Keeter, Patience, 1755 -

Patience Keeter was born circa 1755, the daughter of Bethiah Keeter.  Sometime after 1808 and prior to 1811, Patience married a man with the last name Allen, probably Scipio Allen.  It was at least a second marriage for Scipio and most likely the same for Patience.  Patience Allen was a signatory, on a January 1811 Mashpee petition asking for the removal of their overseers and the right to choose their own.  She, along with about one hundred others, signed a May 21, 1833 petition complaining of outside interference in governmental and religious affairs at Mashpee.  The following year, Patience, age 79, was enumerated in an 1834 Mashpee census and was a signatory on the January 1834 Mashpee petition written by William Apes.  Patience signed along with 288 other Mashpee residents and community members outlining a number of longstanding grievances against the overseers and the Congregational missionary to the tribe.  In mid-October 1835, James Walker made a mark against Patience Allen's as being since dead.

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Vol. 1.  Ancestry; Petition of Moses Pocknet and Other Mashpee Indians to the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1811.01.28.00; Petition of the Mashpee Tribe, House Doc. Senate #14, January 1834; Petition of the Mashpee Indians to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1834.01.29.00. James Walker's Facts in Regard to the Difficulties at Marshpee, 1835.10.17.00.

c. 1755
Before October 17, 1835