Johnson, Albert Osborne

Johnson, Albert Osborne an American missionary of the Presbyterian Church to India, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, June 22, 1833. He was educated at Jefferson College, Pa., where he was converted, and, on graduation (1852), went to the Theological Seminary at Alleghany, where he graduated in 1855, and was ordained by the presbytery of Ohio June 12, in the same year. He at once entered the missionary work, which was shared by his wife, whom he had married the day he left the Theological Seminary. But both did not long endure the toils of a missionary life; during the Sepoy rebellion in 1857 they suffered martyrdom at the hands of the Indian rebels. For details, see Walsh, Memorial of the Futtehgurh Misission and her Martyred Missionaries (Philada. 1859, 12mo), p. 241 sq. Mr. Johnson is spoken of by Walsh as "a man of very genial influences and of fine social qualities. As a Christian he was zealous and devoted, a man of prayer, and faithful in all his duties; as a missionary he bade fair to excel in every department of labor. His qualifications were of a high order."

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