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Edwards, Dinah (1808)

Dinah Edwards was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, Jesse (1808)

Jesse Conet (or Cowit) was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1799, his daughter Mary married Darbey Barnes, a man who came to Plymouth Mass from Newfoundland.  In that marriage record, Jesse is called a man of color who came to Plymouth from Barnstable.  Nine years later, in 1808, he signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital

Coombs, Patience (1808)

Patience Coombs was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, Susannah (1808)

Susanna Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, John (1838)

John Conet 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. In 1838, he was among the Herring Pond who petitioned the Massachusetts Legislature for assistance in building or repairing a school house.  Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00. Caroll, "'Savages' in the Service of the Empire."

Conet, James (1808)

James Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, he signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, George (1808)

George Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, he signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, Desire (1808)

Desire Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, Clarissa (1838)

Clarissa Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1838 she signed a tribal petition for funds to repair or rebuild a schoolhouse. It is possible that she is the same Clarissa Joseph whose name appears on the tribal census in 1849.Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00.  Bird Report, 68.

Chummuck, Hannah (1808)

Hannah Chummuck was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community, most likely kin of Jacon Chummuck, a soldier in Gorham's Rangers during the French & Indian War.  In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00. Caroll, "'Savages: in the Service of the Empire."

Chummuck, Bethia (1808)

Bethia Chummuck was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community, most likely kin of Jacon Chummuck, a soldier in Gorham's Rangers during the French & Indian War. In 1808, she signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  1808.01.28.00.  Caroll, "'Savages: in the Service of the Empire."