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Deerfield Massachusetts Massacre of 1704

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  • John Belding (1689 - 1696)
    The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords: "Elizabeth, wife to Daniel Beldenye head of the family, together with Daniel Belden, John Belden and Thankful Belden, their chidren, were all o...
  • Thankful Belding (1695 - 1696)
    The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords: "Elizabeth, wife to Daniel Beldenye head of the family, together with Daniel Belden, John Belden and Thankful Belden, their chidren, were all o...
  • Daniel Belding (1680 - 1696)
    The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords: "Elizabeth, wife to Daniel Beldenye head of the family, together with Daniel Belden, John Belden and Thankful Belden, their chidren, were all o...
  • Samuel Belden (1687 - 1750)
    The following was taken from the Hatfield Town Becords: "Elizabeth, wife to Daniel Beldenye head of the family, together with Daniel Belden, John Belden and Thankful Belden, their chidren, were all o...
  • Madeleine Allen (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...

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.

http://www.babcock-acres.com/Misceallaneous/deerfield_captives_of_1704.htm