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Aaron, Abigail

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Abigail Aaron was the daughter of Aaron Whipple and Sarah Muckamug of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc community.  Abigail's early years were spent as a servant in the household of the Brown family in Providence.  She later married a man named Whipple and had two children, one of which was Elizabeth.  HL-P, Hassanamisco People, YIPP Research Files.  Summary under the Criteria (Nipmuc Nation, September 25, 2001), 66.

Aaron, Joseph, 1741 - 1808

Joseph Aaron was the son of Aaron Whipple and Sarah Muckamug of the Hassanamisco community at Grafton, Massachusetts.  He was born when his parents were living in Providence, Rhode Island, the youngest of four siblings. He and his mother left Rhode Island for Grafton shortly after his birth, reaching there in 1741.  He was indentured to David Daniels of Mendon after his mother's death in 1751.  Joseph returned to Grafton in 1768 and lived with his half-sister Sarah on the family homestead, where he cultivated wheat and rye.

Abel, Elisha I. (1820)

Elisha I. Abel was the representative from Griswold, Connecticut to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1819.  In April 1816, he received a cash payment from the Western Pequot's overseer.
Roll of State Officers and Members of General Assembly of Connecticut, 234. Sources for this biography also come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

Abner, James, - 1828

James Abner was probably one of the six children of Abner, a Pequot Indian listed in March of 1762 as residing in a wigwam on the Mashantucket reservation in what was then Groton, present-day Ledyard, Connecticut.  Two years later, he served in Captain John Tyler's Third Company of Israel Putnam's Battalion during the French and Indian War.

Abner, Mary

Mary was the wife of James Abner and lived within the Eastern Pequot community on the reservation adjacent to Lantern Hill in what was then Stonington, Connecticut.  She and James had at least one son, Randall Abner, who was a participant in the Brothertown removal.  In 1788 Mary and her husband signed Jacob Sowas’ petition to appoint a new overseer. De Loss Love, Samson Occom, 335; 1788.05.00.00, IP 1.2.252. 

Abner, Nabby

Nabby Abner was enumerated by the Eastern Pequot tribe as one of the needy.  The Reverend Joseph Fish described her as a “widow, poor and suffering” in December 1771. 1775.03.27.01  Fish First Book

Abner, Randall, 1789 - 1852

Randall Abner was the son of James and Mary Abner of the Eastern Pequot community in Stonington, Connecticut.  He married Sarah Tokus and the two removed, first to Stephentown, New York and then, by 1819, to the Christian agrarian community in Brothertown, New York, adjacent to Oneida lands.


Abomhomen, alias John Maheriment was an Abenaki sagamore of Anasagunticook.  In May 1660, he and a number of other sagamores were conveyed to Alexander Thevayt a tract of land along the Kennebeck River.  In 1701, he was a signator to a treaty at Casco Bay.  York Deeds, Book X (Portland, ME: Brown Thurston Company, 1894), ccxiii.

Abraham, David, 1744 - 1785

David Abraham was a member of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc community of Grafton, Massachusetts, the son of Andrew Abraham, Jr. and Abigail Printer.  Abraham served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and resided at Alstead, New Hampshire at the time of his death. Probate Records (Worcester County, Massachusetts); Index 1731-1881;  Probate Records, Vol 17-19, 1777-1786.  HLP, Hassanamisco People, YIPP Research Files.

Abraham, Samuel, - 1745

Samuel Abraham (d. December 28, 1745) was a member of one of the Natick Indian community's prominent families and a proprietor of Indian land.  He and his wife, Hannah Hannah Nehemiah had at least one daughter, Zerviah.  Abraham served as Natick's selectman in 1716 and 1719 and was a member of a committee to encourage the Reverend Peabody to settle his ministry more permanently among the Natick. Abraham and Thomas Pegan were on another committee for the sale of the Indian land at Magunkook.

Abram, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Abram was the daughter of Andrew Abram and Deborah Abraham of the Hassanamisco Nipmuc tribal community and the wife of a man named Samson.  The couple had two daughters, Althea and Deborah.  In the winter of 1775, out of financial need, Elizabeth and three other Nipmuc women petitioned the Massachusetts Legislature for payments of their interest money.  HL-P, Hassanamisco People, YIPP Research Files.  Petition of Elizabeth Sampson


Achwanamett (before 1653 - after 1673) was a Wampanoag sachem whose territory comprised or at least included Mattapoisett.  On October 3, 1673, he, Machacom and Papamo, two other sachems with interest in the same land, recorded the bounds of Mattapoisett in order to provide for their children.  RPC 12: 225-225.

Adams, Andrew

Andrew Adams was the representative from Litchfield to the Connecticut General Assembly (1776-1770) and served as Speaker of the House (1779-80).  He then became a member of the Upper House (1771-1789).  Roll of State Officers and Members of the General Assembly of Connecticut.

Adams, Ellen

Ellen Adams was the daughter of Solomon Adams (Tunxis) and Olive Occom (Mohegan) of Farmington, Connecticut.  She removed to New Marlborough, Massachusetts by 1801, when with her sisters and brothers in law sold her father's estate in Farmington.
Love, Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England, 336.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

Adams, George

Born in England, George Adams settled in Watertown, Massachusetts as early as 1645 and was a glover by trade.  In 1647, he was a proprietor of Nashuway or Lancaster and removed to Cambridge in 1664, after selling his property in Watertown.  Cutter, New England Families, Vol. 3, 1584.

Adams, John, Jr., 1755 -

John Adams, Jr., was the son of John and Sarah Adams from the Quinnipiac community of New Haven, Connecticut.  He removed to Farmington and then to Brothertown, New York where he received lot 126 in 1795.  He subsequently married Sarah, the widow of Henry Davies.

Love, Samson Occom and the christian Indians of New England, 336, 341,

Adams, Joseph S. (1863)

Joseph S. Adams was a selectman of the Town of Tisbury, Massachusetts.  In 1863, he, with other selectmen and Overseers of the Poor of Tisbury, supported the petition of Priscilla Freeman to get aid for her mother, Jemima Easton.  Petition of the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor for the Town of Tisbury to the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, 1863.01.00.01.

Adams, Paul

Paul Adams was the President of the Boston Five Cent Savings Bank.  He retired from the position in 1875.  Professional and Industrial of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Vol. 2 (Boston MA: The Boston History Company, 1894), 420.

Adams, Ruth, - 1785

Ruth Adams was a Tunxis woman whose connection to the Adams family is unclear.  Most likely she is related to Abigail and Thomas Curricomp, as they sold her property in the Tunxis reservation on her behalf after her death in 1785.  Ruth was awarded five acres in Lot 20 in the Second Tier in the allotment of the tribe's common land and approximately one acre in Lot 3 in the Indian Neck settlement.  Sources for this biography come from the Related Dig

Adams, Samuel, 1722 - 1803

Samuel Adams was the son of Samuel and Mary Adams of Boston, Massachusetts who became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.  A graduate of Harvard College, he held the positions of clerk of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1766-1774), President of the Massachusetts Senate (1782–1785, 1787–1788), Lieutenant Governor (

Adams, Samuel (son of John)

The son of John and Sarah Adams of the Quinnipiac community of New Haven, Connecticut, Samuel Adams moved with his family to Farmington.  He later married Mary Fowler, the daughter of David Fowler, and settled at Brothertown, New York. The couple had several children, Thankful. John, Simeon, Hannah, Emeline, and brought up Edwin C. Adams, an orphan.  

Samuel Adams served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  He was killed in the British raid on the U.S. store depot at Black Rock, New York.  

Adams, Sarah (Tunxis), 1752 -

Sarah Adams was the daughter of John Adams, a Quinnipiac of New Haven, Connecticut, and a Native woman named Sarah.  On July 26, 1787, she married Abraham Simons, a 37-year-old Narragansett widower.  The Simons family removed to Brothertown in upstate New York, where Abraham died sometime before 1792.  In 1795, the widow Sarah Simons was assigned Lot 12 there where she lived with her son Reuben Simons (b.

Adams, Simeon

Simeon Adams was the son of John and Sarah Adams of the Quinnipiac community in New Haven, Connecticut.  He removed with his family to Farmington where he received Lot 9 in the distribution of Tunxis lands in 1777.  During the American Revolution, Adams served as a private in Captain Elisha Less' company a year earlier.  He later emigrated to Brothertown before 1788, obtaining lots 99 and 124 in 1804.  He died there with his heirs being his brother Samuel's children.

Adams Deliverance, Sarah

Most likely born in the New Haven area, Sarah Adams was the daughter of Adam (alias Thomas Adams) and his second wife, Sarah.  In 1771, she married John Deliverance, a Connecticut Native, in East Haven. After her father's death in 1770, she inherited one-third of his five-acre estate in the common field as well as one-half of about three acres of land in the lot where he dwelt at that time to improve upon with her mother, Sarah, during the term of

Adams Mossuck, Pually, - 1868

Pually Adams was the daughter of Solomon Adams (Quinnipiac-Wangunk-Tunxis) and Olive Occom (Mohegan), and the wife of a Tunxis man named Mossuck.   Born in the Brothertown community in New York Oneida Country, she later resided in Marshall, Wisconsin.  She was an active member of the community, retaining her Native language and being known for her exceptional

Adams Thomas, Damaris, 1782 -

Damaris Adams was the daughter of Solomon Adams and Olive Occom of Farmington, Connecticut.  She married firstly Jacob Thomas and secondly (after 1801), Thomas Crosley.  In 1795, Damaris was living in the household of her sister Philena and brother-in-law James Wawowos. In 1801, she, her sister, and their husbands sold their share of the late Solomon Adams' property in Farmington, Connecticut.

Adams Way, Abigail, 1731 - 1822

The daughter of Adam, Abigail Adams was a member of a prominent Quinnipiac family, living at East Haven, Connecticut.  It is unclear when she removed to Farmington with other members of her family.  But it is likely that Abigail married John Way, a mixed-race African-American/Native American man at least by 1770 in Farmington.  The couple lived on the Tunxis Indian reservation there until Abigail sold the property in 1806.  They remained in Farmington, however, for Abigail, about 80 years old and known as Nabby, died on September 27, 1822.  Her death record indicated she was "the last of

Addington, Isaac, 1645 - 1715

Isaac Addington was the son of Isaac and Anne Addington of Boston, Massachusetts.  He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Secretary of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1692-1715), judge of Common Pleas (1695-1702), and chief justice of the Superior Court (1702-1715).  In 1675 Addington was a signator to a treaty made with the Penobscot Indians.  Hugh M. Addington, History of the Family of Addington in the United States and England (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1931), 9-10.  Daniel Neal, The History of New-England, Vol. 2 (London: A.


Adeawanadon was an Abenaki leader from Narraguagus.  In 1695, the Governor of Canada sent him and Onwondaquiro with eighteen French Indians to take prisoners at Albany. In 1701, he was a signator to a treaty at Casco Bay.  He is called a Pigwacket and was a delegate to an Indian conference in 1714.  E. B. O'Callaghan, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Vol. 4 (Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1854), 124.  MA 29: 39.

Adlington, Francis (1854)

Francis Adlington was a resident of Edgartown, Massachusetts.  As a legal voter, he and several other men from Edgartown signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court in 1854 supporting Jemima Easton's request for relief.

Petition of Barnard C. Marchant and Others to the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, 1854.03.10.00.

Agrikah, Israel

Israel Agrikah was mentioned in a petition authored by John Quaab to the Massachusetts General Court on behalf of the Nantucket Indians.  According to Quaab in 1752, Agrikah's corn was damaged by sheep owned by neighboring non-Natives.

Petition of John Quaab, on behalf of the Nantucket Indians, to the Massachusetts General Court, 1752.09.11.00


Aguntus was a Narragansett who removed to Quinebaug Country with Allumps and Mashanshawitt and took up residence there as a popular leader.  He was one of Uncas’ cousins. Harry Lee Barnes, “The Wallum Pond Estates,” Rhode Island Historical Society Collections 15 (April 1922), 29-31, 37. 


As the son of Pethus I, Ahamo was one of the principal leaders of the Tunxis.  In 1650 he was one of the tribe's representatives signing a deed of sale to Tunxis Sepos.  Dead by late summer of 1688, he was succeeded by Wawowos and Shum.
Farmington, Connecticut, The Village of Beautiful Homes, 57, 60.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.


Ahaton was a leading 17th century Punkapoag leader and sachem of Musketaquid and a relative of Pawtucket sachem Wenepokin (George-No-Nose). He had several children:  sons Peter (Natooqus), Benjamin, and William, and daughters Tahkeesuisk and Jammewwosh (Hanna), all living in 1680.  In 1635, the Massachusetts Court fined Ahaton two beaver skins for setting traps that injured Rev.

Ahaton, Job

Job Ahaton was a member of the Titicut Indian community at Middleborough, Massachusetts.  He may have been married to a woman named Sarah, for their names are found on a petition to the Massachusetts legislature regarding providing land for the establishment of an English church near them.  Petition of Benjamin Wano to the Massachusetts General Court, 1743.06.00.

Ahaton, Sarah

Sarah Ahaton was a member of the Titicut Indian community at Middleborough, Massachusetts.  She may have been married to a man named Job Ahaton, for their names are found on a petition to the Massachusetts legislature regarding providing land for the establishment of an English church near them.  Petition of Benjamin Wano to the Massachusetts General Court, 1743.06.00.

Ahaton, William, - 1717

William Ahaton, alias Quaanan, was one of the sons of the Punkapoag leader Ahaton.  He served as a teacher and preacher at the Indian Praying village at Punkapoag (1674-1717).  He was imprisoned at Deer Island at the start of King Philip’s War but released to become one of Major Thomas Savage’s guides.  After the war, Ahaton continued as the leader of the Punkapaog by successfully negotiating for the release from captivity of several of his tribal family and by monitoring land sales of tribal land.  He was survived by a son Amos.  Alonzo Lewis, Th