Lindley, Daniel, Dd
Lindley, Daniel, D.D.
a Presbyterian missionary, was born in America in 1800. After receiving his theological education, he was ordained, and went with five others to South Africa in 1834. In 1836 he established a mission on the Allovo river, Port Natal, and commenced his lifelong work of laboring to convert the Zulus to Christ. On account of the numerous wars in that country, his mission was broken up, and for a considerable length of time he was prevented from carrying out his great design. He lived, however, to see a great moral and civil revolution among the inhabitants of that country, and his zeal and perseverance in the great cause in which he was engaged were crowned with success. After toiling for thirty-seven years, he was obliged, on account of his wife's illness, to return to the United States. He travelled extensively throughout the country advocating the cause of missions, until 1877, when he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered. Dr. Lindley died in New York in August 1880. (W.P.S.)