NameCapt. John Catlin500,450,513
Birth28 Jun 1643, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death29 Feb 1704, Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Age: 60
BurialOld Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts514
Cause of deathKilled in Indian attack
OccupationTeacher, attorney, selectman.
FatherJohn Catlin (1618-1670)
MotherIsabella Ward (~1619-1676)
Spouses
Christening23 Jun 1644, Milford, Hartford, Connecticut
Death9 Apr 1704, Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
FatherJoseph Baldwin (~1609-1684)
MotherHannah Whitlock (1613-1661)
Marriage23 Sep 1662, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
ChildrenJohn (1663-~1663)
 Mary (1665-1704)
 Elizabeth (1667-1704)
 Hannah (1669-1746)
 Esther (1671-1753)
 Sarah (~1674-1733)
 Joseph (1676-1704)
 Jonathan (1679-1704)
 Ruth (1684-)
 John 3rd (1686-1766)
Notes for Capt. John Catlin
[The following is from Sheldon] John Catlin was in Wethersfield 1662, in Branford 1665, and moved from there to Newark, NJ. He was a teacher in Newark in 1676 and in 1678 he was "Town's Attorney (not lawyer), an 'honest brother,' to take care that all town orders be executed, and if a breach occurs to punish the offender." He was selectman from 1676 to 1681. He was in Hartford in 1683 and moved to Deerfield soon after, as one of the early permanent settlers, where he was dignified by the title of "Mr." and took a prominent part in town affairs. No family suffered more than his at the desolation of the town in 1704; his buildings were all burned, and he and his son Johnathan died in them. Another son was killed in the Meadow fight, another son and three daughters were captured. Two of the daughters were killed on the march to Canada. He had been a Captain in 1704. One of the founders of Newark and later of Deerfield.
Also see Roloson (1981), pp. 100-102.
Refs to check Wethersfield VR, TAG, II:105; Deerfield Death Records, pp. 270-271.

There is a good account of the captivity experience in Demos' book about Eunice Williams' captivity and remaining with the Indians. Note that some of her descendants married descendants of some of our cousins who were also captured in 1704 in Westborough, Massachusetts.450, 515

Birth: Jul. 21, 1643
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USADeath: Feb. 29, 1704
Deerfield
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
He was the husband of Mary Baldwin Catlin, married at Hadley,MA on Sep 23,1662. He was the son of John Catlin and Isabella Ward Catlin.

No family suffered more than John Catlin's in the destruction of Deerfield, Massachusetts during the Indian Massacre of 29 February, 1703/4. He was killed trying to protect his home. His sons Joseph and Jonathan were also killed. His married daughters Mary French and Elizabeth Catlin Corse were killed during the subsequent march to Canada. His wife, Mary, "being held with the other prisoners in John Sheldon's house, gave a cup of water to a young French officer who was dying. He was perhaps a brother of Hertel de Rouville. May it not have been gratitude for this act that she was left behind when the order came to march? She died of grief a few weeks later."

Children: John Catlin, Mary Catlin French(wife of Thomas French), Elizabeth Catlin Corse, Hannah Catlin Bascom, Joseph Catlin, Esther Catlin Smead, Sarah Catlin Mitchell, Jonathan Catlin, Ruth Catlin, and John Catlin III.

 
 
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 Children:
  Jonathan Catlin (____ - 1704)*
  Elizabeth Catlin Corse (____ - 1704)*
  Joseph Catlin (1673 - 1704)*
  John Catlin (1687 - 1766)*
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Baldwin Catlin (1644 - 1704)
 
*Point here for explanation
 Burial:
Old Deerfield Burying Ground
Deerfield
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.545, -72.6097 
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Bernice
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
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Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
She was taken prisoner during the Indian raid on Deerfield in 1704 along with the rest of her family that survived. While being held with others in John Sheldon's house she gave a cup of water to a dying young officer. This might have been the brother of Hertel de Rouville. This act of charity may well be the reason she was released at Deerfield and not taken along on the march to Canada. It did her little good, however, as she could not bear to go on with all of her family either dead or captive, and she died but a few weeks later.
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