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Clergyman

William Mercer Green, American clergyman.

Background

Green, William Mercer was born on May 2, 1798 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of William and Mary (Bradley) Green.

Education

Graduated from the University North Carolina, 1818, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1880. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Pennsylvania, 1845.

Career

Ordained deacon, Christ Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1820. Rector St. John’s Church, Williamsborough, North Carolina, 1821-1825. Founder St. Matthew’s Church, Hillsborough, North Carolina, 1825, rector, 1825-1837.

Chaplain, professor belles-lettres and rhetoric U. North Carolina, 1837-1849. Protestant Episcopal bishop Mississippi Diocese, 1850-1883. A founder University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1857, became chancellor, 1867.

Author: Memoir of the Rt. Review Bishop Ravenscroft of North Carolina, 1830. The Influence of Christianity Upon the Welfare of Nations, 1831.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Memoir of the Rt. Review Bishop Ravenscroft of North Carolina, 1830. The Influence of Christianity Upon the Welfare of Nations, 1831.

Connections

Married Sarah Williams, December 22, 1818, 5 children. Married second, Charlotte Isabella Fleming, December 16, 1835, 8 children.

father:
William Green

mother:
Mary (Bradley) Green

spouses:
Sarah Williams

Charlotte Isabella Fleming