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Rev. Erastus Burr, D. D.
Rev. Erastus Burr, D. D.
April 5, 1805 - December 15, 1891
The first student in Kenyon College under Bishop Chase, and ordained at Lexington, Ky., 6 January 1833, the Rev. Erastus Burr subsequently accepted a call to All Saints' Church, Portsmouth, Ohio, and continued in charge thirty-five years as Rector.
Rev. Burr was active in the Protestant Episcopal Church; serving as agent for the Washington College Association; as a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southern Ohio; as a committeeman of the Widows and Orphans Society; as Kenyon College trustee from 1840; and, on several occasions, serving as president of the Diocese of Southern Ohio.
As Grand Orator for the Grand Lodge of Ohio in 1845 he gave "An address on the moral and religious tendencies of freemasonry", one paragraph of which has been widely reprinted, and also found its way into "The Address to the Brethren", a lecture given in many Canadian jurisdictions during the annual installation of lodge officers.
Grand Orator : 1845
Grand Chaplain : 1850
Grand Lodge of Ohio
Member : 1867 c.
Portsmouth Lodge, No. 395

See History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio. Chicago : Inter-state Pub. Co., 1884. pp. 210-11 ; The Old "Northwest Geneological Quarterly volumes 4-6, 1901 ;

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