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OWEN, Joseph, missionary, born in Bedford, New York, 14 June, 1814; died in Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 December, 1870. He was graduated at Princeton in 1835, and at the theological seminary there in 1838, ordained an evangelist in the Presbyterian church the next year, and in 1840-'68 was a missionary at Allahabed, India. His ministry in that field was signally successful; he became president of Allahabed college, and professor in the theological seminary there, translated several books of the Bible into the native language, and prepared school-books and commentaries for native students. Princeton gave him the degree of D. D. in 1864.
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