- Molly was the mother of Nancy Pollock Curliss and grandmother of Mary Curliss Vickers.
- Molly was 84 years old in 1837 when she filed a claim for a widow's pension placing her date of birth about 1753.
- Molly was raised in Killingly, CT by Rev. Aaron Brown.
- Pegan is a surname commonly attributed to Nipmuc Indians in Natick, MA and Webster/Dudley, MA.
- Granddaughter Mary Curliss Vickers identified grandmother, Molly, as a Dudley Indian.
- Molly married twice – when she was 19 to Mingo Pollock and, after Mingo's death in 1798, she married Jacob Woodland.
- Molly was the mother of four children – Nancy, Diana, Hannah and Pero.
- Molly was living with Christopher Curliss/Corlis, husband of daughter, Nancy, in 1841 in Thompson, CT.
My main questions about Molly are:
- Who were Molly's parents?
- Why was she "raised" by Rev. Brown?
- Where was Molly born?
- Where and when did she die?
- Is Molly one of the Nipmuc Pegan Indians?
- Did she have siblings? If so, were they also raised by English families?
These records need to be searched (or so I believe):
My Plan was/is:
- Begin with Killingly Town records. Extend investigation to Rev. Aaron Brown and his family/congregation.
- Search again through CT vital records for Killingly, Thompson and surrounding towns and Natick and Dudley, MA at both state and local levels.
- Investigate state/colony records for Connecticut and Windham County. Focus search on Indian/colored indentures and custody of Indian children.
- Research Mingo Pollock and Jacob Woodland – their origins, families, and neighbors.
- Research Thomas Pegan and other Pegans that may be related to Molly in central MA, NE CT and NW RI.
Massachusetts; Earle, John Milton, Papers, 1652-1863, Mss. Dept., Mss. Boxes “E”, Octavo Vols. “E”, American
Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA.
Pollock (Pvt., Captain Stephen Crosby's Co., Connecticut, Revolutionary War); Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land
Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912, documenting the period ca.
1775 - ca. 1900; Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files; NARA M804; Record Group
15; National Archives, Washington, DC.
M804; RC 15, National Archives, Washington, DC.
Nebraska Press, 1996), 84.
Archives, Washington, DC.