Reverend John Van Nest Talmage (1819-1892) (born Somerville, New Jersey), was a Protestant Christian missionary to Amoy, China. He was sent by the Reformed Church in America from 1847 to 1890. His younger brother Thomas De Witt Talmage was also a clergyman, and his family, within the Reformed tradition, migrated to North America from the Netherlands. He was also descended from the original settlers of South Hampton on his father's side, and were originally from England. He is memorialized in the classic work Forty Years in China, a biography. Amongest his other works are History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China (1863), The Anti-Missionary Movement in South China (1871) and Chinese-English Dictionary (1885).