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Sebastian, Sarah, 1867 - 1932

Born in Groton, Connecticut in 1867, Sarah Sebastian was the daughter of Manuel Sebastian and Tamer Brushell, an Eastern Pequot woman.  She married Ephraim Williams, an Eastern Pequot on May 16, 1885.  The couple had a number of children: Franklin, Sarah J., Henrietta, and Bertha.  Flowers, Systematic Description of Kinship, 11-12.

Sebastian, Phoebe, 1892 - 1986

Born on the Eastern Pequot reservation, Phoebe Esther Sebastian was the daughter of Francisco Sebastian and Mary McKinney.  She married William Earl Smith and raised a family in Hartford, Connecticut.  She died in Hartford, Connecticut in 1986.

Obituary, Hartford Courant, April 14, 1986.  Federal Enumeration of Connecticut (Hartford, 1930), Ancestry.

McKinney, Mary, 1854 - 1931

Mary E. McKinney, a Shinnecock woman, was the daughter of Bloomfield McKinney and Frances Sands.  Mary was a domestic servant in the household of Catherine Crary in Mystic, Connecticut in 1870.  Two years later,  she married Francisco Sebastian on July 20, 1872, in Groton.  The couple had ten children: Francisco, Jr. (Frank), Mary E., Jesse, Calvin, Catherine, Phoebe E., Charles, Benjamin, Ella, and Frederick. In 1910, Mary lived in Richmond, Rhode Island, and worked as a laundress out of her home.  

Federal Enumeration of Rhode Island (Richmond, 1910), Ancestry.

Sebastian, Francisco, 1852 - 1900

Francisco Sebastian was the son of Emmanuel Sebastian and Tamer Brushell of the Eastern Pequot community in North Stonington, Connecticut.  In the summer of 1870, he was employed on William Healy's farm.  Two years later, at age 21, he wed Mary E. McKinney, a Shinnecock woman, on July 20, 1872, in Groton.  At that time, Francisco was working as a ship's steward.  After his marriage, he returned to farm labor.  Francisco and Mary had ten children: Francisco, Jr.