Owen, Joseph, Dd

Owen, Joseph, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Bedford, N.Y., June 14, 1814. He graduated from Princeton College in 1835, and from the Theological Seminary there in 1838; was ordained in 1839 for the mission-field, in which he did his life-work. Landing in India in 1840, and assigned to the station of Allahabad, he continued to labor there without release or relaxation for four-and-twenty years. After the death of his first wife, in 1864, he obtained a short release, and crossed the Himalaya mountains into Thibet. Five years later he undertook a visit to his native land. In acknowledgment of the value of his translation of the Bible into Hindu, the North India Bible Society presented him money to visit Palestine. He visited Egypt, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Germany, and Scotland on this tour, and was intending to visit America. He died at Edinburgh, Scotland, December 4, 1870.

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