Eaton, Asa, Dd

Eaton, Asa, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Plaistow, N.H., July 25, 1778. His preparatory studies were begun at the age of twenty-one, and he graduated from Harvard University in 1803. On October 23 of the same year Christ Church invited him to act as lay-reader, and he continued in this position until 1805, when he was ordained, and remained rector until 1829. In that year he became city missionary, laboring among the destitute until 1837. From 1837 to 1841 he was connected with St. Mary's Hall, a young ladies' school at Burlington, N.J. Then he returned to Boston, but without a regular charge, and died there, March 24, 1858. See, Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1858, page 341; Necrol. of Harvard College, page 178.

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