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Meazon, Hannah (Tunxis)

Hannah Meazon was a Tunxis landowner in Farmington in 1788.  She may have been the wife, daughter, sister, or sister-in-law of Jonathan Meazon, the person in whose house Joseph Johnson resided seventeen years earlier.   Hannah was dead before April, 1788.
Murray, To Do Good to My Indian Brethren, 162, 163.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

Hart, Solomon, 1724 - 1805

Deacon Solomon Hart (1724-1805) was the son of Deacon John Hart and Esther Gridley of Farmington, Connecticut, and the husband of Experience Cole.  Hart served as a deacon of the Congregational Church.  Shortly after his marriage, Hart built a house on property he inherited from his father at a place known as Congee in Farmington.  There he and Experience raised nine children.  When the family removed to Tyringham, Massachusetts in 1763, Hart sold 2/3's of the house to Elijah Wampey "
(and 1/3 of the farm to Cornelius Indian.

Hooker, Elnathan, 1749 - 1822

Elnathan Hooker (1749-Novemeber 20, 1822) was the son of Roger Hooker and Anna Kellogg of Farmington, Connecticut.  A farmer, he also served as a constable and surveyor of highways for the town of Farmington. In 1776, he and his brother Roger purchased property at Congee from Elijah Wampey and Cornelius Indian.   From then he resided in the Wampey house, and for a fe

Wampey, Elijah, 1734 - 1802

Elijah Wampey was a member of the Tunxis from Farmington, Connecticut who rose to a leadership position in the Christian Indian movement.  His his first wife was Eunice Wawowos and second, Jerusha.  His and Jerusha's children were Eunice (1764-1767), Elijah (1765-c. 1812), Eunice II (b. after 1767), Sarah, Hannah, Charles, Esther, and Sarah/Jerusha. Wampey enlisted in Captain William Wadsworth’s militia company from Farmington, Connecticut in 1757, serving 16 days, and in Captain John Patterson’s 4th Company of the 1st Regiment in 1761. 

Porter, Benjamin, 1700 - 1750

Benjamin Porter (February 14, 1700-July 4, 1750) was the son of Deacon Thomas Porter and Lois Stanley of Farmington, Connecticut and the husband of Esther Thomson.  In 1738, the Tunxis protested against his and other Farmington residents' occupation of their land.
John Porter (November 12, 1648- ) was the son of Robert Porter and Mary Scott of Farmington, Connecticut.

Whitman, Elnathan, Rev., 1709 - 1777

Reverend Elnathan Whitman was the son of Samuel Whitman and Sarah Stoddard of Farmington, Connecticut, and the husband of Abigail Stanley.  Through his mother, Whitman was first cousin to Rev. Jonathan Edwards.  After graduating from Yale College in 1726, Whitman worked as a tutor there for four years.  He then went on to become the minister of the Second Church in Hartford, succeeding Thomas Buckingham in 1732.  Whitman served in that capacity for forty-five years.