Danforth, Francis a Congregational minister, was born in New Hampshire in 1794. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1819, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1822; was ordained June 11, 1823; pastor at Greenfield, where he remained until 1831; at Winchester until 1839; of the First Church of Hadley, Massachusetts, until 1842; was without charge until 1844; was at Byron and Medina, N.Y., in 1845; stated supply of the Presbyterian Church at Clarence from 1846 to 1852, and thereafter without charge at the same place until his death, January 29, 1854. See Trien. Cat. of Andover Theol. Sem. 1870, page 50.