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John Mason Simons was the son of Immanuel Simons and Mary Occom. He married Lucy Wampey in Groton, Connecticut on November 27, 1794.
The grandson of Narragansett Sachem Weesoum and Keshkechoo, Mascus was the younger brother of Canonicus I. Mascus had a daughter and four sons: Mecumah (Miantonomo), Yotash, Pessicus, and Cojonquant. Chapin posits that Mascus may have been the real power in Narragansett Country up until his death in the 1620s. Under his leadership, Narragansett authority extended to the north of Ousamequin's territory to Weymouth, the Blackstone River, and as far north as Mount Wachusett. Chapin, Sachems of the Narragan
Sequassen, the son of the Wangunk leader Sowheage, was the sachem of Suckiog (Hartford). Chapin posits that Wawaloam, the wife of Narragansett sachem, Miantonomo, was his daughter. Chapin, Sachems of the Narragansett, 54.
Canonchet, alias Saccohan, Nauntenoo, Miantonomo II, was the youngest son of Wawaloam the Narragansett sachem Miantonomo, who had a village at Pettaquamsett. While he had signed a treaty with the English to remain neutral in October 1675, he nonetheless became a leader of importance, especially among the younger generation of Narragansetts after the Great Swamp Fight and joined forces with Metacom. During King Philip's War, Canonchet led attacks at Warwick and Rehoboth, and burned almost all of Providence. In April 1676, he was captured b