Rusling, Joseph

Rusling, Joseph, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born near Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, May 12, 1788. He came to this country when about seven years of age, and settled in New Jersey. He joined the Church in 1808, commenced preaching in 1812, and in 1814 was admitted on trial in the Philadelphia Conference, of which he remained an active member until his death, July 6, 1839. Mr. Rusling established the first Methodist book store in Philadelphia. He published a few Sermons, and Hymns or Sunday schools. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7, 551; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.

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