Raid on Deerfield

Reverend John Williams wrote an account of his ordeal, The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion, that was published in 1707. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Description Place
1704/02/29 Williams Parsonage is plundered and burned. Williams Parsonage site, Deerfield, MA
1704/02/29 John Williams, his wife and five children are kidnapped and marched off towards Canada. Williams Parsonage site, Deerfield, MA
1704/02/29 Two Williams children and their nurse Parthena are killed on the doorstep of the Williams Parsonage. Williams Parsonage site, Deerfield, MA
1704/02/29 Just before dawn, French forces led by Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attack the English frontier settlement at Deerfield. French allies include about 300 Indian warriors, mostly Abenaki but including a number of Pocumtuc who had once lived in the area. Deerfield, MA, Massachusetts
1704/02/29 Samuel Carter returns to find his wife, Hannah, and two youngest children killed and four older children carried captive to Canada. Old Manse, Deerfield, MA, Deerfield, MA
1704/03/01 Unable to keep pace, Eunice Williams is tomahawked near the foot of Leyden Glen, Greenfield, MA. Greenfield, MA, Massachusetts
1706/10/25 Reverend John Williams and two of his sons are redeemed and leave Quebec.
1707/03/00 "The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion" is published. Boston: Printed by B Green, for Samuel Phillips, at the brick shop (lost, across from Town House). Old State House, Boston
1713/00/00 Eunice Williams marries Amrusus, a St Francis Indian

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