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Samson Occom

Samson OccomBorn: 1723
Birthplace: New London, CT
Died: 14-Jul-1792
Location of death: Oneida, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Bogusville Road, Deansboro, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: American Aborigine
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Indian hymn writer

Mohegan Indian. The first American writer of Presbyterian hymns.

Father: Joshua Tomacham
Mother: Sarah
Wife: Mary Fowler (Monatauk, b. 1730)
Daughter: Mary Occom (b. 1752)
Son: Aaron Occom (b. 1753, d. 1771)
Daughter: Tabitha Occom (b. 1754)
Daughter: Olive Occom (b. 1755)
Daughter: Christiana Occom (b. 1757)
Daughter: Talitha Occom (b. 1761, d. May 1785)
Son: Benoni Occom (b. 1763, d. 1829)
Daughter: Theodosia Dorothy Occom (b. 1769)
Son: Lemuel Fowler Occom (b. 1771, d. 1790)
Son: Andrew Gifford Occom (b. 1774)
Daughter: Sally Occom (b. 1784)

    Converted to Presbyterianism 1741

Author of books:
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 (1772)
A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1774)
A Short Narrative of My Life (1982, posthumous)

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