Stockton, Benjamin Brearley
Stockton, Benjamin Brearley, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Hackettstown, N.J., Jan. 31, 1790. After a complete academical course, he graduated at Middlebury College, Vt., in 1809; studied theology in the Andover Theological Seminary, Mass.; and was licensed and ordained by Utica Presbytery in 1812. He labored in the following churches: Skeneateles, Palmyra, Pompey, Camillus, Le Ray, Montgomery, Brockport, Genesee, and Phelps, all in Western New York. He was a member of Rochester City Presbytery from its organization until 1858, when he removed to Jersey City, N.J., and subsequently to Williamsburg, L.I., and became a member of Nassau Presbytery. Here he died, Jan. 10, 1861. Mr. Stockton "was a man of excellent understanding, careful culture, and full of faith and the Holy Ghost." See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 120.