Reed, Alanson

Reed, Alanson a Baptist missionary, was born in Chesterfield, Mass., in 1807. He pursued his studies at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (now Madison University), N. Y.; and was appointed Aug. 3, 1835, as a missionary by the American Baptist Missionary Union to labor among the Chinese living in Bangkok, Siam. Having acquired a knowledge of the language, he took a floating-house on the Meinam, two miles above Bangkok, and began his evangelical labors among the Chinese. While thus occupied, he was stricken down by disease, and died Aug. 29, 1837. (J. C. S.)

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