Category Archives: Violent Death

Violent death in war, Indian attack or accident of self, spouse, child, son-in-law or daughter-in-law.

Thomas Gibson Carson

Thomas Gibson CARSON (c. 1710 – 1790) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather, one of 256 in this generation of the Miner line.  Several of our ancestors were Scot-Irish Presbyterians who immigrated from Ireland to South Carolina in the 1770’s.  Our … Continue reading

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Col. Edmund Reade

Col. Edmund READE (1563 – 1623) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, He is one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 4,096  in the Miller line.  (See his 2nd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of … Continue reading

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Siege of Brookfield – Aug 1675

The Siege of Brookfield was a battle between Nipmuc Indians under Muttawmp, and the English of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the command of Thomas Wheeler and Cpt. Edward Hutchinson, in August 1675 during King Phillip’s War  The battle consisted of an initial ambush, called Wheeler’s Surprise by the Nipmucs on Wheeler’s unsuspecting … Continue reading

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John Ayre

John AYER (1582 – 1657) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line. There were two unrelated Ayer families in 17th Century in the Ipswich area.  There were two Captain Johns and two … Continue reading

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Edward Brown

Edward BROWN (1574 – 1610) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. We have five separate Brown lines and seven different Brown immigrant ancestors, by far the most of any surname.  When … Continue reading

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Hannah Dustin – Heroine or Cold Blooded Killer

On 15 Mar 1697, George CORLISS (1617 – 1686)’s daughter Mary Neff was  nursing Hannah Dustin who had given birth the week before.  They taken prisoner by the Indians in an attack on Haverhill and carried towards Canada. Hannah Duston (1657 – 1736) was a colonial … Continue reading

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Turner’s Falls Fight

The Battle of Turner’s Falls, also known as the Peskeompscut massacre, was fought on May 19, 1676, during King Philip’s War, in present-day Gill, Massachusetts near a falls on the Connecticut River. The site is across the river from the village of Turners Falls. A band … Continue reading

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