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John Callaghan
Date: 1776/77 - 1800
Remarks: John Callaghan was born and educated in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the protege of Dr. Robert Smith, bishop of South Carolina. Dr. Smith ordained him a deacon, shortly after, Deacon Callaghan travelled to New York with his mother, in the Fall of 1799. Rev. Callaghan, preached occassionally at St. Mark's in the Bowery, and was offered the rectorship of the newly established parish in Feburary1800, which he accepted. He was killed in a carriage accident upon his return to South Carolina.