Rudd, John Churchill, Dd

Rudd, John Churchill, D.D., an Episcopal clergyman, was born at Norwich, Conn., May 24, 1779. By adverse circumstances he was prevented from taking a collegiate course, and. although brought up a Congregationalist, united with the Episcopal Church. He was admitted to deacon's orders by bishop Moore, April 28, 1805, and in 1806 to priest's orders by the same prelate. In December, 1805, he took charge of St. John's Parish, Elizabethtown, N.J., and in May following was instituted its rector. Owing to ill health, he resigned, May 26, 1826, and removed to Auburn, N.Y., and took charge of St. Peter's Church in that city for seven years. In 1827 he was induced by bishop Hobart to commence The Gospel Messenger, which he continued to edit until the close of his life, Nov. 15, 1848. The following are some of Dr. Rudd's publications: Monitorial Schools (1825), an address: — The Resurrection (1833), a sermon: Christ, the Chief Corner-stone (1833), a sermon: — besides a number of other Addresses and Sermons. Dr. Rudd edited the Churchman's Magazine, several years previous to 1812. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 501.

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