Smith, John (4), Dd
Smith, John (4), D.D., a Congregational minister, was born in Newbury (Byfield Parish), Mass., Dec. 21, 1752. He entered the junior class in Dartmouth College in 1771, graduating in 1773, and immediately after was appointed preceptor of Moor's School at Hanover. While occupying this position, he studied theology under the direction of president Wheelock. In 1774 he was appointed tutor in the college, continuing in that office until 1778, when he was elected professor of languages. This position he retained until the close of his life, April 30, 1809. He served as college librarian for thirty years (1779-1809). For two years he delivered lectures on systematic theology, and officiated as stated preacher in the village of Hanover. Dr. Smith prepared a Hebrew Grammar (dated May 14, 1772; revised Feb. 11, 1774). He also prepared a Chaldee Grammar: — -a Latin Grammar (1802): — a Greek Grammar (1809): — an edition of Cicero de Oratore, and Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 90.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Kent Co., Md., March 10, 1758; converted June 9, 1780; received on trial in the travelling connection in 1784, and into full connection in 1786, and afterwards traveled the following circuits:. New Hope, Redstone, Greenbrier, Cecil, Talbot, Milford, Somerset, Annamessex (twice), Caroline, and Dover, when he became supernumerary for several years, and afterwards superannuated until his death, May 10, 1812. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1, 224; Stevens, Hist. of the M.E. Church, 2, 147; 4, 281.