Dorothy Stebbins (Alexander)

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Dorothy Stebbins (Alexander)

Birthplace: Newton, Middlesex, MA, United States
Death: Died in Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Alexander, of Boston and Beatrice Alexander
Wife of John Munson Stebbins, Jr.
Mother of Abigail-Marguerite Stebenne; John Stebbins, III; Samuel Stebbins; Thankful-Louise-Thérèse Stebenne; Ebenezer Jacques Charles Stebenne and 1 other
Sister of John Alexander, III; David Alexander; Robert Alexander; Mary Alexander; Deliverance Parker and 3 others

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About Dorothy Stebbins (Alexander)

She was the daughter of John Alexander of Boston who was a soldier under Captain Lathrop and was the only man known to come out whole in the Bloody Brook Massacre near Deerfield, MA.

Captured by Indians in the 1704 Deerfield Massacre and Kidnapping.

Redeemed six days later.

John Stebbins, his wife, Dorothy, and their six children were all captured. Not one was killed, probably because daughter Abigail had married Jean de Noyon, a French coureur de bois, living in Deerfield, on 3 February 1704 -- 26 days before the fatal attack. John and son John Jr. were redeemed -- the rest of the children stayed in Canada, became Catholic and were naturalized. Apparently Jean had promised a better situation to his bride than he mastered, for in 1708 his wife petitioned for permission to take a mortgage to buy land in her own name to support her numerous family. Her siblings are poorly documented, but marriages for some of them are on record and the name Stebbins, in various spellings, is in the Montreal directory.

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Dorothy Stebbins (Alexander)'s Timeline

January 4, 1660
Newton, Middlesex, MA, United States
Age 21
January 4, 1684
Age 24
Deerfield, Franklin Co, Mass.
January 4, 1685
Age 25
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachussetts, United States
December 25, 1688
Age 28
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachussetts, United States
September 5, 1691
Age 31
Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
December 5, 1694
Age 34
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
April 12, 1699
Age 39
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
February 29, 1704
Age 44
Deerfield, MA, USA

Captured and taken to Canada

Age 80
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, United States