Alfred A. Watson

Deceased Person

1818 –

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Who is Alfred A. Watson?

Alfred Augustin Watson was first bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Following education at New York University, he was ordained to the diaconate by Benjamin T. Onderdonk on November 3, 1844; and to the priesthood by Levi Silliman Ives on May 25, 1845. During the Civil War, he was chaplain to the Second Regiment of North Carolina State troops. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living bishop in the Episcopal Church, and the senior member of General Convention in order of service, having been first elected to the House of Deputies for North Carolina in 1850.

He was consecrated on April 17, 1884.

Bishop Watson married three times, and was survived by his third wife, Mary C. Watson.

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Aug 21, 1818

on July 23, 2013


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