John Buell (Junsonequin) Last Will and Testament, 2015-06-12 Rauner Manuscript mss 745362

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Title:

John Buell (Junsonequin) Last Will and Testament

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript mss 745362

Collection Dates:

2015-06-12

Size of Collection:

1 page

Abstract:

The last will and testament of Mohegan Indian Junsonequin whose Christinized name was John Buell.

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Introduction to the Collection

The last will and testament of Mohegan Indian Junsonequin whose Christianized name was John Buell. In the will he mentions his "squaw" Luce Johnson and daughter Lydia, as well as Jonathan Trumble, who may have been the one penning the document. The will was signed by Sam Fitch, John May, Christopher Raymond and Adonijah Fitch as witnesses.

Biography

John Buell (Indian name Junsonequin)was a Mohegan Indian who was "bound on an expedition to Cape Breton." In July of 1745 Buell became part of Captain Adonijah Fitch's company in King George's War. He was among the many members of the Mohegan tribe to join the English in the French and Indian wars.

Related Materials

Housed with note of the will's execution upon Buell's death (746411.1) and a 1805 map of Connecticut by Matthew Carey

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