Hawley, Gideon

Hawley, Gideon a Congregational minister, was born Nov. 5, 1727 (O. S.), in Bridgeport, Conn. He graduated at Yale College in 1749, and, having entered the ministry, went to Stockbridge in 1752 as missionary to the Indians. In May, 1753, in company with Timothy Woodbridge, he started through the wilderness, and reached the Susquehanna at Onohoghgwage, where he planted a mission, but was compelled to leave it by the French War, May, 1756. Having returned to Boston, he went as chaplain under colonel Gridley to Crown Point; and April 10, 1758, was installed pastor over the Indians at Marshpee, where he remained until his death, Oct. 3, 1807. — Sprague, Annals, 1, 495.

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