Crocker, Nathan Bourne, Dd
Crocker, Nathan Bourne, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Barnstable, Massachusetts, July 4, 1781. He graduated at Harvard College in 1802, and began the study of medicine, which, however, he soon abandoned for theology, and acted as lay reader at St. John's Church, Providence. Becoming deacon in 1803, he accepted the rectorship of that church. On account of failing health he resigned his charge in 1804, but resumed it January 1, 1808, and remained in it until his death, October 19, 1865. Dr. Crocker was a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Rhode Island during his entire rectorship, excepting one year deputy to the General Convention from 1808 to 1862; and a member of the Board of Fellows of Brown University for nearly fifty years. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. January 1866, page 669.