John G. Paton – Mmissionary to the New Hebrides Islands of the South Pacific. John and Mary Paton landed on the island of Tanna on November 5, 1858 and built a small house. The natives were cannibals., and the couple was surrounded by savages. Three months after their arrival, their son, Peter was born. 19 days later, Mary died from tropical fever soon to be followed to the grave by newly born Peter at 36 days of age. To the end – John Paton brought the news of salvation to these lost souls.