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Subject: Susannah Lynde's husband killed by Indians, 1723
Date: 8 Apr 2005 16:45:23 -0600
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Surnames: Lynde, Gardner, Willard, Stevens
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"Joseph Willard was the son of Rev. Joseph Willard and his wife, Susanna (Lynde) Willard. He was born 3 mos posthumously after the Indians killed his father in 1723 at Rutland at which time Joseph Stevens two sons, Phineas and Isaac Stevens were taken prisoners and two sons killed. This on August 14, 1723. Rev. Willard returned the fire and wounded one of the Indians, mortally it is said. Another Indian closed in with Mr. Willard who would have been more than a match for him, had not the other three (Indians) come to his assistance and it was some time before they killed him. His scalp was carried to Quebec. The widow of Rev. Joseph Willard married sometime after the death of her husband, to Rev. Andrew Gardner into whose family her children William Willard and Joseph Willard were received and brought up."
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