Cushoy, Tom, - 1755

Tom Cushoy was the son of the Wangunk sachem Cushoy and Tyke (Mary Cushoy), who may have assumed his father’s leadership duties as early as 1725.   He was assisted in his last sickness by Samson Howe, for which services Howe later billed the Connecticut General Assembly.  If Sherrow is correct in that the Cushoy family is descended from the Robin family, then it is possible that Tom Cushoy and Tom Robin are the same person, especially since Tom Robin also died in 1755.  Doris Sherrow, “What Happened to the Wangunks?, Part 2,” (Portland, Connecticut: Town of Portland, December 1999).