Syracuse, New York

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Syracuse, New York - ol of distuibed.--<b'(«/i- o' yourpcrinht-ou he...
ol of distuibed.--<b'(«/i- o' yourpcrinht-ou he he theiifoslor-ing of r jour- J>iM>.--Tho Kev. Joseph Myers, a member of .« l'leshvl.-i y ol i>\ da;;a, did 10 J.i .-crowd Onoiniaira county, of disease of the liver, 1'eb. aged ho year.,. He was born ill Herkimer, N. V., and pro fessed faith in the love of Jesus Christ when of age. He graduated at Union College in 1821 , nnd having reputably passed through a regular course ut 1'ilncctoii Theological Seminary, wan licensed to prcacli by the l'rc-sbytcry of Troy, in 1821, His lirst 11 Minister ol thcllosjul were in !/:H-y iind Brockport, devoting about eight years to j three feeble churches,' Jike many others in this it that time, receiving aid from the Home Missionary Society. In these labors lie was ;i-catlv hlesscu 111 the co.-iv, r.-cc-n ol souls not only, but encouraging and aiding tlio nttor in. milling 11 church cuiiico. lie was pastor stn.-essively of tho churche* in I.ockport, Waterville, Salina and Liverpool. Ho was a. man of ile, Med piety. Dm. Alexander and Mill,:: co>,f mended him us- a man of ardent piety, ofsdong vangclical principles, of respectable talent, and stccmcd by all who know him. This'was his cliiiiucter to the end. Soriuusu, ss and ahilily characterizeil his pulpit exercises, and ids social lie dgbly ituelligenf and pi-.iis u-cison who had been intimately a, ouaintcd with him ars, rcmiukcd that he hail never known io conscientious 11 person. His teodcr- 11 wrong, and led him to do, takin;; the woid ,f Cod for hit guide, whatever ho thought to ie his duty, though often subjccti dded t places the imreli ; but tl I.01 of of lirst the blush make ole, dis f bh ssr.l his labors iu Loekpoi t, Wolervilic and ialiiiH. In the former place 101 persons were idded lo the church at one lime, other* subso- [iiendy. Many of his btetheren in the Milia ry well remember his fuitbfullness in the ten leruuco cause— sufl'ering persecution iu 01 jihice where he had settled, U> such u degre that hu said in his pulpit " that he would gii 110 more lor his head than lor -John the Bitf tist, were it not for the law." Thus he labored than forty years, in season and out of so for every good cause— the Bible, Tract House Missionary, Sabbath School, giving liberally lo each while in health, l-'or ucarly three ycarB previous to his death, ho has sullereet 01 physical effort, and had not given t- loot objects ns had been his former habit. But , he icinemb icd them at last, leavin: of several hundred dollars to the different be-, nevoient societies, thus testifying that tiou of his must be given to the Lord. Thus, 1 good man gone— one who will he greatly cd in this county, where he has lived for ity years a bright nnd shining lifl-.t in (lie ihureh. Iu all tie relations of life, us husband, father and friend, ho was over tender, affectionate and kind— proverbially kind to the poor of his nock, and encouraging not only us pastor hut ,/ricnd. But his over-taxed frame of sorrow cud trouble yielded to disease. His mind, at hues, was greatly depressed, but quietly he yielded up his life— his end was peace. Ile has gone to his rest and reward, h aving a deeply irrowing family to mourn his loss. Com. s this tiful for to p

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  1. Syracuse Daily Courier And Union,
  2. 15 Mar 1860, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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