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Meazon, Sarah (Hartford), 1724 - 1821

Sarah Meazon was born circa 1724, the daughter of Abigail Meazon, presumably on or near the Mashantucket lands.  While there is very little known about the majority her life, especially the early years, it is presumed that she married, at some point, a man with the surname of Nannapoom.  According to a petition to the Connecticut General Assembly submitted by the Selectmen of the Town of Hartford, Sarah came to the town on February 12, 1815, fell ill and remained so until her death

Meazon, Abigail, - 1772

On September 9, 1772, Abigail Meazon, an itinerant Pequot Indian woman, a resident of Farmington, Connecticut, appeared in Northampton, Massachusetts at the doorstep of Nathaniel Day and his wife, Experience, with a growing temperature.  The Days recognized the symptoms as “slow fever” or typhoid, a bacterial illness caused by ingesting contaminated water or food, which in the eighteenth century could sometimes be fatal, and took Abigail in.


Wibecusit was a Wemesit.  He and his wife lived with a colonial family in Chelmsford, Massachusetts during King Philip's War.  In 1675, a petition from the selectmen of Chelmsford requested the Massachusetts General Court's assistance in removing the couple from the town.  Petition of William Underwood, 1675.12.13.00.  

Whitten (Toby), Benjamin

Benjamin Whitten alias Toby (c. 1700-)  was the son of John and Jerusha Whitten/Toby of Christiantown on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and the husband of Jedidiah Abel.    He had two daughters Hannah and Hepzibah.  He and his wife sold parcels of land in 1728, 1731, and 1744 when they lived in Tisbury.

Whitney, Eli, - 1807

Eli Whitney, Sr. was a wealthy farmer from Westborough, Massachusetts.  The Massachusetts General Court appointed him a Trustee of the Hassanamisco Indians at Grafton, Massachusetts. He held that position until his death in 1807.

Wheelwright, Zilpha (1808)

Zilpha Wheelwright was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  She may have been the daughter of Sarah Capey and Absalom Wheelwright of Sandwich, Massachusetts, residents of the Christiantown community.  In 1808, Zilpha signed a petition to the Massachusetts General Court, protesting another petition that advanced positions contrary to the interests of the Herring Pond and Black Ground Indians.  Two years later, she and Samuel Joy made intentions to marry but the marriage itself isn't recorded.  She married Samuel Scott on March 13, 1814.  Pierce and