Deane, James

Deane, James a judge and missionary to the Indians of New York, was born at Groton, Connecticut, August 20, 1748, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1773. He having been associated in religious work among the Six Nations at the age of twelve, after leaving college was sent as a missionary to the Canadian Indians, and used his influence in the interests of peace. He served in the Revolution with the rank of major, and acted as interpreter at Fort Stanwix. After the war he was long-a judge in Oneida County, N.Y., and held other important offices. 'He died at Westmoreland, in that county, September 10, 1823.

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