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Kaunameek

1743

Brainerd’s first assignment, in April 1743, was among the Housatonic Indians in Kaunameek near present-day Nassau, New York. He remained there for a year, establishing a school for the children and beginning a translation of the Psalms.

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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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