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 Samuel Kirkland

Samuel Kirkland

Birth
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 28 Feb 1808 (aged 66)
Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 585 · View Source
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Missionary, Educator. Educated as a lawyer at Princeton, he was ordained to the Congregational ministry and commissioned Indian missionary by the board of correspondence of the Missionary society in 1766. During the Revolution he was active in endeavoring to preserve the neutrality of the Indian Six Nations, made several long journeys among the tribes and attended numerous councils. When peace was declared he resumed his work among the Indians and in 1793, he established the Hamilton Oneida College New York, an institution for the education of American and Indian youth. For the rest of his life, he conducted Indian delegations in the US Congress, in order to educate and consult the best method of introducing civilization among the tribes.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Kirkland (1 Dec 1741–28 Feb 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 585, citing Hamilton College Cemetery, Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .