John Freeman Young

YOUNG, John Freeman. b. Pittston, Maine, 30 October 1820; d. New York City, 15 November 1885. He was the son of John Young and Emma Freeman. His family were Wesleyan Methodists, but he joined the Episcopal Church and was educated at Virginia Theological Seminary. He took Holy Orders (deacon, 1845, priest 1846), serving churches in Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana before becoming assistant rector of Trinity Church, New York City. He was secretary of the Russo-Greek Committee of the General Convention, set up to encourage closer relations between the Episcopal Church and the Russian and Greek Orthodox Churches. He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Sacred Theology by Columbia...

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