Essex County MA

1727-8 Byfield Massachusetts Parish Records Baptisms

John, Jonathan and Mary, children of John Hopkinson, Jan. 7, 1727-8 Benjamin, son of Benjamin Poor, Jan. 7, 1727-8 Ebenezer, son of Joseph Russell, Jan. 7, 1727-8. James Calf, adult person, Jan. 14. Eunice, dau. of Nathan Plumer, Feb. 4. Sarah, dau. of John Brocklebank, Mar.17. Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel Clark, Mar. 24, 1727-8

Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

Massachuset Tribe

An important Algonquian tribe that occupied the country about Massachusetts Bay in eastern Massachusetts, the territory claimed extending along the coast from Plymouth northward to Salem and possibly to the Merrimac, including the entire basin of Neponset and Charles Rivers.

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