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JONES, John Taylor, missionary, born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 16 July, 1802; died in Bangkok, Siam, 13 September, 1851. He was graduated at Amherst in 1825. studied theology at Andover and Newton seminaries, and was ordained a Baptist missionary to Burmah on 28 July, 1830. Having first acquired the Taling and Siamese languages, he left Burmah for Siam, and reached Bangkok in April, 1833. He visited the United States twice subsequently, and was eminently successful as a missionary. Columbian college gave him the degree of D. D. in 1850. Dr. Jones published tracts in Siamese (1834); "Brief Grammatical Notices of the Siamese Language" (1842); and a Siamese translation of the New Testament (1843).
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