Occom, Andrew Gifford

last name (variants): Gifford
Birth: 1774 in Mohegan
Death: 1796 in Brothertown
Affiliation

Mohegan Tribe; Brothertown Tribe

Residence(s)
  • Mohegan (from 1774 to 1789-05)
  • Brothertown (from 1789-05)
Marital status

Married to Patience Occom.

Biography

Andrew Gifford Occom was the youngest son of Samson Occom and Mary Fowler Occom. He was named for Andrew Gifford, a Baptist minister whom Occom met in London. In 1789, Andrew Occom moved with the Occom family to Brothertown, where he owned land that was deeded to his widow upon his death in 1796.

Sources

Brooks, "The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan" (2006), p. 421; Love, "Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England" (1899), p. 354.