Thomas Sockalexis
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Sapiel Sockalexis (1815)

Sapiel (Thomas) Sockalexis
Born in Indian Island, Penobscot Indian Island Reservation, Penobscot, Maine, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Thomas was Penobscot.


Sapiel (Thomas) was the son of...

Sapiel married Mary Sarah Lola.

Sapiel and his wife Mary S were located in the 1870 Maine United States Census. He is 55 and she is 52. Image also under Image Tab,[1]

Sapiel, his wife Mary and their grandson Joseph are listed in the 1880 Census.[2]

Joseph M their son died on 30 Aug 1893 in Old Town, Maine, US.[3]

The Sockalexis family name comes from the Oldtown, Penobscot County area in Maine. The oldest grave (that is known) is that of Francis Sockalexis born 1842 who was the father of the first "First Nations" (Indian) major league ball player, Louis. It may very well be that this family is connected.

Research Notes

Possible death record source from Ancestry[4]


  1. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Sapiel Sockalexis, Maine, United States; citing p. 11, family , NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,054.
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 December 2015), Maine > Penobscot > Oldtown > ED 15 > image 6 of 7; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., n.d.) 1880 Census
  3. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 September 2017), Mary Sarah Lola in entry for Joseph M Sockalexis, 30 Aug 1893; citing Old Town, , Maine, United States, Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm.
  4. “Maine, U.S., Death Records, 1761-1922 - Ancestry.Com.” Accessed April 30, 2023.
    • Name(s) listed: Seberttie Socklexis; Seberttie Sockalexis; Sebattis Socklexis
    • Death Date: 21 May 1897; Death Place: Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, USA
    • Father: Francis Socklexis Mother: Sarah Socklexis

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