Smith, Benjamnin Bosworth, Dd

Smith, Benjamnin Bosworth, D.D.

a Protestant Episcopal bishop, was born at Bristol, R.I., June 13, 1794. He graduated from Providence College (now Brown University) in 1816, was ordained deacon April 27, 1817, and presbyter June 24, 1818. After having a charge at Marblehead for two years, he became rector of St. George's Church, Accomac, Virginia; two years later of Zion's Church, Charlestown, with charge of Trinity Church in Shepherdstown: in 1823 of St. Stephen's Church, Middlebury, Vermont. While there he edited The Episcopal Register. In 1828 he became rector of Grace Church mission, in Philadelphia, and editor of The Episcopal Recorder. In 1832 he was minister of Christ Church, Lexington, Kentucky. On October 30 of the same year he was consecrated first bishop of the diocese of Kentucky from which position he retired in 1880, and spent his remaining days in New York city, where he died, June 1, 1884.

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