Indian

Hill, Prudence, - 1828

Prudence Hill was likely a member of the Pequot community at North Stonington, Connecticut.  She had a least one son, Nathan.  Prudence married a man named John Smith, who was living in Norwich in 1828.  In the summer of that same year, Prudence died at the Stonington alms house.    Stonington Town Accounts, Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 184.

Shantup, Henry, 1792 - 1752

Little is known of the parentage or early life of Henry Shantup. According to his November 1811 Seaman’s Protection Certificate, Shantup was born in Stonington ( likely the portion that was later to become North Stonington ), 19 years old,  five feet eight inches tall, and had scars on his right cheek and left hip.  
 

George, Phebe

Little is known of the parentage or life of Phebe George aka Phebe Tikens.  She first emerges in the historical record on July 7, 1794 when the Town of Stonington, CT, later North Stonington, paid for her support during an illness and transported her to “Indian Town”, Eastern Pequot’s Lantern Hill reservation.  Phebe George is absent from the record until 1818, nearly 24 years later, when the Town of North Stonington again pays the cost of her care.  It is unclear if thi

Amerquit, Mercy, - 1752

Mercy Amerquit was a Native woman from the Cape Cod area.  In her later life, she had become an itinerant worker, providing temporary services to households on her route.  In the fall of 1751, she and her infant child arrived at the house of John Robinson in Dorchester, Massachusetts, looking for work.  After twenty days of sickness, Mercy died the following January, leaving her child with Robinson.  Petition of John Robinson, 1753.01.25.00.

Allen, Daniel, - 1742

Daniel Allen was an indigent Indian soldier who served at Fort George in Brunswick, Maine.  He was discharged by Captain Benjamin Larrabee  on September 4, 1741 because of injuries.  On the way back home, Allen was taken ill and died at Braintree, Massachusetts ten weeks later.  Petition of William Hunt, John Adams, and Ebenezer Copeland, 1744.02.08.01.

Mehitable ("Old Hitty"), - 1738

Mehitable ("Old Hitty") was an itinerant Indian woman from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who became ill in a Dorchester, Massachusetts barn in 1738.  She was taken care of by a Native woman hired by Thomas Trott, one of the Dorchester's selectmen.  However, Mehitable never recovered and was buried in the town. Petition of Thomas Trott, 1739.12.00.00.

Queppish, Alexander, - 1776

Born in Yarmouth, Massachusetts around 1741, Alexander Queppish was a member of the Mashpee Indian community.  He married Sarah David in 1767 and had at least one daughter, Alice.  After Sarah's death in 1774, Queppish enlisted in Captain Daniel Whiting's Company of Colonel Jonathan Brewer's 13th Massachusetts Regiment.  He fought at Bunker Hill, his unit being positioned in an open field on the left side of the redoubt.