Joseph Haven, an American clergyman, born in Dennis, Mass., in 1816, died in Chicago, May 23,1874. He graduated at Amherst college in 1835, studied in the Union theological seminary in New York, and graduated at the theological seminary at Andover in 1839. He was pastor of Congregational churches in Ashland and Brookline, Mass., in 1850 became professor of mental and moral philosophy in Amherst college, and in 1858 of systematic theology in the Chicago theological seminary. In 1870 he resigned his professorship on account of enfeebled health, and visited Germany, Palestine, and Egypt. In 1874 he was appointed professor of mental and moral philosophy in the university of Chicago. Dr. Haven has published "Mental Philosophy" (Boston, 1857), "Moral Philosophy" (1859), both extensively used as school text books, and "Studies in Philosophy and Theology" (Andover, 1869).
Joseph Heller, a German author, born in Bamberg, Sept. 22, 1798, died there, June 4, 1849. He left mercantile pursuits for the study of art, made extensive collections, and wrote biographies of Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, and other artists. Among his other works are Geschiclite der Holzschneidckunst (Bamberg, 1822), and Handbuch far Kupferstichsamm-lung (3 vols., 1823-'36).
Joseph Hewes, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, born at Kingston, N. J., in 1730, died in Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1779. He was educated at Princeton college, and went to Philadelphia to engage in mercantile business. About 1760 he removed to North Carolina, and settled in Edenton, and in 1774 was sent as a delegate to the general congress at Philadelphia. Soon after taking his seat he was appointed on a committee to " state the rights of the colonies in general, the several instances in which those rights are violated or infringed, and the means most proper to be pursued for obtaining a restoration of them," and aided in the preparation of its report. The congress adjourned in October, and a new one met in the succeeding May, of which Mr. Hewes was again chosen a member, and served on many important committees during 1775-6. In 1777 he declined a reelection, but resumed his seat in July, 1779.
Joseph Highmore, an English anatomist, born at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, in 1613, died in 1685. He resided at Sherborne in Dorsetshire, where he became eminent in the practice of his profession. His name is connected with the triangular cavity in the upper maxillary bone, lined with mucous membrane and communicating by a small opening with the middle passage of the nares, termed the antrum Highmorianum. Ho published in 1651 Corporis Humani Disquisltio Anatomica.
Joseph Holt, an American statesman, born in Breckenridge co., Ky., Jan. 6, 1807. He was educated at St. Joseph's college, Bards-town, and at Centre college, Danville, and in 1828 began to practise law at Elizabethtown, Ky., whence in 1832 he removed to Louisville, and in 1835 to Port Gibson, Miss. He returned to Louisville in 1842. In 1857 he was made commissioner of patents at Washington, and in 1859 became postmaster general under President Buchanan. In December, 1860, upon the withdrawal of John B. Floyd, he took temporary charge of the department of war. He afterward served in civil departments until September, 1862, when he was appointed judge advocate general of the army. He was brevet-ted as major general, March 13, 1865.