Joseph Allan Christian was born at "Woodbourn," Charles City County, Va. 19 September 1880. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1902 and was a public school principal until entering Union Theological Seminary (Richmond) in 1905 from which he graduated in 1908. He married Evelyn Smith (b. 1882). Christian was a Presbyterian minister in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana and served as moderator of the synods of Mississippi (1929) and Louisiana (1944). He did work with the YMCA in France during World War I. After retirement, he was a supply minister in Virginia. Christian died 20 May 1968. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Joseph Allan Christian.