Tikens, Samuel

On March 31, 1827 Levi Walker, the overseer of the House of Correction in North Stonington, CT was paid for keeping and boarding Samuel Tikens.  It is unclear as to the circumstances that landed Samuel Tikens in the poorhouse or how long he was an inmate.  Two years later in December of 1829 he appeared, a single entry, in the records of the state appointed overseer of the Eastern Pequot Tribe as receiving candles, rice, molasses and tea. Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 409; Town of North Stonington, Records of the Board of Selectmen, 1804-1861; NLCC: PbS, Indians, Eastern Pequot