John Henry Hobart

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John Henry Hobart

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 12, 1830 (54)
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: New York, New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch Hobart and Hannah Hobart
Husband of Mary Goodwin Hobart
Father of Rebecca Ives
Brother of Mary Hobart; Rebecca Hobart; Mary Hobart; Rebecca Potts Smith; Robert Enoch Pratt Hobart and 3 others

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About John Henry Hobart

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. John Hobart studied at the College of Philadelphia and Princeton before studying theology under Bishop William White at Philadelphia. He was ordained deacon in 1798 and priest in 1800. He was elected assistant bishop of New York in 1811 and served as bishop from 1816 to his death in 1830. He was one of the founders of the General Theological Seminary in New York City and of Geneva College in Geneva, New York. The latter college was later renamed Hobart and William Smith Colleges in his honor. Hobart is honored with a feast day in the Episcopal Church on September 12.

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John Henry Hobart's Timeline

1775
September 14, 1775
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1803
February 3, 1803
Pennsylvania, United States
1830
September 12, 1830
Age 54
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States
September 12, 1830
Age 54
New York, New York, New York, United States