Biography of Rev. Osgood Eaton Herrick


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Herrick, Rev. Osgood Eaton, M. A., D. D., now retired post chaplain U. S. army, was born in Windsor, Vt., April 25, 1826. He removed to Jefferson èounty with his father in 1839, and in 1846 to Watertown. He was ordained to the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church by the late Bishop De Lancey, June 15, 1851. The same year he became rector of Emmanuel church, Adams, N. Y. In 1853 he became rector of Christ church, Manlius, N. Y., and in 1856 he became rector of St. Paul's church, Key West, Fla., which office he held thirteen years. In 1864 President Lincoln had him appointed post chaplain in the U. S. army. In 1870 he was ordered to Fort Warren, Boston, Mass., and in 1875 to Fortress Monroe, Virginia, where he remained fifteen years, or until he was retired, April 25, 1890. The degrees of M. A. and D. D. were conferred upon him by Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y. May 16, 1853, he married Charlotte Willard Smith. He is a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, of the Commandery of the District of Columbia.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898