Biography of Rev. Edgar A. Enos
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Enos, Edgar A., D.D., is of New England colonial ancestry, being a lineal descendant on the paternal side of John Enos of Westerly, R. I., 1680, and on the maternal side of Henry Stevens, of Stonington, Conn., 1666. He was prepared for college at the Whitestown Seminary, Whitesboro, N. Y., and entered Hamilton College in 1870, graduating with the class of 1874. In 1875 he was instructor in Latin and mathematics in the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. In 1876 he entered Union Theological Seminary, New York city, from which he was graduated in 1878; for several years thereafter he was connected with the Hasbrouck Institute, Jersey City, as instructor in history, rhetoric and elocution. On Trinity Sunday, 1881, he was ordered deacon by Bishop Horatio Potter in St. Paul's chapel, Trinity parish, New York, and on the 12th of January, 1882, he was ordered priest by the same bishop, in the Church of the Transfiguration, New York. His first service in orders was in the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York under the direction of the late Rev. Dr. Robert S. Howland. After this service he was the rector successively of All Saints, Larchmont Manor, N. Y., Christ's church, Towanda, Pa., and St. John's church, Bridgeport, Conn., and in April, 1887, he entered on the rectorship of St. Paul's parish. Troy, N. Y. In 1892 the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by St. Stephen's College, Annandale. He is married and has three children; his wife is a daughter of the late General F. W. Hopkins of Rutland, 4t.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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