John Gillett

Male 1671 - 1755  (83 years)


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  • Name John Gillett 
    Born 10 Jun 1671  Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1696 
    King Williams War (1696)
    Taken Captive by Indians to Canada and to England
    Assumed dead - returned 1698 
    Died Apr 1755  Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inscription:
      Here lies the body of Dn Josiah Dewey He was born in Windsor 1640 Long Servd The Church of Christ in Westfield and Ordained Deacon Removed to Lebanon In the Begining where he done much Sarvis for God & Man he lived a Holy & a Religious life & lived to a great Age & he slept in Jesus Septemr 7, 1732 In the 92 year of his age.
    Notes 
    • 09/16/1696, Captured by Mohawks at Deerfield. Taken to Canada the France. Retrnd 6-17-1698. From Families of Early Hartford Conn. By Barbour. New England captives carried to Canada, by Emma Lewis Coleman. John Smead and John Gillett being in the woods, were besett by a company of French Mohawks. J.G. was taken prisoner and J.S. escaped. Leaving some to guard the prisoner the rest of the Indians hurried to the village where they attacked the house of Daniel Belding. With three Belding captives they went up Green River, joining those left with Gillett; thence they set away for Canada. The Indians gave or sold him to the French and he worked as a servent to the Nuns at their Farm. In the meantime, only one month after his capture, administration was granted on his estate, he being killed or captured by the Indians, therefore as to his personal residence in Deerfield, is dead. But it was only leagally that he was dead. He had further adventures as told in his petition of June, 1698. "Whereas John Gillit who hath been a verry active and Willing Sould whithin the County of Hampshire and Being on the 16th day of September 1696 out upon Service and togeather with some others was that day taken by the enemy ande suffering hardship was carried to Cannada captive and there remayned till September last and then was sent from thence Prison into old france and thence he was carried into England. Since his arrival ther hath lived and obtained pay for his passage by the charitie of some English Marc there and now being arrived here diestitute of money or cloaths, Humbly propose it to ye honorable General Cort to allow him something. He was given six pounds.
    Person ID I14469  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father Joseph Gillett,   b. 25 Jul 1641, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1675, South Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hawkes,   b. 10 Jan 1646/1647, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1682, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1663  Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Experience Dewey,   b. 9 Apr 1682, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1699/1700  Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Gillett,   b. 7 Oct 1702, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1755  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Eleazer Gillett,   b. Abt 1709, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1778, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Family ID F4358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1671 - Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1699/1700 - Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1755 - Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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