Risley, Ashabel Linn
Risley, Ashabel Linn, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Bullitt County, Ky., Feb. 14, 1804. He united with the Church Sept. 5, 1825, although he did not find peace until the 11th of the same month. He was licensed to preach July 27, 1827, and entered the itinerant ministry Sept. 16, 1827. He labored in the Kentucky, Rock River, and Southern Illinois Conference until 1866, when he took a superannuated relation, and removed to Lebanon, where he remained until the time of his death, Aug. 24, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1874, p. 126.