Richards, William Lyman

Richards, William Lyman, a native Indian missionary, was born in Lahina, Southern India, Dec. 2, 1823. He was sent to America to be educated with a view to the ministry. He accordingly entered Jefferson College, Va., where he graduated in 1841. Soon after he left college he became teacher of a classical school in Woodington, Va., where he remained one year, and then entered the Union Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 1846. He received license to preach at the same time, and was ordained to the Gospel ministry in Oct., 1847, and sent as a missionary to Fuh Chau, China, at which place he remained until 1851, when, on account of declining health, he was released and advised to return to the United States for its recovery, but died at sea near St. Helena, in the South Atlantic, June 5 of the same year. (W.P.S.)

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