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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...


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