genealogy of Patty Rose

 

 


Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Capt. John HEARD
Birth 24 Feb 1665, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Death Nov 1751, Kittery, York, Maine22
Father Ens. James* HEARD (1631-<1676)
Mother Susanna* STARBUCK (1640-1729)
Other Spouses Jane COLE
Ann WINGATE
Maria COTTON
Marriage 27 Apr 1690, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire15,22,33
Spouse Phebe LITTLEFIELD
Birth 1670, Wells, York, Maine
Death 4 Jul 1697, Kittery, York, Maine18,22,33,44
Children:
1 F Dorcus HEARD
Birth 26 Feb 1690/01, Kittery, York, Maine22,64
Death aft 1762
Spouse Hugh TUCKER
Marriage 21 Nov 1717, Kittery, York, Maine22,33
2 F Phebe HEARD
Birth 15 Jan 1692, Kittery, York, Maine22,64
Spouse Abraham MORRILL
Marriage 1712, York co., Maine
Spouse Thomas STEVENS
Marriage 29 Aug 172422
3 F Shuah HEARD
Birth 25 Jan 1694, Kittery, York, Maine22,33,64
Spouse Capt. Nathan BARTLETT
Marriage 10 Mar 1714, Kittery, York, Maine18,22,33,64
4 M James HEARD
Birth 21 Jan 1696, Kittery, York, Maine22,33,64
Death bef 3 Oct 1725
Spouse Mary ROBERTS
Marriage 7 Apr 1720, Kittery, York, Maine22,33
Notes for Capt. John HEARD
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HEARD, Capt. John, Kittery, b. 1667, 53 Apr 1720, depos that he liv. with Jas. Chadbourne several yrs. bef. he d. Repeat. Gr.j.; Field driver 1694-5, 1698; Lieut. 1709, Capt. 1711. Selectm. 1713, 17, 21; Tavern lic. 1728. He m. 1st 27 Apr. 1690 Phebe Littlefield and was wounded when she was k. by Ind. 4 July 1697. He m. 2d July 1698 Jane (Cole) Littlefield, 3d Dec 1725 Ann Wingate (John), 4th 23 Dec 1735 Maria (Cotton), wid. of Wymond Bradbury. Will 15 Jan 1739, d. Nov. 1751; ch. and gr.ch. named, not wife. Ch. by 1st w: Phebe, Shauh, James. She was a wid. 3 Oct. 1725, m. 2d 1 May 1726 Saml. Wingate of Dover; adm. on 1st husb.'s est. to them 18 Jul 1732. By 2d w: Jane, Mary, Abigail. [ref 22]
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John, b. a. 1667 [ref 20]
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Capt. John, son of James Heard, married (1) 27 April 1690, Phebe Littlefield, who died 4 July 1697, (2) 2 July 1698, Jane, dau. of Nicholas Cole and widow of Joseph Littlefield, (3) Dec. 1725, Ann Wingate, (4) Maria Bradbury of York. Pub. 27 Nov. 1735. His will, dated 15 Jan. 1739, was probated 6 Jan. 1752. [ref 33:511] While out in the woods he was discovered by several Indians. He at once fled and the Indians pursued. Heard knew of an old hollow log in the woods, which he gained unperceived by the Indians, having killed his dog that he might not be betrayed. There he lay concealed. The Indians in their pursuit came and sat down on the log for rest. Heard listened to their conversation and heard them threaten what they would do to John Heard if they should catch him. He had previously distinguised himself in the Indian wars. In due time he emerged from his hiding place and returned home in safety. [ref 33:169] John Heard of Dover has been confused by some with John Heard of Kittery. The former lived at Cochecho and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Joseph Hull and died 17 Jan. 1688. Children by first wife: Dorcas, Phebe, Shuah, James; by second wife: Jane, Mary, Abigail. [ref 33:511]
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John made will 15 Jan. 1739, referring to his grandfather's bequest; "aged and weak," does not mention wife; bequeathed to daughters Dorcas Tucker, Shuah Bartlett, Phebe Stevens, Mary Barter and Abigail Hubbard; to grandchildren. Son in law Nathan Bartlett executor. The wife "Phebe" was killed by Indians, when returning from worship July 4, 1697, and John was wounded. [ref 44:92]
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JOHN3 HEARD (James2, John1), b. about 1667, was Captain John Heard, and lived at Kittery. He married Phoebe ___. On Sunday, July 4, 1697, Indians attacked John and Phoebe Heard and others who were returning from "the meeting house in the Parish of Unity, in the Precinct of Berwick, where they had attended divine service". Phoebe Heard was wounded and fell from her horse. She begged her husband to leave her and save the children at home. He was wounded, but escaped. Phoebe Heard, Major Charles Frost and Dennis Downing were killed. The spot where this tragedy occurred, now called Ambush Rock, in that part of Kittery now Eliot, is marked by a bronze tablet. A marker also is seen at the grave of Phoebe Heard in the old burying ground upon the farm in Eliot belonging to the heirs of Sulvester Bartlett. John Heard married (2nd) July 2, 1698, Jane, daughter of Nicholas Cole of Wells and widow of Joseph Littlefield; married (3rd) Dec., 1725, Anne Wingate of Dover. Children of Captain John Heard are: Dorcas, Phoebe, Shuah, James, Jane, Mary, Abigail. [ref 64:65]
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21 Oct 1712 John Heard and wife Jane, Samuel Smale and wife Elizabeth of Kittery, and Job Clements and wife Abigail, convey one half of the lands in Kittery granted by the town to our father* John Heard and Thomas Etherington
*grandfather?
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Notes for Phebe LITTLEFIELD
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daughter of Francis LITTLEFIELD and Rebecca RUST
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Phebe, daughter of Francis Littlefield; m. 27 Apr. 1690 John Heard. [ref 22]
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Phebe (Littlefield) Heard, Maj. Charles Frost and Dennis Downing were killed by Indians at Ambush Rock, in that part of Kittery, now Eliot, on Sunday, 4th July, 1697, while returning on horseback from the meeting house in the Parish of Unity, in the Precinct of Berwick, where they had attended divine service. A bronze tablet marks this spot. The body of Phebe Littlefield Heard was buried in the burying ground upon the farm in Eliot, belonging to the heirs of Sylvester Bartlett. A bronze tablet also marks this spot. [ref 18:6-84]
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A letter found in Massachusetts Archives, dated 5 July 1697, was written by Richard Waldron to Lt. Gov. Stoughton, in which he says, speaking of Major Charles Frost, "himself & seven or eight in company yesterday in the afternoon coming homeward from Meeting at Nechowonke were ambushed by ye enemy. The Major and one Heard's wife were shot down dead, Heard and young Downing wounded, the latter mortally. They discovered about 8 or 10 Indians."
Major Charles Frost had long been hated by the Indians. They found their opportunity for revenge 4 July 1697. As he was returning from church at Great Works, about a mile north of his garrison house he fell into an ambush. Dennis Downing was shot with him and also Phebe, wife of John Heard. This has been taken to be Dennis Downing the blacksmith, but some think it was his son of the same name.The night after Frost's burial the Indians opened his grave, took out the body, carried it to the top of Frost's hill and suspended it upon a stake. His resting place was marked some years later with a flat stone, on which is a rudely chiseled inscription, "Here lyeth intrrd ye body of Mj. Charles Frost ager 65 years Decd July ye 4th 1697." The spot where he was slain is near a large boulder, on which is a suitable inscription. It is known as Ambush Rock.
Tradition says that the wife of John Heard was wounded and tried in vain to remount her horse. She begged her husband to leave her and save the children at home. The Indians chased him and shot his horse under him near his garrison. He escaped and saved his house and children. [ref 33:168]
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