Alexander, William (2)

Alexander, William (2), a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Philadelphia, Aug. 6, 1797. When about seven years old his father took him to England, where he remained about thirty years. He became a Methodist at Dublin, Ireland, in June, 1815, and was licensed to preach at London in 1820 by the Rev. Richard Watson. In 1835 he returned to Philadelphia, and for nearly six years he was moral instructor in the Moyamensing Prison. Subsequently he was ordained a deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and for a few years before his death was assistant rector of the Church of the Atonement. He died in Philadelphia, March 13, 1859. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1859, p. 352.

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