Tuckerman, Joseph, Dd

Tuckerman, Joseph, D.D.

a Unitarian minister, was born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 18, 1778, and graduated from Harvard College in 1798. After devoting himself to the study of theology, under Rev. Thomas Thacher of Bedham, he was ordained and installed as pastor in Chelsea, Nov. 4, 1801. While at Chelsea, his attention was drawn to the temptations and necessities of seafaring men, and in the winter of 1811-12 he founded the first society for the religious and moral improvement of seamen. In 1116 Mr. Tuckerman visited England in search of health, but soon returned without having experienced much apparent advantage from his tour. He resigned his charge at Chelsea in 1826, preaching his farewell sermon on Nov. 4. He immediately entered upon his work as minister at large in Boston, devoting himself to the visitation of the poor and destitute for the remainder of his life. In 1833 he again went to Europe, returning in the following year. He died in Havana, whither he had gone for his health, April 20, 1840. He published a large number of Sermons, Letters, Essays, etc. (1800-38). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:345.

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