Our Ancestor -
Mary Baldwin Catlin
Born: Abt 1638
Father: Joseph Baldwin b: 1610 in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Event: 29 FEB 1704 Deerfield, Massachusetts
Tradition states: The captives were taken to a house...and a Frenchman was brought in [wounded] and laid on the floor; He was in great distress and called for water; Mrs. Catlin fed him with water. Some one said to her, "How can you do that for your enemy?" she replied, "If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him water to drink." The Frenchman was taken and carried away, and the captives marched off. Some thought the kindness shown to the Frenchman was the reason of Mrs. Catlin's being left...
"...mourning for her children, and would not be comforted, she lingered a few weeks, and died from the shock of that day's horror...."