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Sebastian, Sarah, 1867 - 1932

Born in Groton, Connecticut in 1867, Sarah Sebastian was the daughter of Manuel Sebastian and Tamer Brushell, an Eastern Pequot woman.  She married Ephraim Williams, an Eastern Pequot on May 16, 1885.  The couple had a number of children: Franklin, Sarah J., Henrietta, and Bertha.  Flowers, Systematic Description of Kinship, 11-12.

Brushell, Tamer, 1822 - 1915

The daughter of mariner Moses and Sylvia Brushell, both of the Eastern Pequot tribal community, Tamer Brushell was born and raised on the tribal reservation in North Stonington, Connecticut.  As a child, Tamer may have spent some time as an indentured servant in the household of Captain Elam Eldridge when her father was at sea.  In 1830 and 1831, when she was around 8 years old, she received clothes, shoes, and funds for her support from the Eastern Pequots' overseer account. 

George, Hannah, - 1825

While her parentage is currently unknown, Hannah George was a member of the early 19th-Century Western Pequot community at Mashantucket, Connecticut.  On April 15, 1825, the tribe's overseer, Elisha Crary, noted the expense of two dollars paid to Shubael C. Whitney for building her coffin.  Information for this biography can be found in the following Digital Heritage Item.

Apes, Poll

Poll, or Polly, Apes was the wife of Peter George, marrying him in Preston, Connecticut on December 25, 1798.  She and her husband had at least two sons, Peter and Peleg.  Her relationship to the well-known author/preacher William Apes is unknown, but she may possibly be his aunt.

Records of Early Marriages in Preston From Church and Other Records Not Recorded in Books of Marriages,1725-1814.

George, Peter, Sr.

Peter George was a member of the Western Pequot community at the Mashantucket reservation in North Groton (now Ledyard), Connecticut.  In 1796, his name appears on a register of seamen out of New London.  Tow years later, he married Poll Apes on December 27, 1798 in Preston, Connecticut.  The couple had at least two children, Peter and Peleg.

Squib, Betsy, 1788 - 1853

Born circa. 1788  Betsy Squib was a longtime member of the Mashantucket community and frequent signatory on tribal petitions.  Betsy Squib appears consistently in the records of the state appointed overseer of the Mashantucket or Western Pequot Tribe as receiving goods and services from 1820 until 1853.