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In 1745, Brainerd took up work in Crossweeksung, New Jersey, where, under his ministry, the Native American church had grown to 130 members by 1746, when they moved to Cranbury to establish a Christian community.

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David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Hezekiah, a Connecticut legislator, and Dorothy. He had nine siblings, one of whom was Dorothy’s from a previous marriage. He was orphaned at the age of nine, as his father died in 1727 at the age of forty-six and his…

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