Uncles, Joseph a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born Feb. 17, 1812, in Anne Arundel County, Md. He was converted when about eighteen years old; followed school-teaching for some time in Eastern Pennsylvania; graduated at Alleghany College in 1838; labored two years as professor of moral science in Madison College, Uniontown, Pa., and subsequently as principal of Woodsfield Academy, O., and at Meadville. In 1843 he joined the Erie Conference, and labored successively at Greenville, Randolph, Forestville, Portland, Jamestown, Silver Creek, Northeast, and Painesville, In 1854 Mr. Uncles was prostrated by disease, and retired to Meadville, where he spent two years as a superannuate, and where, after two years labor at Sharon, he died, Nov. 12,1858. He was devout, energetic, and eminently successful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1859, p. 198; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.