Rockwell, Joel Edson, Dd
Rockwell, Joel Edson, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Salisbury, Vermont, May 4, 1816. In 1837 he graduated from Amherst College, and in 1841 from Union Theological Seminary, N.Y. The same Year he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Valatie; in 1847 of the Hanover Street Church, Wilmington, Delaware; in 1851 of the Central Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. After laboring constantly for eighteen years, he spent five months in Europe for the benefit of his health. During the war of the rebellion he served as a member of the Christian Commission. In 1878 he became pastor of the Edgewater Presbyterian Church, on Staten Island, where he remained until his death, July 29, 1882. Besides fulfilling the duties of an active pastor during all these years, he was a prolific writer, and contributed to a number of religious periodicals. See (N.Y.) Observer, August 3, 1882; Evangelist, same date. (W.P.S.)