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Chief Wyandanch

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Chief Wyandanch

  • Birth 1571 Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Death 1659 Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 32959012

Under the government of Wyandanch,if not previously,this tribe acquired by their martial virtues andthe skill of their chieftain,a powerful ascendency over the other tribes of the Island,who by tribute,deference,or otherwise,acknowledged their superiority.At this time they appear to have been numerous."In the year 1658 Wyandanch,sachem of Montaukett,Plaintiff,prosecuted Jeremy Daily,Defendant,for an injury done to his"great cannow."The case was tried by the"three men,and the Jury in the cause rendered a verdict of ten shillings as damages for the plaintiff.(history of east Hampton,New York,p-54)WYANDANK'S DEED TO LION GARDINER,OF SMITHTOWN. East Hampton,july 14,1659 Bee it Knowne unto all men,both English and Indians especially the Inhabitants of Long Island that I Wyandance Sachem of Pamanack,with my wife and sonn Wiankanbonem,my only sonn and heir,havinge delyberately considered how this twentie-four years wee have bene not only acquaited with Lion Gardiner,but from time to time have recived much kindnes of him and from him,not onely by counsell and advice in our prosperitie,but in our great extremytie,when wee were almost swallowed upp of our enemies,then wee say he apeared to us not only as a friend,but as a father,in givinge us his monie and goods, whereby wee defended ourselves,and ransomed my daughter and friends, and weesay and know that by his manes we had great comfort and reliefe from the most honorable of the English nation here about us: soe that seigne wee yet live,and both of us being now ould,and not that wee at any time have given him anythige to gratifie his fatherly love,care and charge,we havinge noting left that is worth his acceptance but asmall tract of land which wee desire him to Accept of for himself,his heirs,executors and assignes forever,now that it may be knowne how and where that land beinge Cowharbor,easterly Arhata a munt,and southerly ercrosse the Island to the end of the great hollow or valley,or more than helf through the Island southerly;and that this gaft is our free act and deede:sealed and delivered in the presence of Witnes:Richard Smith,Thomas Chatfield,Thomas Tallmmage,Wayandance his(88)mark,Wiankombone his(M)mark,The Sachems Wife her(Swq)mark The original deed is in the possession of the Long Island Historical Society,Brooklyn,NY.see Woods history,L.I.p-198 The children are 1).Weincombone(b.1640-d.1663) 2).Catoneras(b.1603-m.Cornelius Jensen van Texel 1624 NY.)3).Also Wyandanch & Wuch-I-kit-tau-but had a daughter Quashawam she married the Pequot Sachem Mau-gau-wan-met see Uncas geneology,in which he mentions that Maugauwanmet has married only remaining royal blood of long Island.


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This is so incorrect, on so many levels, it's beyond laughable. First off, there is no grave. No grave, then it should NOT be on find a grave as fact. Secondly, the person who posted this lists Wyandanch's 2 children Quashawam and Weincombone with birth dates of 1658 and 1640. I'm sorry, but anyone with even basic maths could figure out that with those dates, Wyandanch and his wife would have been in their 80's when they had them.


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  • Created by: nelson carey
  • Added: 16 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32959012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Wyandanch (1571–1659), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32959012, citing Montauk Indian Burial Ground, Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by nelson carey (contributor 47077523) .