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FOWLER, Andrew, clergyman, born in Guilford, Connecticut, about 1765; died in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1851. He was graduated at Yale in 1783. having studied for the Protestant Episcopal ministry, he was ordained deacon, 21 June 1789, and priest, 11 June 1790, by Bishop Provost, of New York. While in College he performed the duties of a lay reader in New Haven and West Haven. After taking orders, he was rector of the united Churches at Peekskill and Highlands, and subsequently of the Church at Bedford, N.Y. After residing on Long Island and in Philadelphia, he became rector of Churches in Spotswood, Shrewsbury, and Middletown, New Jersey for a brief period he was in charge of the Church in Bloomingdale, N. Y., but in February 1807, he was elected rector of St. Bartholomew's parish, S. C. In 1812 he accepted missionary work in connection with the Protestant Episcopal society for the advancement of Christianity in South Carolina, and was usefully occupied during his last years at different points in the state, including Camden, Columbia, and Chatham.
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