Burton, William Miller, Am

Burton, William Miller, A.M.

a minister of .the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Winsted, Conn., in 1808. At an early age he evinced an extraordinary desire for knowledge. He entered the academy at Erie, Pa., whither his father had removed in 1812. At sixteen he was a teacher, in which profession he continued for several years. Graduating at the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1834, he at once became a tutor, afterwards professor, in Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa.-a position which he occupied for several years. He was ordained deacon in 1840, and priest in 1841; and was settled one year as minister at Hollidaysburg, Pa.; four and a half years as rector of St. John's Church at Ohio City (now Cleveland), 0.; seven years as rector of St. Peter's, Tecumseh, and St. John's, Clinton-a double parish in Michigan. He died at Tecumseh, Nov. 20,1854. His preaching was distinguished for purity and elegance of diction. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1855, p. 159; Wesl. Univ. Alumni Record, 1882, p. 5.

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