Jeremiah Mye was born circa 1778, the son of Levi Mye and Leah Tollman Mye.
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Rebecca Sussex was born on March 30, 1781, the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Sussex. As a young woman, she signed a December 1807 petition requesting an alteration in the form of government at Mashpee. The following year she was enumerated as a head of household in an 1808 census at Mashpee with two children. Rebecca Sussex was married to John Jones by 1811, the year their son, William, was born. Rebecca and John went on to have at least three more children, Nancy, Isaac, and Thomas.
Juba Sever married Lydia, a Mashpee woman prior to 1785. The couple raised a family in their household in the Great Neck region of Mashpee, having at least two children, Lydia and, possibly, James. Juba and his family were enumerated in Mashpee censuses in 1793 and 1800. By 1808, while Juba and his wife Lydia still lived in Great Neck, there were no children enumerated in the household.
Lydia Sever was born July 7, 1785, the daughter of Juba and Lydia Sever. At some point prior to 1833 Lydia married Abraham Jackson. Lydia, along with about one hundred others, signed a May 21, 1833 petition complaining of outside interference in governmental and religious affairs at Mashpee. The following year she was a signatory on the January 1834 Mashpee petition written by William Apes.
Esther Amos was born at Mashpee circa 1819, the daughter of Elisha and Bathsheba Amos. As a young teenager, Esther along with about one hundred others, signed a May 21, 1833 petition, drafted by William Apes, complaining of outside interference in Mashpee governmental and religious affairs, in particular the unjust extraction of wood resources on tribal lands, lack of access to the meetinghouse and the role of Phineas Fish as missionary. She was also a signatory on the January 1834 Mashpee petition written by William Apes.
Harriet Austin was born circa 1816, the daughter of William and Lucy Austin. Although not a resident of Mashpee at the time, she was a signatory on the January 1834 Mashpee petition written by William Apes. Her name was added to that of 288 other Mashpee residents and community members complaining of a number of longstanding grievances against the overseers and the Congregational missionary to the tribe.
Joshua Pocknet was born December 17, 1815, the son of Benjamin and Lois Pocknet. Although not a resident of Mashpee at the time, he was a signatory on the January 1834 Mashpee petition written by William Apes. His name was added to that of 288 other Mashpee residents and community members complaining of a number of longstanding grievances against the overseers and the Congregational missionary to the tribe. He was listed as a member of the Mashpee community in a census that same year, aged 19.
William Apes, the son of William and Candace Apes of Colrain, Massachusetts, was a minister, orator, and author of the first full-length autobiography by a Native person. In that volume, he described himself as being black, white, and Indian. When Apes was young, his family removed closer to their ancestral Mohegan and Pequot communities in southeastern Connecticut. As a young boy, he was removed from his grandparents' care and raised as an indentured servant in several white households in New London County.
John Van Guilder (Toanuck/Tawanut) (1690s- b. May 1758) was a Mohican with extensive Mohican and Wappinger kin networks in the Housatonic River (Massachusetts) and Dutchess County (New York) regions. He may have been related to Tataemshatt, sachem of Tachkanick (Taconic)
Lucretia Fagins was born circa 1805 near her tribe’s land, the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot reservation in what is currently defined as southeastern Connecticut. Today, the reservation is in Mashantucket, CT, adjacent to Ledyard, North Stonington, and Preston, CT. Over the course of her life, Lucretia participated in tribal affairs and raised multiple children with her traditions. Both of her marriages were to Pequot men and she would ultimately become the matriarch of several larger Pequot families.
Mark Daniels was born in Middletown, Connecticut about 1782. Whether he was born into slavery or indentured to servitude is unclear, but in November of 1804, he ran away from his master, David Birdesy of Middletown. In the runaway notice, the 22-year-old Daniels was described as five feet four inches tall, "very much scarred in the face and the little finger on his right hand crooked up." Three years later, Daniels' obligations to David Birdsey were terminated; he was freed.