Monfort, David, Dd

Monfort, David, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1790. His ancestors were the Huguenot De Monforts of France, who were driven to Holland, and afterwards emigrated to this country about 1640. David Monfort was educated at Transylvania University, in Lexington, Ky., and graduated in the theological seminary at Princeton, N.J., in 1817; was licensed by Miami -Presbytery in 1818, and continued all his life a missionary preacher, acting at different times as the stated supply of Bethel Church, in Oxford Presbytery; Terre Haute Church, Indiana; Sharon Church, at Wilmington, Ohio; and a church in Franklin, Ind., where he labored for twenty years. In 1854 he became stated pastor of the church at Knightstown, Indiana; and in 1857 he removed to Macomb, Illinois, where he remained until his death, October 18, 1860. Dr. Monfort was a thoroughly trained minister, an able expositor, an excellent linguist, and an eloquent preacher. He published two sermons on Baptism and one on Justification, which appeared in a volume called Original Sermons by Presbyterian Divines in the Mississippi Valley. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, page 104.

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