Otey, James Hervey, Dd

Otey, James Hervey, D.D.

a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, January 27, 1800. He graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1820, was ordained deacon in 1825, and presbyter in 1827; afterwards became rector of St. Paul's, in Franklin, Tennessee, from which parish he was elected bishop of the diocese, the consecration taking place in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1834. He died at Memphis, Tennessee, April 23, 1863. From his urbanity and piety he usually went by the name of "the good bishop." He was the author of numerous Sermons, etc., and a volume on The Unity of the Church (1852). See Amer. Quar. Church Review, July 1863, page 321.

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