Clergyman; born in Panditeripo, District of Jaffna, Ceylon, Feb. 5, 1822; came to the United States
in 1832; graduated at the University
of the City of New York
in 1840; ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1843.
He sailed for Madras
as a missionary in the latter year, and remained abroad till 1864.
While in Madras
he studied medicine and opened a hospital and dispensary for the poor.
He was pastor of churches in Jersey City
, and Chicago
, between 1865 and 1887, and then went to Japan
as a missionary.
He published several works in the Tamil language, among them Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Church
; The Bazar book
; Sweet savors of Divine truth, a catechism
; and Spiritual teaching
He died in Winchester, Mass.
, June 4, 1895.