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Joseph Aikin Aspinwall

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rupert, Bennington, VT, USA
Death: Died in Nunda, Livingston County, New York, United States
Cause of death: Dysentery
Place of Burial: Nunda, Livingston , New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Salmon Aspinwall and Mary Aspinwall
Husband of Frances Aspinwall
Father of Joseph Aspinwall; David Aspinwall; Aikin Aspinwall; Murray Aspinwall and Mary Aspinwall
Brother of Mary Celinda Hungerford; Delatus Miles Aspinwall; Hannah Ann Aspinwall; David Montague Aspinwall and Joel Adonijah Aspinwall

Occupation: Universalist Minister for about 25 years
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
Last Updated:

About Joseph Aikin Aspinwall

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Rev Joseph Aikin Aspinwall

Birth: Jul. 25, 1812 Rupert Bennington County Vermont, USA Death: Oct. 24, 1860 Nunda Livingston County New York, USA

Rev. J. A. Aspinwall departed this life at his residence in Nunda, Livingston co., N.Y., on Wednesday, the 24th inst., after a long and painful sickness of the dysentery, aged 47 years. Alas! that we are compelled to make this announcement! But the sad message must be sent forth, carrying as it will, sorrow to many a fraternal and loving heart. When we noticed, week before last, his dangerous illness, we expressed the hope that his friends were unnecessarily alarmed at his condition, and that we might soon learn tidings of his convalescence. But this hope has been painfully frustrated. A Father who never errs in his wise and benevolent purposes, has ordered that our dear brother should languish into death, that he might the more speedily soar to life, and light, and joy, in the cloudless realms of immortality. To all who were acquainted with Br. Aspinwall and his history, it is needless to say, that in his death our great cause especially in this State has experienced a heavy loss, and one which will long be felt. For the last fifteen or twenty years he has taken an active and prominent part in all enterprizes [sic] of the denomination in the State of New York, and has greatly aided in maturing its organization and promoting its growth. At the time of his death he was Standing Clerk of the State Convention—an office he had most faithfully filled for several years. Little did we foresee that when we met him, some two months since, at the State Convention in Perry, in apparent health, and full of energy and zeal—discharging the double duty of Standing and Sessional Clerk—that we should so soon be called to proclaim the tidings of his decease... It is not our purpose to write a biography of the deceased. This duty we trust will be fulfilled by some one more familiar with the details of his early history and subsequent labors... Briefly we can state, that Br. Aspinwall was born and reared in Henderson, Jefferson co., N.Y. He undoubtedly came into the belief of the Gospel of Impartial Grace, under the preaching of Rev. Pitt Morse, who was one of the pioneers of Universalism in that region. He must also, we think, have listened in his younger days, to the beloved Father [Cornelius Gray] Persons, of Ellisburgh, N.Y.,...and of the venerable and much respected Rev. Seth Jones, still living at a good old age in Sackett's Harbor, N.Y. We have no data at hand to determine the question, but it is our impression that Br. Aspinwall has been in the ministry about twenty-five years. He has been located at Braman's Corners, Cooperstown, Rome, Clinton and Nunda—and possibly in one or two other places which have escaped our memory [including South Hartford, Fort Plain and Saratoga Springs]. At Clinton he was for about two years Principal of the Male Department of the Liberal Institute. He aided greatly in carrying out the wise plan of making the Institute building not only a boarding-house, but a Home for the students: the Principal and his family making it their residence—and in introducing those improvements in the edifice, and those measures in the management of the school, which have resulted in bringing the Institute into its present prosperous condition. Br. Aspinwall ranked well in our ministry as a theologian, preacher and pastor. His leading traits were devotion, zeal, perseverance in the discharge of his duties, both public and private, and in great amiability of disposition and kindness of heart. He was firm, courageous, and untiring in carrying forward any enterprize or measure which commended itself to his judgment, and could be relied on by his friends in any emergency. He was a sincere follower of Christ, and in the best sense a humble, loving, practical christian. In all the moral reforms of the day, he took a deep interest, and was never backward in lifting up his voice against any wrong, any injurious habits, any unjust laws which might afflict society or infringe upon the rights of his fellow men. He has always endeared himself to the hearts of the people wherever he has been called to labor, and hundreds will shed the tear of sorrow as they listen to the tidings of his departure. He leaves a faithful and loving wife [Frances Maine Aspinwall] and several children [including Joseph, David, Aikin, Murray and Mary]—to mourn his loss—a loss to them irreparable. We trust the denomination will remember them. He, like most clergymen, had probably gathered but little if any property, on which they can rely for a maintenance. The Convention having a fund at its disposal for this especial purpose, we hope the widow and orphans of so true and faithful a servant of the Master and member of our ministry, will receive (if need be) a generous allowance for their comfort. It is our earnest prayer that God's choicest blessing may rest on those called to mourn by this sorrowful dispensation of Providence.

Christian Ambassador, Auburn NY, Sat. 3 Nov. 1860 (a Universalist newspaper)


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Parents:
 Salmon Aspinwall (1783 - 1856)
 Mary Montague Aspinwall (1784 - 1850)

Spouse:
 Frances Main Aspinwall (1812 - 1891)

Sibling:
 Delatus M Aspinwall (1810 - 1888)*
 Joseph Aikin Aspinwall (1812 - 1860)
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Burial: Oakwood Cemetery Nunda Livingston County New York, USA Plot: Section OC1, Lot 77


Created by: Lochsa Record added: Feb 22, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 105667801

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Joseph Aikin Aspinwall's Timeline

1812
July 25, 1812
Rupert, Bennington, VT, USA
1860
October 24, 1860
Age 48
Nunda, Livingston County, New York, United States
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Nunda, NY, United States
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Cooperstown, NY, United States