Parker, Samuel (3), Dd
Parker, Samuel (3), D.D., an American prelate, was born in Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 28, 1744, and passed A.B. in Harvard, 1764. He then became a teacher, and after having for nine years followed this profession, determined to enter the ministry. Though educated in the Congregational Church, he repaired to England for ordination by the bishop of London, and in 1773 became assistant in Trinity Church, Boston. During the Revolution he was in imminent peril for his royalist declarations, and was at length obliged to omit the prayers for the king. In 1779 he became rector of Trinity Church, New York, and was actively engaged as agelit for the propagation of the Gospel. In 1803, upon the death of bishop Bass, Parker was elected bishop. He died, however, only a little while later, Dec. 6, 1804. Bishop Parker was distinguished for his benevolence. He was a devoted and considerate friend of the poor, who in his death. mourned the loss of a father. His publications are, The Annual Election Sermon before the Legislature of Mass. (1793): — A Sermon for the Benefit of the Boston Female Asylum (1803); and other occasional sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, v. 296.