In June of 1833 Samuel Munson and Henry Lyman and their wives set sail from Boston. Samuel was a distant cousin of mine. He was 29. Samuel and Henry were Christian Missionaries that were sent to Indonesia. These two young men had spent years in religious, medical, and language studies.
In Java Samuel’s wife Abbie gave birth to a son who was named Samuel of course. It is believed that the baby was the first American to be born in Java. Their son came home to have a military career in the West.
Sadly both Samuel and Henry were murdered in 1834 by natives on the island of Sumatra. Check this link
to read more about the story, http://northsumatratravel.net/north_tapanuli/death.htm