Beveridge, Thomas

Beveridge, Thomas a Presbyterian minister, was born at Eastside, parish of Fossoway and shire of Fife, Scotland, in 1749. After studying philosophy, he entered the divinity hall, under the inspection of the Rev. William Moncrief of Alloa. He was ordained to the Associate ministry at Edinburgh in September, 1783, and became assistant pastor there to Rev. Adam Gile. He came to America the ensuing year by appointment of the General Associate Synod, in answer to a call from the Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania for help. Soon after his arrival in the spring of 1784, at the request of the latter body he drew up a Testimony for the Doctrine and Order of the Church of Christ, which was approved at Piquea, Aug. 25, 1784. In the spring of 1785 he went to New York and organized the Associate Congregation there. He became pastor of the people at Cambridge, Sept. 10, 1789. He engaged in various public labors, and died July 22, 1798. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3, 31; Miller, Sketches and Sermons (1839).

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