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Rev Hosea Joslin
Birth: Jan. 1, 1796
Death: Feb. 26, 1880

Hosea Joslin was born in Deerfield, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

He was an exhorter in the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mays Landing, Atlantic County, New Jersey circa 1825-1880, and is mentioned as being a preacher of the Methodist circuit riders at the Old Catawba Meeting House and Burial Ground.

Hosea noticed that the sailors who would occasionally attend services would stop visiting after a few Sundays. He investigated, and learned they were uncomfortable among the inland people and were too poor to pay rent for pews or contribute to collection plates.
Hosea owned a plot of land on Sugar Hill in Mays Landing, where much of the incoming cargoes were stored. So on this lot he built, through his own labor and with some of the dockmen, a small chapel that was dedicated January 1, 1874, for the exclusive use of the waterfront churchgoers. It was a success, and services were held in the chapel by Reverend Joslin until his death in 1880.

A short time later the people of Mays Landing decided a chapel was needed at Union Cemetery, and the Sugar Hill Chapel was moved there. It was little used, however, and fell into decay.

In 1961, the chapel was purchased by Fred and Ethel Noyes, who owned the Historic Towne of Smithville. It was moved there, restored, and was used for weddings and church related activities for many years. It was a favorite of visitors.
Hosea's great great grandchild, James McCarthy, was married in the church while it still existed as such, back in the early 1980's, and many family members attended and have fond memories of it.
But after the death of the Noyes, Smithville was sold, the grounds were remodeled, and the chapel was gutted and turned into a store. It now stands in the original section of Smithville, next to what used to be the old mill, and is currently a sporting goods shop.

(written July 2011)

Notes: Served in the War of 1812.

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Hosea and Margaret's children were:

1. Jonathan Joslin (11 MAR 1816-____)
2. Catherine Joslin (3 SEP 1820-23 FEB 1890)
3. Lise Ann Joslin (24 JUL 1822-16 SEP 1824)
4. Enoch N. Joslin (20 MAY 1824-4 Feb 1904) m. Lydia Ann _____
5. John Joseph Joslin (23 FEB 1825-18 AUG 1827)
6. Charles Pitman Joslin (7 MAR 1828-____)
7. Daniel P. Joslin (16 APR 1830-29 Jul 1883) m. Asenath I. Palmer
8. Mark Carman Joslin (2 JUL 1832-17 Jan 1914) m. Mary Ellen Gibson
9. Mary Ann Joslin (27 Jul 1836-21 Jun 1880) m. Elias C. Ackley
10. Hosea B. Joslin (20 MAY 1837-14 Jul 1918) m. Amanda B. Garrison
11. Joseph A. Joslin (25 Dec 1843-6 Jul 1878)

Family links: 
  Jonathan Joslin (1769 - 1805)
  Phebe Joslin (1773 - 1804)
  Margaret Carman Joslin (1795 - 1891)*
  Jonathan Joslin (1816 - 1900)*
  Catherine C. Joslin Mason (1820 - 1890)*
  Lise Ann Joslin (1822 - 1824)*
  Enoch N Joslin (1824 - 1904)*
  John Joseph Joslin (1825 - 1827)*
  Charles Pitman Joslin (1828 - ____)*
  Daniel Pitman Joslin (1830 - 1883)*
  Mark Carman Joslyn (1832 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Joslin Ackley (1836 - 1880)*
  Hosea B. Joslin (1837 - 1918)*
  Joseph A Joslin (1843 - 1878)*
  Daniel Joslin (1794 - 1862)*
  Hosea Joslin (1796 - 1880)
*Calculated relationship

(Left Side)

Hosea Joslin
Feb. 26th 1880
Aged 84 yrs. 1 mo. 26 dys.
He was an exhorter in
the M. E. Church for 55
years and was zealous
toward God and man
accomplishing much good
for the master.

(Right Side)

Margaret Joslin
Feb. 9th 1891
Aged 95 years.
Happily converted in
early life; Instrumental
in the conversion of
her husband; A faithful
Christian over 70 years
A crowned saint in heaven
Her memory is blessed.

(Bottom section, below Hosea and Margaret:)

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours;
And their works do follow them.

(Revelation 14:13)
Note: NOTE TO FAMILY: If you have more information please click Edit/Suggest a Correction to contact me.--greatgrands
Union Cemetery
Mays Landing
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Jul 14, 2011
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