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Hannah Whitcomb (Roper)

Also Known As: "Abigail", "widow Whitcomb"
Birthplace: Of Lancaster,Worcester,MA
Death: Died in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of death: killed by Indians
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Roper and Alice Roper
Wife of Jonathan Whitcomb, Sr.
Mother of Hannah WHITCOMB (I); Hannah (TWIN) WHITCOMB; Jonathan Whitcomb, Jr.; Hannah Blood Milton; Elizabeth Powers and 6 others
Sister of Ephraim Roper; Ruth Haynes and Alice Adams (Roper)

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Hannah Whitcomb

Hannah survived her husband Jonathan by only 2 years.

On July 17, 1692 she was staying at a friends, Peter Joslin's house in Lancaster. While there, Indians attacked and killed her along with Peter's wife, and children. It is unknown as to what the relation was between Peter Joslin and Hannah, but 6 years later Hannah's niece, Johanna, became Peter's second wife.

According to an article in the January, 1850 issue of the New England Historic Genealogical Register, the widow of Jonathan Whitcomb was living with the Joslin family. It states that "on the 18th July, 1692, the Indians assaulted the house of Peter Joslin, who was at his labor in the field, and knew nothing thereof until entering the house. He found his wife with three children, with a widow Whitcomb, who lived with his family, barbarously murdered with their hatchets, and weltering in their blood. His wife's sister, Elizabeth How, daughter of John How of Marlborough, with another of his children, were carried into captivity. She returned, but the child was murdered in the wilderness."

Killed in the Massacre of July 18th, 1692.
killed by indians

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Hannah Whitcomb's Timeline

Of Lancaster,Worcester,MA
September 17, 1668
Age 22
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
February 26, 1669
Age 23
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
February 26, 1669
Age 23
August 29, 1671
Age 25
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
June 27, 1672
Age 26
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Age 26
Of Littleton,Middlesex,MA
May 5, 1674
Age 28
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Age 32
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA