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Joseph WILLARD[1]


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  • Gender  Male 
    Died  UNKNOWN 
    Person ID  I470  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    Father  Samuel WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F190  Group Sheet

     1. Sidney WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. Joseph WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID  F191  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Joseph, clergyman, born in Biddeford, Maine, 9 January, 1738; died in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 25 September, 1804, was left fatherless at an early age, and made several coasting voyages. Through the generosity of friends he entered Harvard, was graduated in 1765, and in the next year was chosen tutor there, remaining until 1772. He was ordained colleague, with the Reverend Joseph Champney, of the 1st Congregational church in Beverly, Massachusetts, on 25 November, 1772, and in 1781 was elected president of Harvard, serving until his death, His only publications were a few sermons, a Latin address on the death of Washington, prefixed to the Reverend David Tappan's " Discourse" (Cambridge, 1800), and mathematical and astronomical papers in the "Memoirs of the American Academy," and the "Transactions" of the Philosophical society. He was a sound Greek scholar, and left a Greek grammar in manuscript.

      Joseph's nephew, Samuel, clergyman, born in Peters-ham, Massachusetts, 19 April, 1775; died in Deerfield, Massachusetts, 8 October, 1859, spent his early life on his father's farm, and, receiving an injury in the back which unfitted him for agricultural labor, prepared for college, was graduated at Harvard in 1803. He was-a tutor at Bowdoin in 1804-'5, studied theology there and in Cambridge, and in 1807 became pastor of the Congregational church in Deerfield, where he remained until he resigned in 1829, owing to loss of sight, He then conducted a school with his son-in-law in Hingham, Massachusetts, for three years, and occasionally preached. He became a member of the American academy of arts and sciences in 1815, and received the degree of D.D. from Harvard in 1826. In addition to many pamphlets, sermons, and school-books, he published the "Deer field Collection of Sacred Music" (1808) ; " Original Hymns" (1823); "Index to the Bible, with Juvenile Hymns" (1826) ; " The Franklin Primer" (1826) ; a "General Class-Book" (1828) ; "Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled: a Collection of Hymns" (1830); and an "Introduction to the Latin Language" (1835).

  • Sources 
    1. [S02570], edited by Appletons Encyclopedia, (copyright 2001 Virtualology).