Byington, Theodore L

Byington, Theodore L.

a missionary, was born at Johnsbury, N.J., March 15, 1831. He graduated from Princeton College in 1849; spent four years in the study and practice of law; graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 1857; was ordained, and sailed for the East under the auspices of the American Board in 1858. He established a station at Eski Zaghra, European Turkey, in 1159, and returned to the United States in 1867, being released from connection with the Board; for the next seven years was pastor at Newton, N.J. The Board reappointed him in 1874, and he resided at Constantinople till 1885, when he returned to the United States disabled. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1888. He wrote a work on Christian Evidences, which was published in the Bulgarian language, and afterwards translated into Armenian. For twelve years he was editor of the weekly and monthly Zornitza, which did much to shape the nascent national Bulgarian movement.

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