Babbit, Pierre Teller, Dd
Babbit, Pierre Teller, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in New York city, Feb. 12, 1811. He graduated at Yale College in 1831; the three years following he devoted to teaching, and then entered the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York city, where he graduated in 1836. - He was ordained deacon in the same year, and was advanced to the priesthood in 1837. He officiated for a short time in 1836 in St. Paul's Church, Woodbury, Conn., and thence removed to Boonville, 'Mo., where he did frontier work as a minister and teacher until 1838, when he accepted the rectorship of St. Luke's Church, Erie, Pa. A year or two later he went to Hudson, N. Y., as rector of Christ Church, but contracting the asthma,. he was compelled.to remove to a milder climate. He went to South Carolina and took charge of the parochial school in Charleston, performing missionary work also. In 1848 he returned to his old parish at Woodbury, but in 1850 removed to North Carolina to take charge of a school near Raleigh. After a brief service there, he went to Tallahassee, Fla., as assistant minister. of St. John's Church,-but in 1853 came North again, and accepted the rectorship of Grace Churoh,. South Middleton, N. Y. In 1862 he removed to St. Mark's Church, Newark, N. Y., and in October, 1867, became head-master of Doolittle Institute, Wethersfield Springs, N. Y. In. 1869 he became rector of the Episcopal Church at Bainbridge, Ga., and continued there till his death, April 1, 1881. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1881.