|Robert Moffat (1795-1883) was a Scottish pioneer missionary to South Africa who arrived in Cape Town in 1817. He opened mission stations in the interior, translated the Bible into the language of the Bechuanas, and wrote two missionary books on South Africa: Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa and Rivers of Water in a Dry Place. His oldest daughter Mary, married David Livingstone.|
|1795||Born at Ormiston, Scotland. (Dec 21)|
|1812||Worked as a gardener at Donibristle, Scotland.|
|1813||Employed as under-gardener at High Leigh, Cheshire, England.
Converted to Christ.
|1816||Sailed for South Africa. (Oct)|
|1817||Arrived in Cape Town, Africa. (Jan 13)|
|1819||Married Miss Mary Smith. (Dec 27)|
|1820||Settled in Kuruman, Bechuanaland, home for next 50 years.|
|1838||New Testament translated into Bechuana language.|
|1839||Returned to England on furlough.|
|1840||David Livingstone was called by Moffat.|
|1842||Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa published.|
|1845||Moffat officiated at wedding of daughter Mary and David Livingstone. (Jan)|
|1844||Moffat was back in South Africa.|
|1857||Finished translation of entire Bible in Sechuana.|
|1859||Moffat opened a new station in Inyati.|
|1862||42 year old daughter Mary Livingstone died.|
|1870||Returned to England because of failing health.|
|1871||Mrs. Moffat died.|
|1883||Died at Leigh, England. (Aug 8)
Buried in Norwood Cemetery.
Compiled by Dorothy Ross for WholesomeWords.org. 2011.