Johnathan Haines

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Jonathan Haynes

Also Known As: "Haines", "Hains"
Birthplace: Haverhill, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Killed by Indians
Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Haynes and Sarah Holton
Husband of Sarah Haines
Father of Hannah Heath; Mary Preston; Thomas Haynes; Sarah Haines; Joseph Willard Hains and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Haynes; Sarah Aborne; Richard Haynes; William Hinds; Margaret Haines and 2 others
Half brother of Benjamin Houlton; Elizabeth Buxton; Henry Houlton; James Houlton and Capt. John Houlton

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About Johnathan Haines

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Jonathan and 4 of his children (Mary, 19; Thomas, 16; Jonathan, 12; Joseph, 7) were captured by Indians in Haverhill, MA on 15 Aug 1696 while reaping a crop within site of the farmhouse. They were taken to Penacook, NH (now the Concord area) where the Indians divided. Jonathan and his son Thomas were taken into Maine and later escaped, after an exhausting journey, to Saco. The other 3 children were taken to Canada and sold to the French. Mary was "redeemed" for 100 pounds of tobacco, but the brothers remained in Canada, married there and became wealthy farmers.

Jonathan was killed by Indians on 22 Feb 1698. Thomas was captured and after a year or more was "redeemed". The Indian chief reportedly gave him an ornamental cane as a token of respect for good conduct as a prisoner. This cane, about four feet long and broken in three pieces, now resides at the New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston, MA. The bottom two feet are round; the top two feet has eight sides and each side is carved into diamond and triangular patterns. The top has a metal band and metal stud in the center. The Society also has four journals by Guy Carleton Haynes, which contain a history of Boston from 1833-1877.

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Johnathan Haines's Timeline

April 11, 1648
Haverhill, Bedfordshire, England
April 11, 1648
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
June 11, 1648
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
June 11, 1648
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
January 1, 1674
Age 25
Hampton, Province of New Hampshire
July 19, 1677
Age 29
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 2, 1677
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 14, 1680
Age 32
Newberry, Essex, MA, USA
Age 33
., Newberry, Essex, Massachusetts