Parsons, David D.D., a Congregational minister, was born Jan. 28, 1749, at Amhersta Mass. He graduated at Harvard College in 1771, entered the ministry in 1775, and was ordained pastor in Amherst, Oct. 2 1782, and resigned Sept. 1,1819. He felt much interest in the cause of education, and gave land for the site of an academy which has since become Amherst College. Parsons died May 18, 1823. He published several of his Sermons (1788,1795, et al.). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2:120.