Brackett Massacre Burial Ground

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Brackett Massacre Burial Ground

  • Brackett Road, Rye North Beach, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • 15 Memorials added (100% photographed)

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Note that the last Tuesday in September in 1691 was actually the 29th day of that month . . . hence, that is the date indicated on the individual memorials in this cemetery listing.
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As recorded by H.I. Brackett in 1907 . . . "The blow fell on Tuesday, September 28, 1691. On that day were killed Anthony Brackett and his wife; also on that day were made captives two children of his son, John Brackett. No less than fifteen persons were slain ; their bodies were gathered in one place and buried in separate graves. . . . The sons of Francis Rand went a fishing; the sons of ould Goodman Brackett were in the salt marsh and with no suspicion of danger. The settlers went about their usual vocations. Early in the afternoon a party of Indians came from the eastward in canoes, landed at Sandy Beach, left the garrison there unmolested, and attacked the homes of the defenseless ones, killing and capturing twenty-one persons. Among the killed was Francis Rand, one of the first settlers."
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GPS Coordinates: 43.01805, -70.74356

  • Added: 22 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2371066