Underwood, Joseph

Underwood, Joseph a Congregational minister, was born at Bradford, Vt., Oct. 2, 1796. He acquired his preliminary education at Kimball Union Academy from 18'17 to 1820, and at Chesterfield Academy in 1821, and graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1824. 'His ordination occurred at New Sharon, Me., and he was pastor there from 1826 to 1831. During 1827-30 he was also serving as acting pastor at Industry. In this latter office he served the Church at North Augusta from 1832 to 1833. He Was installed pastor at Williamsburgh, Me., in 1833, and remained there two years, during which time he was also acting pastor at Sebec. The two years following he served as a home missionary in Foxcroft, Dover, Atkinson, Milo, and Bradford, when he was reinstalled at New Sharon, Feb. 22,1837, remaining there two and a half years. At Millport and Veteran, N. Y., he was installed pastor in 1841, and was dismissed in 1843. As acting pastor, he preached at Hardwick, Vt., for two years and then, in December, 1846, he was installed there, continuing in charge until February, 1858. During the following year he was acting pastor at Burke, Vt.; from 1860 to 1866 at Barnet; and from 1870 to 1872 he again served the Church at Burke. After the last date he resided, without charge, at Hardwick, of which town he was a representative in the Vermont Legislature in 1856, 1868, and 1869. He died July 27, 1876. See Cong. Quarterly, 1877, p. 426.

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