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Huldah Staples (Thayer)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Mendon, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ferdinando Thayer; Ferdinando Thayer; Huldah Thayer and Huldah Thayer
Wife of Jacob Aldrich; Jacob Aldrich, Sr.; Samuel, Jr. Wilkerson and Ebenezer Staples
Mother of John Aldrich, of Uxbridge; Jacob Aldrich, Jr.; Abel Aldrich; Seth Aldrich, Sr.; Huldah Wilkinson and 7 others
Sister of Sarah Stevens; Jonathan Thayer; Naomi Cooke; Isaac (Isais) Thayer; Thomas Thyer, I and 5 others

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About Huldah Staples (Thayer)

Jacob Aldrich and Huldah Thayer "were joined in marriage by Charles Whelock J.P., of Milford, as recorded in that town. It will be noticed that it was consummated at the most dreary period of the terrible war between the Colonies and King Phillip, a few days previous to the burning of Mendon by the Indians, and the flight of the inhabitants therefrom."

Memorial of the Thayer name, from the Massachusetts colony of Weymouth and Braintree, embracing genealogical and biographical sketches of Richard and Thomas Thayer, and their descendants, from 1636 to 1874. – Bezaleel Thayer 1874 pp 22-23

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Siblings: Sarah born 14 May 1654, Jonathan born 18 March 1658, David born 20 June 1660, Naoma born 23 January 1662, Thomas born 14 February 1664, Samuel born 15 February 1665, Issac, Josiah born 14 January 1669, Ebenezer, Benjamin, David born 17 September 1677.

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From the Thayer Family Memorial Book: It will be noticed that it was (the marriage of) consummated at the most dreary period of the terrible war between the Colonies and King Phillip, a few days previous to the burning of Mendon by the Indians, and the flight of the inhabitants thereform -------------------- Hulda and Jacob had 11 children - their descendants outnumber the descendants of all the other children of George and Katherine combined!

Their families had settled in Mendon, MA when King Philip's War broke out. Mendon itself was attacked by King Philip's warriors on 7/14/1675. Although there is little mention of the attack in the town's records, 4-5 townspeople were killed.

It was during this time that Hulda and Jacob married. "It will be noticed that it was consummated at the most dreary period of the terrible war between the Colonies and King Phillip, a few days previous to the burning of Mendon by the Indians, and the flight of the inhabitants therefrom." [Raymon Meyers Tingley, Some Ancestral Lines (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., 1935), pg. 11 and Ellery Bicknell Crane Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County Massachusetts With A History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, I-II (II reads "Vol. III" sic) (New York, New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907), Vol I, pg. 253].

Since the town was 15 miles from the closest settlement and surrounded on all sides by Indian tribes, they moved to Braintree until the War was over. After all of the Mendon settlers had left, the Indians burned it to the ground.

When they returned to Mendon after the War, they lived on the family homestead which Jacob's father had willed to him. -------------------- Huldah Thayer was born on 16 Apr 1657 in Braintree, Mass.. She died WFT Est. 1696-1752. Parents: Ferdinando Thayer and Huldah Hayward.

She was married to Jacob Aldrich on 25 Jun 1675 in Medfield, Mass.. Children were:

Jacob Aldrich, Abel Aldrich, Seth Aldrich, Huldah Aldrich, Rachel Aldrich, Sarah Aldrich, David Aldrich, Peter Aldrich, John Aldrich, Moses Aldrich, Mercy Aldrich, Rachel Aldrich.

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Huldah Staples's Timeline

1657
June 16, 1657
Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1675
June 25, 1675
Age 18
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts
1676
May 8, 1676
Age 18
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1678
January 27, 1678
Age 20
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
1679
July 6, 1679
Age 22
Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1680
November 17, 1680
Age 23
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1682
February 22, 1682
Age 24
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1683
October 24, 1683
Age 26
Mendon, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1685
May 23, 1685
Age 27
Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686
October 17, 1686
Age 29
Mendon, Middlesex County, Dominion of New England