Joseph Moulton

Joseph Moulton

Birth
York Village, York County, Maine, USA
Death 25 Jan 1692 (aged 43–44)
York Village, York County, Maine, USA
Burial York Village, York County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 102239262 · View Source
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Joseph was a York village tavernkeeper by about 1670 and a few years later he married Hannah Littlefield, and they had four children. Joseph was elected town Constable in 1686. Hannah was killed by Indians during the Candlemas Massacre of Jan 25, 1692. Abenaki Indians pulled off the surprise attack with support from their French allies. There's historical uncertainty whether Joseph was killed outright; he may have been taken captive and died enroute to Canada. In either case their four young children survived, but never saw their father again. Jeremiah, the youngest son who at the age of four had witnessed his mother's murder, exacted revenge years later when he led a brutal attack on the Norridgewock tribe.


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  • Created by: Karl Voigt
  • Added: 16 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 102239262
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Moulton (1648–25 Jan 1692), Find a Grave Memorial no. 102239262, citing Old York Cemetery, York Village, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Karl Voigt (contributor 47047418) .