William Henry Gilder (1812 - 1864)

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William Henry Gilder (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1812; died Brandy Station, Virginia, 13 April 1864) was a clergyman. His father, John Gilder, laid the cornerstone of Girard College. The son was educated at Wesleyan University, became a preacher in the Methodist church, and was afterward ordained. In 1836 he made an equestrian tour of the southern states, going as far as New Orleans. In 1840 he began the publication of the Philadelphia Repository, a literary monthly, but discontinued it at the end of a year. Subsequently he published for a few years in Philadelphia the Literary Register, a quarterly review. In 1842, he established Bellevue Female Seminary in Bordentown, New Jersey, which in 1848 he moved to Flushing, New York. In 1857 it was chartered as a college. He became chaplain of the 40th regiment of New York volunteers at the beginning of the civil war, and remained in active service until his death.

His children:

William Henry Gilder, an explorer

Richard Watson Gilder, a poet and editor

Jeannette Leonard Gilder, a journalist

Joseph Benson Gilder, an editor

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Gilder_(clergyman)

William Henry Gilder (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1812; died Brandy Station, Virginia, 13 April 1864) was a Methodist clergyman.

Biography

His father, John Gilder, laid the cornerstone of Girard College. The son was educated at Wesleyan University, became a preacher in the Methodist Church, and was afterward ordained. In 1836 he made an equestrian tour of the southern states, going as far as New Orleans. In 1840 he began the publication of the Philadelphia Repository, a literary monthly, but discontinued it at the end of a year. Subsequently he published for a few years in Philadelphia the Literary Register, a quarterly review. In 1842, he established Bellevue Female Seminary in Bordentown, New Jersey, which in 1848 he moved to Flushing, New York. In 1857 it was chartered as a college. He became chaplain of the 40th regiment of New York volunteers at the beginning of the civil war, and remained in active service until his death.

Family

He married Jane Nutt. Their children:

William Henry Gilder, an explorer

Richard Watson Gilder, a poet and editor

Jeannette Leonard Gilder, a journalist

Joseph Benson Gilder, an editor

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William Henry Gilder's Timeline

1812
September 17, 1812
1838
August 16, 1838
Age 25
1844
February 8, 1844
Age 31
Bordentown Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States
1849
October 3, 1849
Age 37
1858
June 29, 1858
Age 45
1864
April 13, 1864
Age 51
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Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States