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Occom, Samson, 1723-1792



  • Existence: 1723-1792-07-14

Samson Occom, the most famous 18th-century Indian convert of the Great Awakening, trained (along with Samuel Kirkland) at Moor's Indian Charity School, itinerant preacher in England and Scotland to support the education of Indians, schoolmaster, famous orator, author of popular hymns, spiritual preceptor of the Brothertown Indians among the Oneidas, buried (it seems very likely) in an unmarked grave in the southern part of the Town of Kirkland (R.T. Blackwood, 1975).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Drawing of Samson Occum

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-337
Dates: 1875