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BYINGTON, Cyrus, missionary, born in Stock-bridge, Massachusetts, 11 March, 1793; died in Belpre, Ohio, 31 December, 1868. He studied theology at Andover, where he was graduated in 1819; and, after being for some months in the employ of the prudential committee of the American board of missions, was sent by them as a missionary to the Choctaws, then in the southern states. He remained at the Eliot station from 1821 till the Choctaws, by the treaty of 1830, were compelled to remove to the present Indian territory, and accompanied them thither, remaining at the new station, Stockbridge, till about 1866, when failing health compelled him to relinquish work, and he removed to Ohio. He prepared several religious books for the Indians, and translated portions of the Bible into their language.
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