Parsons, Moses a Congregational minister, was born at Gloucester, Mass., in 1716. He graduated at Harvard College in 1736; taught school at Manchester, and subsequently at Gloucester; was ordained at Bvfield, Mass., in 1744, and continued pastor of that Church until his death in 1783. He published several Sermons (1765, 1772, 1773). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1:448 sq.; Memoirs of Chief Justice Parsons (his son), ch, 2, 3, 7.