Butler, David Dd

Butler, David D.D., was born at Harwinton, Conn., in 1763; served as a soldier in the Revolution, and afterward entered into business. He was bred a Congregationalist, but became an Episcopalian, and studied for the ministry under the Rev. Ashbel Baldwin. He was ordained deacon in 1792. and priest in 1793. In 1794 he became rector of St. Michael's, Litchfield, and in 1804 of St. Paul's, Troy. He continued in this parish, laboring also as a missionary, and very useful in spreading the principles of his denomination, until 1834, when ill health compelled him to resign his charge. He died July 11,1842. He published a Sermon before the Freemasons (1804), and several occasional discourses. His son, the Rev. C. M. Butler, D.D., is an eminent minister and professor in the Prot. Epis. Church. — Sprague, Annals, v. 390.

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