Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley

Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 3 Oct 1877 (aged 63)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 5994119 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Archbishop, Educator. He was the Founder of Seton Hall University in West Orange, New Jersey. The nephew of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born person to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, he also descended from the first families of New York City, and was a cousin to two future United States Presidents, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was ordained for the Episcopal ministry in 1835, but after six years resigned his charge. One year later he entered the Catholic Church, and in 1844 was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of New York. He served the Church in various capacities prior to being named the First Bishop of Newark, New Jersey. in 1853. He was responsible for vastly expanding the Catholic presence in New Jersey during his tenure. Among his more noteworthy achievments was the founding of Seton Hall University in 1856, named for his saintly aunt. In 1872 he was appointed Eighth Archibishop of Baltimore, a post he held until his death in 1877.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley (23 Aug 1814–3 Oct 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5994119, citing National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .