Torrey, Reuben a Congregational minister, was born at Weymouth, Mass., April 3, 1789, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1816. He was licensed to preach, in 1817 by the Rhode Island Congregational Consociation, and, while pursuing his theological studies, preached more or less in different places. He was ordained in May, 1820, and became pastor of the Congregational Church in Eastford, Conn., where he remained for twenty years (1820-40). On resigning, he acted as a supply of the pulpit of the Church in North Mansfield, Conn., for two years (1841- 43), and for the next five-years (1843-48) was pastor of the Church in Prospect, Conn. Subsequently he was pastor for seven or eight years of the Church in North Madison, Conn., and in 1852 removed to Elmwood, a part of Providence, R. I., to take charge of a Church newly formed in that section of the city.
His pastorate with this Church continued for eight years (1852-60). The remainder of his life was spent in Providence, where he died, Sept. 22, 1870. (J. C. S.)