Waupieh, Roger

first name (variants): Brother Roger
last name (variants): Wauby; Waupey; Woyboy
Birth: 1734 in Stonington
Death: 1819 in New Stockbridge
Nationality

Pequot

Residence(s)
  • Stonington
  • New Stockbridge (from 1787-07-12 to 1788-07-18)
Marital status

Married to Mary Waupieh.

Biography

Roger Waupieh was one of the founders of the Brothertown community. In early life, he lived in Stonington and served in the Revolutionary War. The maiden name of Occom's mother, Sarah, was Wauby, suggesting that Occom and Roger Waupieh may have been related. Some sources suggest "Woyboy" as an alternate spelling of Waupieh; Roger Waupieh may have been related to the Woyboy who was an early student at Moor's.

Sources

Brooks, "The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan" (2006), p. 425; Watson, "Family History of the Brothertown Indians" (1986), p. viii; Love, "Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England" (1899), p. 365.