Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Deerfield MA Grave Marker

Monument marking the mass grave of the 56 settlers killed on 29 February 1704 by the French and Indian soldiers during Queen Anne's War.
One hundred twelve of the Deerfield villagers were taken captive and forced on an unforgiving, 300-mile winter-march to Canada during which 21 of the captives died. One of the children taken was our ancestor, Martha Marguerite French, who remained in Canada and married Jacques Roy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I also am a decendent of Martha French through my grandfather Howard Roy.