A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: the times when the people by whom it was settled, unsettled and resettled – ebook – PDF

A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: the times when the people by whom it was settled, unsettled and resettled vol 1, Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass. [Greenfield, Mass., Press of E.A. Hall & co.] , 1895, 698 pages.

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Table of Content

Chapter 1

Dedham Grant – Lady Armina – Apostle Eliot – Natick Indians – Indian Deeds – Town Street Laid Out. ….. 1-22

CHAPTER II

Topography – Local Names – Streams – Population – Graveyards. . 23-34

CHAPTER III

First Settlement – Biographical Sketches. …. 35-48

CHAPTER IV.

Pocumtuck Indians – The Pocumtuck Confederacy – Agriculture – In-

dian Statescraft – War with Uncas – War with the Mohawks. . 49-70

CHAPTER V.

The Pocumtucks as Subjects of Massachusetts – Indian Relics – Indian

Wars – Mohawk Raids – Indian Barns. …. 71-80

CHAPTER VI.

Philip’s War – Character of Philip – Brookfield Burned – Fight at Wequamps – First Attack on Deerfield – Northfield Destroyed – Second Attack on Deerfield – Bloody Brook Massacre – Attack on Hadley – Attack on Springfield – Goffe the Regicide – Philip in the Winter of 1675-6 – Philip at Squakheag – Attack on Northampton – Confederate Indians at Squakheag – Mrs. Mary Rowlandson – Canonchet – Indian Correspondence – Turners Falls Fight – Wells’s Narrative – Atherton’s Story – Attack on Hatfield – Mohawks in Philip’s War. . . . . …. 81-178

CHAPTER VII.

Attempted Settlement in 1677 – Wait and Jennings’ Letters. . . 179-188

CHAPTER VIII.

Permanent Settlement – Ministry – Meetinghouses – Town Meeting – Town Oflicers — Revolution of 1688 – Wapping 1685-go – Greenfield 1685-90. …….. 189-219

CHAPTER IX.

King William’s War – Attacks on Deerfield 1693; 1694; 1695; 1696. . 220-264

CHAPTER X.

Common Field Fences – Stock – Mills – Roads – School Rates – Houses – Home Industries – An Evening at Home. …. 265-282

CHAPTER XI

Queen Anne’s War – Capture of Deerfield Feb. 29Th, 1704 – Deerfield as

a Military Post – Redemption of the Captives – Stories of the Captives – Abigail Nims – Eunice Williams – Petty’s Letter – Attack on Deerfield 1709 – Wright’s Scout – Baker’s Scout – Wood Land – John Arms, a Captive. . . . . … 283-384

CHAPTER XII.

Interval of Unquiet Peace – Clouds on the Eastern Frontier – French Intrigue. …….. 385-392

CHAPTER XIII.

Father Rasle’s War 0 Conference at Albany 1723 – Conference at Boston – Rev. Mr. Willard Killed – Fort Dummer – Indian Allies – Attack in North Meadows – Connecticut Indians – Death of Father Rasle – Scouting – Attack at Green River, …. 393-453

CHAPTER XIV.

Rev. John Williams and the Meetinghouse of 1729 – The Bell – Death of

Mr. Williams – Slaves – Mr. Williams’s Library – Rev. Jonathan Ashley Settled – Town Clock – New Steeple – Shingling the Meetinghouse – Seating the Meetinghouse. …. 454-486

CHAPTER XV.

Agrarian Regulations – Proprietors of Pocumtuck – Grant of 1712 – Huntstown Line – Green River Laid Out – Shelburne Laid Out -Turnip Yard – Conway Laid Out – Inner Commons. . .487-511

CHAPTER XVI.

Land Grants – Fort Dummer – Corse’s Journal – Indian Conference at Deerfield – Conference at Fort Dummer – The Last Indian. . 512-528

CHAPTER XVII.

Old French War – Mr. Ashley’s View of it – Cost of Living – Indian Depredations on the North – Fort Massachusetts Captured – The Bars Fight – Luce Bijah. . . . . . . 529-553

CHAPTER XVIII.

Raimbault, or St. Blein– Sergt. Hawks Escorts him to Canada – A Romantic Story – Sergt. Hawks’s Journal – Capt. Melville’s Scout – Capt. Hobbs’s Fight – Trouble Above Northfield – Fort Massachusetts Attacked. ……. 554-569

CHAPTER XIX.

Municipal Affairs – Sequestered Land – Greenfield Sei Off – Judicial Affairs – Mills – Hard times Deer – The Fleet Sugar loaf People- conway Set off -Shelburne Set Off – Roads – Prices of Labor and Produce. …… . 570-593

CHAPTER XX.

Homesteads on the Old Street – Farm Lands. …. 594-627

CHAPTER XXI.

The Last French War – Young Washington – Frontier Forts – Capture of Mrs. Johnson – Attack at Charlemont – Attack on Hinsdale’s Fort – Death of Braddock – Fort Edward – Bloody Morning Scout – Battle of Lake George – Death of Col. Williams – Attack at

Greenfield – More Forts at Deerfield – Colrain Forts – Massacre at Fort William Henry – Alarm in Connecticut Valley – Abercrombie Defeated – Louisburg Captured – Wolfe and Montcalm -Destruction of St. Francis – Pitt and Amherst – Merriman’s Journal – Downfall of Canada – Quaker and Puritan – A Real Estate Transaction –

The Indian Question. …… 628-672

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