NO-PEE, Mary
(Abt 1600-)


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CORNWELL, William (Sgt. )

HYANNO, Mary 1

  • Born: 1618
  • Marriage: CORNWELL, William (Sgt. ) in 1639 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Died: 21 Feb 1678, Middletown, Middlesex, CT at age 60

bullet  General Notes:

There is some suggestion that Mary is Mary Hyanno or Mary "Little Dove", an Indian in that time period. No first hand evidence has yet been found to support this claim. (F-634) An entire Bearce line claims that this Mary Hyanno married an Augustine Bearce instead, but this is effectively put in question in the "American Genealogist", Vol. XV (1938-9). There is further evidence that this Bearce line was first published by Franklin Bearse in the 1900's when he was trying to claim Indian ancestry during the depression to get help from the government. He added a middle Indian name which was not his name at birth or on his social security application and claimed to be descended from at least 3 Indian princesses, two of which Jacobus in the "American Genealogist" disproved. The third was Mary Hyanno but Jacobus considered it highly suspect because of all the falsehoods in the lineage. 1


Mary married Sgt. William CORNWELL, son of William CORNWELL and Margery HAYWARDE, in 1639 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. (Sgt. William CORNWELL was born on 25 May 1609 in Terling, Essex, England 1, christened on 25 May 1609 in Terlink, Essex, England and died on 22 Feb 1678 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT 1 2.)



1 Hinds, Kenneth, Hinds Site - Genealogy of Ken Hinds.

2 Parsons, Samuel, ed., Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the First Proprietors of Lands in Middletown, Ct., copied from the Records of Middletown, Ct. Vol 1. (NEHGR, 1860, Vol. 14, pp 63 following.)

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