Stevens, Joseph B

Stevens, Joseph B., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Brookfield, Conn., Aug. 3, 1801. He was educated at Bowdoin College, studied theology in Bangor, Me, was licensed by the Congregational Association of Maine, and labored as a home missionary for two years in the state at large, when he was ordained over the Second Congregational Church, Falmouth, Me., in 1826. In 1834 he removed to the South, to improve his health, and subsequently taught and preached at Brunswick, Ga., for two years amid a half; at Darien two years; pastor of the Smyrna and Bethany churches, Newton County; supplied a church near Griffin one year, and Pachitta Church five years. He died May 9, 1860. Mr. Stevens was a good scholar and an earnest, practical preacher. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 107.

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