"Edward Stebbins, early in the spring of 1676, was taken by the Indians at Longmeadow, while he was with Samuel Bliss, his brother-in-law, and he was carried to the falls above Deerfield, and with a youth named Gilbert made his escape from the Indians and gave information of their place of residence, whereupon the English went and destroyed three hundred or more of them." [Contemporary historians take a different view of both the native losses in this "Battle of Turners Falls" — numbering countless women and children, but perhaps as few as 65 warriors — and the characterization of the fight as a great English victory.]2

Edward/3 Stebbins

M, #517, (14 April 1656 - 31 October 1712)
Father*Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins1 b. c 1620, d. 4 Sep 1683
Mother*Hannah/2 Wright1 b. Aug 1626, d. 16 Oct 1660
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/3 Graves:

  • Sarah/4 Stebbins6 b. 20 Feb 1681
  • Thomas/4 Stebbins7 b. Oct 1685, d. 31 Jan 1685/86
  • Capt. Thomas/4 Stebbins8 b. 7 Mar 1686/87, d. 4 Dec 1758
  • Mary/4 Stebbins9 b. 11 Sep 1689, d. 4 Dec 1690
  • John/4 Stebbins10 b. 10 Jan 1692
  • Mary/4 Stebbins11 b. 2 Jan 1695
Edward/3 Stebbins was born 14 Apr 1656 at Springfield, Massachusetts3,1, where he married (1), Apr 1679, Sarah/3 Graves of Hatfield, daughter of John/2 Graves and Mary/2 Smith, with whom he had 6 children.4,5 She died 12 Jun 17002, and he married (2), as her 3rd husband, 18 Oct 1701, Mary/2 Cooper, daughter of Lt. Thomas/1 Cooper and Sarah/1 Slye, and widow of Isaac/2 Colton.2 He died at Springfield 31 Oct 1712, a. 56.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Edward Stebbin b.
  2. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:158, Stebbins Families, 3d Generation: Edward Stebbins, Springfield.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass." (Apr 1864), 18:144, edward stebbin b.
  4. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  5. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 53, Sarah Graves/Edward Stebbein m.
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Sarah Stebbins b.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins d.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins b.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Mary Stebbins b.; d.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, John Stebbins b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Mary Stebbins b.

Sarah/3 Graves

F, #518, (1659/60 - 12 June 1700)
Father*John/2 Graves1 b. s 1628, d. 17 Sep 1677
Mother*Mary/2 Smith1 b. c 1630, d. Jul 1671
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Edward/3 Stebbins:

  • Sarah/4 Stebbins5 b. 20 Feb 1681
  • Thomas/4 Stebbins6 b. Oct 1685, d. 31 Jan 1685/86
  • Capt. Thomas/4 Stebbins7 b. 7 Mar 1686/87, d. 4 Dec 1758
  • Mary/4 Stebbins8 b. 11 Sep 1689, d. 4 Dec 1690
  • John/4 Stebbins9 b. 10 Jan 1692
  • Mary/4 Stebbins10 b. 2 Jan 1695
Sarah/3 Graves, born at Wethersfield, Connecticut, removed with her parents to Hatfield, Massachusetts.2 She married, as his 1st wife, Apr 1679 at Springfield, Massachusetts, Edward/3 Stebbins of Springfield, son of Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins and Hannah/2 Wright, with whom she had 6 children.1,3 She died at Springfield 12 Jun 1700.4 He married (2), 1701, Mary/2 Cooper, and died 31 Oct 1712.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S1064] James M. Crafts, History of the Town of Whately, Mass., 354-55, Allis, William.
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 53, Sarah Graves/Edward Stebbein m.
  4. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:158, Stebbins Families, 3d Generation: Edward Stebbins, Springfield.
  5. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Sarah Stebbins b.
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins d.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins b.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Mary Stebbins b.; d.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, John Stebbins b.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Mary Stebbins b.

Mary/2 Cooper

F, #519, (15 May 1651 or 15 October 1651 - 30 August 1743)
Father*Lt. Thomas/1 Cooper1 b. 1617, d. 5 Oct 1675
Mother*Sarah/1 Slye1 b. s 1620, d. 8 May 1688
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Isaac/2 Colton:

Mary/2 Cooper, born 15 May (NEHGR) or Oct (Pynchon) 1651 at Springfield, Massachusetts,2,3, there married (1), 30 Jun 1670, Isaac/2 Colton of Springfield, son of Quartermaster George/1 Colton and Deborah Gardner, with whom she had 9 children.4,5,6 He died 3 Sep 1700, a. 537, and she married (2), as his 2nd wife, 18 Oct 1701, Edward/3 Stebbins of Springfield, son of Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins and Hannah/2 Wright.8 He died at Springfield 31 Oct 1712, a. 56.8 She died 30 Aug 1743 at her son George Colton's in Longmeadow.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Mary Cooper b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:142 (Apr 1864): Mary Cooper b. 15 May.
  3. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Mary Cooper b. 15 Oct.
  4. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 47, Mary Cooper/Isaac Colton m.
  5. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 1, Isack Colton/Mary Cooper m.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685–1711," 123:258 (Oct 1969).
  7. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 174, Isaac (2.) Colton.
  8. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:158, Stebbins Families, 3d Generation: Edward Stebbins, Springfield.
  9. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 130, Benjamin (7.) Chapin.