Shepard, Mase, a Congregational minister, was born May 28, 1759. When about twenty- one years of age he was led to Christ, and immediately his thoughts were turned towards the ministry. He prepared for college under the direction of the Rev. William Conant, of Lyme, N.H., entered Dartmouth College in 1781, and graduated in 1785. He then studied theology with Rev. Ephraim Judson, of Taunton, and on Sept. 19, 1787, was settled at Little Compton, R.I. He died in perfect calmness after a short illness, Feb. 14, 1821. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 265.