Strong, Titus

Strong, Titus, a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born at Brighton, Mass., Jan. 26, 1787, and removed with his parents to Boston in 1788. His father being drowned the next year, young Strong was taken to his grandfather's in Northampton, and in 1801 began to learn the trade of printer. In July, 1805, he undertook the study of law, then had serious thoughts of fitting himself for the stage; but in 1807 he commenced the study of theology, under the direction of Mr. Whitman, of Goshen. The same year he entered the law office of H. Townsend, of Dedham, came under the influence of Episcopalianism, and was admitted a candidate for holy orders Oct. 1, 1812. He was ordained deacon Marci 24, 1814, at Dedham, by bishop Griswold, and priest March 26, 1815, and at the same time was instituted rector of St. James's parish, Greenfield, Mass. He retained this rectorship until the close of his life, in June, 1855. He published (1812-51) educational and theological treatises, etc.: — Sermons: — Poems: — and contributed to the Gospel Advocate and other periodicals. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 575.

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