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