Farnsworth, Benjamin F, Dd
Farnsworth, Benjamin F., D.D.
a Baptist minister and distinguished educator, was born about 1790. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1813; for a short time was editor of the Christian Watchman; and in 1826 was chosen first principal and professor of theology in the New Hampton Literary and Theological. Institution. In 1836 he was called to the presidency of Georgetown College, Kentucky, but shortly after went to Louisville, where he established the Prather Grove Seminary. Subsequently he was elected president of Union University, Murfreesborough, Tennesee, and then of the Memphis University. He died near Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 1851. See Amer. Baptist Register, 1852, page 416. (J.C.S.)