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Deerfield Massachusetts Massacre of 1704

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  • Sarah or Madeleine Lalonde (1692 - 1764)
    De son vrai nom: Sarah Allen. Née en 1684 ou 1692, originaire de Deerfield, comté de Franklin au Massachusetts de l'union d'Edward Allen (1663-1740) et de Mercy Painter (1664-?). Ses pare...
  • Seaborn Burt (1706 - 1759)
    Seaborn was born at sea, on the return of his parents from captivity in Canada, whither they were carried by the French and Indians, after the destruction of Deerfield, Mass. on Feb 29, 1704. In Ju...
  • Sarah Burt (1681 - 1749)
    She and her husband Benjamin Burt were captives after the French and Indian sack of Deerfield, a young settlement of Massachusetts, in 1704. Most of the people of that town were killed and a majority o...
  • Benjamin Burt (1680 - 1759)
    See About Me of his wife, Sarah Belding. She and her husband, Benjamin Burt, were taken captive in the Deerfield Massacre of 1704 and taken to Canada. They were released in a deal in 1706. Their son, S...
  • Elizabeth Belding (1654 - 1696)
    Elizabeth & Daniel were the parents of fourteen children. They lived in Deerfield, Mass. & Wethersfield, Conn. -------------------- The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords: "Elizab...

The 1704 Raid on Deerfield, MA occurred February 29 when French and Native American forces attacked the English frontier settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts, just before dawn, burning part of the town, killing 56 villagers, and taking 109 settlers captive. This was part of the larger Queen Anne's War.

The 'lucky' ones were murdered outright, others were captured and forced to walk to Quebec in winter snows. Of those, some died on the trail, some were ransomed back to Massachusetts and a third, mostly children, stayed in Canada. The children that stayed converted to Catholicism and married into the French or First Nations Tribes. Some even returned to Massachusetts decades later to look up their original families.

The Catlin Family; The Carter Family; The French Family ; The Hawks Family ; The Hinsdale Family; The Hoyt Family; The Hurst Family; The Kellogg Family; The Mattoon Family; The Nims Family; The Pomeroy Family; The Sheldon Family; The Smead Family; The Stebbins Family; The Warner Family; The Williams Family;

and assorted others.

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