Cherry

Cherry, alias Waquaheag, was a proprietor of Tunxis land at Farmington and Simsbury, Connecticut.  In 1657, he was suspected of setting fire to the house of Sergeant John Hart, killing the Hart family, in the Mesapano affair.  Some years later, he and several other Indians of Milford were arrested for stealing cider.  In 1682, he and a companion were sold liquor which led to the death of another person for which the companion was charged for murder.  Cherry was dead by December 1695, when his grandson and heir, q, litigated rights to two and a quarter acres of Cherry’s land.  Helen Schatvet Ullmann, Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes, Vols. 3 and 4 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 2005), 322.  Helen Schatvet Ullman, Colony of Connecticut, Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), 9.  PRCC 1:294.

Alias(es)
Waquaheag
Born: 
Before 1640
Died: 
Before 1695