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Sergeant, John, Jr. , 1747-1824

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1747 - 1824

John Sergeant Jr. was born in 1747 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Princeton University after which he returned to Stockbridge where he was ordained as a minister of the Congregational Church. In 1775, he took charge of the Stockbridge Indian Mission and School which his father John Sergeant Sr. (1710-1749) had founded. When the Stockbridge Indians relocated among the Oneidas at New Stockbridge, N.Y., Sergeant continued his work there. He later attempted to assist the tribe in their aborted 1818 move to the White River in Ohio and in their removal to the Fox River near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Sergeant died in 1824.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

John Sergeant letter

Mss 795556
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 795556
Scope and Contents Letter from John Sergeant of Stockbridge to Peter Thacher, informing him that he is sending his journal.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 794110
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 794110
Scope and Contents Three page letter from John Sergeant of New Stockbridge to Peter Thacher informing him that he does not think that Hamilton Academy will ever do much for the Indians, although it may be very useful for educating white youths.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 811611
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 811611
Scope and Contents Letter from John Sergeant of New Stockbridge to Jedidiah Morse informing him that he wishes to have the affair of his orchard looked into.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 811558
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 811558
Scope and Contents Letter from John Sergeant of Utica to Jedidiah Morse, informing him that he wishes to have the charges against him regarding his orchard looked into.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 814619
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814619
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from John Sergeant of New Stockbridge to John Wheelock, informing him that he will do his best to find some Indian boys to send to Moor's School.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 816681
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816681
Overview In English.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 792654
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 792654
Scope and Contents Two page letter from John Sergeant of New Stockbridge to Peter Thacher praising the work of Ebenezer Calkin, and saying that he does not get enough pay to support him.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 793214
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 793214
Scope and Contents Two page letter from John Sergeant of Stockbridge to Peter Thacher informing him that he is in debt, and needs a larger salary.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 793454
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 793454
Scope and Contents Letter from John Sergeant of Stockbridge to Peter Thacher informing him that he incloses his journal and that his English hurt by writing so much in Indian. Also has a need of more books.

John Sergeant letter

Mss 793564
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 793564
Scope and Contents Letter from John Sergeant of Stockbridge to Peter Thacher informing him that the work among the Indians is going well.