Taylor, Thomas House, Dd
Taylor, Thomas House, D.D.
a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born of English parents in Georgetown. S.C. Oct. 18, 1799. His early education was acquired at Guilford, Conn.; he graduated from South Carolina College, Columbia, as valedictorian of his class; studied theology under bishop White; was ordained deacon in 1821, and priest in 1826. For nine years he was rector of St. John's Church, Colleton, John's Island, S. C. In April, 1834, he became rector of Grace Church, New York city, where he remained until the close of his life. He died at West Park, on the Hudson, Sept. 9, 1867. Dr. Taylor was a fine scholar, a man of marked character, and retained the respect and affection of his people. He held several positions of honor and trust. See American Quar. Church Rev. Jan. 1868, p. 665.