An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Batterson, Hermon Griswold

(May 28, 1827-Mar. 9, 1903). Priest and prominent nineteenth-century Anglo-catholic. He was born at Marbledale, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Batterson was educated privately. He was ordained deacon on Nov. 17, 1861, and began his ministry at St. Mark's Church, San Antonio, Texas. From 1862 until 1866, he was rector of Grace Church, Wabasha, Minnesota. He was ordained priest on Dec. 19, 1865. Batterson moved to Philadelphia, where he was rector of St. Clement's Church, 1869-1872, and the Church of the Annunciation, 1880-1889. His last parochial work was as rector of the Church of the Redeemer, New York City. Batterson was a person of independent means. He was a generous contributor to the building of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. His widow gave the building of Christ Church Cathedral, Salina, Kansas, in his memory. Batterson was an Anglo-catholic. Among his publications were The Missionary Tune Book (1868) and A Sketch-Book of the American Episcopate (1876). Batterson died in New York City.

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