Hannah EMERSON

Female 1657 -


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  • Name Hannah EMERSON  [1
    Born 23 Dec 1657  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Notes 
    • From Descendants of John Webster: This is the famous Hannah Dustin, who having been captured and carried away by the Indians, her infant child murdered before her eyes, arose in the night, and with the assistance of her nurse, Mary Corliss Neff, who had been made captive at the same time, and a small captive boy named Samuel Leonardson, slew ten of the Indians with tomahawks; having scalped them, she made her escape in a canoe down the Merrimac river to her home in Haverhill. To the governor of Massachusetts Mrs. Dustin presented a tomahawk and a gun together with ten scalps, as an evidence of her victory. The general court accorded her and the boy, Samuel, $250 each, and named the eventful place Dustin's Island, where a granite monument has been erected commemorating the event. She had twelve children, five sons, and seven daughters besides the infant killed by the Indians. She has a numerous posterity.
    Person ID I21044  Main Tree

    Father Michael EMERSON,   b. 06 Apr 1627,   d. Between 1715 and 1719  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Hannah WEBSTER,   b. Abt 1635, Newbury, Or Ipswich, Essex,Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 01 Apr 1657  Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F01942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas DUSTIN 
    Married 03 Dec 1677  [1
    Family ID F16894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S03356] Some of the Descendants of John Webster of Ipswich Massachusetts 1634, John C. Webster, M.D. Chicago, 1912.

    2. [S02872] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. II.

    3. [S02873] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. III.