Born: January 27, 1823, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 7, 1888, Beverly, New Jersey.
Buried: Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden Collegiate Institute.
While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey.
In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania, that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College. He served there as a professor and later president.
He taught and pastored in Camden and Beverly, New Jersey, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania (1868–78), then became pastor at Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
If you know where to get a good photo of Hofford (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?