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  • John Hall (1603 - 1676)
    son given 50 acres because of his father's (John Hall) service in Pequot War.
  • Thomas Eames (c.1618 - 1680)
    Thomas * AMES (EAMES)*. Born 1618 in England. *Died 25 Jan 1680 in Framigham, Middlesex Co., MA. Thomas was the first of the family, as far as known, to come to America. He came to Massachusetts, proba...
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    Richard Steele (c.1610 - c.1640)
    Biography From “The Descendants of John & Martha (Steele) Handerson of 17th Century Ma & Ct” page 5>Richard Steele came with his parents to Hartford in 1635. Not long afterwards he married some unknown...
  • Robert Cross (1613 - 1670)
    Robert served in the Pequot War, for which six acres of marsh land were granted him. (referenced on page 41 of 'My Children's Ancestors' 1913 by Rec. R.T. Cross. )He emigrated to America in 1634 === GE...
  • Source: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/1238645/person/6128668992
    Maj. John Mason (aft.1600 - 1672)
    biography==From Lincoln's History of Hingham :Capt. John, who finsihed up the Pequod War in 1637, being then in chief command, afts. major-general, etc., was prob. a resident of Hing. for awhile subseq...

The Pequot War was an armed conflict between 1634–1638 between the Pequot tribe against an alliance of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies who were aided by their Native American allies (the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes). Hundreds were killed; hundreds more were captured and sold into slavery to the West Indies. Other survivors were dispersed. At the end of the war, about seven hundred Pequots had been killed or taken into captivity. The result was the elimination of the Pequot as a viable polity in what is present-day Southern New England. See also the Native American Diaspora project.

Participants:

  1. Pequot: Sachem Sassacus
  2. Eastern Niantic
  3. Western Niantic: Sachem Sassious
  4. Mohigg: Sachem Uncas
  5. Niantic Sagamore Wequash
  6. Narragansett: Sachem Miantonomo
  7. Montauk or Montaukett
  8. Massachusetts Bay Colony: Governors Henry Vane and John Winthrop, Captains John Underhill and John Endecott
  9. Plymouth Colony: Governors Edward Winslow and William Bradford, and Captain Myles Standish
  10. Connecticut Colony: Thomas Hooker, Captain John Mason, Robert Seeley
  11. Saybrook Colony: Lion Gardiner

Notes: "The Pequots were believed to have extremely powerful individuals among them, which contributed to their lack of fear when confronting the colonist before the Pequot War of 1636-37. Roger Williams warned John Winthrop that, in addition to their 'store of guns,' they had a 'witch amongst them [who] will sinck the pinnacles by diving under water and making holes etc.' In the early stages of the Pequot War, taunting Pequots said that they had one among them, probably their sachem Sassacus, who, if he killed just one more Englishman, would be equal to God: 'and as the Englishman's God is, so would he be.' Indians allied with the English intention to attack Sassacus's fort, because the sachem's 'very Name was a Terrour' to them. Trembling Narragansetts told Captain John Mason that Sassacus was 'all one a God, no Body could kill him." by Karen O Kupperman, Indians and the English, pg 191-2

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