Ebenezer NIMS

Male 1687 - 1766  (78 years)


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  • Name Ebenezer NIMS  [1, 2
    • Excerpts from e-mail from Donna McCool, dtd 06-23-2012: Ebenezer Nims was born March 14, 1687 in Deerfield MA. He was the son of Godfrey Nims and Godfrey's first wife Mary Miller Williams, the widow of Zebediah Williams. Nims family tradition says that Godfrey's roots go to Nimes, France and a Huguenot family. No trace of Godfrey's birth has been found and the family is currently going further afield in search of his origins. Godfrey is the first of his family name in America and it is believed that all Nimses in America are descendants of Godrey. He is first heard of in Northampton, MA in 1667 and in 1685 was granted his first land in Deerfield.

      Ebenezer was 17 years old at the time of the 1704 raid, was captured and taken to Lorette. Tradition says that priests were putting pressure on Sarah Hoyt to marry a French officer convert, and that she outsmarted the priests by finally saying she would marry a fellow captive if one would have her. Ebenezer Nims stepped forward and the two were married. [1]
    Born 14 Mar 1687  Deerfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1766  Deerfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I41391  Main Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2012 

    Father Godfrey NIMS,   d. Bef 11 Jan 1708/9, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary MILLER,   d. 27 Apr 1688 
    Family ID F27623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah HOYT,   b. 06 May 1686,   d. 11 Jan 1761, Deerfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ebenezer NIMS,   b. abt. 1712
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F23004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1687 - Deerfield, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1766 - Deerfield, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4863] E-Mail from Donna McCool dtd 06-23-2012.

    2. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).