HONOR ROLL

THE INDIAN WARS

Although our ancestors undoubtedly were involved in some of these conflicts, I have not found much evidence. This page will be updated when warranted. Those who died in the wars appear in red:

Pequot War
1636-1637

No record of family members involved.


King Philip's War
1675-1676

Philip was the name given to Metacomet, the sachem or chief of the Wampanoag tribe of Indians. As the Colonists made continual encroachments on Indian lands, he formed a confederation of tribes and led an uprising that burned several towns and killed many English settlers. Philip's death and the Indians' defeat opened New England to European colonization.

  • Nathaniel 1645-1676
    Lieutenant in the Killingworth, Conn., train band
    [05-00008] (John, John)
    Although Nathaniel died during this period, it's not certain if he was one of the hundreds of settlers who was killed in an Indian raid, died in a military operation or of disease. There is no record of Guilford or Killingworth coming under attack by Indians during this conflict. Early genealogies that report he "died after a two-month stay in an Albany, N.Y., hospital" during the war but I've yet to find any evidence that this conflict spread to Upstate New York. More likely this is his grandson and namesake who died a century later in the French & Indian War, which was fought in this area.

Pontiac's War
1763-1765

No record of family members involved.


Creek Wars
1780s and 1790s

No record of family members involved.


Florida's Seminole Wars
1817-1819, 1835-1842, 1855-1858

No record of family members involved.


Black Hawk War
1830-1831

No record of family members involved.


Sioux Wars
1860s and 1870s

No record of family members involved.


Washita War
1868-1869

No record of family members involved.


Red River War
1874

No record of family members involved.