Shepard, Thomas, Dd
Shepard, Thomas, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Norton, Massachusetts, May 7, 1792. After studying at Taunton Academy, he graduated from Brown University in 1813, and in 1816 from Andover Theological Seminary. The two succeeding years he was a home missionary in Georgia. In 1818 and 1819 he was agent for the Connecticut Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. He was ordained pastor at Ashfield, Massachusetts, June 16, 1819, and remained until May 8, 1833. From 1833 to 1835 Dr. Shepard was agent of the American Bible Society. From April 30, 1835, until his death he was pastor at Bristol, R.I., although he bad resigned active service in 1865. In 1846 he was elected a corporate member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He died October 5, 1879. Among his publications were various sermons, and thirty New Year's Annuals. See Cong. Year-book, 1880, page 27.