Greeley Surnames

The Granite Monthly
Volume XIV,December, 1892.
Published in 1892 p.383
Rev. Stephen S.N. Greeley, born in Gilmanton, January 23, 1813: died in Gilmanton, October 25, 1892.  Mr. Greeley graduated from Dartmouth College in 1835, his death being the forty-third in a class of fifty-one. From 1836 to 1838 he was principal of Gilmanton Academy, and in the latter year was graduated from Gilmanton Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the ministry on January 31, 1839, and installed pastor of the Congregational Church at Gilmanton Iron Works, where he remained until 1842. His later settlements up to the Civil War were at Newmarket, Chicopee, Mass., Great Barrington, Mass., and Grand Rapids, Mich.

Soon after the opening of the War of the Rebellion he enlisted at Grand Rapids, and was made chaplain of a regiment, which position he filled three years. After his discharge from the military service he accepted a pastorate at Oswego, N.Y., where he remained eight years, when he was a representative from Gilmanton in the legislature. During his last residence in Gilmanton Mr. Greeley led an active life, preaching in various places a considerable portion of the time, and also giving much attention to literary and historical writings and to educational matters. The deceased was an able theologian, a fine orator, and a distinguished and useful citizen.