Linsley, Joel H, Dd

Linsley, Joel H., D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Cornwall, Vermont. July 16, 1790. Under private tuition, and afterwards at the Addison County Grammar- school, he acquired his preliminary training, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1811. For a year he taught school in Windsor, and in 1812 began the study of law. In 1813 he was appointed tutor in Middlebury College, holding that position for more than two years, still prosecuting his legal studies. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1815, went into a law partnership, and continued in-practice until 1822. Previously, in 1812, he was licensed to preach, and for a time studied at Andover Theological Seminary. After eight months of missionary labor in South Carolina he returned to New England, was ordained, in 1824, pastor of the South Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, and remained until 1832, in which year he was installed pastor of the Park Street Church, Boston. He resigned to assume the presidency of Marietta College in 1835, and held that position for about ten years. Then for two years he was in the service of the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education at the West. In December 1847, he became pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich; Connecticut, and died there March 22, 1868. He published a volume of lectures on the Relations and Duties of the Middle Aged, besides orations, addresses, reviews, and sermons. See Cong. Quarterly, 1868, page 380.

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