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Occom, Samson

(Ockum; Occum; 1723–92). Mahican Presb. cleric; b. Mohegan, New London Co., Connecticut; converted ca. 1740 in Great* Awakening; studied privately 1743–47; teacher and minister to Montauk Indians on Long Is. 1749–59, preaching for Congregationalists; ordained Presb. 1759; miss. to Oneida Indians 1761–63; solicited funds in Eng. for Indian charity school, inc. 1769 as Dartmouth Coll.; itinerant preacher in New Eng. 1768–89; pastor among Oneida in New York during last yrs. of his life; hymnist. Issued A Choice Collection (or Selection) of Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

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