John Rockwood

Male 1663 - 1675


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  • Name  John Rockwood 
    Born  18 Aug 1663  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Jul 1675  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Killed by Indians
      Mrs. Rachael (Farnsworth) Puffer and her son, a lad of 11 or 12 yrs. John Rockwood Jr. another lad of abt. 12 yrs. were probably out picking berries in the swamp along Muddy Brook when the Indians fell upon them and put them to their death. These three were the only ones positively identified, through petitions sent to the General Court. A Monument now stands near this site for those slain that fatal day.
      Inscription reads:

      Near this spot
      The wife and son of Matthias Puffer.
      the son of John Rockwood
      and
      other inhabitants of Mendon were killed
      by Nipmuck Indians
      14 July 1675
      The beginning of King Phillip's War in the colony of Mass.
    Person ID  I22353  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2006 

    Father  John Rockett,   b. 01 Dec 1641, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joanna Ford,   b. 1641, probably, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724 
    Married  15 Sep 1662  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID  F707  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1663 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1675 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Braintree, MA, Vital Records, p.643.

    2. [S78] Braintree, MA, Vital Records, p.717.

    3. [S112] Ancestors of American Presidents, Roberts, Gary Boyd, (Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clara, CA, 1995), p.47.


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