John Hyanno
Mary No-Pee
(Abt 1600-)
Mary Hyanno


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1. Sgt. William Cornwell

Mary Hyanno 1239

  • Born: 1618
  • Marriage (1): Sgt. William Cornwell in 1639 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
  • Died: 21 Feb 1677/78, Middletown, Hartford Co. 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. 1239


Mary married Sgt. William Cornwell, son of William Cornwell and Margery Haywarde, in 1639 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. (Sgt. William Cornwell was born 25 May 1609 in Terling, Essex, England 1239, christened 25 May 1609 in Terling, Essex, England and died 22 Feb 1677/78 in Middletown, Hartford Co. CT 1239,1240.)

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