Chaugham, James

Variant last names: Chaucum; Chaugum
honorificMr.
Birth: 1710 in Block Island
Death: 1790 in New Hartford
Affiliation:

Narragansett Tribe

Nationality:

Narragansett

Residence:

New Hartford (from 1740 to 1790)

Marital status:

Married Molly Barber. They had eight children.

Biography:

James Chaugham was a Narragansett Indian from Block Island, RI. He married Molly Barber, a white woman from Wethersfield, CT. The couple settled near New Hartford, CT, and had eight children, one of whom, Mercy, married a fugitive slave named Isaac Jacklyn. Their extended family became known as the Lighthouse Tribe.

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Sources:

Lee, "Barkhamsted, Conn., and Its Centennial, 1879" (1881), p. 38; Feder, "A Village of Outcasts" (1994), p. 85; Mills, "The Story of Connecticut" (1932), p. 74-75; Boyd, "Annals of Family Records of Winchester, Conn." (1873), p. 230-31; http://www.geni.com/people/James-Chaugham/6000000021515363481