Hendricks, Lydia, - 1821
While little is known of Lydia Hendricks, she appears to have been recognized by the State appointed overseer to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe as deserving of funds from the tribal coffers. In February of 1820, Dr. Dan King attended to her and provided various medicines for an unspecified condition. It seems that Hendricks died in March of the following year with the tribe covering a modest expenditure for her funeral. Between March and December of 1822, Overseer Eneas Morgan settled some outstanding debts for her coffin and for a miscellaneous medical bill. The Hendricks name was not a common one among the Mashantucket Pequot community, suggesting that it may have been a married name.
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