Bishop Benjamin Moore

(1748-1816)
FatherLieutenant Samuel Moore (1711-1788)
MotherSarah Fish
Bishop Benjamin Moore (1748–1816)
(Src: Wikipedia)
Bishop Benjamin Moore, Episcopal bishop of New York and president of Columbia College, son of Lieutenant Samuel Moore and Sarah Fish, was born in Newtown, Long Island, New York StateG, on 5 October 1748.1,2 He died aged 67 on 27 February 1816.1 He married before 1779, Charity Clarke, daughter of Clement Clarke.1
Benjamin Moore, fifth President of Columbia College, was educated at Kings (now Columbia) College, where he was graduated in 1768, and from which he received the degree of Doctor of Laws in 1789. Following graduation he taught Greek and Latin for a time, and studied theology. Later he went to England, where, in 1774, he was ordained Deacon and Priest of Chapel of Fulham Palace by the Bishop of London. On returning to America he became assistant rector of Trinity Church, New York City; of which in 1800 he became rector. The following year he was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of St. Michael's Church, Trenton, N.J. A few months later he was elected to succeed Bishop Provost as Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the State of New York. From 1801 to 1811 he was President of Columbia College

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Child of Bishop Benjamin Moore and Charity Clarke

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ChartsTree 7. Simon Sackett the colonist descendant chart
Reference315.6N.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "315. Benjamin Moore, b. Oct. 5, 1748, d. Feb. 27, 1816; m. Charity Clark."
  2. Wikipedia.
Last Edited30 November 2015