Jones, Alexander, Dd

Jones, Alexander, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Charleston, S.C., November 8, 1796. He graduated from Brown University in 1814; pursued his theological studies under the direction of bishop Griswold, at Bristol, R.I., took charge of a school for some years in Bardstown, Kentucky; was ordained deacon in 1822; in 1824 became rector of Zion Church, in Charlestown, Virginia; in 1851 of St. Paul's Church, in Richmond, and afterwards was settled as rector of St. Peter's Church, in Perth Amboy, N.J., where he remained seventeen years (1857-74), and then having had a stroke of paralysis, he was obliged to abandon all ministerial labor. He died at Perth Amboy, February 15, 1874. "He had a high rank among the clergy of the Episcopal Church for scholarship and useful service, and was a gentleman of genial manners and refined taste." (J.C.S.)

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