Marshall, Joseph D
Marshall, Joseph D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Stanford, Conn., in Nov., 1804, of Congregational parentage. His early years were spent in mercantile life; he was converted when about twenty years old; felt a call for the ministry, and in 1827 entered the New York Conference, and was for two years stationed at Kingston Circuit. In 1829 he was appointed to New Pfalz Circuit; in 1830 to Flushing; in 1832 was transferred to Troy Conference, and appointed to St. Albans Circuit; next and successively to Pern, Charlotte, Shelburne, and Wesley Chapel, Albany; in 1837 was retransferred to the New York Conference, and appointed to Windham Circuit; in 1838 to Sag Harbor; in 1839 was superannuated, because of failing health; and, though he returned to effective work for a time, he only recovered his health in 1843, when he re-entered active work, and successively preached at Goshel, Conn., Birmingham, Reading, and New Canaan. Thereafter he was a superannuate. He died at Brooklyn, Jan. 9, 1860. "He magnified his office as a pastor in all the churches committed to his care ... He was characterized for his equanimity of disposition, and the pure tone of his devotional and experimental piety." See Smith, Sacred Memories, p. 232 sq.