Jones, Joseph Huntington, Dd

Jones, Joseph Huntington, D.D.

an able Presbyterian minister, and brother of judge Joel (see above), was born at Coventry, Conn., Aug. 24, 1797, and graduated at Harvard College in 1817. After teaching a short time at Bowdoin College, he decided on the ministry for his life work, and entered Princeton Theological Seminary. His first charge he entered June 1, 1824 at Woodbury, New Jersey. The year following, after a most successful work on the small and feeble charge, he was called to New Brunswick, and was installed the second Wednesday of July, 1825. In 1838 he removed to Philadelphia, to take charge of the Sixth Presbyterian Church in that city, and he continued his relation there for twenty-three years. "Beginning with a church reduced so low that a resuscitation was deemed well nigh impossible, and struggling with difficulties that would have discouraged ordinary men, a manifest blessing crowned his efforts." In 1861, finding that the secretaryship of the committee on the "fund for disabled ministers," etc., which he had filled nearly for seven years in connection with his pastoral duties, was of itself onerous enough in its duties, he resigned his position as pastor, and devoted himself hereafter entirely to this noble cause of providing for those of his brethren who were in need of assistance. He died Dec. 22, 1868, in the midst of his work, "suddenly, as it were with the harness on." In 1843 Lafayette College conferred on him the degree of D.D. Dr. Jones published Revivals of Religion (Phila. 1839): — Effects of Physical Causes on Christian Experience (1846, and often, 18mo): — Memoir of the Rev. Ashbel Green, D.D. (N.Y. 1849, 8vo): — History of the Revival at New Brunswick in 1837; and several of his sermons and essays. — Princeton Reviews, Index, vol. 2, 222 sq.

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