Branch, Thomas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Preston, Connecticut. He began his ministry in 1800, and entered the New York Conference in 1801. In 1811 he became a superannuate, and in June 1812, died. He was an exemplary Christian. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1813, page 220; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7:346.