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Rev Ebenezer Williams


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 15:44:21

Rev Ebenezer Williams, was born in South Wales in 1806, and was educated at one of the first universities in England, while yet a young man entered the ministry, in his twenty-third year he moved to Canada, was married and soon afterward moved to the United States, which he continued to make his home, he was ordained deacon of the Episcopal Church by Bishop Benjamin Tredwell Onderdonk, of New York, July 15, 1838, at Sing Sing, New York, he was ordained priest of the Episcopal church, by the same bishop, on September 13, 1839, he was very active in the ministry until age forced him to yield to younger men, and it may be mentioned in this place that he was instrumental in building up the Episcopal Church at cold Spring, New York, also one at Racine, Wisconsin, and one at Mineral Point, same state, he moved to Ogden in 1869 and had been identified with the interests of the place, until his sudden and tragic death, December 8, 1878, from an apoplectic stroke, while on the way to a neighbor’s house during the evening, and remained out doors until found by friends, he took an earnest and active part in the erection of the church edifice in this village, was liberal in his donations for the support of the ministry, to the poor he was a friend and greatly loved by all who knew him

1880 Boone co History Book


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