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Nathaniel Pomeroy

Male 1680 - 1698  (18 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Pomeroy 
    Born 9 March 1680  Deerfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 July 1698  Deerfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From the Pomeroy Family:
      Nathaniel killed at Pomeroy’s Island Ford, July 16, 1698, when in pursiiit of a party of Indians who had captured two boys the day before at Hatfield. The pursuing party reached the location of the present town of Vernon, Vt., on horses and lay in wait upon the river hank. When the Indians appeared on the opposite side of the stream, the colonists opened fire upon them. The Indians and one of the boys jumped into the river and gained the shore. Believing that the savages were about to kill the lad, fire was again opened, the enemy seeking cover. The boy managed to join his companion in the canoe, and both succeeded in crossing the river in safety, but one of the Indians who attempted to intercept them was shot. Five or six of the colonists then embarked in the canoe in order to gain possession of the other one, which had lodged on Pomeroy Island, a little distance down the stream. The Indians concealed on the opposite bank, fired upon them when they approached, killing Nathaniel Pomeroy of Deerfield, who was the last soldier that fell in this war. The Indians were of the tribe Pocumtucks.

      Pomery’s Island is in the Connecticut River about three miles north of the Massachusetts boarder, just south of the town of Hinsdale, New Hampshire. Vernon, Vermont and the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant lie on the west bank of the Connecticut. Pomeroy’s Island is a narrow island about 500 yards long, about that far below where the Ashuelot River enters the Connecticut River. [2]
    Person ID I6917  Schirado
    Last Modified 29 July 2012 

    Father Joshua Pomeroy,   b. about 1646, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 October 1689, Deerfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Abigail Cook,   b. 1 March 1659/60, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 January 1677  Northampton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4942  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).

    2. [S172] Albert A. Pomeroy, (1912, 1922).


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