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Francis Vinton, Reverend

Francis Vinton, Reverend

Male 1809 - 1872  (63 years)

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  • Name Francis Vinton 
    Suffix Reverend 
    Born 29 Aug 1809  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Sep 1872  Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Island Cemetery, Warner Street, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I72032  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2012 

    Father David Vinton 
    Mother Mary Atwell 
    Married 17 May 1797  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Bowen Whipple,   b. Abt 1814, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1840, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1838  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F30919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Mason Perry 
    Married 3 Nov 1841 
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F31216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1809 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1838 - , , Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1872 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Island Cemetery, Warner Street, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 26 Oct 2002. Cites Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index.

      !SOURCE: "Deacon James Whipple: A Man of Mystery," by Kenneth L. Vogt (2003) 15. Adds marriage date.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume X
      VINTON, Francis {72032}, clergyman and author, was born in Providence, R.I., Aug. 29, 1809; son of David and Mary (Atwell) Vinton. He was graduated from the U.S. Military academy, 1830; was promoted 2d lieutenant, July 1, 1830; served on garrison, topographical and engineer duty, 1830-36, and resigned, Aug. 31, 1836. He studied law at Harvard, 1830-32, and was admitted to the bar in January, 1834, but abandoned the law and entered the General Theological seminary, New York city, where he was graduated in 1838, and was ordered deacon, Sept. 30, 1838, and ordained priest in March, 1839, at St. John's church, Providence, by Bishop Griswold. He was twice married: first, Oct. 8, 1838, to Maria Bowen {71167}, daughter of John Whipple of Providence, R.I., and secondly, Nov. 3, 1841, to Elizabeth Mason, only daughter of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of Newport, R.I. He was rector of St. Stephen's, Providence, 1840-42; Trinity church, Newport, R.I., 1842-44; Emanuel and Grace churches, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1844-46; and Trinity church, New York city, 1855-72. During the Dorr Rebellion in Rhode Island in 1842, he took an active interest and on its suppression he held a thanksgiving service at Trinity church. He declined the bishopric of Indiana in 1848, and was defeated for provisional bishop of New York in 1852. He was professor of ecclesiastical polity and law at the General Theological seminary, N.Y., 1869-72. The honorary degree of S.T.D. was conferred on him by Columbia in 1848, and that of D.C.L. by William and Mary college in 1869. He is the author of: Arthur Treemaine, or Annals of Cadet Life (1830); Evidences of Christianity (1855); Oration on the Annals of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1863); Manual Commentary on the General Canon Law of the Protestant Episcopal Church (1870). He died in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 29, 1872.


      !SOURCE: Israel Wilkinson, _Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America_ (Jacksonville, Ill.: Davis & Penniman, 1869), p. 226.

      !OCCUPATION: Episcopal clergyman. --I. Wilkinson

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Ephraim Bowen," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 6 Nov 2012. Confirms information submitted previously.


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