Barry, Edmund D, Dd
Barry, Edmund D., D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Kinsale, Ireland, in 1777. His earlier studies were prosecuted under an able master in charge of the academy at Youghal, and in 1796 he was entered as fellow-commoner at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1798 he came as an exile to America, his banishment growing out of the political agitation in Ireland during 1796- 97. He began his career as a teacher on Staten Island, where he remained fourteen months. In 1800 he taught at the Elizabethtown Academy. He became assistant minister of the French Church in New York in 1808, and at the same time took charge of the Protestant Episcopal Academy in that city, where he remained thirteen years. Removing to Baltimore, Md., he occupied a position as instructor in a similar institution. He returned to New York in 1824, where he established a flourishing academy. He died at Jersey City, N. J., April 20, 1852. Dr. Barry was a man of eminent piety, courteous and graceful in his manner, and beloved by a large circle of friends. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1852, p. 326.