Tantaquidgeon, John

last name (variants): Dantuckquechen; Duntuiquechen; Tantuckquecheen; Tantuiquechen; Tantequiggen; Tantaquigin; Danqueqen; Dantaquiger
honorific(s): Brother
Birth: 1727 in Mohegan, CT
Death: 1800? in Mohegan
Affiliation

Mohegan

Nationality

Mohegan

Occupation

counselor

Residence(s)
  • 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.

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.