Adam Empie was born 5 September 1785 in Schenectady, New York. He was educated at Union College in Schenectady. He served St. George's Church in Hempstead on Long Island, NY and St. James Parish, Wilmington. He was chaplain and professor at the United States Military Academy. He was president of the College of William and Mary, 1827-1836. He resigned to be rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond. See the SCRC Wiki for more information about Empie: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Adam_Empie.