Rebecca/2 Nims

F, #53466, (14 August 1679 - 29 February 1703/4)
Father*Godfrey/1 Nims1 b. s 1650
Mother*Mary Miller1 b. s 1652, d. 27 Apr 1688
Last Edited:16 Aug 2017
Rebecca/2 Nims, 2nd so-named and a twin, was born 14 Aug 1679 at Northampton, Massachusetts.1 She married, 15 Jan 1702/3 at Deerfield, Philip/2 Mattoon Jr. of Deerfield, son of Philip/1 Mattoon and Sarah Hawks.2 Both husband and wife were slain, with their infant child, in the French and Indian raid on Deerfield, 29 Feb 1703/4. According to Fitz John Winthrop's account, Rebecca and the child burned in a cellar, probably trapped by the collapse of the house above.1,3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1312] Author unknown, Dedication of the Godfrey Nims Memorial, 19.
  2. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 210, Philip Matun/Rebekah Nimes m.
  3. [S1338] Francis M. Thompson, History of Greenfield, 1:87, Fitz John Winthrop's table of losses.

Philip/2 Mattoon

M, #53467, (4 April 1680 - 29 February 1703/4)
Father*Philip/1 Mattoon1 b. s 1655, d. 5 Dec 1696
Mother*Sarah Hawks1 b. 29 Sep 1657
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017
Philip/2 Mattoon Jr., born 4 Apr 1680 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, removed with his parents circa 1688 to Deerfield, where he married, 15 Jan 1702/3, Rebecca/2 Nims of Northampton, daughter of Godfrey/1 Nims and Mary Miller.2 Both were slain, with their infant child, in the French and Indian raid on Deerfield, 29 Feb 1703/4. According to Fitz John Winthrop's account, Rebecca and the child burned in a cellar, probably trapped by the collapse of the house above.3,4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 417-18, Philip Mattoon.
  2. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 210, Philip Matun/Rebekah Nimes m.
  3. [S1312] Author unknown, Dedication of the Godfrey Nims Memorial, 19.
  4. [S1338] Francis M. Thompson, History of Greenfield, 1:87, Fitz John Winthrop's table of losses.