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 Anthony Brackett

Anthony Brackett

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Death 29 Sep 1691
Burial Rye North Beach, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 59043864 · View Source
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As stated in Volume I of Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (1909) . . . Anthony Brackett, who tradition states was a Scotchman, is supposed to have come to Little Harbor, near the mouth of the Piscataqua river, with the Scotchman, David Thompson, as early as 1623. His residence before 1649 is supposed to have been in the vicinity of Little Harbor and the "Piscatawa" house, on what is now called Odiorne's Point. From 1649 until his death he is known to have lived a mile or so south of the harbor, west of Sandy beach, on or near the stream, Saltwater brook, and on Brackett lane, now Brackett road. . . . Anthony Brackett was a member of the Episcopal church, and was one of the signers of a deed of a glebe of fifty acres to the church in 1640. . . . The settlers of New Hampshire were not involved in any way with the Indians before 1675. . . . Thomas Brackett, son of Anthony, who lived at Falmouth (Portland) Maine, was killed in August 1676. . . . In 1691 the depredations of the Indians, which had begun two or three years before in Maine, reached the settlement at Sandy Beach. On Tuesday, September 28, 1691, a band of Indians descended on that place and killed twenty-one persons, among whom were Anthony Brackett and his wife, and captured two children of his son John Brackett. The headstones at the graves of Anthony and his wife are still to be seen on a little knoll in Rye near Saltwater brook. September 11, 1691, only seventeen days before his death, Anthony Brackett made his will.
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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 22 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59043864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony Brackett (unknown–29 Sep 1691), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59043864, citing Brackett Massacre Burial Ground, Rye North Beach, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .