Rev. Joshua Augustus Stetson, M.D.

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Rev. Joshua Augustus Stetson

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 18, 1911 (92)
Place of Burial: Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Henry Goodwin and Maria Coolidge Stetson
Husband of Rebecca Steere
Father of Mary Jane Gilmore; Joshua Augustus Stetson, Jr.; Caroline Maria Lindsay and Charles Walter Stetson
Brother of Samuel L. Stetson; Maria L. Stetson; William F. Stetson and Charles H. Stetson

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About Rev. Joshua Augustus Stetson, M.D.

Name: Joshua A. STETSON , Sr Sex: M Census: S332 MA, RI Birth: abt 1819 in MA 1 Occupation: Free Will Baptisit Minister


   1850 CENSUS - Glocester, Providence, RI roll 846 p 178A fam 492.
   1860 CENSUS - Providence Ward 1, Providence, RI roll 1209 p 148 fam 281.
   1870 CENSUS - Providence Ward 9, Providence, RI roll 1480 p 371B fam 12.
   1880 CENSUS - Providence, Providence, RI roll 1213 p 204C fam 83.

Marriage 1 Rebecca STEERE b: 22 SEP 1815



   Has No Children Mary J. STETSON b: abt 1845 in RI
   Has No Children Joshua A. STETSON , Jr b: abt 1847 in RI
   Has Children Caroline M. STETSON b: abt OCT 1849 in RI
   Has No Children Charles W. STETSON b: abt 1858 in RI


   Title: Census records.
   Abbrev: Census records. 


Rev Joshua Augustus Stetson

   Birth 1 Apr 1819 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
   Death 17 May 1911 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
   Burial Acotes Hill Cemetery Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
   Memorial ID 182032848

Rev. Joshua A. Stetson, clergyman and physician, died in his home, 35 Hollis St, this city, this morning, following a brief illness. Dr. Stetson was the son of Charles and Maria Coolidge (Learned) Stetson. He attended school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, entering the ministry at an early age. Ordained as a Free Baptist clergyman, he occupied pulpits in different sections of New England. During the Civil War, he was in Taunton and as City Missionary also acted as almoner of the funds disbursed by the city for the benefit of the families of soldiers left destitute by the call to arms. During his ministry he became interested in the study of medicine in the interest of his wife, who was an invalid. For the past 42 years, he had practiced that profession and also had engaged in the manufacture of proprietary medicines, relinquishing his activities along these lines about two years ago. In 1842, he married Rebecca Louise Steere, daughter of the late Samuel Steere of Gloucester. He is survived by one son, Charles Walter Stetson, an artist, now in Rome, Italy (since deceased), and two daughters: Mrs. Mary Jane Gilmore (Theodore)and Mrs. Caroline M. Lindsey (Henry), five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The burial will be at Acote's Hill, Chepachet. Note: The above obituary was taken from a leading Providence RI paper in May 1911 and republished in Booklet 3 of The Stetson Kindred of America, Inc. comprising the papers read at the Stetson Reunions of 1910 and 1911 at Norwell, MA.

Family Members Spouse

   Rebecca Louise Steere Stetson


   Mary Jane Stetson Gilmore*
   Caroline Maria Stetson Lindsey*
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Rev. Joshua Augustus Stetson, M.D.'s Timeline

April 1, 1819
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
July 6, 1846
Age 27
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 29
March 25, 1858
Age 38
Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
May 18, 1911
Age 92
Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America