The first person from India to visit USA was from Madras in 1790
I read in many places that the first Indian to have visited USA from India was from Madras and he visited Massachusetts. After a long research I found out that the particulars about that man is mentioned in a book called
Counseling Asian Indian Immigrant Families: A Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Model
By Varughese Jacob
Here is a photo of the information given about him in that book. WE understand that he was sailor from Madras.