|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
A memorial stone was erected by the Groton Historical Society in 1946 for the family of William Longley, his second wife, Deliverance Crisp.
The Memorial read: "Near this spot dwelt William and Deliverance Longley with their eight children. On the 27th of July 1694, the Indians killed the father and mother and five of the children and carried into captivity the other three."
While the inscription reads five children were killed, we know of four who would be at this site: William, Joseph, and two infants. Jemima was scalped and left for dead. There is disagreement whether she died at the scene or later. No further records of this Jemima have been found in town records after 1694.
The location of the burial site of the Longley family is based, in part, on the following: "The house where the massacre was perpetrated was made of hewn logs and was standing at the beginning of the nineteenth century about two miles north of Groton Centre. The family were buried a few rods northwest of the house. A small apple tree marks the spot."
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