Rev Abraham Beach
Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
|Death||11 Sep 1828 (aged 88)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
|Burial||New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA|
|Memorial ID||19276521 ·|
Missionary and Loyalist. Born in Cheshire, Connecticut, Beach graduated from Yale in 1747, became an Episcopalian, and studied for the ministry under Samuel Johnson. He went to England and was ordained deacon on May 17, 1767, and priest on June 14, 1767. He served as a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) at New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey, 1767-1784. He was a Loyalist during the American Revolution, during which he did not officiate and his church was closed. After the war, he played a major role in the church's reorganization of in New Jersey and America. From 1784 to 1811, he was assistant minister at Trinity Church, New York City, and from 1811 to 1813, he was assistant rector there. Beach was elected president of the House of Deputies at the 1801, 1804, and 1808 General Conventions. He retired to New Brunswick in 1813 and died there.
Burr, Nelson R. The Anglican Church in New Jersey. Philadelphia: Church Historical Society, 1954.
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- Added: 7 May 2007
- Find a Grave Memorial 19276521
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Abraham Beach (29 Aug 1740–11 Sep 1828), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19276521, citing Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .