Prosser, Holden

Holden Prosser was a non-Native tenant who leased Mashantucket tribal lands in the 1820s.
 
While little is known of him, it appears he may have come to the North Society of Groton, from Charlestown, Rhode Island where he appeared in the 1800 U.S. Federal Census.   By 1810 he and his family had moved to Groton and by 1818, perhaps earlier, he began renting the Manuel Simons Place.  This parcel seems to have contained a field as well as a house in which it’s likely that Prosser and his family lived.  Records indicate that Prosser rented this parcel, paying part in cash and part in “betterments” such as the building of stonewalls or repairs to the house, through April of 1826, after which he no longer appears in the records of the State appointed overseer to the Tribe.  Prosser and family are also absent from the 1830 U.S. Federal Census for Groton, suggesting, perhaps, a death and/or a move to parts unknown.
 
Ancestry.com. 1800 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch; Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch; Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch; CHS, Ms 27960 Geer & Morgan Families Papers, 1717-1850, Folder 19; Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. 
 
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