Comstock, Grover S

Comstock, Grover S., a Baptist missionary, was born at Ulysses, N.Y., March 24, 1809. He graduated at Hamilton College in 1827, studied law, afterwards, and was admitted to the bar in 1880. Under the ministry of the Rev. C. G. Finney he was converted, and then studied theology at the Madison University. Deciding to devote his life to missions, he entered the service of the Baptist Foreign Missionary Board, and sailed from Boston for Burmah on July 2, 1834. He remained some time at Amherst and Maulmain studying the language, and then chose Arracan for his field of labor. In 1837 he organized a native church at Kyouk Phyou; and he remained, in spite of a deadly climate, to which his wife and two children fell victims in 1843, unremitting in labor until the illness which ended in his death, April 25, 1844. — American Missionary Memorial, p. 155.

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