Morgan, Homer Bartlett

Morgan, Homer Bartlett a missionary of the Presbyterian Church, was born at Watertown, N.Y., May 31, 1827. He was educated at Hamilton College, N. Y., studied theology at Auburn Seminary, N.Y., was licensed by Cayuga Presbytery, and ordained by Watertown Presbytery in 1850. He entered upon the foreign missionary work under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and was by them, in 1851, sent to Salonica, in Greece, and afterwards transferred to Antioch, in Syria. He thus completed nearly fourteen years of missionary life, when it was decided by the committee and the Central Turkish Mission to which he belonged that he should return with his family to this country. When they were about ready for their journey his youngest son sickened and lied. This event, with his responsibility at his post, and official cares as treasurer of the mission, devolved upon him an amount of labor which brought on typhoid fever, and after proceeding on his journey as tar as Smyrna he died, Aug. 25,1865. Mr. Morgan, writes the Reverend Dr. Hamlin, then president of Robert College, Constantinople, "was a noble missionary, a man of right judgment, of executive power, and of self-denying devotion to his work. He has finished it early, but done it well." See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, page 218.

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