Hatch, Frederick W, Dd

Hatch, Frederick W., D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was ordained deacon in 1810, and presbyter in 1813, and had charge, successively, of the parishes in Edenton, N.C., and Frederick, Maryland, after which he removed to Virginia as rector of Fredericksville parish from 1820 to 1830. While there, Thomas Jefferson was his friend and parishioner. In 1832-1836 he officiated in Christ Church, Washington, D.C., and was chaplain to the United States Senate. In the latter year he removed to Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; in 1843 to Wisconsin, taking charge of the parishes in Southport and Racine. In 1850 he went to St. Louis, Missouri, in temporary charge of Christ and St. George's churches; thence travelled to California in June 1856, laboring as a missionary in Marysville and other places. He died in Sacramento, California, January 14, 1860, aged seventy-one years. Dr. Hatch was a fine linguist, and an indefatigable worker. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1860, page 180.

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