Bullions, Peter Dd
Bullions, Peter D.D., a Presbyterian minister and classical scholar, was born at Moss-side, near Perth, Scotland, in December, 1791. He was bred to farm labor, but in 1810 he entered the University of Edinburgh, supporting himself partly by his previous savings and partly by teaching. In the same way he supported himself during his theological studies under Professor Paxton from 1813 to 1817, when he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, and sailed to America. In 1818 he became pastor of the Presbyterian church at Argyle, N. Y., and in 1824 Professor of Languages at the Albany Academy. He held this place till 1848, when he gave himself wholly to the pastoral charge. His literary activity was chiefly devoted to the preparation of elementary classical works, in which he was eminently successful. In addition, he published a memoir of his relative, Dr. Alexander Bullions, besides contributing to several periodicals. "His pupils, who are widely scattered through the land, bear a grateful testimony to his ability and fidelity. His exact and critical knowledge of the classics made him not only a most competent but most successful teacher. He died February 13,1864. — Wilson, Presbyterian Almanac, 1865.