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Coombs, Patience (1808)

Patience Coombs 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, Susannah (1808)

Susanna Conet 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, James (1808)

James Conet 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

Conet, George (1808)

George Conet 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

Conet, Desire (1808)

Desire Conet 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, Clarissa (1838)

Clarissa Conet was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community.  In 1838 she signed a tribal petition for funds to repair or rebuild a schoolhouse. It is possible that she is the same Clarissa Joseph whose name appears on the tribal census in 1849.Petition of John Conet, 1838.03.00.00.  Bird Report, 68.

Chummuck, Hannah (1808)

Hannah Chummuck was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community, most likely kin of Jacon Chummuck, a soldier in Gorham's Rangers during the French & Indian War.  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. Caroll, "'Savages: in the Service of the Empire."

Chummuck, Bethia (1808)

Bethia Chummuck was a member of the Herring Pond Indian community, most likely kin of Jacon Chummuck, a soldier in Gorham's Rangers during the French & Indian War. 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.  Caroll, "'Savages: in the Service of the Empire."

Carter, William , 1759 -

William Carter was, around 1780, brought from Guinea to Boston, Massachusetts, where, according to him, he was "cast on shore" in the harbor and robbed by his captor, the master of the vessel. He resided in Herring Pond from at least 1790. 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. By 1847, he was in need of financial support from the State.  Bird Report, 67.

Carter, Lucy (1808)

Lucy Carter 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

Webquish, Dorcas II (1808)

Dorcas Webquish 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