Rev Jeremiah Shepard

Rev Jeremiah Shepard

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Jun 1720 (aged 71)
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 58131073 · View Source
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The only child of Rev. Thomas & Margaret (Borodell) Shepard, he was a graduate of Harvard College 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.


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Inscription

"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.


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  • Maintained by: New England Family
  • Originally Created by: V. Nareen Lake
  • Added: 3 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58131073
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Jeremiah Shepard (11 Aug 1648–2 Jun 1720), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58131073, citing Western Burial Ground, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by New England Family (contributor 47735816) .