Biographical Sketch of John Severance

(II) John (2), son of John Severance, was born November 27, 1647, in Salisbury. He and his father kept the inn, and about 1672, he went to Boston, where he settled. In 1680, he removed to Suffield, Connecticut, and in 1689, to Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he settled on Lot No. 1. He became a large landowner in Deerfield. About 1703, he removed again to Bedford, Westchester county, New York. where he remained about twelve years, returning to Deerfield about 1713, and living the last years of his life, with his son Joseph. He married, August 15, 1672, Mary . Children, the first four born in Boston, the others in Suffield: Ebenezer, September 19, 1673; Abigail, May 5, 1675; John, September 22, 1676; Daniel, June 3, 1678, killed by Indians, September 15, 1694; Mary, July 14, 1681; Joseph, mentioned elsewhere.

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