Rev Thomas Mather Smith

Rev Thomas Mather Smith

Birth
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Sep 1864 (aged 66–67)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 73347520 · View Source
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THOMAS MATHER SMITH died while on a visit to his friends
at Portland, ME, Sept. 6, 1864, aged 67 years.
He was born in 1797 in Stamford, CT, the son of Rev.
Daniel Smith, (Y. C. 1791.) for fifty years Pastor of the
Congregational Church in that place.

When his college course was concluded, he spent a year in
study with his uncle, Hon. John Cotton Smith, and in 1820
he graduated at the Theological Seminary in Andover. In
1822 he was ordained as a minister, and settled over the Third
Congregational Church in Portland. He was subsequently a
Pastor in Fall River, Mass., Catskill, KY., and New Bedford,
Mass.


His views respecting the ministry having changed, he desired
to be admitted to orders in the Episcopal Church, and was
ordained Deacon, at New Bedford, by Bishop Smith, of Kentucky,
and a year later, Priest by Bishop Eastburn, of Massachusetts.
He was soon after appointed Milnor Professor of
Systematic Divinity in the Theological Seminary at G-ambier,
Ohio, and subsequently, for four years, in addition to holding
this Professorship, he was President of Kenyon College
After eighteen years of unremitting toil at Gambier, he resigned his professorship and was named an Emeritus Professor.

He received the degree of D.D. from Bowdoin College in 1850.
His wife was the daughter of Rev. Dr. L. Woods, of Andover.


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Minister of Gospel - President of Kenyon College - Professor of Divinity in the diocese of Ohio - Aged 68 years


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  • Created by: Kate
  • Added: 14 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73347520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Mather Smith (1797–6 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73347520, citing Old South Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kate (contributor 47495234) .