Hodges, Joseph a Baptist minister, was born at Norton, Mass., May 19, 1806, and was a graduate of Waterville College in the class of 1830. He took the full course of study at the Newton Theological Institution (1830-33), and was licensed to preach by the Church at Canton, Mass. in April 1831. He was ordained at Weston, Nov. 18, 1835, and was pastor of the Church in that place four years (1835-39). He had pastorates of a shorter or longer duration at Amherst, Coleraine, Three Rivers, Palmer, East Brookfield, and North Oxford, all in Massachusetts, for fifteen years (1840-55). For six years (1855-61) he was an agent of the American and Foreign Bible Society. He died at Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 23,1863.