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||Captain John Allis
||5 Mar 1641/42
||Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
||14 Dec 1669
||Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Meekins
||1 Jan 1691
||Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
||Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Built many churches. He was erecting the first corn mill in Mill River when he died. He was the first town clerk of Hatfield and one of six men designated to survey and lay out the highway between Hadley and Windsor, CT. Fought in King Phillip's War and the Turner Falls Fight (a.k.a. Great Falls). Lived for a while in Hartford. Laid the foundation for the meeting house in Springfield,MA and hung the bell.
He served in King Philip's War and was in the fight at Great Falls on May, 19, 1676. Afterwards he was a captain in the militia. During the Hatfield massacre on September 19, 1675, his mother was killed, his barn was burned and his six year old daughter Abigail was taken to Canada by the Indians. She was ransomed eight months later.
6g grandfather of Emily Dickinson through daughter Elizabeth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:41-42.
ALLIS, JOHN, Hatfield, s. of William, m. 14 Dec. 1669, Mary, wid. of Nathaniel Clark, d. of Thomas Meakins, had Joseph, b. 1670; Abigail, 25 Feb. 1672; Hannah, 9 Oct. 1673; Ichabod, 10 July 1675; Eleazer, 23 July 1677; Elizabeth 4 Apr. 1679; Lydia, 15 Aug. 1680, d. 1691; John, 10 May 1682; Rebecca, 16 Apr. 1683; William, 16 May 1684; Mary, 25 Aug. 1687, d. within 8 mos. and Nathaniel; but the oldest and the youngest are not on rec. Ten of these were liv. 1705. He was a capt. and carpenter, employ. in build. many chs. d. Jan. 1691. His wid. m. Samuel Belden, sen.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2. Capt. John Allis, in Wells, Daniel White, and Reuben Field Wells. A History of Hatfield, Massachusetts (1660-1910): in three parts. (Springfield, Massachusetts: F.C.H. Gibbons, c1910), 369.
"2. Capt. John (Allis), s. of Lieut. William (1), a carpenter in Hat., was b. at Braintree, Mar. 5, 1642; d. Jan., 1691; m. Dec. 14, 1669, Mary, dau. of Thomas Meekins and wid. of Nathaniel Clark. She m. (3) Samuel Belden of Hat. abt. 1691."
- ↑ Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain; Frank E. Dyer; and Robert J. Dunkle. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1640-1850 (CD ROM): Including the modern towns of Randoloph & Holbrook and the City of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), 181.
"John (Allis), (born Braintree) Mar. 5, 1641/2 (Boston Returns). Removed to Hatfield …"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Capt John Allis, in Find A Grave.