Shattock, John Sr.

Affiliation:

Narragansett

Faith:

Separatist Congregationalist

Nationality:

Narragansett

Occupation:

Minister

Residence:

Charlestown, RI

Marital status:

He had twelve children. Six died in childhood, and three adult sons died in their twenties (John Jr. and Tobias included).

Biography:

John Shattock Sr. was a Narragansett lay minister and member of the tribal council. He was part of the anti-sachem contingent that opposed the Ninigret family's attempts to sell Narragansett land to pay off their personal debts. Two of his sons, Tobias and John Jr., attended Moor's Indian Charity School from December 1766 to the fall of 1767. In the 1770s, John Sr. was involved in successful Narragansett attempts to remove Anglo-American missionaries, including Joseph Fish and Edward Deake, from their territory.

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Sources:

Fisher, Linford. The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press 2012. Love, Deloss. Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England. Pilgrim Press 1899.