Brierly, Benjamin

Brierly, Benjamin a Baptist minister, was born in York, England, November 24, 1811. He came to America in 1821, and united with the Church in Cunningham, Massachusetts, in 1831. He studied for four years at Newton and New Hampton. In 1835 he was ordained in Dover, N.H., and during the fourteen years thereafter he was pastor at Dover and Great Falls, N.H.; Springfield and Middlebury, Vermont; Manchester, N.H.; and Saleni, Massachusetts. In 1849 he went to California, and became pastor in Sacramento. Subsequently he was pastor at San Francisco for six years, at San Jose two years, and at Nevada City three years, where he died, July 21, 1863. An address, which, in 1847, he preached before the American Baptist Home Mission Society, had a wide circulation. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 133. (J.C.S.)

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