Shepley, David, Dd
Shepley, David, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Solon, Maine, in May 1804. His father dying when David was quite young, he went to Norridgewock, where he resided for a time in the family of Reverend Jonah Peet, and became a Christian. He pursued his preparatory studies at Saco, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1828. He was ordained as pastor of the First Church at Yarmouth, Me., in February 1829, and resigned in April 1849. He was next pastor at Winslow from September 1851, until June 1862; subsequently of the Central Church at Falmouth for a short time, and then provisional secretary of the Maine Missionary Society. His health failing, he removed to Providence, R.I., in 1871, where he remained until his death, December 1, 1881. See Providence Journal, December 3, 1881. (J.C.S.)