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Brainerd, Davidlocked

(20 April 1718–09 October 1747)
  • James P. Walsh

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Brainerd, David (20 April 1718–09 October 1747), Puritan missionary to the Indians, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Hezekiah Brainerd, a prosperous and prominent social and political figure, and Dorothy Hobart Mason, the daughter of a Congregationalist minister and the widow of Daniel Mason. To a large degree, the life of Brainerd as it is generally known was invented by Brainerd in the last months before his death in collaboration with ...

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