Truman Bradley (Native American)

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Truman Bradley or Truman Mauwee (ca. 1826–1900) was a Schaghticoke Native American who lived in the village of Nichols in Trumbull, Connecticut.

He is a descendant of Gideon Mauwee, the first Schaghticoke Sachem. Bradley moved to Nichols in 1840 and was a contemporary with William Sherman Chief of the Golden Hill Paugussett Indian Nation who lived in the village of Nichols Farms at the Golden Hill Reservation in the mid 19th century.[1]

Bradley married Julia M. Kilson in March 1846, and together they had three daughters. The Bradleys are buried in the Nichol's Farm's Burial Ground. Bradley is believed to have lived in the Ephraim Hawley House as early as 1840 working the farm for the widow Sarah Hawley-Nichols after her second husband Isaac Nichols died. Bradley purchased the house in 1881 from Charles Fairchild. At the time, the property was called the Sarah Hawley homestead. Bradley renovated the house turning it into a two family home before selling it to Clarissa Curtiss in 1882.


  1. ^ "Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation". Federal Registrer. 11 Dec 2002 (retrieved 20 Jan 2011)

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  • Reverend Samuel Orcutt, History of the Old Town of Stratford, Connecticut, Fairfield Historical Society, 1886
  • Charles Brilvitch, A History of Connecticut's Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, The History Press, 2007

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