Conet, John N.

John Conet (Conant) was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  He most likely was the son or kin, at least, of John Conet/Cowett, a soldier in Gorham's Rangers during the French & Indian War. 

John married Phebe Lindsley and had three children: Cynthia (1814), Maria (1818), and William R. (1824).  In 1838, he was the leading Herring Pond petitioner who asked the Massachusetts Legislature for assistance in building or repairing a schoolhouse.  Eight years later, in 1846, Conet is mentioned in a tribal accounting for receiving $10 of wood. He died nine years later in 1847.

Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1998; Plymouth BMD, Ancestry.  Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00.  Caroll, "'Savages' in the Service of the Empire." Documents printed by order of the House of Representatives (1847), 11.