Culbertson Matthew Simpson, Dd
Culbertson Matthew Simpson, D.D., a Presbyterian minister and missionary, was born at Chambersburgh, Pa., Jan. 18, 1819, and was educated at the Military Academy, West Point. While serving as lieutenant of artillery he made a religious profession, and went to the Theological Seminary at Princeton, where he graduated in 1844. In that year he was licensed and ordained as missionary to China; He labored, together with Bridgeman, for several years in preparing a revised translation of the Scriptures in Chinese; and wrote Darkness in the Flowery Land, or Religious Notions and Popular Superstitions in North China (N.Y. 1857, 12mo). He died of cholera, August, 1862. —Wilson, Presb. Almanac, 1863, p. 163.