1805–1862

Introduction

Born: March 18, 1805, New York Ci­ty.

Died: Ap­ril 27, 1862, Flor­ence, It­a­ly.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

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Biography

George was the brother of po­et Jess­ie G. Mc­Car­tee.

He gra­du­at­ed from Dick­in­son College, Car­lisle, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1822, and stu­died the­o­lo­gy at Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty.

In 1827 he be­came pas­tor of the Re­formed Dutch Church in Rhine­beck, New York. In 1830, he moved to Uti­ca, New York; to Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania, in 1834; and to Brook­lyn Heights, New York, in 1850.

He was of­fered the posts of chan­cel­lor of New York Un­i­ver­sity, and pro­vost of the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia, both of which he de­clined.

Publications

A. R. Van Nest ed­it­ed Beth­une’s Life and Let­ters in 1867.

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