1789–1858

Introduction

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Born: March 16, 1789, Long Is­land Ci­ty, New York.

Died: De­cem­ber 8, 1858, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Saint James the Less Epis­co­pal church­yard, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

Henry was the son of John On­der­donk and Deb­or­ah Us­tick, and hus­band of Eliz­a­beth Car­ter.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Co­lum­bia Col­lege. Tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he was for some time rec­tor of St. Ann’s Church, Brook­lyn, New York.

In 1827, he was con­se­crat­ed in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, and served as as­sist­ant bi­shop to Bi­shop White; he suc­ceed­ed White up­on White’s death in 1836.

The House of Bi­shops sus­pend­ed him 1844, charg­ing in­tem­per­ance, but he was re­stored in 1856.

He served on the com­mit­tee which com­piled the 1826 Pray­er Book Col­lec­tion, and was by far the larg­est con­trib­ut­or there­to.

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