WARD, Susan R.

WARD, Susan R. (formerly Benjamin, née Stone). Belcherton, MA 5.2.1822 — Calcutta 27.4.1884. American Baptist Missionary in Assam. Married 1848 Rev. Judson Benjamin (1819–1855) and came with him to Burma. They had three children, two died young After several years as widow she married 1860 Rev. William Ward (d. 1873), also a widower, and worked with him as teacher in Sibsagar. She learned quickly Assamese and did important work to improve its status, i.al. editing an Assamese journal, the Arunodoi.

Publications: Brief Vocabulary in English and Assamese. 12+104 p. Sibsagar, American Baptist Mission Press 1864 (revised of the work of O. & H. Cutler, 1840).

– A Glimpse Of Assam. 2+219 p. Calcutta 1884.

– With her husband participated in the Assamese Bible translation.

Sources: www.wikitree.com/wiki/Benjamin-1369 with a life sketch; her first husband (and her maiden name) in www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/gloria-wall-bicha/the-benjamin-family-in-america-hci/page-21-the-benjamin-family-in-america-hci.shtml.

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