Sill, George G

Sill, George G., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Lyme, Conn., Jan. 26, 1791. He received a good education, studied theology at Auburn Seminary, N.Y. was licensed by Rochester Presbytery in 1821, and ordained by the same in 1825 as an evangelist among the new settlements of the presbytery. He afterwards preached at Mendon, N.Y., for some years. In 1827 he edited the Rochester Observer, the first religious newspaper in Western New York. He removed, in 1835, to Illinois, where, in 1841, he joined the Reformed Dutch Church, and labored at Brunswick, Peoria Co. In 1849 he removed to Farmington, Mich., and finally returned East with no regular charge, preaching in the vicinity of Albany, N.Y., to the poor and destitute. He died May 28, 1859. Mr. Sill was a good scholar, and specially fond of antiquarian research. He was the author, of a Verse Book of Scripture for Sunday schools (Rochester, 1834, 8vo): — a Manual of the History and Polity of the Reformed Dutch Church: — and a Genealogical History of the Sill Family (Albany, 1859, 12mo), posthumous. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 204; Whitmore, Hand-book of Amer. General. p. 158. (J.L.S.)

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