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Clergyman

John Andrews, American clergyman. member convention which separated from British rule and organized Protestant Episcopal Church Maryland, 1784.

Background

Andrews, John was born on April 4, 1746 in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. Son of Moses and Letitia Andrews.

Education

Graduated from College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), 1764. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Washington College, 1785.

Career

Taught grammar school, Philadelphia. In charge of classical school, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, studied theology under Review Thomas Barton. Ordained to ministry Anglican Church, London, England., 1767, sent as missionary to Lewes (Delaware) by Society for Propagating Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1767-1770.

Moved to York, Pennsylvania. Rector St. John’s Church, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland., went back to York, started classical school, met Major John Andre. Returned to Maryland., rector St. Thomas’s Church, Baltimore County, 1782.

Member convention which separated from British rule and organized Protestant Episcopal Church Maryland, 1784. Later urged union of Episcopalians and Methodists. Head P.E. Academy, Philadelphia, 1785.

Vice provost University of Pennsylvania, 1791-1810. Author textbooks: A Compend of Logick, 1801. Elements of Rhetorick and Belies Lettres, 1813.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author textbooks: A Compend of Logick, 1801. Elements of Rhetorick and Belies Lettres, 1813.

Membership

Member convention which separated from British rule and organized Protestant Episcopal Church Maryland, 1784.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Callender, 1772, 10 children.

father:
Moses Andrews

mother:
Letitia Andrews

spouse:
Elizabeth Callender