Born: January 18, 1804, Charleston, Rhode Island.
Died, November 25, 1855, Calumet, Wisconsin (drowned after falling through ice).
Thomas was the son of Narragansett councilor Joseph Commuck.
A member of the Native American Narragansett tribe, he grew up in Charleston. In 1811 he began attending a school sponsored by the Society for Propagating the Gospel Among Indians and Others in North America.
Around age 20, he moved to Oneida County, New York, joining a community of Mohegans and Pequots later known as the Brothertown Indians.
In 1831, he married Hannah Abner of the Pequot tribe, and the couple moved to the Brotherton community at Green Bay, Wisconsin.
He was the community’s first postmaster, justice of the peace, and historian. In 1844, he was the Wisconsin Whig Party nominee for the territorial legislature.
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