Shantup, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Shantup, a Mohegan, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  He married Eastern Pequot Johanna Shon in Stonington, Connecticut, on November 26, 1789, in a service officiated by William Williams. He may have been the same Jeremiah Shantup who was convicted for the assault and murder of Lodowick Wheeler outside of a North Stonington bar in 1835.  For his crime, he was serviced to eight years in State prison at Wethersfield.

William Williams, Justice Court Records, 1784-95, C.H.S., Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 367.


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