Benjamin, Judson

Benjamin, Judson an American Baptist missionary, was born at Rodman, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1819, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1846. He studied theology at the Newton Theological Institution one year (1846-47), and was ordained at Providence, R. I., Oct. 13, 1848, being under appointment as a missionary to Burmah. Sailing from Boston Oct. 21 of that year, he reached Tavoy, Burmah, April 9, 1849. He remained here about one year, and then removed, March, 1850, to Mergui, about ninety miles from Tavoy, which had become a missionary station in 1829. Here he devoted himself to the Salongs, collecting a vocabulary of twelve hundred words of their language, in which a Primer and Catechism were prepared. He was engaged in missionary work at this station nearly four years. He returned to the United States early in. 1854, and died at Boston, Feb. 20, 1855. See The Missionary Jubilee, p. 238. (J. C. S.)

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