Moore, Benjamin

BISHOP (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 5 Oct 1748, Newtown, New York - DIED 27 Feb 1816, New York City, New York: Greenwich Village
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan

Benjamin Moore was educated at King's College and graduated in 1768. In 1771 he obtained a master's degree at King's College. In 1774 he went to England where Bishop Richard Terrick made him a deacon at Fulham Palace in 1774.

In 1775 he was back in America where he became assistant rector of Trinity Church in New York City. In 1799 he married Charity Clarke. They had one son, Clement Clarke Moore. When rector Samuel Provoost resigned in 1800 he became the rector of Trinity Church.

In 1801 he was elected coadjutor bishop of New York, assisting Provoost who was about to retire. Also in 1801 he became the president of Columbia College. He held this post until 1811. After a stroke in 1811 John Henry Hobart was added as coadjutor bishop to assist him. Provoost died in 1815 and Moore succeeded him as bishop of New York. He died himself the next year and was buried in the cemetery in front of Trinity Church.

Sources
Benjamin Moore - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Benjamin Moore at Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
Picture by Androom (21 Apr 2010)

 

The grave of Benjamin Moore at Trinity Churchyard, New York City.
Picture by Androom (21 Apr 2010)

 


Moore, Clement Clarke

Published: 16 Jan 2011
Last update: 16 Jan 2011