Smith, Joseph (3), Dd

Smith, Joseph (3), D.D., a minister of the Presbyterian Church, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., July 15, 1796. He entered Jefferson College and was graduated in 1815. From thence he went to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1819. He was ordained and commenced preaching in Virginia, where he remained several years. He was principal of the academy at Staunton, Va., and also of that at Frederick City, Md. He subsequently became president of Franklin College, O., and also of a college at Frederick City. After this he became general agent of the Presbyterian synods of Western Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and Eastern Ohio. He was pastoi of the churches of Round Hill, and at Greensburg, Pa., at which latter place he died, Dec. 4, 1868. He was the author of Old Red Stone and a History of Jefferson College. He possessed great versatility of talent, and served the Church in the various relations he sustained to it with great acceptability and usefulness. See Plumley, Presbyterian Church, p. 296. (W. P.S.)

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