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Andros, Thomas, 1759-1845



  • Existence: 1759 May 1 (date of birth)
  • Existence: 1845 December 30 (date of death)

Historical Summary

Thomas Andros joined the revolutionary army at the age of 16, and fought in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. In 1781 he enlisted on a privateer in New London, but was captured and confined in the Jersey prison-ship in New York. A few months later he escaped, and on the restoration of his health studied theology with Benedict in Plainfield, Connecticut.

He was ordained at Berkley in 1788, and for 46 years remained in charge of the church at this place. He published sermons, and also a narrative of his imprisonment and escape from the Jersey prison-ship. An account of his life, prepared by his son, is given in Emery's "Ministry of Taunton."


Source: Wikipedia. Thomas Andros

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Berkley, Mass. Congregational Church records, 1737-1949.

Identifier: RG1061
Abstract The First Church of Christ was first gathered in 1737 in the newly incorporated town of Berkley, Massachusetts. In 1737, the town agreed to settle Samuel Tobey, a young graduate of Cambridge. In 1788, Thomas Andros, a self-taught veteran of the American Revolutionary War, was settled in Berkley. The Berkley, Mass. Congregational Church records document the early history, administration, and life of the church and its members. The collection includes financial records, church and parish records,...
Dates: 1737-1949