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Chase, Carlton, 1794-1870

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1794 - 1870

Carlton Chase was born on February 20, 1794, in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1817, and became interested in the Episcopal Church even though his upbringing was primarily Baptist. He was baptized and later studied theology under Bishop Griswold in Rhode Island. While still a deacon, he was called as rector of Emmanuel Church in Bellows Falls, Vermont in 1819. He was also a member of the standing diocese and its president for the last ten years. He was a deputy to the General Convention from 1823, until he became a Bishop in 1844. He took over Trinity Church in Claremont, New Hampshire and built a viable diocese. When Bishop Chase died on January 18, 1870, the number of Episcopal parishes and missions had grown from 12 to 22, and communicants from 416 to 1173.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Carlton Chase letter

Mss 817224
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817224
Overview In English.

Carlton Chase letter

Mss 818420.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818420.1
Overview In English.

Carlton Chase sermons

MS-1150
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1150
Overview Carlton Chase (1794-1870), Bishop of New Hampshire. Dartmouth College Class of 1817. Consist of handwritten sermons and addresses which document his career in the ministry of the Episcopal Church. Sermons by Rev. Francis Chase and Lemuel Haynes are also included.