Andrus, Joseph Raphael

Andrus, Joseph Raphael an Episcopal clergyman, was born at Cornwall, Vt., in 1791. He was a graduate of Middlebury College in the class of 1812; studied at Yale College as a resident graduate in 1812-13; and for one year (1816) he was a student at the Andover Theological Seminary. He took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church and was ordained priest April 22, 1817. During the years 1816-17 he was a preacher at Marblehead, Mass., and in Northern Vermont. Subsequently he went to Virginia, where he was a preacher for not far from four years (1817-21). In 1821 he received an appointment as an agent of the American Colonization Society, and went to Africa in the interests of the society in 1821. He died soon after his arrival at Sierra Leone, July 28,1821. See Andover General Catalogue, p. 31; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4, 565. (J. C.S.)

 
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