Joseph Patterson Engles (1793-1861)
He was the son of Silas and Annie (Patterson) Engles, and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
January 3d, 1793, and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1811. In 1813 he was appointed
co-master of the Grammar school of that institution. In 1817 he was associated with Samuel B. Wylie,
D.D., in conduction an academy, and, after Dr. Wylie's withdrawal from it, it was under his sole charge
for twenty-eight years. In February, 1845, Mr. Engles was elected by the Board of Publication as its
Publishing Agent, and in this position realized the expectations of the friends of the Board. He was
an elder in the Scots Presbyterian Church until the time of his death, April 14th, 1861.
Source: Alfred Nevin, 1884, Enclyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Including the Northern and
Southern Assemblies Presbyterian Encyclopedia Publishing Co. Philadelphia, PA.
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