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NAMES OF CAPTIVES

Old Deerfield Burial Ground: mound in back by building is mass grave from 1704.
Tony asked: I had an ancestor, Ruth Caitlin, taken in the Deerfield raid. Why isn’t she mentioned in your book?

It’s true, Tony, Ruth was a captive taken to Montreal and returned to Deerfield in 1707. Four other Catlin’s were taken or killed along with a couple others who were then known by their married names. I am including a handy list of all captives compiled by another Deerfield descendant. A common difficulty with historical fiction is being confronted by a cast of characters over whom the author has no control other than to simply ignore some, and in my experience, there are always too many characters. For this reason I began limiting the characters with the ALLARDS SERIES and included a list of characters at the beginning of each book. My apologies to all the readers whose ancestors did not appear in FEARFUL PASSAGE NORTH.

DEERFIELD CAPTIVES

Name of resident: Age, Killed, Captured, 0r Died in Route and Notes

David Alexander 45 X Killed In the Meadow
Mary (Weld) Alexander 37 X Captured
Joseph Alexander 23 X Escaped First night
Mary Alexander 2 X Killed in Village
Sarah Allen 12 X Remained, as Marie Madeleine
Mary Allis 22 X Redeemed 1710
Samuel Allis (Of Hatfield) 25 X Killed In the Meadow
Capt. Thomas Baker (sol) 22 X Escaped 1705
Hannah (Barnard) Beaman 58 X Captured
Simon Beaman 59 X Captured
Hepzibah (Buell) (Wells) Belding 55 X Killed in Route
Robert Boltwood (of Hadley) 21 X Killed in the Meadow
Samuel Boltwood (of Hadley) 56 X Killed in the Meadow
William Boltwood (of Hadley) 17 X Died in 1714 returning
John Brigdman (sol) 29 X Escaped same Day
Mary (Williams) Brooks 31 X Killed in Route (Miscarried)
Mary Brooks 7 X Captured, never returned
Nathaniel Brooks 40 X Redeemed 1707
William Brooks 6 X Captured, never returned
Abigail Brown 26 X Captured Returned
Benjamin Burt 24 X Ransomed 1706
Sarah (Belden) Burt 22 X Ransomed 1706
John Caitlin 61 X Killed in the Village
John Caitlin 17 X Ransomed in 1706
Jonathan Caitlin 42 X Killed in the Village
Joseph Caitlin 23 X Killed in the Meadow
Ruth Caitlin 20 X Redeemed 1707
Ebenezer Carter 7 X Ransomed 1707 for 24 lbs.
Hannah (Weller) Carter 30 X Killed in Route
Hannah Carter 3 X Killed in Route
John Carter 9 X Remained, as Jean Chartier
Mary Carter 7mo X Killed in Route
Mercy Carter 10 X Remained, married an Indian
Samuel Carter 12 X Died in Canada, 1714
Thomas Carter 5 X Killed in the Village
Elizabeth (Caitlin) Corse 34 X Killed in Route
Elizabeth Corse 8 X Remained, as Marie Élisabeth
Daniel Crowfoot (sol.) X Captured
Abigail (Stebbins) de Noyen 26 X Remained with husband
Jacques de Noyen 27 X Remained
Sarah Dickinson (of Hadley) 48 X Captured
Joseph Eastman (student) 21 X Redeemed 1707
John Field 4 X Ransomed
Mary (Bennett) Field 28 X Ransomed
Mary Field 7 X Remained, Married
Sarah Field 2 X Killed in Village
Samuel Foote (of Hatfield) 27 X Killed in the Meadow
Mary (Daniels) Frary 62 X Killed in Route
Samson Frary 72 X Killed in the Village
Abigail French 7 X Remained, lived with Indians
Freedom French 12 X Remained, as Marie Francoise French
John French 1mo X Killed in the Village
Martha French 9 X Remained, as Marguerite Married a French man
Mary (Caitlin) French 40 X Killed in Route
Mary French 18 X Ransomed in 1706
Thomas French 47 X Ransomed in 1706
Thomas French 17 X Ransomed in 1706
Mary Harris 11 X Remained, Married
Samuel Hastings (sol)? 20 X Captured, Never Returned
Alice (Allis) Hawks 57 X Killed in the Village
Elizabeth Hawks 7 X Killed in Route
John Hawks 31 X Killed in the Village
John Hawks 8 X Killed in the Village
Martha Hawks 5 X Killed in the Village
Thankful (Smead) Hawks 27 X Killed in the Village
Thankful Hawks 3 X Killed in the Village
Jacob Hickson/Hix (sol)? 19 X Killed in Route
Mehuman Hinsdale 31 X Ransomed in 1706
Mary (Rider) Hinsdale 24 X Ransomed in 1706
Samuel Hinsdale 1 X Killed in the Village
Abigail (Cooke) (Pomeroy) Hoyt 44 X Captured, Redeemed later
Abigail Hoyt 3 X Killed in Route
David Hoyt Sr. 52 X Killed in Route
David Hoyt Jr. 28 X Killed the Meadow
Ebenezer Hoyt 9 X Captured, Never Returned
Jonathan Hoyt 16 X Ransomed in 1707
Sarah Hoyt 18 X Redeemed in 1714
Elizabeth Hull 16 X Captured, Later Redeemed
Benjamin/Benoni Hurst 2 X Killed in the meadow
Ebenezer Hurst 5 X Remained as Antoine Nicolas
Elizabeth Hurst 16 X Remained as Marie Elizabeth
Hannah Hurst 8 X Captured, Later Redeemed
Sarah (Jeffreys) Hurst X Captured, Later Redeemed
Sarah Hurst 18 X Captured, Later Redeemed
Thomas Hurst 12 X Remained
Joseph Ingersol (sol)? 29 X Killed in the Village
Jonathan Ingram (of Hadley) X Killed in the Meadow
Joanna Kellogg 11 X Remained, Married an Indian
Jonathan Kellogg 5 X Killed in the Village
Joseph Kellogg 13 X Released in 1714
Martin Kellogg 46 X Ransomed 1706
Martin Kellogg 18 X Escaped 1705
Rebecca Kellogg 9 X Remained, w/Indians until 1728
John Marsh (of Hatfield) 32 X Captured
Phillip Mattoon 24 X Killed in Route
Rebecca (Nims) Mattoon 24 X Killed in the Village
Baby Girl Mattoon X Killed in the Village
Sarah Mattoon 17 X Escaped 1709/Ransomed 1711
Abigail Nims 4 X Remained as Marie Elizabeth
Ebenezer Nims 18 X Redeemed 1714
Henry Nims 22 X Killed in the Village
Mary Nims 5 X Killed in the Village
Mercy Nims 5 X Killed in the Village
Mehitable (Smead) Nims 36 X Killed in Route
Mehitable Nims 7 X Killed in the Village
Joseph Petty 31 X Escaped 1705
Sarah (Edwards) Petty 25 X Ransomed 1706
Esther Pomeroy X Killed in Route
Joshua Pomeroy 29 X Captured Returned before 1708
Lydia Pomeroy 10 X Captured, Later Returned
Samuel Price 18 X Redeemed about 1714
Sarah (Webb) Price 53 X Killed in Route
Jemima Richards 9 X Captured never Returned
Josiah Rising (Visiting) 10 X Remained as Ignace Raizenne
Mary/Mercy Roote 15 X Killed in the Village
Ebenezer Sheldon 13 X Captured, Later Returned
Hannah (Stebbins) Sheldon 40 X Killed in the Village
Hannah (Chapin) Sheldon 24 X Ransomed 1706
Mary Sheldon 17 X Ransomed 1706
Mercy Sheldon 3 X Killed in the Village
Remembrance Sheldon 7 X Ransomed 1706
Thomas Sheldon 27 X Killed in the Village
Elizabeth (Lawrence) Smead 66 X Killed in the Village
Mary (Price) Smead 23 X Killed in the Village
Sarah Smead 4 X Killed in the Village
William Smead 3 X Killed in the Village
Martin Smith (Sol) ? X Killed in the Village
Benoni Stebbins 49 X Killed in the Village
Dorothy (Alexander) Stebbins 44 X Redeemed 6 Days Later
Ebenezer Stebbins 9 X Remained as Jacques Charles Stebenne
John Stebbins 57 X Redeemed 6 days Later
John Stebbins Jr. 20 X Redeemed 6 days Later
Joseph Stebbins 4 X Remained as Joseph Stebenne
Samuel Stebbins 16 X Returned in 1723
Thankful Stebbins 12 X Remained as Louise Therese
Andrew Stevens (Indian) 25 X Killed in the Village
Elizabeth (Price) Stevens 21 X Remained as Marie Elizabeth, Married
Benjamin Waite (of Hatfield) 64 X Killed in the Meadow
Ebenezer Warner 29 X Captured, Redeemed
Sarah Warner 5 X Captured, Redeemed
Waitstill (Smead) Warner 25 X Killed in Route
Waitstill Warner 3 X Remained
Nathaniel Warner (of Hadley) 23 X Killed in the Meadow
Mary Wells 29 X Killed in the Village
Esther Williams 13 X Ransomed in 1706
Eunice (Mather) Williams 40 X Killed in Route
Eunice Williams 8 X Remained, Married an Indian
Jersua Williams 1mo X Killed in the Village
John Williams 1 X Killed in the Village
John Williams 40 X Ransomed 1706
Samuel Williams 15 X Ransomed 1706
Steven Williams 9 X Ransomed 1706
Warham Williams 4 X Ransomed 1706
Frank (Williams servant) X Killed in Route
Parthena (Williams servant) X Killed in the Village
John Weston (sol)? X Captured
Judah Wright (Sol) 27 X Redeemed about 1707

Plus 2 other Frenchmen XX Captured

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