Sixth Generation


1069. Gideon Noble Bearce was born on 7 November 1797 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). He was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. "over 3/4 Schagticoke Indian"

"Gideon Noble Bearce, son of Josiah Bearce 3rd and Freelove Canfield, was born 1796 in New Milford Connecticut, and was over ¾-blood Schagticoke Indian. He married first Feb 1817 at the Moravian Church, Dover, New York, Margaret Ann Roe, (originally spelled Rau), who was a ¾-blood Indian. At the age of 16 years, Gideon Noble Bearce, who lied about his age as he was a big boy, enlisted in the Indian Scouts under his Indian name during the War of 1812. He said he was 19 years of age at the time. After he married Margaret Ann and had several children by her, he went to Hartford Connecticut, and when Iron Face was 6 years old, he married a white woman by the name of Ann Saylor, and left his family and Margaret Ann Roe;"

Quoted from "From out of the Past, Who Our Forefathers Really Were, Our White and Indian Ancestors back to 1628" by Franklyn Ele-wa-tum "Swimming Eel" BeArce.

"My family does not know where Gideon Noble Bearce sleeps perhaps others do. Iron Face only spoke of him on one occasion that I remember and then with condemnation. Mary Caroline Bearce Roe, his daughter and my great aunt, related to me his family history. She knew much about her father and her mother Margaret Ann Roe's history."

Quoted from "From out of the Past, Who Our Forefathers Really Were, Our White and Indian Ancestors back to 1628" by Franklyn Ele-wa-tum "Swimming Eel" BeArce.

Gideon Noble Bearce and Margaret Ann (Roe) Rau were married on 26 February 1817. Margaret Ann (Roe) Rau, daughter of Eligha (Roe) Rau and Anna May, was born on 9 July 1794. She was 3/4 blood Schagticoke Indian (mostly Mohican, Wappanger, and Manhattan) from father and mother. 3/4 blood Schagticoke Indian with mostly Mohican, Wappanger, and Manhattan Indian

"Margaret Ann Roe; who did not stay single long on account of her growing family of children to feed, she married another Schagticoke Indian by the name of Timothy Oddee and went to live on the reservation at Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut to live. She took the youngest children with her. "

Quoted from "From out of the Past, Who Our Forefathers Really Were, Our White and Indian Ancestors back to 1628" by Franklyn Ele-wa-tum "Swimming Eel" BeArce.

"Margaret Ann Roe, wife of Gideon Noble Bearce, born July 9th 1794 on the Eligha Rau Farm Dutches Co., New York. She was a 3/4 blood Schagticoke Indian with mostly Mohican, Wappanger, and Manhattan Indian strains."

Quoted from "From out of the Past, Who Our Forefathers Really Were, Our White and Indian Ancestors back to 1628" by Franklyn Ele-wa-tum "Swimming Eel" BeArce.

Gideon Noble Bearce-46243 and Margaret Ann (Roe) Rau-46244 had the following children:

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Frederick Canfield Bearce-46307.

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James Monroe Bearce was born on 7 April 1820 in Washington Twp, Connecticut (Litchfield). He was abt 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian from 49/128 from father and 3/8 from mother. 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian

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Mary Caroline Bearce-46305.

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John Daniel Bearce was born on 3 June 1825 in New Milford, Connecticut. He was abt 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian from 49/128 from father and 3/8 from mother. 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian

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Eli Harvey Bearce was born on 19 September 1826 in New Milford, Connecticut. He was abt 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian from 49/128 from father and 3/8 from mother. 3/4 Wampanoag/Narragansett/Mohican Indian

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William Henry Iron Face Bearce-46245.

Gideon Noble Bearce and Ann Saylor were married. Ann Saylor (private).