Penny, Joseph, Dd
Penny, Joseph, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Ireland, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the University of Glasgow. Two years after he came to America he taught in the academy at Flushing, L.I. In 1821 he took charge of the First Church, Rochester, N.Y.; in 1832 of that at Northampton, Massachusetts, and in 1835 became president of Hamilton College. After leaving that institution, in 1839, he removed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and from there to Pontiac, where his health failed, and he returned to Rochester. He died there, March 20, 1860. Dr. Penny was a man of superior abilities and fine education. In 1829 he visited his native land and organized temperance societies there. See Mears, Presbyterianism in Central New York,. pages 319, 630.