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George Boardman

Born: Feb 8, 1801

Death: Feb 11, 1831

Birthplace: Livermore

Nationality: United States

George Boardman

Date of Birth : Feb 8, 1801
Date of Death : Feb 11, 1831
Birth Place : Livermore

George Dana Boardman was an American missionary. He was born in Livermore, Maine, the son of the Rev. Sylvanus Boardman. He attended Colby College, and was the school's first graduate in 1822. He served as tutor for a year at Colby, then continued his education at Andover Theological Seminary. On February 16, 1825, he was ordained a Baptist minister in West Yarmouth, Maine. Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, President of Colby College, spoke at his ordination. Boardman married Sarah Hall on July 4, 1825. On July 16, the couple sailed for Calcutta, where they arrived on 2 December 1825. After acquiring the Burmese language, he entered upon his labors at Maulmain in May 1827, and founded a mission which became the central point of all the Baptist missions in Burma. In April 1828, he established a mission at Tavoy, where he soon afterward baptized Ko-mah-byn, a Karen convert, whose labors were very successful among his countrymen. On 5 February 1828, Boardman set out on a tour among the Karen villages, and met with such success that he determined on a systematic course of itinerary labor. On these trips, he was usually accompanied by Ko-mah-byn or some other convert.

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