Person:Thomas Meekins (3)

m. Bef 1639
  1. Joseph Meekins1639 -
  2. Sarah Meekins1641 -
  3. Mary Meekins1641 - Bef 1705
  4. Thomas Meekins1643 - 1675
  5. Hannah Meekins1646/47 -
  6. John Meekins1648/49 - 1649
  • HThomas Meekins1643 - 1675
  • WMary Bunce1645 - bef 1682
m. Abt 1665
  1. Sarah Meakins1666 - 1739
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Meekins
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Jun 1643 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Abt 1665 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Bunce
Death[2] 19 Oct 1675 Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. Sprague, Waldo C. Vital Records and Church Records of Braintree, Massachusetts.

    MEKINS Thomas s. Thomas 8-(4)-1643 (June 8)

  2. Judd, Sylvester, and Lucius M. Boltwood. History of Hadley (Massachusetts): including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts. (Springfield, MA: H.R. Huntting & Co., 1905), pp. 147-8.

    On 19 Oct 1675, "about noon, ten horsemen were sent out to scout, and as they were passing the Indians [waiting] in ambush, nine were shot down and one escaped to Hatfield." The nine scouts were Thomas Meekins, Jr., Nathaniel Collins, Richard Stone, Samuel Clarke, John Pocock, Thomas Warner, Abram Quiddington, William Olverton, and John Petts. Actually three were captured, of whom one was killed and two were later redeemed.