|Birthplace:||Hatfield, Hampshire, MA, USA|
|Death:||Died in United States|
|Occupation:||Captured by Indiana, August 30, 1754 at Fort #4 in N.H. with her husband and 3 small children. Gave birth to Elizabeth "Captive" Bedel the next day on the trail to Quebec to be traded to the French.|
|Managed by:||Carol Selis|
About Susanna Willard
- ID: I23684
- Name: Susanna Willard 1
- Sex: F
- Birth: 20 FEB 1729/30
- Death: NOV 1810
They and three children
were taken captive by the Indians Aug. 29, 1754. She gave birth to another child the next day, and another in Canada before they could get released from captivity. She was taken to England and at length reached home. She wrote a thrilling account of the experiences of the family, which was printed. She outlived Mr. Johnson and m. (2) in 1762, John Hastings, who d. Nov. 21, 1804. She d. in Nov ., 1810.
WILLARD GENEALOGY, SEQUEL TO WILLARD MEMORIAL
MATERIALS GATHERED CHIEFLY BY JOSEPH WILLARD
AND CHARLES WILKES WALKER
EDITED AND COMPLETED BY CHARLES HENRY POPE
PRINTED FOR THE WILLARD FAMILY ASSOCIATION, BOSTON, MASS., 1915*
Digital Edition © 2001 by Richard Bingham
Oceanport, New Jersey
By THE WILLARD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
Murray and Emery Company
Father: Moses Willard b: BET. 1702 - 1703 in Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Mother: Susanna Hastings
Marriage 1 James Johnson
* Married: 15 JUN 1747 http://worcester.bettysgenealogy.org//harvard/harvard-m8.jpg
1. Has No Children Sylvanus Johnson b: 25 JAN 1747/48
2. Has No Children Esther Johnson b: 23 DEC 1749
3. Has No Children Susanna Johnson b: 19 DEC 1750
4. Has No Children Mary Johnson b: 8 NOV 1752
5. Has No Children Elizabeth Johnson b: 30 AUG 1754 in In Captivity
6. Has No Children James Johnson b: 10 DEC 1756
7. Has No Children James Johnson b: 12 MAR 1758
Marriage 2 John Hastings
* Married: 1762
1. Title: WILLARD GENEALOGY, SEQUEL TO WILLARD MEMOIR
Author: Materials gathered by Joseph Willard and Charles Wilkes Walker, Edited and completed by Charles Henry Pope
Publication: Printed for the Willard Family Assn., Boston, MA, 1915, Murray and Emery, Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA, Digital Edition 2001 by Richard Bingham, Oceanport, NJ
A narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Johnson containing an account of her ...
Title: A narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Johnson containing an account of her sufferings during four years with the Indians and French.
Principal Author: Hastings, Susanna Willard Johnson, 1730-1810.
Imprint: New York : [s.n.], 1841.
General Note: Title from title screen.
Document Source: Scanned from a CIHM microfiche of the original publication held by the Library of the Public Archives of Canada.
Subject: Indian captivities -- North America.
Collection: Native Studies
CIHM no.: 35424
Page Count: 113
Mrs. Susanna Willard Johnson. Charlestown, originally known as No. 4, was first settled in 1740 by three families from Lunenburg by the name of Farnsworth. In 1744 a fort was begun for safety reasons; the Cape Breton war had commenced and the Indians had taken up their hatchets. The cessation of arms was called between Great Britain and France in 1749, and Susanna (Willard) Johnson, but two years the wife of James Johnson, moved with her husband to Charlestown. In 1754, news of another impending rift between France and England was again on everyone's tongue. The Indians were increasingly restless; on August 29, 1754, they descended upon the Johnson home, taking as captives James and Susanna Johnson (who was nine months pregnant and ready to deliver her next child), the three Johnson children, the Johnsons' neighbor Peter Labarree and their hired man Ebenezer Farnsworth, and Mrs. Johnson's sister, Miriam Willard. The following day, August 30, Mrs. Johnson gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Captive Johnson, the third white child born in Vermont; she lived to womanhood and married Colonel George Kimball. Mrs. Johnson describes in detail her struggles to recover from childbirth, her walk to St. Francis (the Indians' home), the sale of all the captives to the French, the dispersal of her family, and her eventual return to Charlestown
Born: 13 JUL 1730
Died: 27, nov 1810
Charlestown, Sullivan, N.H.
-------------------- Susanna Willard
20 Feb 1730
inHatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
1696 – 1723
1710 – 1797
Susanna Willard's Timeline
February 20, 1730
Hatfield, Hampshire, MA, USA
June 15, 1747
Leominster, MA, USA
December 8, 1752
Charlestown, Sullivan, NH, USA
November 27, 1810