Rev Francis Brown

Rev Francis Brown

Birth
Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 27 Jul 1820 (aged 36)
Burial Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 61678821 · View Source
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third President of Dartmouth College (1815–1820)

FRANCIS BROWN, D.D. was the son of Benjamin and Prudence (Kelly) Brown, and was born at Chester, NH, January, 1784; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1805, appointed tutor there in 1806, retaining the position until the summer of 1809; ordained and installed as pastor of the Congregational Church, North Yarmouth, ME, January 11, 1810; elected Professor of Languages in Dartmouth College the same year, but declined; married February 4, 1811; elected President of Dartmouth College in August, 1815, and inaugurated September 27, 1815; he died at Hanover, NH, July 27, 1820. The Presidency of Hamilton College was offered him under date of March 17, 1817, but declined, May 28th. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from both Hamilton and Williams Colleges in 1819. For contributions to the literature of his profession he had little time or strength. Several of his addresses and sermons were published, viz.: Address on Music, delivered before the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, 1809; The Faithful Steward; Sermon at the Ordination of Allen Greeley, 1810; Sermon on the Occasion of the State Fast, 1812; Sermon before the Maine Missionary Society, 1814; Sermon at the Ordination of Jonathan Greenleaf, at Wells, Me., 1815; Calvin and Calvinism, 1815; Reply to the Rev. Martin Ruter's Letter Relating to Calvin and Calvinism, 1815; Sermon before the Convention of Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers of New Hampshire, Concord, N. H., 1818.

Children:
- Nancy Brown (1819-1842)

Sources:
- Memorial of Samuel Gilman Brown (1886)
- The history of Dartmouth college By Baxter Perry Smith (1878)
- Special collections at Dartmouth


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  • Created by: LadyGoshen
  • Added: 15 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61678821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Francis Brown (11 Jan 1784–27 Jul 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61678821, citing Dartmouth College Cemetery, Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by LadyGoshen (contributor 46951894) .