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Daniel Belden

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Hatfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Cause of death: Killed by Indians
Place of Burial: Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Belding and Elizabeth Belding
Brother of William Belden; Richard Belding; Elizabeth Brooks; Nathaniel Belden; Mary Trowbridge and 6 others

Managed by: Andrea Bernadette Twiss-Brooks
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About Daniel Belden

The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords:

"Elizabeth, wife to Daniel Beldenye head of the family, together with Daniel Belden, John Belden and Thankful Belden, their chidren, were all of them slaine by the enemie September 16, 1696."

"Sept. 16, 1696. The Indians came along from up Green River to the town, and assaulted Mr. Daniel BeldenJs house; took Mr. Belden, his son Nathaniel and daughter Eather captive, killed his wife and three children, and wounded Samuel and Abigail, but they recovered, althol Samuel had a hatchet stuck in his head, and some of his brains came out at his wound. Samuel .was born Apr. 10, 1687.

From Mather 's Magnalia: "The Indians making an assult upon Deerfield, in this Present War, they struck a Hatchet some Inches into the Skull of a Boy there, even so deep that the Boy felt the force of a Wrench used by 'em to get it out. There he lay a long while Weltering in his Blood; they found him, they Dressld him; considerable Quantitiea of his Brain came out from time to time when they opened the Wound; yet the Lad recovered, and is now a Living Monument of the Power - and Goodness of God."

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Daniel Belden's Timeline

1680
September 1, 1680
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1696
September 16, 1696
Age 16
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
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Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts