Rev Richard Salter Storrs

Rev Richard Salter Storrs

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Jun 1900 (aged 78)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 8 Lot 11641
Memorial ID 32385825 · View Source
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Storrs was born in Braintree, Massachusetts. He bore the same name as his grandfather (1763–1819), pastor at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, from 1785 to 1819, and his father (1787–1873), pastor at Braintree, Massachusetts, from 1811 to 1873 (except the years 1831-1836), both prominent Congregational ministers, who were descendants of Richard Mather.
He graduated at Amherst in 1839, studied law in Boston under Rufus Choate, graduated at Andover Theological Seminary in 1845, and was pastor of the Harvard Congregational church of Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1845-1846, and of the Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, New York, from 1846 until shortly before his death.
He was a conservative in theology, and an historical writer of considerable ability. From 1848 to 1861, he was associate editor of the New York Independent, which he had helped to establish; from 1887 to 1897 he was president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and he was prominent in the Long Island Historical Society.
His great-grandfather, John Storrs (1733–1799), a chaplain in the Continental Army, had been pastor of the Southold Church in 1763-1776 and in 1782-1787.

Name Richard Salter Storrs
Event Type Death
Event Date 05 Jun 1900
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Address 80 ... St
Gender Male
Age 78
Marital Status Widowed
Race White
Occupation Clergy man
Birth Year (Estimated) 1822
Birthplace US
Burial Date 08 Jun 1900
Cemetery Greenwood
Father's Name Richard Salter Storrs
Father's Birthplace US
Mother's Name Harriet Storrs
Mother's Birthplace US


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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 24 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32385825
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Richard Salter Storrs (21 Aug 1821–7 Jun 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32385825, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .