|David Brainerd (1718-1747) was a missionary to the American Indians in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Born in Connecticut in 1718, he died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-nine.|
|1718||Born at Haddam, Connecticut. (April 20)|
|1739||Converted to Christ. (Jul 12)
Entered Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. (Sept)
|1742||Expelled from Yale College while in his third year.
Licensed to preach by Ministerial Association, Danbury, Connecticut. (July 29)
Appointed a missionary to the Indians by the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. (Nov 25)
|1743||Began his labors among the Indians at Kaunaumeek, New York. (April 1)|
|1744||Ordained by Presbytery at Newark, New Jersey. (June 12)
Arrived at the Forks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania near the present city of Easton. (June)
|1745||Began labors among the Indians at Crossweeksung, New Jersey (now the town of Crosswicks). (June 19)|
|1746||With a company of Indians removed to Cranberry, 15 miles northwest of Crossweeksung. (May 3)|
|1747||Discontinued his labors among the Indians
because of poor health. (March)
Died at home of Jonathan Edwards, Northampton, Massachusetts. (Oct 9)
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