Simpson, Benjamin Franklin
Simpson, Benjamin Franklin, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at York, Me., Dec. 30, 1835, and was educated at Wilbraham, Mass. In 1858 he went to Rahway, N.J., to take charge of an academy; then to the Biblical Institute at Concord, in 1860. He joined the Newark Conference in 1862; was drafted into the army July 13, 1864, and in October was appointed chaplain. In September 1865, he returned from the war and resumed his ministerial work, which he was obliged to give up early in 1869. He died at Hanover, N.J., July 12, 1871. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, p. 34.