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date: 21 November 2019

Doak, Samuellocked

(01 August 1749–12 December 1830)
  • Ruby J. Lanier


Doak, Samuel (01 August 1749–12 December 1830), Presbyterian minister and educator, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, the son of Samuel Doak and Jane Elizabeth Mitchell, farmers who had emigrated from northern Ireland. Doak began his classical studies at age sixteen under Robert Alexander, founder of Augusta Academy (now Washington and Lee University), and later attended West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland, where he paid some of his expenses by working as an assistant teacher. In 1773 he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), where he studied with ...

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