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Daniel Belding

Also Known As: "Belden"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: August 14, 1732 (83)
Greenfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Belden and Tomasine Finch (Sherwood)
Husband of Elizabeth Belding; Hepzibah Belding and Sarah Mattoon Belding
Father of Stephen Belding; Richard Belding; Elizabeth Brooks; Nathaniel Belding; Mary Trowbridge and 8 others
Brother of Samuel Belding; John Belding; Susanna Hoyt; Mary Deming (Belding) and Nathaniel Belding

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About Daniel Belding

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 of them slaine by the enemie September 16, 1696."

"Sept. 16, 1696. The Indians came along from up Green River to the town, and assaulted Mr. Daniel BeldenJs house; took Mr. Belden, his son Nathaniel and daughter Eather captive, killed his wife and three children, and wounded Samuel and Abigail, but they recovered, althol Samuel had a hatchet stuck in his head, and some of his brains came out at his wound. Samuel .was born Apr. 10, 1687.

From Mather 's Magnalia: "The Indians making an assult upon Deerfield, in this Present War, they struck a Hatchet some Inches into the Skull of a Boy there, even so deep that the Boy felt the force of a Wrench used by 'em to get it out. There he lay a long while Weltering in his Blood; they found him, they Dressld him; considerable Quantitiea of his Brain came out from time to time when they opened the Wound; yet the Lad recovered, and is now a Living Monument of the Power - and Goodness of God."

In 1696 Daniel Belding was carried captive by the Indians to Canada with his daughter Hester, but returned. (Rev. B. L. Swan recorded in A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport ..., Volume 2 by Samuel Orcutt.

. Daniel Belden Belden b 20 Nov 1648 Wethersfield Hartford CT m 1 Nov 1670 Wethersfield Elizabeth Foote lived in Deerfield, Hatfield MA d 14 Aug 1731/2 Deerfield Franklin MA settled as early as 1671 in Hatfield MA., whence about 1689 he rem to Deerfield. His first wife Elizabeth was killed by Indians in 1696 and his second in 1704, himself taken at one time as a captive to Canada

Daniel Belden, son of William and Tomisin (Sherwood) Belden, was born 20 Nov 1646, and died in Deerfield, MA 14 Aug 1732 in his 86th year. Daniel settled as early as 1671 in Hatfield, MA, removing to Deerfield about 1689. He was a selectman and leader in town affairs.

On 10 Nov 1670, Daniel married Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Nathaniel Foote. Elizabeth was born in 1654 in Wethersfield, CT. They had fourteen children. In the massacre of 16 Sep 1696, Elizabeth and three of their children were slain by Indians, two of the children were wounded and several were driven to Canada. Daniel was sold to the Jesuits, and redeemed in 1698.

Daniel married 2nd, 17 Feb 1699, Hepzibah, daughter of William Buell, widow of Thomas Wells. She was born 11 Dec 1649, in Windsor, CT. On Tuesday, 29 Feb 1703/04, shortly before the break of day, Indians stole into the village, fired the buildings, captured most of the inhabitants, marching them to Quebec, Canada. A number of people were slain at the "taking of the town". Hepzibah was slain shortly after leaving the town, in the meadows, probably 1 Mar 1703/04. The daughter, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Burt, was with child but made the trip to Canada where the child was born.

Daniel married 3rd, Sarah, widow of Philip Mattoon, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hawkes. She was born 29 Sep 1657 - died 17 Sep/Dec 1751 in her 95th year (both months have been given by descendants).

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Daniel Belding's Timeline

November 20, 1648
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
December 26, 1671
Age 23
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 29, 1672
Age 23
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
October 8, 1673
Age 24
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 26, 1675
Age 26
Hatfield, Massachusetts, United States
November 17, 1677
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 1, 1680
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 31
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
March 15, 1681
Age 32
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States