Tom was a Rhode Island Native man, living as a servant to Henry Fowler during King Philip's War. By early January 1677, he had run away and was thought to be around Boston, possibly with Joseph Wise. In Mary Pray's letter to James Oliver, she complained that because Tom, who she called Surly Tom, told many lies, his running away prevented over forty Indians from going to Providence, presumably, to turn themselves in. Sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Item listed below.
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Samuel Appleton was the son of Thomas Appleton and Judith Everard of Waldingfield, Suffolk, England. In 1635, he removed to New England with his family and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. Appleton served as a deputy (1668-1681) and as an assistant (1681-1686) to the Massachusetts General Court.
John Leverett was the son of Thomas Leverett of Boston, Lincolnshire, England who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1633 and became a merchant in the Atlantic trade. He joined the town’s Artillery Company in 1639 and was sent by Massachusetts authorities to negotiate with the Narragansetts in 1642. On the outbreak of the English Civil War, he returned to England in 1644 to join the Parliamentary forces under the command of Thomas Rainsborough and remained there for four years. Upon his return to New England, Leverett became Boston’s representative to the Massachusetts General Court
Born April 30, 1694, in Hartford, Connecticut, William Pitkin became Captain of the Trainband, East Society, 1730-1738. In Connecticut 1st Regiment, he served as Major (1738-1739) and Colonel (1739-1754). Pitkin held many political positions.
Deputy, Connecticut General Assembly (1728-1734), Speaker, House of Representatives (1732-1734), Judge, Hartford County County Court (1735-1753), Superior Court (1741-1754; Chief Justice 1754-1766); Deputy Governor, Colony of Connecticut (1754-1766), and
Timothy Pitkin was the son of Rev. Timothy Pitkin and Temperance Clap of Farmington, Connecticut. After his graduation from Yale in 1785, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1788. Pitkin was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives at various times from 1790 to 1805, serving as clerk of the House from 1800-1802 and Speaker from 1803 to 1805. He was then elected to the United States Congress, where he served from 1805 to 1819.