(Ockum; Occum; 172392). Mahican Presb. cleric; b. Mohegan, New London Co., Connecticut; converted ca. 1740 in Great* Awakening; studied privately 174347; teacher and minister to Montauk Indians on Long Is. 174959, preaching for Congregationalists; ordained Presb. 1759; miss. to Oneida Indians 176163; solicited funds in Eng. for Indian charity school, inc. 1769 as Dartmouth Coll.; itinerant preacher in New Eng. 176889; 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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