Bedell, Gregory T, Dd

Bedell, Gregory T., D.D.

a distinguished minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born on Staten Island, Oct. 28, 1793, and graduated at Columbia College 1811. After studying theology under Dr. How of Trinity, he was ordained by Bishop Hobart in 1814. His first charge was at Hudson, N. Y., where he remained from 1815 to 1818, when he removed to Fayetteville, N. C. Finding the climate unfavorable, he removed to Philadelphia in 1822, and a. new church (St. Andrew's) was organized, of which he remained the faithful and devoted pastor until his death in 1834. In 1830 he was made D.D. at Dickinson College. His zeal devoured his strength; no labor seemed too great, if he could win souls; and his memory is precious among Christians of all churches in Philadelphia. He wrote a number of small religious books, and was, for several years, editor of the "Episcopal Recorder." His Sermons (Philippians 1835, 2 vols. 8vo) were edited by Dr. Tyng, with a sketch of his life. — Sprague, Annals, 5, 556; see also Tyng, Memoir of the Rev. G. T. Bedell ,(Philippians 1836, 2d ed.); Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 154.

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