Hannah Whitcomb (Roper) (c.1646 - 1692) MP

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Nicknames: "Abigail", "widow Whitcomb"
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Birthplace: Of Lancaster,Worcester,MA
Death: Died in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of death: killed by Indians
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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About Hannah Whitcomb (Roper)

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

1646
1646
Of Lancaster,Worcester,MA
1667
November 25, 1667
Age 21
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1668
September 17, 1668
Age 22
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
1669
February 26, 1669
Age 23
Lancaster,Worsc.,Mass
February 26, 1669
Age 23
Lancaster,Worsc.,Mass
1671
August 29, 1671
Age 25
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
1672
June 27, 1672
Age 26
Lancaster, Worcester, MA
1672
Age 26
Of Littleton,Middlesex,MA
1674
May 5, 1674
Age 28
Lancaster,Worcs.,Mass
1678
1678
Age 32
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA