Birthdays on October 9
Johann Lorenz von Mosheim was born in L?beck, Germany. Mosheim became a Lutheran theologian, teaching at Kiel and Helmstedt, before helping to found G?ttingen University, of which he became chancellor. He was notable for his histories of the church.
Richard Furman was born in Esopus, New York but reared in South Carolina where he took an active part in the American Revolution. He was a leader of the Baptists of the south and a strong advocate of education. Furman University was named for him.
Isaac Ferris was born in New York city. A Dutch Reformed clergyman, he was outstanding for his advocacy of missions. He also served as chancellor of the University of the City of New York.