Hatchet Towsey, John (Tunxis)

With genealogical and social connections to the Tunxis in Farmington, John Hatchet Towsey, sometimes John Toswey or John Hatchet, was the son of Hatchet Towsey.  John served in Lt. Colonel Samuel Talcott's Hartford Company in King George's War in 1746.  The following year, his father deeded him property in the west side of the Pequabuck Meadow. 

Hatchet Towsey II

The son of Cocopence, Hatchet Towsey II became a leading figure in the Tunxis community of Farmington, Connecticut.  He and his wife Sarah had at least eight children.  In 1726 he sold two tracts of land at Farmington's Fort Hill area.  The following year, he sold two parcels at Indian Neck while receiving one acre there in 1728.


Tatapenoa was a Pootatuck woman whose name means “I can reach it with the hand.”  She was the wife of Gideon Mawehu and the mother of eight children: Joshua (Job), Wanawahek (Roger/Martin), Maria, Meschensqua (Johanna), Uranesqua, M'tachansqua, Christina, and Chuse (Joseph).  Her half sibling was Jonathan Worrups.  Starna and Starna, Gideon's People 1:486.


Tschanatamsquah was a woman from Pootatuck, whose name means “unknowing or ignorant person”  In the 1750s, she occasionally traveled to New Milford and to the seaside, selling handicrafts.  She had at least one daughter, Tatapenoa, and an unspecified relative named Elizabeth.

Eunice Mossock, one of the Indian Natives, deposeth and says1 she was well acquainted with Sarah Wampey, late of Farmington, an Indian squaw now deceased, and that the said Sarah always told this deponent that she came from Poquannock at or near Stratford, and that the mother of said Sarah was frequently at Farmington with her daughter, the said Sarah, and a nu

Sherman, Tabitha

Tabitha Sherman (d. 1807)was a daughter of Tom Sherman (Pootatuck) and Eunice Shoran (Pequannock) of the Golden Hill Community in Stratford, Connecticut.  She had two daughters and possibly a son.  Not much is known about her. Tabitha and other family members petitioned for her father's land to be sold in 1802.  Unlike her sisters Eunice and Sarah, Tabitha remained at Golden Hill after the sale. Summary under the Criteria (Golden Hill Paugussett, 2003), 33, 137.