Thomas Edwin Vassar (1834–1918) was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was a nephew to Uncle John Vassar and was related to Matthew Vassar (of Vassar College). During the Civil War, Thomas was Chaplain to the 150th New York Infantry and witnessed Uncle John’s Civil War ministry firsthand. After the war he was pastor to the South Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.
Uncle John Vassar.