Coggeshall, Freeborn

Coggeshall, Freeborn a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Newport, R.I., December 31, 1845. When he was a child his parents removed to Providence, and he fitted for college in the high-school of that city. He graduated with.the highest honors of his class at Brown University in 1867. He immediately entered the General Theological Seminary in New York, where he was a student for three years, with the exception of six months, which were spent in travel in the old world. He was ordained a deacon June 12, 1871, and commenced a mission at Elmwood, near Providence. He was ordained presbyter December 22 of the same year, and for about a year was assistant rector of the "House of Prayer" in Newark, N.J. He was assistant rector of the Church of the Advent in Boston, from the fall of 1872 until June, 1874, when he resigned his office and went abroad, intending to spend three or four years in theological and literary study, at the University of Oxford. While engaged in his studies he performed ministerial duties in Oxford and the neighboring villages. Two years were devoted to most congenial work, and he had made his arrangements to return to his native country, when he died at Oxford, October 6, 1876. See Brown University Necrology, 1877. (J.C.S.)

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