Western Pequot Overseer Account from March 1825 to June 1826

 

Erastus Williams in Account Current with the Pequot Tribe of Indians

 
     
 

Erastus Williams in Account Current with the Pequot Tribe of Indians in Groton 1825 and 1826

 
     
 

Debit

 
     
 

Pequot Tribe of Indians

 

1825

   

March 10

To $3.25 paid to the Clerk of the County Court

3.25

 

To two days attending Court $2 and expenses 1.67

3.67

March 17

To one day going to Capt. Elisha Crary’s on Indian business

1.00

March 18

To one quart of molasses to James Sunsamon

.12

March 19

To one day letting out Indian land

1.00

April 6

To one day attending Indian business

1.00

April 7

To one half day

.50

April 15

To one day

1.00

May 2

To one day

 1.0

 

To one half bushel of potatoes 12 ½ cents

.12 ½

 

To two and a half pounds pork delivered to Hannah Miller

.20

July 3

To eight and a half yards of cotton stripes at 20 cents per yard and stocking 67 cents for Ann Wampey

2.37

 

To three pounds pork 9 cents and one pint of wine 17 cents to Hannah Miller

.44

 

To cash $2 paid Josiah Charles

2.00

October 17

To $4 paid Lucy Johnston1

4.00

November 11

To one day

1

 

To seven pounds of cheese at 7 cents per pound delivered to James Sunsamon

.49

1825

   

November 25

To one day

1.00

December 12

To paid Roswell Allyn for two pairs of shoes as per Bill Number 1

2.50

December 15

To paid Asa Fish, Esq. for three Dutch blankets as per Bill Number 2

4.82

 December 16

To one day

1.00

December 20

To one gown to Theodosia Deshon

1.50

 

To one half bushel of potatoes Hannah Miller

.17

December 26

To one bushel of potatoes to James Sunsamon

.34

 

To half a bushel of potatoes for Theodosia

.17

1826

   

January 14

To one day attending Indian business

1.00

January 19

To one day

1.00

 

To four and three-quarter pounds of pork to James Sunsamon

.38

February

To six yards flannel at 42 cent per yard

2.52

 

To one pair of wool stocking

.68 

 

To making one petticoat for Ann Wampey

.20

 

To one and a half yards of flannel to Betsy Squib

.75

February 8

To one day

1.00

February 8

To four and a half pounds of pork delivered to James Sunsamon

.36

 

To four pounds of pork at 8 cents per pound delivered to Betsy Wheeler

.32

 

To three pounds of pork delivered to Theodosia

24

March 8

To one day $1, one half day 50 cents and one half day 50 cents

2.

March 16

To one petticoat to Polly Charles

1.50

 

To making one gown, thread, and lining

.50

 

To making one shift

.25

 

To one day attending on James O. Guy and Thankful at Norwich2

1.00

April 6 

To a half bushel of potatoes to Miller3

.25

 

To one cotton shirt to Sunsamon4

.75

 

To one half bushel of potatoes

.25

 

To three pounds of pork at 8 cents per pound

.24

June 12

To one day

1.00

 

To paid Charles Chester bill for supplies as per Bill Number 3

11.53

 

To paid Henry Hallet Bill Number 4

4.87

 

To paid Thomas Hallet’s bill for supplies Bill Number 5

5.72

1826

   

March 6

To paid Dudley R. Wheeler Bill Number 6 for fourteen yards plaid and four yards shirting

3.02

June

To paid Shubael Whitney for making coffins as per Bill Number 8

4.68

 

To paid John Wilcox’s Bill Number 9 for new fences for Pequot Tribe

24.12

     

June 12

To one day settling accounts

1.00

 

To articles delivered to Moses Sunsamon

 
 

To one cotton shirt

.60

 

To four yards of blue broad cloth at 13 shillings per yard

8.67

 

To lining buttons and thread and making jacket and trousers

3.00

 

To paid John Hyde’s bill Number 10 for articles delivered Pequot Tribe as per bill

8.81

 

To Dr. Thomas W. Gay’s bill as per agreement

18.00

 

To paid Dr. Manning for one visit

1.00 

 

To James O. Guy and Thankful for boarding Ann Wampey and Moses Sunsamon

22.17

 

To paid Shubael Whitney for shingling

3.50

 

To Gurdon Bill’s bill for nails as per Bill Number 11

1.44

 

To Mark Daniels

+70.00

   

242.98

     
 

Credit

 
     
 

By cash received Capt. Elisha Crary

1.14

 

By $2.34 received of Henry Hallet as per Bill Number 4

2.34

 

By cash received of Thomas Smith for rent $9

9.00

September 18, 1825

By $7.91 for Bark per Roswell Allyn Bill Number 7

7.91½

 

By $7.34 received of John Wilcox as per Bill Number 9

7.34

 

By rent of land by Charles Chester

37.50

 

By rent of land by John Willcox

39.16

Not received (Settled )

By rent of land not settled Mark Daniel

52.00

     
 

By rent received of Thomas Hallet

22.50

 

By rent received of Jonas Latham

3.00

 

By Jonah Witter’s note for timber

20.74

 

By cash for rent of Holden Prosser

15.00

 

By cash received Nathaniel Brown for old wood

2.00

 

By cash received of Charles Hewitt5 for timber 

8.00

 

By six dollars paid by John Wilcox and charged to Thankful Charles account

6.00

 

By $3.33 received of Henry Hallet for wood

+3.33

 

Carried over

$ 236.96

     
 

Debt brought up

$242.98

June 23, 1826

To balance due

$3.02

 

Erastus Williams Overseer

 
 

Lands leased form April 1, 1826 to April 1, 1827 as follows, viz,

 
     
 

Sampson Place and Joshua Pasture to Charles Chester for

$50.00

 

Josiah Charles place, Ben and Polly place and Kate Tikens place to John Wilcox for

52.25

 

Manuel Simons place to Holden Prosser "

20.00

 

Molly Cocheet6 place, Great Pasture, School House lot, Cujep Pasture, and Ben George lot to Mark Daniels

71.00

 

Sunsamon Pasture east of the brook to Thomas Hallet for

30.00

 

Northeast corner lot to Jonas Latham for

4.00

 

Ben Charles Pasture to Thomas Smith for

+ 17.00

   

$244.25

 

One quarter to be paid in labor on the land in making betterments, the other in cash, one half at Christmas, the other half April 1, 1827.

 
     
     
 

Endorsement: Groton Pequot Overseer's Account, Erastus Williams / Files, June 18267

Cataloguing: 307 / 463

Miscellaneous: [ illegible ]

 
     
  • 1. More research needs to be done in order to identify this individual.
  • 2. The business with James Orris Guy was a petition that he and his wife Sally, or Thankful, Charles submitted to the Court for permission to build a home on the reservation. Their memorial was successful and they were also granted the use of a contiguous parcel of land, approximately seven acres in size.
  • 3. Likely Hannah Miller
  • 4. Likely James Sunsamon
  • 5. Due to the number of individuals with the Charles Hewitt and their overlapping lifespans, it is difficult to identify which Charles Hewitt this is.
  • 6. In subsequent overseer records ( 1830, 1831) this parcel is referred to as the Molly Couchep place. Since there is no additional information about either of these named individuals, more research will need to be done prior to the creation of a definitive biographical entry.
  • 7. The word Allowed was crossed out in the original, making any determination of judicial action on this report uncertain.