Sharp, Samuel M

Sharp, Samuel M., a missionary of the Presbyterian Church, was born in West Middletown, Pa., Nov. 23, 1834. He received a thorough Christian training at the hands of his parents, graduated at Jefferson College, Pa., in 1850, and at the Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny City, Pa., in 1858, was licensed and ordained as an evangelist in the spring of the same year, and sailed for Bogota, South America, June 18, 1858. Arriving there July 20, he at once commenced his great life work. His wife (being the daughter of Rev. Jesse M. Jamieson, one of the missionaries to India) was his help meet and adviser, and their prospects for eminent usefulness were indeed bright; but in the midst of their labors he was taken ill with fever, and died at the mission house in Bogota, Oct. 30, 1860. Mr. Sharp was a good man and a devoted missionary, of earnest and consistent piety. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 117. (J.L.S.)

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