Shepard, Lewis Morris

Shepard, Lewis Morris, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co. N.Y., in 1810. He was converted at the age of sixteen; was educated at the Oneida Institute at Whitesborough, N.Y.; studied theology privately; was licensed to preach by Watertown Presbytery, Aug. 29, 1838, and ordained and installed by the same body at Theresa, Jefferson Co., N.Y., in February,. 1839. In that vicinity he preached for twelve years, occupying different localities, at Theresa and Plesis, then at Champion, Smithville, and North Adams. In 1850 he united with the Albany Presbytery and supplied the Church at Tribe s Hill until 1852, when he removed to Monroe, Fairfield Co., Conn., where he labored until 1858, when he became pastor of the Church in Huron, Wayne Co., N.Y. In every place where he labored he had more or less evidence that his work was owned by the Master of the vineyard. He died Oct. 16, 1863. Mr. Shepard was an earnest, diligent, and self-denying minister of Christ. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1865, p. 170. (J.L.S.)

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