Narragansett

Gardner, Stephen, 1759 - 1825

Stephen Gardner was a Narragansett who married Margaret (Peggy), most likely an Eastern Pequot woman.  The couple had a number of children: Harry, Lucinda, and Clark.  He and his family appear on the 1800 Stonington census with a household of five.  Ten years later, the number grew to seven.  In 1820, his family included Stephen, aged 45 +), his wife Peggy (45+), a boy and two girls under 14, a young man and woman 14-25, two adult males 26-44.  Two people were engaged in agriculture, two in commerce. Stephen died in 1825 and was buried in the David Cemetery in Stonington, Connecticut

Gardner, Harry, 1797 - 1856

Born in Stonington, Connecticut in 1797, Henry (Harry) Gardner, a Narragansett Indian, was the son of Stephen and Margaret Gardner, who was most likely an Eastern Pequot Indian.  Like his brother Clark and sister Lucinda, Harry continued to live in Stonington, appearing in the 1830 census there, aged 24-36, with four in his household.  Ten years later, aged 36-55, he is the head of a household of eleven in North Stonington: three b
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Native Northeast Research Collaborative
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Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
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Report to England from Massachusetts Bay authorities explaining the Indian turmoil in the Colonies
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Native Northeast Research Collaborative
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Correspondence between the Governor of Massachusetts and his father in England about the state of affairs in New England at the start of the Pequot War

To the Honored Governor,1 Deputy Governor2 with the Rest of the Magistrates and Deputies Now Assembled in General Court at Hartford

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Politics, Power, & Sovereignty