Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr., Marker E-96
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N 35° 53.993 W 077° 31.899
18S E 271516 N 3975805
Quick Description: 1850-1932. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave is 100 yards S.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2006 1:14:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMDCV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
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Long Description:

Text on marker:

Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.
1850-1932. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave is 100 yards S.

This historical marker is located on Church Street at Saint David Street in Tarboro. It was erected in 1987.

The North Carolina History and Fiction Digital Library has a biography on Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.:

Cheshire, Joseph Blount, Jr. (27 Mar. 1850 - 27 Dec. 1932), priest and bishop, the son of the Reverend Joseph Blount Cheshire, rector of Calvary Church, Tarboro, and Mary Toole Parker, daughter of Theophilus Parker and Mary Toole, was born in Tarboro in a house built by his grandfather Parker. His siblings were Theophilus, John, Elizabeth, Katherine Drane, and Annie Gray.

Cheshire received his earliest education at home from his mother. At the age of nine he went to a school taught by the Reverend and Mrs. Thomas R. Owen. Two years later he entered the Tarboro Male Academy, where he was prepared for college by Frank S. Wilkinson. In February 1866 he was able to enter the freshman class at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; his father chose this school because it was under the control of the Episcopal church and because its president, Dr. John B. Kerfoot, was a personal friend. While at Trinity, Cheshire was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and in his senior year was president of his class. After three and a half years there, he was graduated in June 1869 with the degree of B.A.

From 1869 to 1871, Cheshire taught Greek and Latin at St. Clement's Hall, Ellicott City, Md. Then he began the study of law under the direction of William K. Ruffin of Hillsborough, son of Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin. Following several months' study with Ruffin and three months' work in the law office of Judge George Howard of Tarboro, he received his license to practice law in January 1872. He commenced his law practice in Baltimore in partnership with George Hooper, a Trinity College friend. This connection continued for fifteen months, until Cheshire returned to Tarboro to join the law firm of Colonel John L. Bridgers and his son, John L., Jr. Together they made up the firm of Bridgers, Cheshire and Bridgers. In addition to his law practice, Cheshire became secretary and treasurer of the Pamlico Banking and Insurance Company, a position requiring only a few hours of work each day.

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Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.'s grave is located in the graveyard at Calvary Parish Episcopal Church, at N 35º 53.967 W 77º 31.863. When visiting this waymark, take the time to go to the nearby church and stroll through the graveyard. There are many interesting graves, spanning hundreds of years.

Marker Name: E-96: Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.

Marker Type: Roadside

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