Wellbeloved, Charles, Dd
Wellbeloved, Charles, D.D.
an English Unitarian minister, was born at York about 1770. He became a clergyman at his native place; was noted for his philological and archaeological attainments; and died at York in 1858. He was the author of, Heboracum; or, York under the Romans (1842): — The Holy Scriptures of the Old Covenant (1859-62), in a revised translation, in which he was assisted by Rev. George Vance Smith and Rev. John Scott Porter; and other works. A Memoir, by Rev. John Kenrick, appeared in 1860. Weller, George, D.D., a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born in Boston Mass., Nov. 15, 1790. He was educated in the public schools of Boston; learned the trade of a bookbinder; opened a small bookstore in Newark, N.J.; and afterwards removed it to Danbury, Conn. About the year 1813 he entered the family of the Rev. Bethel Judd, D.D.; of Norwalk, to study theology. He began to officiate as lay reader at Bedford, N.Y.; in June, 1814; was admitted to deacon's orders by bishop Hobart June 16, 1816; missionary in the counties of Putnam and Westchester in 1816-17; ordained priest April 2, 1817; instituted rector of Great Coptank parish at Cambridge, Md., Nov. 15, 1817; rector of St. Stephen's Church, Cecil County, Md., in November, 1822; became editor of The Church Register Jan. 7, 1826, in which office he continued three years; was secretary and agent of the Domestic anti Foreign Missionary Society in 1828; removed to Nashville, Tenn., about 1829, where he built a new church, the first Episcopal Church in Tennessee; retired for a time on account of feeble health about 1835; became rector of Calvary Church. Memphis, in 1838 rector of Christ Church, Vicksburg, Miss., in 1839. This was his last field of labor. During the prevalence of the yellow' fever in Vicksburg, he was overburdened with the claims of the sick and friends of the dead, and fell a victim of the epidemic, Nov. 9, 1841. He was the author of Vindication of the Church (1824): — and editor of the Poems of Bishop Ieber (about 1826): — and the Weller Tracts. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5, 601.