Stone, William Murray, Dd

Stone, William Murray, D.D., an Episcopal clergyman, was born in Somerset County, Md., June 1, 1779, and graduated from Washington College, Kent Co, Md. He studied divinity under Rev. George Dashiell, Baltimore; was ordained deacon by bishop Claggett, May 17, 1802; and priest, by the same prelate, Dec. 27, 1803. Soon after his ordination as deacon he was called to the rectorship of Stepney Parish, where he remained until, in 1829, he removed to Chester Parish. He was chosen bishop of Maryland June 1, 1830, and consecrated Oct. 21. He died Feb. 26, 1837. The honorary degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Columbia College in 1830. He published, A Charge (1831): --Pastoral Letter (1835): — and A Sermon (1835). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, v 484.

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