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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Judson, Adoniram 1788-1845 (search)
Judson, Adoniram 1788-1845 Missionary; born in Malden, Mass., Aug. 9, 1788; graduated at Brown University in 1807, and Andover Theological Seminary in 1810. He was ordained on Feb. 6, 1812, and with his wife, Anne Hasseltine, sailed for Calcutta on the 19th. In Rangoon, Burma, he toiled nearly forty years, gathering around him thousands of converts and many assistants, Americans and Burmese. He translated the Bible into the Burmese language, and had nearly completed a dictionary of that language at the time of his death. His wife dying in 1826, he married (April, 1834) the widow of a missionary (Mrs. Sarah H. Boardman), who died in September, 1845. While on a visit to the United States in 1846, he married Miss Emily Chubbuck ( Fanny forester, the poet), who accompanied him back to Burma. His first wife, Anne Hasseltine, was the first American woman missionary in the East Indies. He died at sea, April 12, 1850.