Joseph Smith (Presbyterian minister, born 1796)

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Joseph Smith
Born July 15, 1796
Died Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Parent(s) Rev. David Smith
Relatives Joseph Smith Grandfather
Offices held
President of Franklin College

Joseph Smith was a Presbyterian minister, author, and academic.

The grandson of Joseph Smith, the frontier missionary, he graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1815 and attended Princeton Theological Seminary from 1817-1818. He was licensed to preach in 1819 and worked as a missionary in Virginia from 1818-1822. He was President of Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio from 1837 to 1838.


Academic offices
Preceded by
Johnson Welsh
President of Franklin College
Succeeded by
Jacob Coon