Attended Medical College State of South Carolina. Doctor of Medicine Dartmouth, 1837. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Pennsylvania, 1848.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1862.
Physician and surgeon for orphan asylum and Central of Georgia Railroad, Savannah. Health officer Portuguese of Savannah. Founder Georgia History Society, 1839, 1st recording secretary, later librarian, edited 1st two volumes of its Collections 1840, 42.
State historian of Georgia, 1841.
Wrote editorials for Georgian, principal Newspaper in Savannah. Ordained deacon Episcopalian Church.
Appointed missionary, Athens, Georgia, 1843. Rector Episcopal Church, Athens, 1844, advanced to priesthood.
Professor oratory and literature U. Georgia, Athens, 1844.
Rector Saint Andrews Church, Philadelphia, 1848. Professor liturgies and homiletics Philadelphia Division School, 1861. Assistant bishop Discese of Pennsylvania, 1862, bishop, 1865.
In charge of America Episcopal churches in Europe, 1868-1874.
A founder Lehigh University, trustee, 1869-1887. Author: A History of Georgia from Its First Discovery by Europeans to the Adoption of the Present Constitution, 2 volumes, 1847, 59.
The Past and Present of Saint Andrews, 1858. Early History of the Church in Georgia, 1873.
Married Alethea Coppee. Married second, Anna Conyngham, 1869.