Christmas, Joseph Stibbs
Christmas, Joseph Stibbs a Presbyterian minister, was born at Georgetown, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1803. He studied at the, academy in Beavertown; in 1815 entered Washington College, and, after completing his collegiate course, engaged for some time in the study of medicine. In 1820 he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, where he remained over two years. He was licensed by the Philadelphia Presbytery in April 1824, and ordained August 1 by the New York Presbytery; in May following he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Montreal, and discharged his duties faithfully four years. He was afterwards agent of the American Bible Society one year, pastor of the Bowery Church, New York city, and died March 14, 1830. He wrote The Artist, a poem (1819), besides several pamphlets and contributions to periodicals. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:662.