Browse Biographies

Click here for an alphabetical list.

Joseph, Frances (1808)

Frances Joseph was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she 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.  1808.01.28.00

Joseph, Desire (1808)

Desire Joseph was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she 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.  1808.01.28.00

Joseph, Clarissa, 1789 - 1849

Clarissa Joseph (September 1789-March 10, 1849) was a member of the Herring Pond Indian Community.  She married William B. Conant on September 18, 1820 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, although an earlier record indicates the marriage was in August 1817 at Plymouth.  Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850, Ancestry.  Bournedale Herring Pond Indian Cemetery up to 1880, Cape Cod Gravestones.com

Jeshel, Barsa (1808)

Barsa Jershal was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she was the lead signer in 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.  1808.01.28.00

Hall, Jasper (1808)

Jasper Hall was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, he 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.  1808.01.28.00

Hall, Hiley (1808)

Hiley Hall was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she 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.  1808.01.28.00

Gardner, Roland T. , 1810 -

Roland T. Gardner was a member of the Herring Pond community.  In 1849, he was living with his wife Jane and their children John, Foster, Phebe, Roland, Eliza, Isabella, Hellen, and Russell.  In 1838, he was among the Herring Pond who petitioned the Massachusetts Legislature for assistance in building or repairing a school house.  Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00. Bird Report, 67-68.

Fowler, Lydia, 1779 -

Lydia Fowler was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  Her name appears on a 1838 tribal petition for funds to repair or rebuild a schoolhouse. She was still living at Herring Pond in 1849.  Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00.  Bird Report, 68.

Edwards, Dinah (1808)

Dinah Edwards was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1808, she 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.  1808.01.28.00

Conet, Jesse (1808)

Jesse Conet (or Cowit) was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1799, his daughter Mary married Darbey Barnes, a man who came to Plymouth Mass from Newfoundland.  In that marriage record, Jesse is called a man of color who came to Plymouth from Barnstable.  Nine years later, in 1808, he 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.  1808.01.28.00.  Massachusetts, Town and Vital