Wakeley, Joseph B, Dd
Wakeley, Joseph B., D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Danbury, Conn., in 1809. He was converted when about sixteen, and in 1833 joined the New York Conference, which he served successively at Salisbury, Conn.; Lee and Lenox, Canaan, Stockport, Claverack, and Bloomville, N.Y.; Seventh Street, New York city; and in 1843 at Birmingham and Milfird. Conn. In 1844 he was transferred to New Jersey, in 1852 to New York East Conference, and two years later returned to the New York Conference. From 1866 to 1868 Dr. Wakeley was presiding elder of Poughkeepsie District, and for the next four years held the same office on the Newburgh District. He died in New York City, April 27, 1875. Dr. Wakeley was a remarkable man in many respects. His cast of mind was practical, He was a model pastor and a prudent counselor. As an ecclesiastical antiquarian he had no equal in the Church. His writings were mainly historical and biographical memoirs of early Methodism, and embrace Lost Chapters
Recovered from the Early History of Methodism Anecdotes of the Wesleys: — Anecdotes of Whitefeld: Heroes of Methodism: — Life and Sermons of Beaumont: and Boehm's Reminiscences. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, p. 55; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, vol. 7; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism. s.v.