--The Right Rev. Nicholas H. Cobbs, D. D. Bishop
, expired at his residence, in Montgomery
, on Friday last.
The deceased, who was born in Bedford county, Va.
, in 1795, enjoyed a high reputation as a Christian divine and scholar, and was universally esteemed and beloved — He first entered upon the duties of the priesthood at Richmond, Virginia
, in 1825, became Chaplain
of the University of Virginia in 1834, and in 1839 was called to the charge of St. Paul's Church, Petersburg, Va.
In 1843 he accepted the rectorship of St. Paul's Church, Cincinnati
, having in the meanwhile (1842.) been created under circumstances highly honorable to himself, a Doctor of Divinity, by Geneva
, Now Hobart College, New York.
He was elected to the Episcopate of Alabama
in May, 1844, and consecrated to that holy office in October of the same year, at Philadelphia
, entering upon its duties immediately after.