Audio Book Samples

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sproat, James 1722-1793

Birth: April 11, 1722
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: October 18, 1793
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. James Sproat was a Chaplain in the Philadelphia General Hospital during the Revolutionary War.
The Rev. James Sproat D.D. of Scituate, Mass., was ordained over the Fourth Society August 23 1743 and dismissed Oct 18, 1768. He was soon thereafter installed over the Second Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sproat was educated at Yale College where he graduated in 1741. He became a subject of religous exercises during his connection with that institution under the discourse delivered by the celebrated Gilbert Tennant, his predecessor of Philadelphia. Dr. Sproat remained in his new charge until his death which occurred October 18, 1793, age 71 years. He died of yellow fever along with his wife and several children. In each of his two charges he spent 25 years and was greatly and deservedly esteemed in both as a man and Christian minister. Doctor Ashbel Green, late president of Princeton College, succeded him and preached his funeral.

Annals of the American Pulpit, Volume 3 - 1860 (see page 125)

Concerning the removal to Philadelphia of James Sproat, minister of a church in Guilford, Conn. Attributed to Ward by Trumbull. Place of publication suggested by Trumbull. Evans suggests Philadelphia. Evans 11507. Trumbull, J.H. Connecticut, 1536. Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 11507)

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 27: Extracts from the Journal of Rev. James Sproat, Hospital Chaplain of the Middle Department, 1778 (see page 441)

Biographical Sketch of the Life of James Sproat: The Life of Ashbel Green, Appendix F (see page 615)

No comments:

Post a Comment