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Adoniram Judson

Adoniram Judson Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was an American Baptist missionary, lexicographer, and Bible translator to Burma.
Adoniram Judson, American Missionary. Biographical sketch.
Adoniram Judson: Apostle of Burma. Biographical sketch
Adoniram Judson. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson: Apostle of the Love of Christ in Burma.
Adoniram Judson: Missionary.
Adoniram Judson. Life and ministry.
Adoniram Judson: Burmah, 1813-1850. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson, Ann Judson. Pioneer American Missionaries to Burma.
Adoniram Judson. Short biography and chronology of events.
Adoniram Judson. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson. Short biography.
Dr. Adoniram Judson. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson "Pioneer of American Missions". Short biography.
Adoniram Judson. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson, the "Haystack" Missionary to Burma. Short biography.
Dr. Judson in Burmah. Short biography.
Adoniram Judson: Winning a Wife in the Homeland.
Adoniram Judson from The Story of Baptist Missions... Five chapters.
Adoniram Judson and the Missionary Call. PDF
Adoniram Judson: A Biography. eBook
Adoniram Judson's Life Text.
Conversion of Adoniram Judson.
Adoniram Judson's Imprisonment.
Portraits of the Judsons.
Adoniram Judson. Short biography for young people.
Pioneer Missionaries: Adoniram Judson. Short biography for young people.
Missionary Heroes: Adoniram Judson. For boys and girls.
eBooks about Adoniram Judson.

Advice to Missionary Candidates Letter written in 1832.
Autobiographical Record of Dates and Events.
Letter on Ornamental and Costly Attire.
Rules of Holy Living.
Two Letters. To Mr. Hasseltine (Ann's father) and to Ann Hasseltine.

Recommended Books:
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1987. ISBN 0817011218. 530 pages.

Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy by Rosalie Hall Hunt. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, ©2005. ISBN 0817014799. 403 pages.

My Heart in His Hands: Ann Judson of Burma by Sharon James. Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 1998. ISBN 085234421X. 237 pages.

Ann H. Judson of Burma by E. R. Pitman. Published by Christian Literature Crusade, 1988. ISBN 0875086012. 92 pages.

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Ann JudsonAnn Hasseltine Judson (1789-1826): Teacher, translator, author and first missionary wife of Adoniram Judson, she was the first American woman missionary to go overseas. Born in Bradford, Massachusetts, Ann became a Christian at sixteen, studied at Bradford Academy, and taught school for several years. Married Adoniram on February 5, 1812, and within a few days they began a four month ocean journey with some other missionaries on the brig "Caravan" bound for Calcutta, India. Ordered to leave India, the Judsons went to Rangoon, Burma, arriving on July 13,1813. Ann learned the Burmese and Siamese languages, did translation work, taught Burmese girls, and managed her household and cared for her husband during his 18 month imprisonment in 1824-25. When home in the United States briefly in 1822 because of ill health, she wrote a history of the Burmese work titled American Baptist Mission to the Burman Empire, which was published in 1823. She died October 24, 1826, at the age of thirty-seven. Both a son, Roger Williams (born 1815) and a daughter, Maria (born 1825) died in infancy (8 months and 27 months respectively).

Sarah Hall Boardman Judson (1803-1845): Translator, author, hymnist and second missionary wife of Adoniram Judson. Born in Alstead, New Hampshire. Her family knew the Judsons well, and when she was thirteen she wrote a poem on the death of the first child of Ann and Adoniram. Sarah and George Dana Boardman were married in 1825, and went to Burma to work with the Judsons. Later they settled at Tavoy to work with a mountain tribe (Karens), where she founded a school for girls. Her husband died in 1831, and she continued the work with her small son, George. Sarah married Adoniram in 1834, nearly eight years after the death of Ann Judson. During eleven years of marriage, they had eight(?) children: Abby Ann (born 1835), Adoniram Brown (born 1837), Elnathan (born 1838), Henry (born 1838; died age 1 yr., 7 months), Luther (stillborn, 1841?), Henry Hall (born 1842), Charles (born 1843), Edward (born 1844). She translated hymns and other materials into the Burmese language. She died September 1, 1845, exhausted and ill, on a ship sailing back to the United States.

Emily JudsonEmily Chubbuck Judson (1817-1854): Author and third missionary wife of Adoniram Judson. Born in Eaton, New York. She was a professional writer under the pen name of Fanny Forester. Judson had read some of her writings and contacted her to write the biography of his second wife, Sarah. After working together on the biography, their acquaintance lead to their being married in 1846, about a year after his return to the United States following the death of Sarah. They returned to Burma, where Emily finished the biography of Sarah, which was published in 1848. They had two children, a daughter Emily, born in 1847, and a son Charles, born (and died) the same day in 1850, three weeks after the death of Judson. She returned to the United States in 1851 and died of tuberculois in New York, June 1, 1854.
See also The Three Mrs. Judsons: Helpmeets to the Missionary to Burma.

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