Shaw, Joseph, Lld
Shaw, Joseph, LL.D., a minister of the Associate Church of America, was born in the parish of Rattray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Dec. 6, 1778. He received his preparatory education in his native village, and entered the University of Edinburgh a little before he had completed his thirteenth year. He graduated in 1794, and immediately entered the Associate Divinity Hall at Whitburn, where he remained five years, and in 1799 was licensed to preach. Application being made by the Walnut Street Church, Philadelphia, for a preacher, Mr. Shaw was appointed to the place. He accepted the appointment, and commenced to serve that people in the fall of 1805. In 1809 his lungs became affected, and in 1810 he terminated his ministry in Philadelphia. In 1813 he became professor of languages in Dickinson College, and in 1815 accepted the similar professorship in the Albany Academy. In 1821 he was honored with the degree of LL.D. from Union College. He died in August, 1824. He published a Sermon preached before the Albany Bible Society in 1820 (8vo); and his last sermon, The Gospel
Call, was published shortly after his death, with a brief biographical notice. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9, 85.