Rattoone, Elijah, D Dd

Rattoone, Elijah, D. D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1787; was ordained deacon, January 10, 1790; soon after tools charge of St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.; in 1792 became professor in Columbia College of Latin and Greek, and in 1794 was made professor of Grecian and Roman antiquities; resigned in 1797 to assume the rectorship of Grace Church, Jamaica, L.I., in which position he remained until April, 1802, when he became associate rector of St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, Maryland. A few years after he resigned this charge, and Trinity Church, in the same city, was built for him, where he ministered until the fall of 1809, when lie left Baltimore for Charleston, S.C., having been selected president of the Charleston College. His death occurred there in the summer of 1810, of yellow fever. He was an accomplished scholar, and an eloquent preacher. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:265.

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