Simeon Jocelin

JOCELIN, Simeon. b. Branford, Connecticut, 22 October 1746; d. New Haven, Connecticut, 5 June 1823.  Jocelin was a tunebook compiler, composer, clock maker, engraver, and storekeeper.  The son of Nathaniell Joslin (b. 1722) and Anne Wade Joselin (nda), Simeon Jocelin married Luceana Smith on 17 June 1789, and they had a son name Nathaniel Jocelin.  The surname, Jocelin, appears also as Joslin and Jocelyn in various records. Jocelin is remembered in hymnology primarily for his compilation, in collaboration with Amos Doolittle (1754-1832), of The Chorister’s Companion: or Church Music Revised, published in several editions and three parts during 1782-1792.  The first edition, with Preface...

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