Joseph Dana

Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 16 Nov 1827 (aged 85)
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 32455164 · View Source
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son of Joseph Dana and Mary Fulham

Graduated from Yale in 1760 and licensed to preach by 1763. He preached six months with much acceptance to the South Society in Boston, moving on to Ipswich where he was a candidate for a year before being offered an invitation for a permanent position. He was ordained in 1765 and remained there for sixty-two years. In 1801 he received a DD from Harvard in 1801.

m1 Mary Staniford, step daughter of Rev Nathaniel Rogers
- Mary Dana (1767-1855) m Major Thomas Burnnam
- Joseph Dana (1769-1849) m Lucy Temple, m2 Hannah Lyons

m2 Mary Turner, of Boston (1750-April 13th, 1803)
- Elizabeth Dana (1776-1865)
- Samuel Dana (1778-1864) m1 Susan Combs, m2 Harriet Bridge
- Sarah Dana (1780-) m Israel Thorndike

m3 Elizabeth Green, widow of the Rev. Ebenezer Bradford

"In person he was of about the common height and size, quick and active in his movements, of dark complexion, with marked and intelligent features. Though his voice was not strong, yet it was clear, and, in religious performances, it was accompanied with attractive fervor. In his manners he was kind, accessible, and gentlemanly. In morals he was exact, being diligent in business, punctual in engagements, refined and improving in conversation, and upright in his actions. His intellectual endowments were of a high order and richly improved with attainments in literature and theology. His style of writing was strong, lucid, and sententious. His piety was the same everywhere and at all times, bearing the impress of the Holy Spirit, and appearing as a sacrifice, acceptable in the sight of Deity. Thus constituted and sanctified by his Maker, Dr. Dana planned, purposed, and labored, during a long ministry, as not his own, but bought with a price; as constantly liable to be summoned before the bar of perfect justice and mercy. It was often his expressed desire, that he might not outlive his usefulness. His prayer in this respect was signally granted. Very few, of his advanced age, exhibited so much intellectual and physical power to the last." [Felt]

- The Life of Daniel Dana by W.B. Sprague (1866)
- The Fulham genealogy by Volney Sewall Fulham (1910)
- History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton by Joseph B. Felt (1834)

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