Buckland, Rabbi Joseph Wales, Dd
Buckland, Rabbi Joseph Wales, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Deerfield, Oneida County, N.Y., December 16, 1829. His father was a Baptist minister. The son was a graduate, with valedictory honors, at Madison University in the class of 1849. His taste for historical studies was developed and matured in the excellent private library of Reverend W.R. Williams, D.D., of New York. His theological studies were pursued at the Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., where he graduated in 1855. On June 21 of the same year he was ordained pastor of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, in Madison Street, N.Y., where he remained but a short time. After serving the Church in Sing Sing for a time (1857-64), he returned, in 1865, to New York, and for five years was pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Twenty-third Street. In 1867 he became professor of ecclesiastical history in the Rochester Theological Seminary, and labored with the most untiring industry until his physical energies broke down, and he died January 30, 1877. See (N.Y.) Examiner and Chronicle. (J.C.S.)