Reyes, Nathan Abbot

Reyes, Nathan Abbot a minister of the German Reformed Church, was born at Toilton, N. H., Dec. 26, 1807. He graduated at Dartmouth College with honor in 1835, and afterwards studied theology at Andover and at Lane seminary. Having been appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions as. a missionary to Syria, he sailed for Beirut in 1840. Political and other disturbances, together with his impaired health, induced him to return, which he did, with the approbation of the board, in 1844. He now spent some time in ministerial labor in Charlemont and South Royalton, Mass.; and in the spring of 1847 was called to the pastorate of the German Reformed Church in Lancaster, Pa., in whose service he continued till 1855, when he resigned and took charge of a church in Princeton, Ill., and after one year was called to Griggsville, Ill. Before his removal, however, he was called away by death, March 31, 1857. He was a man of fine talents, good education, warm zeal, and excellent life.

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