Kipoquam

In 1647, Kipoquam was among those post-war Pequots asking to be placed under English jurisdiction, although his age at this time in unclear.  Consequently, he may have been a survivor of the Pequot War.  His presence among the Suckiog and Tunxis suggests a maternal or paternal connection to those tribes, especially among its ruling families.  His name appears on a deed to Matetacoke in 1657, a confirmatory deed by Sequassen’s heirs in 1670, and a Tunxis petition in 1672.  In 1705 an Indian with the same name living at Pattaconk on the south side of Thirty Mile Island and claiming to be a relation of Turramuggus, successfully petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for forty acres of the sachem’s land at Saybrook.  In 1711 Kipoquam served as a member of a jury in Hartford to decide the fate of two Indian accused of murder, Young Squamp and Waisiousksquaw.  Joseph Anderson, The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut (New Haven: The Price & Lee Company, 1896), 27. Hoadley, Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 4: 517, 525-526. 1711.05.08.00

Born: 
Before 1637
Died: 
After 1711
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