Wheaton, Nathaniel Sheldon, Dd

Wheaton, Nathaniel Sheldon, D.D.

a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Washington, Conn., Aug. 20, 1792. His preparatory education was acquired at' the Episcopal Academy of Cheshire, Conn., he graduated at Yale College in 1814; was ordained deacon and priest in 1817; was pastor in Anne Arundel, Prince George, and Montgomery counties, Md.; in 1818 became rector of Christ Church, Hartford, Conn., remaining twelve years; in 1831 became president of Trinity (then Washington) College, which office he filled until 1837; in that year became rector of Christ Church, New Orleans, continuing in that position for seven years; in 1844 visited Europe, and on his return published his travels in 1 two volumes. He was a scholar of varied learning. His benefactions to various scientific, philanthropic, and religious objects were large, and his bequests to Trinity College amounted to about twenty thousand dollars. He died at Marbledale, Conn., March 18, 1862. See Amer. Quar. Church Review, 1862, p. 734.

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