1789–1855

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 17, 1789, Fal­con Street, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 27, 1855, Hamp­stead, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Buried: Abney Park Ce­me­te­ry, London, Eng­land.

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Biography

Josiah was the son of an en­grav­er and book­sell­er, and fa­ther of Eus­tace Con­der.

He lost his right eye at age five, due to a bad small­pox vac­ci­na­tion. How­ev­er, his gifts led him to be a suc­cess­ful au­thor, ed­it­or and pub­lish­er. He ed­it­ed The Ec­lec­tic Re­pub­lic and The Pa­tri­ot, and wrote books on a wide va­ri­e­ty of se­cu­lar and re­li­gious sub­jects.

A mem­ber of the Con­gre­ga­tion­alist de­no­mi­na­tion, his Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn-Book sold 90,000 co­pies in its first se­ven years.

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