Shelton, William, Dd

Shelton, William, D.D.

a clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Fairfield, Connecticut, in September 1798, his father being the Reverend Philo Shelton, the first Episcopal clergyman ordained in America. William graduated from the General Theological Seminary of New York in 1823, was ordained deacon the same year, and presbyter in 1826; ministered at Plattsburgh and Red Hook, N.Y., and in his native town, until 1829, when he became rector of St. Paul's Church, Buffalo. In 1879 he was made pastor emeritus, and so continued until his death, at the old Fairfield parsonage, October 11, 1883. See (N.Y.) Church Almanac, 1884, page 103.

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