1786–1862

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 25, 1786, Pitts­ford, Ver­mont.

Died: June 27, 1862, Ge­ne­va, New York.

Buried: North Street Ce­me­te­ry, Au­burn, New York.

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Biography

Josiah was the son of Eb­en­e­zer Hop­kins and Ra­chel Mead.

His ed­u­ca­tion came from self stu­dy, and the tu­tel­age of Hol­land Weeks and Lem­u­el Hayes.

The Paw­let As­so­ci­a­tion li­censed him to preach in 1809, where­up­on he be­came a mis­sion­a­ry near Lake Cham­plain.

In 1809, he re­ceived a call and was or­dained at the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in New Ha­ven, Ver­mont. He was in­flu­en­tial in the lives of stu­dents at near­by Mid­dle­bury Col­lege, which gave him an hon­or­a­ry DD de­gree in 1843.

From 1830–46, Hop­kins served at the First Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Au­burn, New York.

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