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Richard Channing Moore, American bishop.

Background

Moore, Richard Channing was born on August 21, 1762 in New York City. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Channing) Moore.

Education

Educated King’s College (now Columbia). Studied medicine under Doctor Richard Bayley, religion under Bishop Samuel Provoost honorary Doctor of Divinity, Dartmouth, 1805.

Career

Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1787, priest, 1787. Rector St. Andrew’s Parish, S.I., New York, 1789-1809. Deputy at General Convention, 1808.

Rector St. Stephens Church, New York City, 1809-1814, Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1814. Consecrated bishop of Virginia, 1814, active in restoring discipline, reestablishing chs., increasing number of clergy. Founder Virginia Theological Seminary.

A leader in reconstruction Episcopal Church in the United States Author: The Doctrines of the Church (discourse delivered to General Convention, 1820).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Doctrines of the Church (discourse delivered to General Convention, 1820).

Connections

Married Christian Jones, 1784. Married second, Sarah Mersereau, March 23, 1797.

father:
Thomas Moore

mother:
Elizabeth (Channing) Moore

spouses:
Christian Jones

Sarah Mersereau