Rev Benjamin Gilbert Riley

Rev Benjamin Gilbert Riley

Birth
Middlefield, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 11 Sep 1884 (aged 74)
Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 67409388 · View Source
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Presbyterian minister, Lodi; was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1810; he began his preparatory course at Hartwick Seminary, Otsego Co.; continued under Dr. Hazelius, and at Jefferson, Schoharie Co., under Rev. Wm. Salisbury; in 1831, he entered the sophomore class of Williams College, graduating in 1834; entered Andover Theological Seminary in the fall of 1834, where he remained one year, when he assumed the principalship of Oxford Select Seminary, New York; he entered the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1837, graduating in 1839; he began the ministry as Pastor of the Congregational Church at Hartwick, N. Y.; thence to Livonia, Livingston Co., in 1843, where he remained till 1855, when he became Principal of Genesee Model School, Lima, N. Y.; resigned on account of failing health in the spring of 1856; thence to Horseheads, N. Y.; came to Lodi in September, 1857, where he was Pastor of the Presbyterian Church for six years, when he was appointed Synodical Missionary of Wisconsin; he served in this capacity for thirteen years, resigning in July, 1877.
Mr. Riley was married to Anna Farrell, born at Detroit, Mich.; has had five children, three of whom are living, viz., Laura E., Edward F. and Dr. Charles P. Riley, of Prairie du Sac; Mary F. married Capt. George M. Humphry; died Feb. 29, 1880; Ellen S. died in Livonia, N. Y., in 1849. Mr. Riley began teaching at 14 years of age, and has always been an earnest worker in the cause of education.

Information for The History of Columbia County, Wisconsin, 1880.


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b. Middlefield, Otsego Co. NY, d. Prairie du Sac WI


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  • Added: 24 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67409388
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Benjamin Gilbert Riley (7 Aug 1810–11 Sep 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67409388, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by K Steckelberg (contributor 47115031) .