Patterson, Joseph A
Patterson, Joseph A.
a Presbyterian minister, was born near Academia, Juniata County, Pa., in 1833. He received his preparatory education at Tuscarora Academy, and in 1853 entered Lafayette College, Pa. After graduating, he spent a year teaching in Tuscarora Academy, and while there, and during a great revival, he received a fresh baptism, which, along with other influences, determined him to study for the ministry. In 1860 he graduated at the theological seminary at Princeton, N.J., and immediately went into the employ of the Board of Domestic Missions, laboring for several months in the vicinity of Luzerne, Warren County, N.J. Subsequently he accepted a unanimous call from Lick Run Church, Jacksonville, Pa.; was ordained and installed July, 1862; and, after a short pastorate of two years and a half, died Dec. 31, 1864. Mr. Patterson was a systematic, practical, earnest minister. See Wilson, Pesb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, p. 140. (J. L. S.)