Cockin, Joseph an English Congregational minister, was born at Frizinghall, near Bradford, March 12, 1852. He conceived a desire to become a missionary in early childhood, and from that time read and studied with this end in view. He was educated at Cheshunt College by the London Missionary Society, for service in the foreign field; was ordained at Salem Chapel, Bradford, March 12, 1877, and sailed on the 29th for his station at Hope Fountain, Central Africa. He entered heartily upon his work, but his robust constitution yielded to the deadly climate, and he died February 3, 1880. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1881, page 363.