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William Marsiglia Nesbit

Clergyman , Orientalist

William Marsiglia Nesbit, American clergyman, Orientalist. Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, New Haven Philatelic Society, Phi Beta Kappa; member stamp clubs, Waterbury, Connecticut, Wilmington, Delaware; Mason. Lecturer on religious education, Bible, history of ancient Orient.

Background

Nesbit, William Marsiglia was born on February 15, 1881 in New York City. Son of William Henry and Leonore Hermina (Cleveland) Nesbit.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1902, A.M., 1907, Doctor of Philosophy, 1913. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1905, fellow, 1905-1907. Post-graduate student in Hittite, Yale, 1928-1929.

Career

Benedict (Mistress Howard G. Nelsen). Entered the ministry of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1902. Student pastor, East View, New York, 1902-1906.

Assistant pastor Jersey City, 1906-1908. Minister Westwood, New Jersey, 1908, Basking Ridge, 1909-1913, Ferry Church, East Orange, 1913-1917, Union Church, Brooklyn, 1917-1919, First Church, Brooklyn, 1919-1924, First Church, New Rochelle, 1924-1926, Glen Cove, 1926-1928, Watertown, Connecticut, 1928-1931, Union Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 1931-1933, Washington Church, Hurlock, Maryland., 1933-1935, Claymont, Delaware, 1935-1936, Grace Church, New Haven, 1936-1938, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1938-1942, Memorial Methodist Church, Unionville, Connecticut, 1942-1946, Carpenter Memorial Church, Glen Cove., New York, 1946-1949, retired 1949. Secretary New York Area Council of Religious Education, 1918-1931, New York East Conference Board S.S., 1919-1930.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Sumerian Records from Drehem, 1914. (with S. F. Davis) The Lesson Handbook for 1925. (with H. H. Meyer) The Lesson Handbook for 1926, 27, 28, 29.Contributor Hastings’ Single Volume Dictionary of the Bible, 1909. Also to various religious and science publications.

Membership

Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, New Haven Philatelic Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Member stamp clubs, Waterbury, Connecticut, Wilmington, Delaware. Mason. Lecturer on religious education, Bible, history of ancient Orient.

Connections

Married Theodora Benedict Dennis, October 5, 1917.

father:
William Henry Nesbit

mother:
Leonore Hermina (Cleveland) Nesbit

spouse:
Theodora Benedict Dennis