Captivity Bartlett

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Captivity Bartlett (Jennings)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Canada
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Stephen Jennings and Hannah Jennings
Wife of Abjah Bartlett
Sister of Benjamin Jennings; Joseph Jennings; Sarah Johnson; Ebenezer Jennings; Stephen Jennings and 2 others
Half sister of Mary Ives; Samuel Gillette and Hannah Taylor

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About Captivity Bartlett

Some accounts list her birth as Canada. They also tell of her mother being kidnapped by Indians and taken to Canada approximately 4 months after her marriage to Captivity's father. Is her name Captivity because she was born while hostage?

YES - confirmed here Hannah and 2 of her children were captured by Asphelon's Indian party in Oct. of 1677, and taken to Canada. While a prisoner, Hannah became the mother of a baby girl on 22 Jan. 1678, whome she named Captivity Jennings. Her second husband, Stephen was one of the heroes who went to Canada and effected a ransom of the captives. A few years later on 22 July 1710, Stephen was killed by Indians at Brookfield.

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Captivity Bartlett's Timeline

1678
March 4, 1678
Canada
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