Tunxis

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Tunxis
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Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty

Manasseth, Henry, 1801 - 1883

Henry Manasseth (Henry Mossuck) was the son of Luke Mossuck, a member of the Tunxis community at Farmington, Connecticut.   As a child, he may have been known as Harry Prin.  In 1808, Henry inherited his father's property in Farmington, but, being a minor, Seth Wadsworth acted as his guardian and sold a piece of the land to defray administrative services.

Mossuck, Luke, 1769 - 1808

Luke Mossuck was the son of Solomon Mossuck and Eunice Wawowos of the Tunxis community in Farmington, Connecticut.  He had at least three sons, Daniel, Newton, and Henry.  As a young man, he was a student under Joseph Johnson's tutelage.  In that capacity, he was rebuked by his teacher in the winter of 1772 for misbehaving.  Luke removed to Oneida Country sometime before 1795, where he received lot 61.  This tract of land was forfeited in 1797, as he had gone back to Connecticut.

Eunice Mossock, one of the Indian Natives, deposeth and says1 she was well acquainted with Sarah Wampey, late of Farmington, an Indian squaw now deceased, and that the said Sarah always told this deponent that she came from Poquannock at or near Stratford

To the Honorable General Assembly Now Sitting at New Haven

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To the Sheriff of the County of Hartford, or His Deputy, or Either of the Constables of the Town of Farmington with said County:   Greeting.  

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Quittamog

The identity of Quittamog is unclear.  His name appears on a Tunxis petition to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1672.  He may be related to John Quittamog, a Nipmuck Indian from Woodstock, Connecticut, who reportedly lived to over 112 years old.  The American Weekly Mercury, Vol. 4 (Philadelphia: The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 1907), 100.