Smith, Francis

Smith, Francis, a Baptist minister, was born in Wakefield, Mass., July 12, 1812, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1837, and of the Newton Theological Institution in the class of 1840. He was ordained in Providence, R.I., as pastor of the Fourth Baptist Church, and remained there thirteen years — 1841-54. He supplied the Baptist Church in Rutland, Vt., for some time, and then accepted an appointment as district secretary of the American Baptist Publication Society. Having resigned this position, he acted for some time as missionary of the Rhode Island State Convention. He died in Providence, Jan. 29, 1872. (J.C.S.)

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