
  72. Pioneer Cemetery Burials 1867-1893
  73. Public Transportation in Fredonia
  74. Reminiscences of Early 19th Century Fredonia
  75. Samuel Harris
  76. Selected Persons of Color 1850 to 1855
  77. Sources for Pioneer Cemetery
  78. Steeple Again
  79. Stephen May Tirade
  80. Stephen Purdy Meade
  81. Stoddards and Lovells
  82. Street Wise in Fredonia
  83. Telegraph and the Underground Railroad
  84. TenEyck, Jacob
  85. The American Block
  86. The Barker Historical Museum Building
  87. The Career of Lewis L Crocker
  88. The Cascade Hamlet
  89. The Center Block
  90. The Center Block
  91. The Charles Hathaway Family
  92. The Charles R Greene Shoemaker Ledger
  93. The Common School System in New York State
  94. The Early Streets and Roads of Fredonia NY
  95. The Family Medicine Chest
  96. The First Burial in Pioneer Cemetery
  97. The Fredonia Academy
  98. The Fredonia Censor
  99. The Fredonia Grange
  100. The Fredonia Shakespeare Club
  101. The Holly Day Book Transcript
  102. The Joseph Damon Skeleton
  103. The Marsh Family in Fredonia
  104. The Origins of the Fredonia Academy
  105. The Paths and Fences of Pioneer Cemetery
  106. The Pettit Eye Salve Business
  107. The Risleys and Their Homes in Fredonia
  108. The Star Family in Fredonia
  109. The Telegraph and the Underground Railroad
  110. The Temperance Movement in Fredonia
  111. The Union Block
  112. The WCA Home
  113. The Webster Block
  114. The Woleben Block
  115. Thomas and Rose Williams
  116. USING MAPS FOR FAMILY HISTORY
  117. Varney, Andrew
  118. Ward and Hinckley Cash Book
  119. White Cravath Gilbert
  120. William Stock
  121. Wood Ashes and Whiskey