Croswell Henry, Dd

Croswell Henry, D.D., a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in West Hartford, Conn., June 16, 1778. While quite young he entered his brother's printing-office in Catskill; N. Y., and soon became editor of a newspaper published in that place. About 1800 he established a paper at Hudson, N. Y.; called The Balance. He removed to Albany in 1809, where his paper attained a still wider circulation and influence. Finally he turned his attention to the Christian ministry. Though brought up among Congregationalists, he determined to unite with the Protestant Episcopal Church, and prepared to enter its ministry. In the year 1814 he was ordained deacon. After preaching a short time in Hudson, he removed to New Haven, when he took charge of Trinity Church, and in February, 1816, he was ordained priest. He remained in the same parish 43 years. It is stated that in a period of 41 years he officiated at 1844 burials, administered 2553 baptisms, and married 833 couples. He died March 13, 1858.

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