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Daggett, Naphtali

Born: 1727 AD
Died: 1780 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen, Educators

1727 – Naphtali Daggett was born on the 8th of September.


1748 – Graduated from Yale University.


1751 – Became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Smithtown, Long Island.


1756 – He became professor of divinity at Yale.


1776-1777 – Became the 2nd president of Yale pro tempore on the resignation of its first president, Thomas Clap.


1779 – Rev. Daggett took up arms in defense but was taken prisoner, and was forced to serve as a guide.


1780 – He was bayoneted by his captors and died of his wounds, on 25th of November.