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Missionary

Gideon Hawley, American missionary.

Background

Hawley, Gideon was born on November 5, 1727 in Stratfield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Gideon and Hannah (Bennett) Hawley.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1749.

Career

Missionary to Indians at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1752. Established mission among the Six Nations on the Susquehanna River, 1754-1756, acted as interpreter. Went on temporary mission to Indians, Marshpee, Massachusetts, 1758, Indians petitioned to have him made permanent minister, requested granted by Commissioners of Society for Propagating Gospels.

Connections

Married Lucy Fessenden, June 14, 1759.

father:
Gideon Hawley

mother:
Hannah (Bennett) Hawley

spouse:
Lucy Fessenden