Browning, Thomas a Universalist minister, was born in Rutland, Massachusetts, March 2, 1787. He removed to Barre, Vermont, with his parents at the age of eight, experienced religious among the Methodists, later became a Universalist and in 1823 began to preach that faith. Hitherto he had been a farmer and mechanic, and had but a limited education; but by diligent and persevering study became well versed in the Scriptures, and received ordination in 1827 from the old Northern Vermont Association. He removed to Waterbury in 1832, and to Richmond in 1834, where he resided until his decease, March 12, 1875. Mr. Browning was genial, dignified, courteous, earnest, decided, and liberal. See Universalist Register, 1876, page 115.