Shepard, Samuel (1), Md

Shepard, Samuel (1), M.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Salisbury, Mass., June 22, 1739. He studied medicine, settled as a practicing physician at Brentwood, N.H., and soon became distinguished in his profession. He then turned his attention to preaching, and in 1771 became pastor of three churches, at Stratham, Brentwood, and Nottingham, which he had formed. He was one of the most active and honored ministers of his denomination, and continued his labors until his death, Nov. 4, 1815. He published a number of tracts and pamphlets. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6, 135.

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