Beach, Abraham, Dd

Beach, Abraham, D.D.

a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Cheshire, Conn., 1740, graduated at Yale College 1757, passed from the Congregational to the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was ordained by the Bishop of London 1767. His first service was as missionary at Piscataqua, N. J., where he served up to the Revolution, when his church was shut up on account of the troubles of the time. In 1784 he was appointed assistant minister at Trinity Church, N. Y. In 1789 he was made D.D. by Columbia College. In 1813 he resigned his charge and retired to his farm on the Raritan, where he died, Sept. 14, 1828. — He was a strict Episcopalian, and in 1783 opposed Dr. (afterward Bishop) White's proposal to organize the Church and ordain ministers without a consecrated bishop. — Sprague, Annals, 5, 265.

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