John Catlin, III (1687 - 1766) MP

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Nicknames: "John Caitlin"
Birthplace: Deerfield, Franklin , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
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About John Catlin, III

John Catlin, son of John Catlin and Mary Baldwin, was b. in Deerfield, Mass. on Jan. 8,1687; m. with JEMIMA ALLEN (1697-1772) on Mar. 1, 1714/15 in Deerfield, Mass. He died Dec. 1,1766 in Deerfield, Mass. and is buried at the Old Deerfield Burying Gound, Deerfield.

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Captured by Indians in the 1704 Deerfield massacre and raid. Ransomed in 1706.

John Catlin (born 8 January 1687) and his sister Ruth (born 1684?) survived the rigors of the trip to Canada and back. According to tradition, Ruth was a delicate girl, yet equal to the journey. When she was tired of a burden she would throw it back as far as possible. Her brother feared that the Indians might kill her, but they laughed and went back for it. They acted as though she were a great lady. When others were hungry she had plenty and gave food to John. The same tradition says that he spent his two years of captivity with a priest, who was unable to convert him, but who supplied him with money and necessary articles when they parted.

He was redeemed in 1706 and then she was redeemed in 1707. He returned to Deerfield, married and fathered a numerous progeny.

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John Catlin, III's Timeline

January 8, 1687
Deerfield, Franklin , Massachusetts
March 1, 1715
Age 28
Deerfield, Franklin, MA, USA
September 11, 1717
Age 30
December 1, 1766
Age 79
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
Age 78
Deerfield, Franklin county, Ma, USA