Judson, Sarah Boardman

Judson, Sarah Boardman was born in Alstead, N.H., Nov. 4, 1803. She was the daughter of Ralph and Abia Hull, and was married to the Rev; George. D. Boardman in 1825 with whom she proceeded to Tavoy, Burmah, and in his missionary work shared great dangers and sufferings. Her husband died in 1831. Two of her children had previously died, and with one child, a son, left to her, she continued to prosecute her missionary work. In 1834 she married Dr. Judson, and in 1845, in consequence of failing health, she left Burmah for America, accompanied by her husband. On their arrival at St. Helena Mrs. Judson died, Sept. 1, 1845. She translated the New Testament and Burmese tracts into Peguan, and Pilgrim's Progress into Burmese. Of her a writer in the Calcutta Review says (vol. 14), "Exquisite sensibility, a poet's soul and imagination, great natural abilities, thorough unselfishness, and a woman's depth of love and affection, all shrouded by the most unpretending meekness and devotion, were some of the elements which blended together to form a character of extreme beauty." Her poem commencing "We part on this green islet, love," etc., is enough to entitle her to high praise as a poet. (J.T.G.)

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