Tantaquidgeon, John

Variant last names: Dantuckquechen; Duntuiquechen; Tantuckquecheen; Tantuiquechen; Tantequiggen; Tantaquigin; Danqueqen; Dantaquiger
honorificBrother
Birth: 1727 in Mohegan, CT
Death: 1800? in Mohegan
Affiliation:

Mohegan

Nationality:

Mohegan

Occupation:

counselor

Residence:

Mohegan, CT (from 1727 to 1800)

Marital status:

married Occom's sister, Lucy. They had at least three children, including Lucy and John Tantaquidgeon. Their son John and possibly David served under General Putnam in the Revolutionary War.

Biography:

John Tantaquidgeon, son of Ester Uncas and John Tantaquidgeon, was a Mohegan Indian who acted as a counselor to Ben Uncas III. He married Samson Occom’s sister, Lucy, and they had at least three children. He is a forefather of the modern-day Tantaquidgeon family.

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Sources:

Brooks, Joanna. The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan. Oxford University Press: New York, 2006. Fisher, Linford D. The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. Oxford University Press: New York, 2012. Love, DeLoss W. Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England. Boston: Pilgrim Press, 1899. Root’s Web. Ancestry.com. 2014.http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pavone&id=I18846. Stone, William Leete. Uncas and Miantonomoh: A Historical Discourse, Delivered at Norwich, (Conn.,) on the Fourth Day of July, 1842, on the Occasion of the Erection of a Monument to the Memory of Uncas, the White Man's Friend, and First Chief of the Mohegans. Dayton & Newman 1842. Accessed via https://play.google.com/books/reader?.

General note:

One of John Tantaquidgeon and Lucy's children was Lucy Tantaquidgeon Teecomwas, who married Peter Teecomwas. Lucy Teecomwas and her daughter, Cynthia Hoscott (or Hoscoat), gave land for the Mohegan chapel.