Buel, Rufus F

Buel, Rufus F.

a Baptist minister, was born in the state of New York in 1813. He received his education at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution and at the Theological Seminary at Andover, where he graduated in 1840. Having accepted an appointment from the American Baptist Missionary Union, he was ordained Jan. 23, 1841, and sailed in the spring of the same year for Greece. Here, for several years, Mr. Buel and his accomplished wife endeavored to preach the Gospel and discharge their missionary duties, in the face of great discouragement. The mission was abandoned in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Buel returned to America, and for several years kept a private school for the instruction of young ladies, in Providence, R. I., and subsequently in Washington. If. C. Mr. Buel held an appointment in the internal revenue office from 165 until his death, Feb. 20, 1866. He was a scholar of more than ordinary attainments, and took special interest in the critical study of the Holy Scriptures. He wrote a Life of Washington in modern Greek. See Appleton's Annual Cyclop. vi, 557. (J. C. S.)

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