Paul, Anthony

first name (variants): Antony
honorific(s): Reverend
Birth: 1758 in Charleston, RI
Death: After 1797 in Lake George, NY

Narragansett Indians


Believed to have attended Moor's Indian Charity School







  • Charlestown, RI (from 1758)
  • Mohegan, CT ( to 1784)
  • Brotherton, NJ (from 1784 to 1797)
  • Lake George, NY
Marital status

Married Christiana Occom in about 1777. The couple had at least six children.


Anthony Paul was born in Charlestown, Rhode Island, to Mary and James Paul. His family was a part of the Narragansett peoples who lived in Charlestown. There is not much information detailing Paul's early years, but he is believed to have attended Wheelock's school in Connecticut. It is through this connection that Paul is likely to have met Christiana Occom, daughter of Samson Occom and Mary Fowler. Paul married Christiana in 1777 and, after spending some time in Mohegan, the two settled in Brotherton in 1784. Paul worked as a preacher and helped raise at least six children with Christiana. Occom was fond of his son-in-law, and his journals tell of many happy times visiting the couple, including fishing trips and the day in 1787 when Samson baptized Paul and four of his children. As further indication of Occom's fondness for his son-in-law, he is believed to have left the books and papers that he kept in his New York home with Paul. In 1797, Paul and Christiana left Brotherton to live in Lake George, NY, where they spent the rest of their years.


Brooks, Joanna. The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan: Leadership and Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Native America. Oxford 2006. "Descendants of Tomockham alias Ashneon." Accessed 7/18/2014. "Anthony Paul." Accessed 7/19/14. Love, Deloss. Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England. Pilgrim Press 1899.