Bliss, Isaac Grout

Bliss, Isaac Grout an American missionary, was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, July 5, 1822. He graduated from Amherst College in 1844; studied at Andover and Yale Theological seminaries, and was ordained as a missionary of the A.B.C.F.M. in 1847. He was married and sailed for Turkey in September of that year, and was stationed at Erzrum. Unintermitting labor broke his health, and in 1852 he returned to this country. He occupied the pastorate first at Southbridge, Massachusetts, and afterwards at Boylston, having severed his connection with the Board. In 1858 he went to Constantinople as agent of the American Bible Society in the Levant, and in 1866 returned to America to raise funds for the erection of the Bible House. He came to New York again in 1870 for consultation in regard to the publication of the Arabic Bible. He made visits to this country also in 1883 and in 1886. He died at Assiut, Egypt, February 16, 1889. See Congregational Yearbook, 1890, page 19, Missionary Herald, April 1889; Missionary Review of the World, April 1889, page 318.

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