Halley, Ebenezer, Dd
Halley, Ebenezer, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Scotland, August 1, 1801. He graduated from Edinburgh University, pursued his studies in theology under Dick and Chalmers; was ordained pastor at Leith, where he labored for ten years, and then removed to America. His first settlement was in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., as pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. After serving this Church ten years, he was called to the pastorate of the Second Street Presbyterian Church, Troy, where he remained seven years, and then became pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, Albany. After two years he retired in 1875, as its pastor emeritus. From 1878 he was chaplain of the State Senate. He died October 31, 1881. Dr. Halley was unusually well read in classical and English literature, but his leading, trait was his passion for preaching.. For a great part of his ministry he followed the Scottish method of writing and memorizing; he was at then same time ready, as few are, to respond to a sudden demand for a speech or a sermon. See New York Observer, November 10, 1881. (W.P.S.)