References to St Francisville, Missouri Seminary

St. Francisville Female Academy

  • under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church at St. Francisville
  • established in 1838 under Rev Porter & wife
  • building burned in 1853. Church and school then used the same building.
  • continued until after the Civil War
  • From Missouri Place Names (CLARK COUNTY COURIER, Oct. 2, 1936)

St. Francisville Schools: Des Moines Valley Seminary. Philomathaen Institute listed in Sutherland & McEvoy,. (1860). The Missouri State Gazetteer and business directory. St. Louis, Mo. http://books.google.com/books?id=s80yAQAAMAAJ

Rev. William Porter

  • 1814 – born Lyme NH
  • 1836 – graduated Kimball Union Academy
  • 1837 – studied Amherst
  • 1840 – graduated Dartmouth
  • 1845 – graduated Andover Seminary
  • 1846 – ordained by Presbytery of Northern Missouri (as Cong??)
  • 1845-1854 – home missionary of Presbyterian Church in Clark Co, MO; churches at Alexandria, Waterloo & St Francisville
  • 1849 – married Clementina Maria Locke in NH, grad of Mt Holyoke Seminary 1845
  • 1850 Census Missouri > Clark > District 19; N. S. P. minister
  • they established a seminary at St Francisville MO; assisting his wife in the female seminary 1849 – 1853, when they were burnt out
  • “one of his elders lived about 25 miles from the other, and for about 9 years he “practised horseback theology in the intervening space and round about”
  • 1853 – Child born St Francisville MO
  • 1854-1860 – American Home Missionary Society, Port Byron, IL
  • 1856 – Child born Port Byron, IL
  • 1860 Census Illinois > Rock Island > Port Byron > 13  – Cong. clergyman
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=cWIjAQAAMAAJ
  • Necrology – Andover Seminary – http://books.google.com/books?id=uTDiAAAAMAAJ

Rev. James C. Sharon

Rev. Richard H. Jackson

Rev. Thomas Hughes Dinsmore, D.D.

  • In 1859 he went to St. Francisville, Mo., to take charge of the St. Francisville Seminary, and remained at the head of that institution until 1870, when he came to Kansas, locating at Highland, where he had charge of a department in Highland University and occupied this position until his death, September 21, 1905. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1912/d3/dinsmore_robert_scott.html

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