Croswell William, Dd

Croswell William, D.D.

(son of Henry), was born in Hudson, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1804, and graduated at Yale College in 1822. After studying at the General Theol. Seminary, N. Y., he was ordained in 1828, and in May, 1829, he accepted the rectorship of Christ Church, Boston. In 1840 he became rector of St. Peter's Church, Auburn, N.Y., but, after somewhat more than four years, he returned to Boston, and connected himself with a new enterprise — the Church of the Advent, which proved very successful. With this church he continued till the close of his life. In 1846 the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Trinity College, Hartford, and on Nov. 9,1851, he died suddenly, after the partial delivery of a beautiful sermon, addressed to the children of his church, in connection with a baptism. His productions, especially on poetry, were published soon after his death by his father, in an extended Memoir, but he had strictly forbidden the publication of any of his sermons. — Sprague, Annals, v. 697.

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