Safford, Jefferson Price, Dd
Safford, Jefferson Price, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, September 22, 1823. He graduated from the University of Ohio, at Athens, in 1843; taught at Dry Creek Academy, Covington, Kentucky, and at Indianapolis Academy, Ind., for two years each; was professor of mathematics at Covington, in 1847 and 1848; next entered Princeton Seminary, N.J., where he graduated in 1852; was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 5, 1851; taught mathematics at Richmond Academy, Richmond, Virginia, three years, supplying also, part of the time, the Church at Bethlehem, and was ordained by the Presbytery of West Lexington, at Frankfort, Kentucky, February 9, 1855. His fields of labor were the Church at Frankfort, from 1855 to 1857; pastor of First Church, Piqua, Ohio, from 1857 to 1862.; First Church, New Albany, Indiana, from 1862 to 1867, and district secretary of the Board of Missions for Ohio and Indiana from 1867 to 1870. He served as stated supply to Brownsville (Ohio) Church from 1870 to 1876, at the same time supplying also Fairmount Church from 1870 to 1877, Rosville Church from 1871 to 1873, acting as president of Zanesville University in 1871 and 1872, supplying Uniontown (Ohio) Church from 1871 to 1873, Hanover Church in 1873 and 1874, Kirkersville Church from 1874 to 1879, and Claysville and West Carlisle churches until his death, which occurred at Zanesville, July 10, 1881. Dr. Safford was also the accurate and efficient stated clerk of the Presbytery of Zanesville from 1873, and of the synod of Colisumbus from 1876. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1882, page 48.