Arthur Cleveland Coxe

COXE, (Arthur) Cleveland. b. Mendham, New York, 10 May 1818; d. Clifton Springs, NY, 20 July 1896. The son of a Presbyterian minister named Cox (according to Samuel Willoughby Duffield, 1886, p. 224, he added an ‘e’ as part of his rebellion against his father and his father’s denomination), he lived as a young man in New York with his uncle, a doctor who was an active member of the Episcopal Church. Coxe became an Episcopalian himself, and after graduating from New York University he trained for the priesthood at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, in Chelsea, New York. As a young man he was known as a poet, publishing Athanasion (1840, Second Edition, 1842, with...

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