Before 1800

1749
Jonathan Edwards publishes the memoir of David Brainerd, pioneer missionary to Native Americans

1776
Declaration of Independence

1788
Adoniram Judson is born

1789
French Revolution

1789
Ann Hasseltine is born

1793
Engllish Baptist William Carey commissioned as missionary to Bengal

1797
America's Second Great Awakening begins in Kentucky

1800

1806
Haystack Prayer Meeting; British missionary Henry Martyn goes to Calcutta

1808
Andover Seminary is founded; student missionary organization, Society of the Brethren, is formed at Williams College and moves to Andover Seminary in 1810

1809
Hawaiian native Henry Obookiah is at Yale

1810

1810
Adoniram Judson resolves to become a missionary; American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) is founded

1812
Adoniram Judson marries Ann Hasseltine; Judsons and Newells sail for Calcutta; Judsons become Baptists

1812
U.S. declares war on Britain

1813
Judsons arrive in Burma; Gordon Hall and Samuel Nott arrive in India

1814
American Baptist Board of Foreign Missions is formed

1815
Richmond African Missionary Society founded

1816
American Bible Society is founded; ABCFM missionaries begin a mission in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

1819
Judson baptizes first Burman convert, Mang Nau; ABCFM missionaries Pliny Fisk and Levi Parsons sail for Palestine; Methodist Missionary Society is founded

1820

1820
Hiram Bingham arrives in Hawaii

1821
African-American missionary Lott Carey sails to Sierra Leone and later Liberia; Episcopal Church mission board is founded

1823
ABCFM missionary arrives in Lebanon and translates Bible into modern Arabic; Betsey Stockton and the Stewarts begin missionary work in Hawaii

1823 Judson completes translation of New Testament ...

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