Rev. Jeremiah Shepard

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Rev. Jeremiah Shepard, from Romydog

Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 02, 1720 (71)
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Thomas Shepard and Margaret Mitchell
Husband of Mary Shepard
Father of Mary Wheeler and Nathaniel Shepard
Half brother of Nathaniel Mitchell; John Mitchell; Samuel Mitchell; Margaret Sewall; Michael Mitchell and 5 others

Occupation: Reverend
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About Rev. Jeremiah Shepard

The only child of Rev. Thomas & Margaret (Borodell) Shepard, he was a graduate of Harvard Colleg in 1669 and was ordained in Lynn on October 6, 1680, as successor of Rev. Samuel Whiting. He was pastor at Lynn for forty years.

He married Mary Wainwright, daughter of Francis and Philippa Wainwright of Ipswich, about 1672.

"Inscriptions from the old burying ground, Lynn, Mass.", by Moulten, 1886, p. 107: The tomb of Rev. Jeremiah Shepard. The memory of the just is blessed. Mrs. Mary Shepard, died March 28th 1710, AET. 53, the mother of 9 children. 5 died. A prudent wife is from the Lord. Prov. 31, 10 & 25 verses. Jeremiah, 1700 AET. 23. Mehetabel, 1688. Margaret, 1688. Thomas 1709, AEt. 29. Francis, 1692

p. 108: Rev. Jeremiah Shepard, died June 2, 1720, AEt. 72. Elijah's mantle drops, the prophet dies; His earthy manson quits and mounts the skies. -So Shepard's gone. His precious dust, death's prey, indeed is here, But's nobler breath 'mong seraph's does appear; He joins the adoring crowds about the throne, He's conquered all, and now he wears the crown.

Vol. I, pp. 284-287 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911).

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Rev. Jeremiah Shepard's Timeline

August 11, 1648
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 16, 1681
Lynn, Essex County, MA, United States
June 2, 1720
Age 71
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States