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UPFOLD, George, P. E. bishop, born in Sheneley Green, near Guilford, Surrey, England, 7 May, 1796; died in Indianapolis, Indiana, 26 August, 1872. He came to the United States when he was eight years of age, the family settling in Albany, New York He was graduated at Union college in 1814, and took a course in medicine at the College of physicians and surgeons in New York city, receiving his degree of M.D. in 1816. In 1817 he began the study of theology under the direction of Bishop Hobart. He was ordered deacon in Trinity church, New York, 21 October, 1818, by Bishop Hobart, and ordained priest in Trinity church, Lansingburg, New York, 13 July, 1820, by the same prelate. He remained in Lansingburg as rector about two years, when he removed to New York city and became rector of St. Luke's church, which post he held for eight years, when he was elected rector of St. Thomas's church. He removed to Pennsylvania in 1831, taking the rectorship of Trinity church, Pittsburg, from which post he was elevated to the episcopate. He was consecrated first bishop of Indiana, in Christ church, Indianapolis, 16 December, 1849. Bishop Upfold received the degree of S. T. D. from Columbia in 1831, and that of LL.D. from the Western university of Pennsylvania in 1856. His writings include " The Last Hundred Years," a lecture (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1845); "Manual of Devotions for Domestic and Private Use" (New York, 1863); and sermons, pastoral letters, and addresses.
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