Curricomp, Thomas

Thomas Curricomp was the son of Andrew Curricomp, Sr. of Farmington, Connecticut, and the husband of a Native woman, Abigail. The 44-year-old mariner Thomas Curricomp who died in Farmington on December 21, 1820, may have been their son.  
Curricomp was one of the leaders of the Tunxis community in negotiating a deal for recompense for English incursions into Indian Neck in May 1769.  When Missionary Joseph Johnson arrived in Farmington, one of the first houses he visited was his.  It was in that residence, the community assembled to listen to Johnson read Occom's sermon on Moses Paul and discussed the idea of having a school among them.  Afterward, they held praying and singing meeting at Curricomp's.
Curricomp received around five acres of land at Lot 29 in the First Tier and one acre in Lot 8 in the settlement of the Indian Neck controversy when the Connecticut Legislature allotted the Tunxis common lands in 1777.  Four years later in 1781, his sister Phebe deeded him her five-acre share in the reservation land.  The following year, he sold an acre of his property to Timothy Root.  In 1785, Curricomp and his wife sold five acres of land belonging to the late Ruth Adams, suggesting a family connection.  Whether Ruth was a daughter or sister of either is currently unknown.  The couple sold an additional five acres to Seth Lee that same year.  Curricomp remained in Farmington as late as December 1787 when he was a witness to Susannah Charles' deed. 
Sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.