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Charity Bates Swarthout Shepherd

May 4, 1794–March 17, 1877

Born at Addison, Addison County, Vermont; daughter of Elizabeth Truman and Walter Bates. Died in San Bernardino County, California. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 148, Charity Shepherd. “Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851–1889,” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, #24, Philip Swarthout and Charity Bates, Mar. 3, 1851, FHL microfilm 183393, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Apr. 2016), Charity Bates KWJ1-BC2. Journal History of the Church, June 21, 1847, p. 46, 1896–, CHL. 1870 U.S. census, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, p. 29, Charity Shephard, NARA. “Pre-1905 California Death Index, San Bernardino County,” Book One, M–S (, accessed May 2023), Charity Shepard, Mar. 17, 1877. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Oct. 2013), memorial no. 24128234, Charity Bates Swarthout Shepherd; Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA.