Rev. Samuel Andrew
b.29 Jan1655/56 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
d.24 Jan 1737/38 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
m. 22 Sep 1652
Facts and Events
Graduated From Harvard College, Class Of 1675.
Bet 1679 AND 1684 - Tutor at Harvard.
18 Nov 1685 - Ordained minister Of The First Church Of Christ, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. His salary as Pastor was at first one hundred dollars a year, to be paid in provisions and twelve dollars for wood. He was Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Milford for more than fifty-two years.
1686 - Married first wife Abigail Treat, eldest daughter Of Governor Robert And Jane Treat. Had eight children by Abigail.
1710 - His salary was increased to one hundred fifty dollars. 1715 - He was given use of the sequestered lands of the church during his life. 1735 - He was voted two hundred dollars annually during his life.
Founding of Yale
"One of the ten principal ministers of the Colony of Connecticut, who, in 1699, 'were nominated and agreed upon, by a general Consent both of the Ministers and People, to stand as Trustees or Undertakers to found, erect, and govern a College." After the death of Rector Abraham Pierson in 1707, Rev. Andrew was chosen Rector pro Tempore and the Senior Class was moved to Milford to be "under his immediate Care and Instruction." He continued as temporary rector until 1719, and again 1722-1726.
"He was considered one of the best scholars of his time; was one of the principal founders of the college; and deserves to be considered one of its greatest, as well as earliest benefactors."