Roberts, Benjamin Titus, 1823-1893

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Clergyman and founder of the Free Methodist Church of North America.

From the description of Benjamin Titus Roberts family papers, 1832-1954 (bulk 1870-1900). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982622

Biographical Notes

Benjamin Titus Roberts

  • 1823, July 25: Born, Gowanda, N.Y.
  • 1842 - 1844 : Apprenticed at law
  • 1848: Graduated, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. Admitted to the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 1849: Married Ellen Lois Stowe
  • 1850: Ordained a deacon
  • 1852: Ordained an elder
  • 1858: Expelled from the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 1860: Organized Free Methodist Church, Pekin, N.Y. (now Free Methodist Church of North America) Began publication of The Earnest Christian
  • 1860 - 1893 : First General Superintendent, Free Methodist Church
  • 1866: Founded the A. M. Chesbrough Seminary (now Roberts Wesleyan College), North Chili, N.Y.
  • 1866 - 1890 : Editor, Free Methodist
  • 1893, Feb. 27: Died, Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Family Members Represented in the Benjamin Titus Roberts Family Papers

Titus Roberts married Sally Ellis (1803-1896) Benjamin Titus Roberts (1823-1893) married Ellen Lois Stowe (1825-1908) Benson Howard Roberts (1853-1893) married Emma J. Sellew George Lane Roberts married Anna A. Rice (d. 1881) Charles Stowe Roberts married Susan Lowden Benjamin Titus Roberts, Jr., married Sadie B. Kidwell Samuel Roberts

From the guide to the Benjamin Titus Roberts Family Papers, 1832-1954, (bulk 1870-1900), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith A.M. Chesbrough Seminary (North Chili, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Chili Seminary (North Chili, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Free Methodist Church of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Kysor, Kenneth. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church. Genesee Annual Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Rice family. family
associatedWith Rice family. family
associatedWith Roberts, Anna A. Rice, d. 1881. person
associatedWith Roberts, Benson Howard. person
associatedWith Roberts, Benson Howard. Benson Howard Roberts papers. person
associatedWith Roberts, Ellen Lois Stowe. person
associatedWith Roberts, Ellen Lois Stowe. Ellen Lois Stowe Roberts papers. person
associatedWith Roberts, Emma Sellew. person
associatedWith Roberts, Emma Sellew. Emma Sellew Roberts papers. person
associatedWith Roberts family. family
associatedWith Roberts family. family
associatedWith Roberts, George Lane. person
associatedWith Roberts, George Lane. George Lane Roberts papers. person
associatedWith Sellew family. family
associatedWith Sellew family. family
associatedWith Stowe family. family
associatedWith Stowe family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bradford (Pa.)
New York (State)--Rochester
Pennsylvania--Bradford
South America
South America
New York (State)--North Chili
Rochester (N.Y.)
Rochester (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Bradford (Pa.)
Subject
Methodist Church
Practice of law--Pennsylvania--Bradford
Methodist Church--Clergy
Methodist theological seminaries
Methodist Church--Missions
Methodist Church--New York (State)
Practice of law
Practice of law--New York (State)--Rochester
Methodist theological seminaries--New York (State)--North Chili
Occupation
Clergy
Function

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Birth 1823

Death 1893

English

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