David T. Stoddard (1819–1857) was born at Northampton, Massachusetts to the illustrious family of Solomon Stoddard and Sarah Tappan. He was educated at Yale and proficient in the natural sciences, but decided to be a preacher. After being invited to the Nestorian mission by Rev. Justin Perkins he accepted the call. He learned Syriac, preached, instructed in schools, and visited from house to house. He used his knowledge of astronomy and telescopes as a way to connect with people. After contracting typhus fever, Stoddard was buried at West Azerbaijan, Iran, but has a memorial in Northampton, MA. The Nestorians were a Christian sect named after Bishop Nestorius, a heretic excommunicated by the council of Ephesus in 431. These Middle Eastern people believed the divine and human natures of Christ to be independent.
1819 – birth
1837 - constructed from the crude materials, a reflecting telescope.
1838 - graduated with honor from Yale College.
1838 - tutor in Marshall College.
1839 - Mr. Stoddard entered the Theological Seminary at Andover, Massachusetts.
1843 – January 27 – Mr. Stoddard’s ordination.
1843 – February 14 - married Harriet Briggs.
1843 - March 1 - Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard embarked at Boston, on board the bark Emma Isadora, for Smyrna. They were accompanied by Doctor and Mrs. Perkins, the pioneers of the Nestorian mission.
1843 – May – Arrived at Trebizond early in May; and leaving now the sea, which had been their pathway since they left the harbor of Boston, they began their caravan journey across the mountains of Armenia and the plains of Persia.
1843 - June 14 – Arrived at Oroomiah.
1846 – revival.
1847 – Moved the seminary from Oroomiah to Seir.
1847 – Outbreak of cholera.
1848 – August – left for Boston after his wife died.
1848 – October - arrived in Boston Harbor.
1851 – February – married Sophia Hazen.
1851 – March – left Boston for Smyrna.
1851 – April 27 – reached Smyrna.
1879 - death
Joseph Parrish Thompson (1819–1879) was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated at Yale University. He served twenty-six years as pastor at the Broadway Tabernacle Church. He worked on publications including “The Independent,” an antislavery magazine and “The New Englander,” a Congregational magazine. He was president of the American Union Commission and did work for the Home Missionary Society. He published several biographies and many sermons. “Dr. Thompson was a classmate and intimate friend of Mr. Stoddard. The Memoir is framed almost entirely from material furnished by Mr. Stoddard's correspondence.”
ASIN : B0921RB2B6
Publisher : Curiosmith (April 6, 2021)
Publication date : April 6, 2021
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