Sergeant, John

Sergeant, John a Congregational minister, was born in Newark, N.J., in 1710. He graduated at Yale College in 1729, and was appointed tutor in 1731. The Commissioners for Indian Affairs having found the Indians living at Skatekook and Unahktukook, on the Housatonic River, disposed to receive a missionary, chose Mr. Sergeant for that position; and he went in October, 1734, to examine his field of labor. In August, 1735, he was ordained at Deerfield, and labored with the Indians until his death, July 27, 1749. He translated into the native language parts of the Old and all the New Test. excepting the book of Revelation. During his life one hundred and twenty- nine savages were baptized, and forty-two became members of the Church. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 1, 388.

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