Hillyer, Asa, Dd (2)
Hillyer, Asa, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Massachusetts, April 6, 1763. He graduated at Yale College in 1786; was ordained by the Presbytery of Suffolk, L.I., in 1788; called to Bottle Hill (now Madison), N.J., in 1789; to the First Presbyterian Church of Orange in 1801; resigned his charge when he was seventy years of age, and died at Orange, August 28, 1840. During his pastorate at Orange he made a missionary tour through northern Pennsylvania and western New York, and preached the first sermon ever heard in what is now the city of Auburn. See Tuttle, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Madison, N.J. (New York, 1855), page 39; Aikman, Historical Discourse Concerning the Presbyterian Church, Madison, N.J. (1876), page 8.