1762 Census taken by Ezra Stiles of the Potenummecut Indian Community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Potenummecut Tribe 1762

          64 Souls

Sons

Daughters

John Ralph,  Minister

1

2

Isaac James

0

0

Richard Attomon

0

0

Joshua Pompmo

0

2

1

John Ralph, Jr

1

1

Samuel Crook

0

0

Amos Lawrence         perhaps

2 or

3 children

David Quanset

2

0

David Ned

1

0

John Davis

0

0

Joseph Toby

1

0

Micah Ralph

2

perhaps

Samuel Cuzzens  132

        2 

perhaps3

10

8

Ebenezer Cowett 

single man

widows

Sarah Cuzzens At 80

0

0

Sarah George

0

0

Dorcas Quanset

0

0

Mercy Attomon

0

0

4

Mercy Tom

0

0

Suse Francis

0

0

Hester Attomon

0

0

Margery Pompmo

1 son

Hope Oliver

0

1 daughter

Hannah Tom

0

0

Lydia Pierce

0

0

Beck Francis

0

3

Ruth Ralph

0

0

Hester Jethro

0

1

1

5

10

8

11

13

Married Men

13

Suppose as many Wives

13

Widows

14

Unmarried Children    Males       

11

                                          Girls

13

Total Souls AD 1762 in whole Tribe      

64 souls

This account of the Indians at Potenummecut I took on the spot June 4, 1762.

Potenummecut Tribe                                        

Namequoit                            -

Kescayogansett Pond

Weesit

Pochee

Tonesit

Pompneesit Pond 

                                                                                               

Cataloguing:                 593

  • 1. Stiles had initially penciled in the name of Eleazar Ralph but subsequently crossed it out.  There was no information about any children Eleazer Ralph might have had.
  • 2. 13 is the number of married men.
  • 3. By centering the number between columns Stiles is indicating that it is unclear whether the children are boys are girls. This also appears to be the case with the children of Amos Lawrence.
  • 4. Here Stiles had penciled in and then crossed out the name, incomplete as it was, Sarah Lor.  It is possible that he intended to write Sarah Lawrence, nee Finnegan, the wife of Shubael Lawrence, a soldier in the French and Indian War.