Secutor, John

Nationality

Narragansett Tribe

Residence(s)
  • Charlestown, Rhode Island
Marital status

Married, father of at least two children.

Biography

John Secutor was a member of the Narragansett tribe in Charlestown, Rhode Island. He was the son of David Seketer and their family was considered to be influential during the Colonial time period. John sent both his daughter Mary (in 1763) and his son, also named John, (in 1767) to Moor's Charity School. In March of 1767 he sought help from Eleazar Wheelock in disuading Mary from becoming engaged to Hezekiah Calvin, a Delaware Indian whom she had met at the school. Though it is not known if Wheelock followed through on this request, Mary and Hezekiah never married.

Sources

Love, W. DeLoss. Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England. Boston and Chicago: The Pilgram Press, 1899. http://books.google.com/books?id=SYACAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA359&lpg=PA359&dq=

General note

Though no variation of "Secutor" appears in 767231, Love indicates that "Seketer, Sickerton, Secutor, and Sequettass" are known variations.