Parsons, Justin Wright, Dd
Parsons, Justin Wright, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Westhampton, Massachusetts, in 1824. He graduated from Williams College in 1845, and from Union Theological Seminary in 1848; was ordained by the New York Presbytery, December 26, 1849, and immediately thereafter sailed for Thessalonica, Greece. After laboring at this post until 1854, he was transferred to Smyrna, Asia Minor, and in 1857 to Baghchijeh, Turkey, thence again in 1861 to Nicomedia, and then, after an absence in the foreign field for twenty years, he returned to his native land on a short visit for the benefit of his health. Having again entered upon his work, in July, 1880, he was making a missionary tour on the mountains east of the sea of Marmora, accompanied by his servant, when they encamped foirthe night; the next morning they were found by the: roadside murdered by a band of Zureks. See N.Y. Observer, August 12, 1880. (W.P.S.)