Shilling, Thankful

Thankful Shilling was a Native woman from the Connecticut River tribal communities with connections to the Wangunk and Tunxis communities.  In 1769, she purchased a little more than an acre of land and a dwelling house from James and Rachel Wawowos and David and Sarah Towsey.  At that time, Thankful was living in Middletown.  It is possible she was the Thankful Cushoy that presented a Wangunk petition to the General Assembly in 1760 along with Hannah Mamanash, Susannah Pockamoges, and Samuel and Moll Robbins.
See The Memorial of Job Bates and Isaac Waterman, 1760.10.06.00 sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.