Preston, William, Dd

Preston, William, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born at Woodbury, Connecticut, August 26, 1801. He graduated from Yale College, was first a clerk in New York city. then studied theology in Alexandria, Va., was tutor in Kenvyon College for a year, and on October 12, 1828, was admitted to deacon's orders by bishop Chase of Ohio. He began his ministry in the town of Worthiungton, but soon removed to Trinity Church, Columbus, where he remained for twelve years. In 1841 he accepted a call from the parish of St. Andrew's, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued ten years. He was then called to his former parish in Columbus, owing to ill- health, removed some four years later to Christ Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he labored until 1856, when he went back to his old charge in Pittsburgh. In 1873 he resigned this post, and after a time removed to Bedford, Pennsylvania, where he was rector of St. James's Church. He died there, April 25, 1875. See, Obit. Rec. of Yule College, 1875.

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