David Millard

David Millard, an American clergyman, born in Ballston, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1794, died in Jackson, Mich., Aug. 3,1873. He was brought up a farmer, but became a teacher when 17 years old. In 1815 he entered the ministry of the Christian denomination, and from 1818 to 1832 was pastor in West Bloomfield, N. Y., where he wrote " The True Messiah in Scripture Light" (1818). He also edited for several years a monthly magazine called the " Gospel Luminary." In 1837-40 he was pastor in Portsmouth, N. II. In 1841 he visited the Mediterranean and the East, and in 1843 published "Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petrsea, and the Holy Land." On his return he settled again at West Bloomfield, made frequent lecturing tours, and from 1845 to 1867 was professor of Biblical antiquities and sacred geography in the Meadville theological seminary. His life has been written by his son, the Rev. D. E. Millard (1874).

David Osgood

David Osgood, an American clergyman, born in Andover, Mass., Oct. 14, 1747, died in Med-ford, Dec. 12, 1822. He graduated at Harvard college in 1771, studied theology in Cambridge, was ordained Sept. 14, 1774, and settled in Medford, where he continued as minister for nearly 50 years. He was a zealous federalist, and one of his sermons in 1794, occasioned by Citizen Genet's appeal to the people against the government, passed through several editions. He was a thorough Calvinist, though most of his intimate associates were Unitarians. A volume of his sermons was published after his death (Boston, 1824).

David R. Atchison

David R. Atchison, an American politician, born at Frogtown, Fayette county, Ky., Aug. 11, 1807. He was a lawyer in Clay county, Mo., when he was elected to the state legislature in 1834, and in 1841 was made judge of the circuit court for Platte county. From 1841 to 1855 he was a member of the United States senate, at first acting with the party opposed to the extension of slavery into the northern territories, but suddenly changing his policy in 1849. In 1854 he became prominent in the legislation for the organization of Kansas and Nebraska, advocating the repeal of the Missouri compromise. After the expiration of his term in the senate he became a pro-slavery leader in the conflict on and near the Kansas border in 1856 - '7. Since that time Mr. Atchison has not appeared in public life.

David Wooster

David Wooster, an American general, born in Stratford, Conn., March 2, 1710, died in Danbury, May 2, 1777. He graduated at Yale college in 1738, and after the outbreak of the war between England and Spain commanded an armed vessel to protect the coast. In 1745 he commanded the sloop of war Connecticut, which conveyed troops in the expedition against Louisburg. As colonel and brigadier general he served through the French and Indian war. In 1775 he was engaged in the expedition to Canada, and after the death of Gen. Montgomery held the chief command. He was afterward commissioned major general of militia, and when Tryon invaded Connecticut to destroy the military stores at Danbury he attacked the rear guard of the enemy, April 27, 1777, and was mortally wounded. In 1854 the state erected a monument over his grave.