Hepzibah BUELL

Female 1649 - 1704  (54 years)


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  • Name Hepzibah BUELL  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 11 Dec 1649  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Feb 1704  On Way to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Notes 
    • Hepzabah was the widow of Thomas Wells of Hatfield, whose 3 daughters had been knocked on the head by the Indians on June 6, 1693. One recovered. On February 29, 1704, Hepzabah with the widow daughter of William Buell, at the onslaught upon Deerfield, was taken by the Indians and carried a short distance on the way to Canada, when her strength failed, she was killed. On June 6, 1693, wid. Wells and two children were tomahawked by Indians and the family was broken up. Was taken prisoner when the town was sacked in 1704, and was killed on the march to Canada.

      Excerpt from "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey" by Ellwood Count Curtis:
      On 30 September 1673 this poor woman was "presented" at the County Court for wearing silk, probably her wedding clothes. On 29 May 1676 she was fined 10 shillings for the same offense. She was very seriously injured by the savage Indians when they attacked Hatfield in 1673. She suffered for many years because of these wounds. On 29 February 1704 she was captured by Indians. She was forced to march toward Canada with them. When she was unable to move as fast as they ordered, she was brutally killed.
    Person ID I08801  Main Tree

    Father William BUELL,   b. Between 17 Feb 1604 and 1605, Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1681, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary POST,   b. Bef 17 Jul 1608, Hollingbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 18 Nov 1640  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F08546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Daniel BELDEN,   b. 20 Nov 1648, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1732, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1699  [4, 5
    Family ID F04432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lieut. Thomas WELLS, III,   b. 10 Jan 1651/2, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1691, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Between 12 Jan 1672 and 1673  Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Eleazer WELLS,   b. Abt 1682,   d. 1732, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Natural]
     2. John WELLS,   b. Abt 1680, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1709, On Way to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sarah WELLS,   b. Between 27 Jan 1675 and 1676, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1693, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Natural]
     4. David WELLS,   b. Abt 1685, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Hepzibah WELLS,   b. 1686, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1773, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
     6. Daniel WELLS,   b. Abt 1675, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     7. Thomas WELLS, IV,   b. Abt 1678, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Natural]
     8. Mary WELLS,   b. 12 Nov 1673, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1703  (Age 29 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F04433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 12 Jan 1672 and 1673 - Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02469] Import Beardsley File: Stephanie Smith/James David Adams Line.

    2. [S02470] Import file R. Dietz on October 4, 2000.

    3. [S02753] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1890, Vol. CLXXIV April.

    4. [S00086] "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey" Complied by Ellwood Count Curtis.

    5. [S01698] Ancestry of Bob & Mary Beth Wheeler@ gendex.com.

    6. [S02364] Genealogies of Hadley Families, Lucius M. Boltwood.

    7. [S02706] New England Ancestors: Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collection.

    8. [S03041] RootsWeb: World Connect - Ancestors of Neil Conway by Gary Silverstein.