Ogden, Thomas Spencer

Ogden, Thomas Spencer a Presbyterian minister and missionary, was the son of the Rev. Benjamin Ogden, and was born in Pennington, N. J., in 1832. He graduated at the University of Michigan in 1853; then passed through the theological course of Princeton. On Aug. 18,1857, he was ordained in New Brunswick, N. J. as a missionary to Africa; sailed Oct. 6, 1857, for Corisco Island, where he arrived Jan. 14, 1858. He entered upon his work with ardor, but fell ill of fever in June, 1859, and again in March, 1860. Recovering, he resumed his labors, entered, on a translation of Luke, and taught school, besides his regular duties. He fell at his post, May 12, 1861. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 114.

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