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People of the Connecticut River
Historical Information (Prior to 1800)

Last Updated Dec-2008

Connecticut River People



Bits & Pieces from Books, news-clippings, etc.


Coming from the Missions near Montreal to the western settlements the route was by land or river to Chambly and down the Richelieu (sometimes Chambly, Sorel or Iroquois) River to Lake Champlain; thence by various routes to the Connecticut, seeking always the best hunt. Perhaps the way most used was by Otter Creek and over the hills to Black River and the Connecticut.

Source: New England Captives Carried to Canada [1]


Phillip's Deed dated 28-Jun-1796 included land from Canaan, Vt. to Stewardstown, NH and the highlands of Canada. Philip exchanged this land in return for care for himself and the two women with him. He retained the right to continue to live from the land. He could hunt and fish and plant 4 bushels of corn and beans each year. These rights were to continue to his heirs and successors "and all Indian tribes forever". This deed was signed by Phillip, Molly Mussell, and Mooselock Sullsop.

Ne-Do-Ba Comment - - - The women's names are Marie Michel and Angelique Josephte. One is believed to be the wife of Phillip, the other was a younger woman and most likely a relative.