Beasley, Frederick, Dd
Beasley, Frederick, D.D.
was born in 1777, near Edenton, N. C. After graduating at Princeton, 1797, he remained there three years as tutor, studying theology at the same time. In 1801 he was ordained deacon, in 1802 priest; in 1803 he became pastor of St. John's, Elizabethtown; in the same year he was transferred to St. Peter's, Albany, and in 1809 to St. Paul's, Baltimore. In 1813 he became provost of the University of Pennsylvania, which office he filled with eminent fidelity and dignity until 1828. He served St. Michael's, Trenton, from 1829 to 1836, when he retired to Elizabethtown, where he died, Nov. 1, 1845. His principal writings are, American Dialogues of the Dead (1815): — Search of Truth in the Science of the Human Mind (vol. 1
8vo, 1822; vol. 2 left in MS.). He also published a number of pamphlets and sermons, and was a frequent contributor to the periodicals of the time. — Sprague, Annals, 5, 479.