Francis, Convers was born on November 9, 1795 in West Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Convers and Susannah (Rand) Francis.
Graduated from Harvard, 1815, postgraduate in divinity studies, 1815-1818. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Cambridge, 1837.
Ordained Unitarian minister, June 23, 1819. Professor pulpit eloquence and pastoral care Harvard Divinity School, 1842 until death. One of 1st Americans to study German language and literature in religious field.
Active in Massachusetts History Society, helped prepare its “Collections.” Author: Errors in Education, 1828. An Historical Sketch of Watertown, in Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of the Town to the Close of its Second Century, 1830. Dudlean Lecture at Cambridge, 1833.
Life of Review John Eliot, 1836. Review John Allyn, Doctor of Divinity, 1836. Judge Davis, 1849; Life of Sebastian Rale, 1848.