Law, Joseph

Law, Joseph a Methodist minister, was born in Washington County, N.Y., October 10, 1798; was converted in 1815, and admitted into the New York Conference in 1830, after eight years' service as a local preacher. Although he had not enjoyed the advantages of early education, he soon, by unwearied perseverance. fitted himself for usefulness in the ministry, and quickly gained distinction among his ministerial brethren and among the people, and he was honored with some of the best appointments in the Conference. He was for many years confined in his labors to the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and New Haven (First and Second Church) and Hartford. In the city of Brooklyn he was instrumental in the building of five large churches. He was superannnuated in 1861, and died June 11, 1863. On his dying bed he frequently requested the sorrowing friends around him to sing'; and a little before his spirit departed, as they were singing one of his favorite hymns — "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand," etc. — his eye kindled with rapture, and he gave the whispered assurance, "All is well." — Smith, Sacred Memories, page 243.

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