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Canonchet, - 1676

Canonchet, alias Saccohan, Nauntenoo, Miantonomo II, was the youngest son of Wawaloam the Narragansett sachem Miantonomo, who had a village at Pettaquamsett.  While he had signed a treaty with the English to remain neutral in October 1675, he nonetheless became a leader of importance, especially among the younger generation of Narragansetts after the Great Swamp Fight and joined forces with Metacom.  During King Philip's War, Canonchet led attacks at Warwick and Rehoboth, and burned almost all of Providence.  In April 1676, he was captured b

Haynes, John, 1594 - 1653

John Haynes was the son of John Haynes and Mary Michel of Great Haddam and Codicot, Essex England.  He immigrated with Thomas Hooker and Cotton Mather to Massachusetts in 1633, where he was elected an assistant to the General Court and later governor.  In 1637 he left the Bay Colony with Thomas Hooker for Hartford, Connecticut.  As an assistant to the General Court of Connecticut, he attempted to join with Massachusetts to fight the Pequots during the Pequot War.  Yet, as one biography of Haynes has indicated, he was against the killing of Indian women and children as a military tactic.  Af

Randall, John (Jack)

John (Jack) Randall, a farmer of color, was born in the household of Captain Roswell Randall of Stonington, Connecticut on January 1, 1795, perhaps son of the slave that appears in the Captain's census enumeration in 1800. 

Ashbow, Lucy, - 1822

Lucy Ashbow may have been the daughter of a Mohegan man, Joseph Ashbow and Jenny, ostensibly connected to the Pequot community.  If so, Lucy was one of the three siblings listed in a August 5, 1782  “Census of Mohegan Indians”.  It would not have been uncommon for an individual to be affiliated with more than one native community.

Apes, Eunice, 1805 - 1861

Eunice Apes was born in Salem, Connecticut circa 1805, daughter of Owen and Eunice Apes.
In April of 1814, the Colchester, Connecticut post office published, in the Connecticut Gazette newspaper, a list of unclaimed letters. Eunice Apes was on the list.  Given what would have been the daughters relatively young age, it is more likely that the letter was addressed to Eunice Apes, the mother.  

Hoxie, Isaac, 1849 -

Isaac Hoxie, or possibly Isaac Nedson or Anderson, was the son of Rachel Hoxie, an Eastern Pequot girl from North Stonington, Connecticut.  For several years, he and his mother were listed in the tribe's overseer accounts.  After his mother's marriage to Henry Jackson/Orchard in 1862, Isaac was known as Isaac Jackson and possibly Isaac Orchard.  At least to 1870, he resided in the Jackson household, where in that year worked as a farmhand.

Jackson, Henry, - 1898

Henry Jackson, also known as Henry Orchard, was the son of Simeon Orchard and Rosanna Wheeler of Stonington, Connecticut.   He married Rachel Hoxie Ned Anderson on March 26, 1862.
In 1870, Jackson was the head of a household that included his wife, stepton Isaac and five more children from his marriage with Rachel, Fannie, Jennie, Phebe, Lydia, and Henry (William Henry).  Henry, Sr. and Isaac were farmhands, while Rachel took care of the household.