John Mosby Sheppard & Virginia Young Sheppard - 1845 to 1913 - Meadow Farm - Glen Allen, VA
Mosby and Mary's third son, John Mosby Sheppard earning his medical degree from the Univ. of PA in 1840 and returned to Meadow Farm to practice general medicine. In 1843, he purchased Meadow Farm from his mother who had managed the property since 1831. John tended to the medical needs of his patients, while an overseer operated the farm. The overseer supervised the labor of 17 slaves cultivating wheat, corn, oats, hay and a tobacco crop between 1855 and 1860. The Sheppards also regularly sold butter at the market in Richmond. Mickleborough Sheppard, the 2nd eldest son of John and Virginia, became owner in 1889. He remained at Meadow Farm with his wife Lizzie until his death in 1917.