Monday, June 29, 2009

The Grave of John Sergeant Jr.

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a woman from Arizona who asked where she could read more about her ancestor, John Sergeant, Jr. I replied that there are no books on him and I don't know of any chapters devoted to him either. But there are lots of anecdotes about him scattered around, and sometime down the road I'm planning to have a series of posts about his relationship and falling out with Samson Occom.

More recently, I heard from Carleen Vandezande, another reader of Algonkian Church History. After reading this blog for some time, Carleen remembered back to her school days and a summer job back home in New York State. It turns out that Carleen had worked in historic preservation at the place once called home by the Stockbridge Mohicans.

Carleen gave me a disk of several photos (including the one you see above) and I was somewhat surprised at how similar the rural New York landscape looks to Calumet County, Wisconsin (especially Stockbridge and Brothertown, Wisconsin). Anyway, more photos and descriptions will be forthcoming.


John Umland said...

I think Samson Occum and the Christian Indians of New England by Love 1899 has some info. It's on Google books so it can be searched. He's mentioned a few times. see

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Jeff Siemers said...

Nice to hear from you again John. I'll go back to that book. I've got some research done for that series already, but thanks for mentioning Love's book, it's a good source.