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Clergyman , educator

Frederick Beasley, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Beasley, Frederick was born in 1777 in Edenton, North Carolina, United States. Son of John and Mary (Blount) Beasley.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1797.

Career

Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1802. Rector St. John’s Church, Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey, St. Peter’s Church, Albany, New York, 1803-1809, St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, 1809-1813, St. Michael’s Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1829-1836. Provost, professor philosophy University of Pennsylvania, 1813-1828.

Theological writings characterized by conservatism and opposition to idealist thinkers. Author: A Search of Truth in the Science of the Human Mind, 1822. A Vindication of the Fundamental Principles of Truth…from the Allegations of the Reverend William E. Channing, 1830.

An Examination of Northern 90 of the Tracts for the Times, 1842.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Search of Truth in the Science of the Human Mind, 1822. A Vindication of the Fundamental Principles of Truth…from the Allegations of the Reverend William E. Channing, 1830. An Examination of Northern 90 of the Tracts for the Times, 1842.

Connections

Married Susan Dayton, August 22, 1803, 1 child. Married second, Maria Williamson, November 27, 1804, 9 children.

father:
John Beasley

mother:
Mary (Blount) Beasley

spouses:
Maria Williamson

Susan Dayton