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0GILBY, John David, clergyman, born in Dublin, Ireland, 80 December, 1810; died in Paris, France, February, 1851. He came to the United States at the age of six years, and was graduated at Columbia in 1829. He was first rector of the College grammar-school, engaged in teaching and editing classical works, and was elected professor of ancient languages in Rutgers college in 1832. This post he held for eight years. Having resolved to enter the ministry, he made due preparation, and was ordained both deacon and priest by Bishop Onderdonk, of New York, in 1838. Three years later he was elected professor of ecclesiastical history in the General theological seminary. In the spring of 1842 he made a visit to Europe for the benefit of his health, and returned in September of the same year. In 1843 he received the degree of D. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He went abroad again for rest in the spring of 1846, and returned in August. Three years later his health failed. He sailed for Europe in November, 184:9, spent the winter in the south of France, visited his relatives and friends in England and Ireland in 1850, and returned to Paris in December, where early in the next year he died. His body was brought to the United States and buried in New Brunswick, New Jersey Dr. Ogilby's chief publications were "An Outline of the Argument against the Validity of Lay Baptism " (New York, 1842) ; " The Catholic Church in England and America," three lectures (1844); with numerous conventional and other sermons on special occasions. He had made considerable preparation for a large work on "Ecclesiastical History," but his premature death prevented its completion.--His brother. Frederick, clergyman, born in Ireland, 27 December, 1813; died in New York city, 25 March, 1878, came to this country early in life, was graduated at Rutgers in 1833, and at the New York general theological seminary in 1887. After being connected with Grace church, New York city, as deacon, he was ordained priest, was rector of the church of the Ascension, Philadelphia, and in 1855 returned to New York and was assistant minister of Trinity church until his death.
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