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BURGESS, Ebenezer, missionary, born in Graf-ton, Vermont, 25 June, 1805; died in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 1 January, 1870, He was graduated at Amherst in 1831, and became a tutor there from 1833 till 1835. He then entered Andover theological seminary, was graduated in 1837, and taught Hebrew and Greek in Union theological seminary, New York City, for a year. After another year, spent at Andover in advanced study, he was ordained on 19 March, 1839, and went as a missionary to the Mahrattas, in western India. He was stationed at Ahmednugger till 1851, then at Satara, and in 1854 returned to the United States. He was acting pas- for at Centreville, Massachusetts, from 1857 till 1859, at Lanesville from 1861 till 1863, and at South Franklin from 1864 till 1867. He afterward engaged in lecturing and literary work until his death. He had nearly completed an elaborate work on the antiquity of man, on which he had been engaged since his return from India.
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