Abigail Simpson (Moulton)

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Abigail Simpson (Moulton)

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death: January 24, 1692 (39-47)
York, York, Maine, United States (Killed in the Candlemas Massacre)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Moulton and Martha Moulton
Wife of Henry Simpson, Jr.
Mother of Henry Simpson, III; Daniel Simpson; Abigail Littlefield (Simpson); Joseph Simpson and Jabez Simpson
Sister of Thomas Moulton; Daniel Moulton; Hannah Tilton; Joseph Moulton; Jeremiah Moulton, Indian Fighter and 1 other

Occupation: She and husband died in York Massacre
Managed by: Robert Hanscom
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About Abigail Simpson (Moulton)

Abigail Moulton, born in Hampton NH, c1649, was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Moulton. She was married to Henry Simpson Jr. just a few days prior to 6 July 1669. They had five known children. In 1679, their three oldest children, Henry (8), Daniel (5), and Abigail (about 3), were kidnapped by one Benjamin Adams, called in records a "degenerate". The children were quickly rescued, and Adams was tried and convicted for the crime.

On 24 Jan 1692, in the raid on York (also known as the "Candlemas Massacre"), Abigail and her husband Henry Simpson were both killed. Two of their sons, Henry and Jabez, were captured. Henry was released in 1695 (only to be killed in another attack in 1697) but Jabez was still in Canada in 1711. His fate is unknown.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_York_%281692%29

The Raid on York (also known as the Candlemas Massacre) took place in 24 January 1692[4] [5] during King William's War, when Chief Madockawando and Father Louis-Pierre Thury led 200-300 natives into the town of York (then in the District of Maine and part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, now in the state of Maine), killing about 100 of the English settlers and burning down buildings, taking another estimated 80 villagers hostage. The villagers were forced to walk to Canada, New France,[6] where they were ransomed by Capt. John Alden Jr. of Boston (son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Plymouth Colony). (One of those taken Captive was a young Jeremiah Moulton, who would later gain notoriety during the Father Rale's War.)[7]

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Abigail Simpson (Moulton)'s Timeline

1649
1649
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1671
1671
Age 22
York, York County, Maine, United States
1674
1674
Age 25
York, York, Maine, United States
1676
1676
Age 27
York, York County, Maine, United States
1679
1679
Age 30
York, York County, Maine, United States
1682
1682
Age 33
York, York County, Maine, United States
1692
January 24, 1692
Age 43
York, York, Maine, United States
1992
May 1, 1992
Age 43
May 9, 1992
Age 43