Bridgman, Elijah Coleman, Dd
Bridgman, Elijah Coleman, D.D.
a pioneer missionary to China, was born in Massachusetts in 1801. He graduated at Amherst College in 1826, and at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1829. He was ordained October 8, 1829, and sent out by the American Board the same year. He was welcomed by Reverend Dr. Morrison, and entered upon his work with ardent hopes for success. He labored first at Canton and Macao, and in 1847 went to Shanghai, where he died, October 27, 1861. (W.P.S.)