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Re: JOHN READ jr. killed 26 March 1676
Posted by: Donald Read (ID *****5777) Date: April 21, 2003 at 09:09:33
In Reply to: Re: JOHN READ jr. killed 26 March 1676 by Barry Hale Browning of 143

"There is a story that, on the same day with Pierse's fight nine men became detached from a company, or, possibily, were hastening to the relief of Capt. Pierse, when they were ambushed by a great body of Indians, and all slain and left unburied at a place known as "Camp Swamp", and, somtimes, from this disaster, as "Nine Men's Misery". On the records of Rehoboth are the names of four men who were slain on March 26th, 1676. Two of these were John Fitch (Fitz), Jr. and John Miller, jr. The other two were Benj. Buckland and John Reed, jr. These last two were not mentioned in the letter of Rev. Noah Newman, above noted, as being in Capt. Pierse's company. It may be that these were of the nine slain at "Camp Swamp", and that the account of the latter disaster had not reached him when, March 27th, he wrote his letter." There have been several books written of that War. I just have these notes with info. on John Read, jr.. Hope this helps. Don Read


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