Henshaw, John K, Dd

Henshaw, John K., D.D.

a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Middletown, Conn., June 13, 1792, and passed A.B. in Middlebury College in 1808. He was bred a Congregationalist, but, under the influence of Rev. Dr. Kewley, then of Middletown, he became religious, and entered the Protestant Episcopal Church. Bishop Griswold appointed him a lay reader, and by his zealous labors several congregations were established in different parts of Vermont. On his twenty-first birthday he was ordained deacon, and soon after he was called to St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., where, on his twenty-fourth birthday.' (June 13, 1816), he was ordained priest. In 1817 he was called to St. Peter's, Baltimore, where he served as pastor with uninterrupted success for twenty-six years. In 1830 the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Middlebury College. In 1843 he was elected bishop of Rhode Island, and made rector of Grace Church, Providence. He was alike energetic and successful in his parish and in his diocese, and during his administration the Church grew not only in numbers, but in power. In 1852 he was called to perform episcopal functions in the diocese of Maryland during bishop Whittingham's absence; and on the 19th of July 1852, he died of apoplexy, near Frederick, Maryland. Bishop Henshaw was a man of clear, sound, and vigorous intellect: he was trained to patient labor, and his moral power was very great indeed. These qualities fitted him eminently for his work, and both within and without the Church he was recognized as in every way worthy to exercise the high functions of a Christian bishop. He published several Sermons, Charges, and Discourses: — An Oration delivered before the Associated Alumni of Middlebury College (1827): — A volume of Hymns (1832): — The Usefulness of Sunday Schools: — Henshaw's Sheridan (1834): — Theology for the People of Baltimore (1840, 8vo): — Memoir of Right Rev. Richard Channing Moore, D.D. (1842): An Inquiry concerning the Second Advent (1842). See Sprague, Annals, 5, 545; Church Review, 5, 397.

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