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DAVIS, Thomas Frederick, clergyman, born in Wilmington, N. C., 8 February 1804; died in Camden, South Carolina, 2 December 1871. He was graduated at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1822, studied law, and practiced, but subsequently studied theology, and was ordained deacon in Wilmington by Bishop Ives, 27 November 1831, and priest by the same bishop in Pittsboro', 16 December 1832. He otticiated in Pittsboro' while in deacon's orders, became rector of St. James's Church, Wilmington, and St. Luke's Church, Salisbury, N.C. In November 1846, he removed to South Carolina, and became rector of Grace Church, Camden. He was elected bishop of the diocese, and consecrated in St. John's chapel, New York, 17 October 1853. Bishop Davis received the degree of D. D. from Columbia College in 1853, and the same year from the University of North Carolina.
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