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Wayhanatt (alias George Sagamore I) was the leader of the East Haven band of Quinnipiacs who succeeded Momauguin. He and Quinnipiac soldiers under him served in the English forces in New York during King William’s War. In his land policies with the English, he was fairly conservative. In 1673 he granted English colonists the right to build and use an access road through tribal land in the Red Rock district of East Haven. Ten years later, Wayhanatt and his council negotiated a confirmatory deed to New Haven with the town’s authorities. In 1686 and 1687, they sold several quarter acre pl
Wayawousit (alias Jeffrey) was a member of the Totoket band of Quinnipiac at Branford, Connecticut. He served on the council for the sachem Wompom (c. 1686). In that capacity he established hunting and fishing rights in tribal lands at Indian Neck and sold other parcels of meadow to English settlers. Wayawousit succeeded Wompom as leader of the Totoket. In 1703 and 1704, he was required to sell off pieces of tribal land to pay for the criminal fines and release bond of his son, John Jeffrey. At his death around 1716, his heirs included sons John, Constable, Harry, and Tom.
Andrew was a member of a leading family from Quabaug. He and his brother were captured by an Indian raiding party that was fighting on behalf of the English. Upon his delivery to the English, Andrew was brutally killed. Drake, Book of Indians, 81.
This unknown woman came from a leading Quabaug family. Her brother, known as Great David, was the community's leader during King Philip's War. At that time, she was married to John Humphrey (Umphrey), a Native man from the Pennacook.
After her husband was imprisoned during King Philip's War, she chose to go with him into overseas slavery. At that time, she and Humphrey had at least one small child.
Amasa Lawrence was born in Thompson, Connecticut, circa 1811. While little is known of his childhood or parentage, as a young man he took to the sea, a crew member aboard the ship Manchester Packet, which departed from the New London, CT on June 30, 1832 bound for the South Atlantic. By December of 1833 Amasa had returned home and was enumerated in a private census of tribal members living on the reservation in what was then Groton, Connecticut.
Born around 1800, Thomas Nedson was the son of James Nedson and Tyra Apes of Stonington (now North Stonington), Connecticut, and the husband of Mary Shelly. The couple had a number of children, including a daughter, Amanda, and possibly a son, Thomas.