While the names of her parents are currently unknown, it appears that Eunice Waugs was the daughter of an Eastern Pequot man and a Mohegan woman.
In the spring of 1816, the Town of Norwich spent funds to support her. With a belief that she was a Mohegan, they requested reimbursement from the Mohegan's overseer. The claim was denied because the Mohegans restricted payment from the avails of tribal land to full-blooded Mohegan only. Seeing that Esther's father was from another tribe, she could not qualify.
Around thirty years later, Eastern Pequot overseer Ezra Hewitt paid Francis McCarty for boarding one of her children from 1840 to 1844. Sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.