Born near Lucesco, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1803. He received his early education in a private Academy, and graduated from the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1829. He studied theology under the direction of the Rev. Dr. John Black of Pittsburgh, and was licensed by the Pittsburgh Presbytery, April 4, 1832. He was ordained sine cura by the same Presbytery, as a Home Missionary, April 4, 1833. He was installed pastor of the congregation of Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1834, which became the Allegheny congregation, October 17, 1865, and continued in this charge until October 13, 1868. In 1838, he was chosen Professor of Theology in the Allegheny Seminary, and resigned in 1845. He was re-elected to the professorship in 1856 and made Professor Emeritus in 1874. His labor in the Seminary continued until within one year of his death, which occurred March 21, 1892.
1841-Thomas Sproull.-A sermon on the doctrine of social covenanting together with how covenant keeping holds the key for Presbyterian reunion.
1845-Thomas Sproull.-This letter explains why by "higher powers" Paul did not mean the Roman powers of his day and why "higher powers" does refer to any legitimate civil government constituted according to the will of God.
1875-Thomas Sproull.-A sermon addressing three chief requirements for a legitimate constitution of civil government.
1885-Thomas Sproull.-A short examination of the unbiblical and anti-confessional practice of dedicating of church buildings. Sproull gives a short series of reasons for rejecting this as a relic of popery and unreformed.
1887-Thomas Sproull.-An excellent lecture on the practice of giving an exposition to the Psalms that are sung in the congregation. In this exercise, the first Psalm to be sung in congregational worship was usually chosen for an extended exposition that sometimes lasted as long as the sermon (from 20 minutes to nearly an hour). In this way, people are encouraged to sing with the understanding as well as the Spirit.