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