James Tufts (1650 - 1675) MP

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Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
Occupation: Soldier
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About James Tufts

Lived in Deerfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (Deerfield is now in Franklin County). Among the teamsters killed at Bloody Brook. The teamsters were hauling grain to storage, under the protection of Captain Thomas Lothrop and his soldiers.

James Tufts held property early as the village of Deerfield was planned and settled. "TUFFTS, James, s. of Peter and Mary of Charlestown; he was a settler of 1673 and killed with Lothrop; he prob. settled on No. 37, which was sold by Peter Tuffts to Simon Beaman in 1687." —Sheldon

According to the "Beefe" account, James Tufts was "of Deerfield." —NEHGR

Like many others killed in the battle, James Tufts was young and unmarried. He did have a son, however: his namesake James Tufts. The child's mother was Elizabeth Wells, later Bathrick. Although the Tufts family initially denied that James had impregnated Elizabeth, the child was completely accepted into the Tufts family. Peter Tufts, grandfather of the child, raised him and named him in his will. Elizabeth Wells Bathrick died in 1674, a year before the battle at Bloody Brook. The child James Tufts was thus orphaned as an infant.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=2347043&GRid=50217032& -------------------- JAMES TUFTS

Soldier "Flower of Essex"

Killed by Indians at the battle of Bloody Brook - Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Like many others killed in the battle, James Tufts was young and unmarried. He did have a son, however: his namesake James Tufts. The child's mother was Elizabeth Wells, later Bathrick. Although the Tufts family initially denied that James had impregnated Elizabeth, the child was completely accepted into the Tufts family. Peter Tufts, grandfather of the child, raised him and named him in his will. Elizabeth Wells Bathrick died in 1674, a year before the battle at Bloody Brook. The child James Tufts was thus orphaned as an infant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deerfield,_Massachusetts#History

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James Tufts's Timeline

1650
May 3, 1650
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1672
June, 1672
Age 22
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
1672
Age 21
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1675
September 18, 1675
Age 25
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
1725
June 16, 1725
Age 25
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1981
January 13, 1981
Age 25
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Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts