Parsons, Joseph (1), a Congregational minister, flourished in the early part of last century. He was born about 1671, and was educated at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1697. He then studied theology, and became minister of Lebanon, Conn., in 1700. In 1708 he accepted a call to Salisbury, and there died in 1740. He published an Ordiniation Sermon (1733).