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Samson Occom (1723–1792) by Jonathan Spilsbury, pubd 1768 (after Mason Chamberlin) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Occom, Samson (1723–1792), leader of the Mohegan Indians and Presbyterian clergyman, was born in a Mohegan village near New London, Connecticut, in 1723, the son of Joshua Ockham and Sarah Samson, both Mohegans. At seventeen he was converted to Christianity by James Davenport...

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Wallace, James (1642–1688), Church of Scotland minister and writer on Orkney, was born in Banffshire of unknown parentage. He entered King's College, Aberdeen, in 1655 and graduated MA in 1659, thereafter becoming schoolmaster at Fortrose. He was appointed minister of Ladykirk in 1668, then responded to an appeal for ministers to go to ...