Shepherd, Vincent

Shepherd, Vincent, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Wantage, Sussex Co., N.J., October, 1808. He was licensed to exhort Nov. 4, 1832; and as local preacher, Feb. 23, 1833. In the same year he was received on trial in the Philadelphia Conference, and appointed to Milford Circuit; in 1834 to Essex, in 1835 to Rockaway, in 1836 to Easton, and in 1837 ordained elder and appointed to Smyrna. In 1838-39 he was transferred to the New Jersey Conferences and stationed in Plainfield; in 1840, Belvidere; in 1841, New Brunswick; in 1842-43, Jersey City, and in 1844-45, Rahway, where his health failed, and he took a supernumerary relation. He died July 1, 1848. Mr. Shepherd was a good preacher, a diligent student, and a faithful pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4, 320.

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