A brief sketch of the first settlement of Deerfield, Mass. – Ebook – PDF

A brief sketch of the first settlement of Deerfield, Mass.,  Hoyt, Elihur, Greenfield, J. P. Fogg, printer, 1833, 1880, 60 pages.

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P 45 you have a list of a few towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut, with their former Indian names, except perhaps some variation in spelling.

In Massachusetts

Boston – – – Shawmut
Salem – – – Naumkeag
Worcester- – –  Pahachoog
Brookfield – – – Quaboag
Petersham – – – Nichewaug
Athol – – – Poquaig
Northfield – – – Squakeag
Pittsfield – – – Pontoosuck
Deerfield – – – Pocumtuck
Hadley – – – Norwothuck
Springfield – – – Aggawam
Northampton – – –  Nonotuck
Westfield – – -Woronoke

In Connecticut

Haddam – – – Machemoodus
Hartford – – – Suckiang
Wethersfield – – – Pauquiaug
Middletown – – – Matabesick
Windsor – – – Poquanock
New Haven – – – Quinipiack
Lyme – – – Nechantick
Symsbury – – – Massecoe
Derby – – – Paugassett
Woodbury – – – Pomperang

Indian names of the following river

Connecticut River – – – Quoncktacut
Deerfield River- – –  Pocumtuck
Green River – – –  Pickomegan
Miller’s river – – –  Poquaig

Recapitulation of events in Deerfield:

First grant of land to Dedham – – –  1699
Began to settle at Pocumtuck – – – 1671
Captain Lathrop’s defeat, town destroyed – – – 1675
Began to settle at Pocumtuck – – – 1677
Commenced Settling second time – – -1682
Settled a minister (Mr. Williams)  – – –  1686
Town destroyed for a second time – – – 1704
Number of inhabitants  at this time – – –  280
killed by the enemy – – – 47
Taken prisoners – – – 122
Slain on the way to Canada – – – 19
The number that never returned – – – 28
The whole number redeemed from the enemy – – – 62

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