Shipherd, Fayette

Shipherd, Fayette, a Congregational minister, was born in Granville, N.Y., Aug. 18, 1797. He was prepared for college at the Granville and Cambridge academies. He entered Middlebury College in 1819, remaining but one year, on account of ill health, which prevented the completion of his course. He next studied theology with the Rev. William Chester, D.D., of Saratoga, and was ordained at Pawlet, Vt., Dec. 5, 1826, as colleague of Rev. John Griswold. From this pastorate he was dismissed Oct. 27, 1830. Choosing for a time the missionary work, he was sent, first to Vermont in 1830, and to New York in 1831, remaining in this field until he received a call to become a colleague of Dr. Beman, at Troy N.Y. Here he remained one year, and then became pastor of Bethel Free Church, at the same place, and remained two years, at which time he received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the. Church at Walton, N.Y. At this place he was installed April 29, 1835, and after remaining in charge three years was dismissed, to again take charge of the Bethel Church of Troy, which he continued to supply from 1838 to .1841. He organized the Congregational Free Church at Troy, Feb. 16, 1842, and remained there — preaching with success, until 1849, at which time the pastorate was dissolved. In 1850 he was acting pastor at Stephentown; also at Nassau from 1851 to 1853. He then, from 1853 to 1855, was agent, in Watertown and vicinity, of Carson League, at the same time supplying churches at Perch River, Stone Mills, Orleans, Four Corners, and La Fargeville. He was acting pastor at Pulaski from 1855 to 1858; also, without charge, filled the pastorate at Oberlin, O., from 1858 to. 1873, preaching often, and. supplying at Wellington from 1863 to 1865, and at Pittsfield from 1866 to 1868. In 1873 he removed to Walton, N.Y., and to Sidney Plains in 1877. In 1876 he published a pamphlet entitled What May Women Do? At length, becoming gradually feeble, he died, Aug. 14, 1878. (W. P.S.)

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