Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Benjamin Tucker Hutchins

The Rev. Benjamin T. Hutchins was born in Concord, New Hampshire, on 14 March 1836, the son of George and Sarah (Rolfe) Hutchins. He graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1855 and Harvard in 1859, where he studied for the law. During the Civil War he mustered into the 5th U.S. Cavalry in 1861, holding the rank of First Lieutenant. He was imprisoned by the Confederate army at Lacey's Springs, Virginia, and subsequently released. During the war he married Alice Green in Grace Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on 15 January 1863. He remained in the Army through 1869. He decided to enter the priesthood and in 1878 became rector of Trinity Church in Monroe, Michigan. He came to Indiana to become rector of Trinity Church, Logansport, in 1881, but remained there only a year before resigning. In 1888 he resided in Brooklyn, New York. He died on 5 May 1889 in London, England. His papers are in the New York Historical Society.