Matthew Brainerd and Adoption
Brainerd was orphaned in 1732. From 1743 on he was a missionary to the Algonquian people of New York State and the Delaware people of New Jersey.
Dictionary of American Biography Hirschfelder, Arlene, and Molin, Paulette. Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction. (New York: Facts on File, 1992) "Early American Presbyterians - B: Rev. David Brainerd (1718-1747)." Available at: sdsspc1.physics.lsa.umich.edu/amckay/presbiob.htm#Rev.DavidBrainerd