Sergeant, John, 1710-1749

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Stephen Williams (1693-1782), Congregational clergyman, was born in Deerfield, Mass.

Williams played an important role in establishing the Stockbridge mission to the Housatonic Indians in western Massachusetts in 1734 and in securing the services of the Rev. John Sergeant as its first minister. Sergeant commenced to educate and christianize the Indians until his death in 1749.

From the description of Letters, 1739-1743. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40133301

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associatedWith Annauwauneekheek, fl. 1739. person
associatedWith Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Stephen, 1693-1782. person
associatedWith Woodward, Joseph G. (Joseph Gurley), person
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Massachusetts--Housatonic
Massachusetts--Stockbridge
New England
Pennsylvania
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Shawnee Indians--Social life and customs
Indians of North America--Missions--History--18th century--Sources
Shawnee Indians--History--18th century--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Missionaries--History--18th century--Sources
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Birth 1710

Death 1749-07-27

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