Pettigrew, Charles

Pettigrew, Charles a prelate of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born about 1755, in Ireland, whence his father immigrated about 1770. The family was of Scottish origin, and possessed those marked characteristics of Scotch genius which have distinguished so many of the Presbyterian brethren who have come to this country from Scotland. In 1773 Pettigrew became a teacher at Edenton, but two years later he took holy orders, and was ordained pastor of the Protestant Episcopal Church at London. In May, 1794, at a convention held at Tarborough, he was elected bishop. He died at Bonaron, Lake Scuppernong, where he settled in 1774. Pettigrew took a leading part in founding tie University of North Carolina.

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