Pierpole and his story

Pierpole is partly a mystery to the historian population, and the population. According to an article called The Last of the Androscoggin’s Peal Pol or Pierpole Last Indian of the Sandy River it is unknown where/when he was born or died. He was born sometime prior to 1758 and died sometime after 1801.
The history that is available about Pierpole is very short but in depth. For example, it is said that he wore moccasins, a blanket and silver bracelets. It also states that he was of medium height and had broad shoulders. There were no other descriptions of him. He was always describing the same way in any of the readings that are out there. It also states that he was married to a Norridgewock Indian named Hannah Sussup. They had four children that survived over the years. The history of the children is almost as confused as their parents. The only way that people know about the children are the marriage records. The children all married visiting Indians. The reason for that is because Pierpole and his family were the only Native Americans left in the Farmington Maine area.
Pierpole and his family lived in the Farmington Falls area then moved to Strong. There is record of them living there because of the land settlements. The history also proves that he lived there because of the sale of land documents that had been found.
All of the readings also line up with the reasoning behind why the family left. Pierpole was very catholic and the population around him in strong was predestinate. This led to him having to go to Canada once a month to get communion. His youngest daughter Hannah was born, and he took her to Penobscot to try and get her baptized, but the priest had already left for Canada. The child got ill and died shortly after not getting baptized. This lead Pierpole to believe that the child was cursed because it had never been properly baptized. Because he was a catholic, he felt like an outsider amongst the people that he lived with. He was also always expected to be hospitable to the Native Americans that would pass through. All though he did not mind that it is said that he felt like he was always poor because of it. To get closer to his religion, people and to feel more at home he and his family set way by canoe to Canada in 1779.