Jarvis, Abraham, Dd
Jarvis, Abraham, D.D.
a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Norwalk, Conn., May 6 (0. S.) 1739. He passed A.B. in Yale College in 1761, and became a lay reader at Middletown, where, two years after, he 'settled as rector, having previously received ordination in England. In 1776 he presided at a convention of the Episcopal clergy held at New Haven, when it was resolved to suspend all religious worship. In 1797 he was elected bishop. He subsequently removed to Cheshire, N.H., and died May 3,1813. His style of preaching is said to have resembled that of Tillotson and Sherlock. He published Two Sermons. See Sprague, Annals, 5, 237.