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Samson Occom
, 1723-1792


Samson Occom was born into a remnant community of Mohegan near New London, Connecticut.
At the age of sixteen, Occom’s interest in Christianity emerged. Occom attended Eleazar Wheelock’s private school for young men in 1743, where he received a rudimentary education in English and theology. He devoted his life to spreading the gospel among Native Americans.


Books by Samson Occom:

Occom, Samson. A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Sonts
New London, CT : Press of Thomas and Samual Green, 1774.
Audience: Adult

Occom, Samson. A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, An Indian Who Was Executed at New Haven on the 2nd of September 1772 for the Murder of Mr. Moses Cook, late of Waterbury, on the 7th of December 1771
New Haven : Press of Thomas and Samual Green, 1774.

Occom, Samson. A Short Narrative of my life
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult

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