Natick

Summary: 
A request seeking liberty to sell as much land as necessary to settle debts accrued in the medical care of various family members, together with an order from the Court granting said request with certain stipulations
Community: 
Indian Papers Project Editors, Natick
Category: 
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Summary: 
A remonstrance against the sale of land near Whip Suffrage and a request for redress
Community: 
Indian Papers Project Editors, Natick
Category: 
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Printer, James, 1640 - 1709

James Printer, alias Wawaus / Jumet, was the son of Naoas, a member of a prominent Nipmuc family and Christian convert from Hassanamesit.  Brought to live in an English household when he was five years old, Printer later attended the Indian Charity School at Harvard College.  He became a printer's apprentice for Samuel Green at the College's Press in 1659.  There, Printer helped John Eliot translate the Bible into the Massachusett language and set the type on the first American Bible to be published in the colonies and on other religious tracts. 

George, Elizabeth , - 1759

Elizabeth (Betty) George was a member of the Indian community at Natick, Massachusetts.  She married Hezekiah Comecho on October 22, 1730.  The couple had several children: Job (1731), Jacob (1733), Samuel (1735), Hezekiah (1737), Abigail (1740), Dilly (1744), and Isaac (1745).  As an heir to Samuel Tabamoso, she and others petitioned the Massachusetts General Court in 1758 to sell his land to cover his debts and assist in their own need.  Elizabeth died March 12, 1759, in Natick.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1622-1988, Ancestry.

Thomas (Ephraim), Judah

Judah Thomas was the daughter of Solomon and Sarah Thomas of Natick, Massachusetts and the wife of the Reverend Joseph Ephraim of the same place.  Judah and Joseph were the parents of Deborah, Ebenezer, John, Joseph, Jr., Judah, Sarah, and Simon.   In 1728, she and other members of her family were baptized by Jonathan Townsend at the First Church in Needham, Massachusetts.  O'Brien, Dispossession by Degrees,  163-164.

Tabamoso, Samuel

Samuel Tabamoso (Tabumsug) was a Natick Indian man who removed to Westborough, Massachusetts.  From 1737 to 1741, he was employed as a laborer on the farm of Ebenezer Parkman, Westborough’s minister.  Besides his property at Natick, thirty-six acres in six pieces, he acquired extensive land holdings in two other towns in Worcester County, Westborough (ten acres) and Hardwich (one hundred acres).  After his death, sometime prior to 1756, Benjamin Wiser was appointed the executor of his estate, and its proceeds went to his living heirs at that time -- Sarah Printer,  Leah Thomas Chalcom, and

Wiser, Benjamin, - 1771

Benjamin Wiser was the son of James Wiser and Ruth Bowman of the Natick, Massachusetts Indian community.  By 1743 he sold some of his Natick property and removed to Worcester.  Four years later, he married Sarah Printer and raised five children (James, Benjamin, Hannah, Sarah, and Abigail) on a farm that would eventually produce wool, flax, Indian meal, and pork.  At his death, his estate included a "comfortably furnished" English-style house, a barn, and various sorts of livestock.  Among his household goods were pewterware, tablecloths, a looking glass, spectacles, and books.  O'Brien,

Rumneymarsh, Hannah

Hannah Rumneymarsh was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Rumneymarsh of Natick, Massachusetts.  In a line that had been deleted from her mother's petition for support indicated, Hannah may have received two-thirds of her father's property after he died in 1748.  Petition of Sarah Rumneymarsh, 1759.09.24.00.