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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Eunice -1786 (search)
Williams, Eunice -1786 Born in Deerfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1696; was captured by the Indians in 1704 and carried to Canada. She forgot the English language; joined the Roman Catholic Church; adopted Indian customs and habits; and became the wife of an Indian named John de Rogers. She was later offered a tract of land by the Massachusetts legislature if she would remove with her family to that State, but she declined. She died in Canada in 1786.
escaped: forty-seven were killed; one hundred and twelve, including the minister and his family, were made Mar. 1. captives. One hour after sunrise, the party began its return to Canada. But who would know the horrors of that winter march through the wilderness? Two men starved to death. Did a young child weep from fatigue, or a feeble woman totter from anguish under the burden of her own offspring, the tomahawk stilled complaint, or the helpless infant was cast out upon the snow. Eunice Williams, the wife of the minister, had not forgotten her Bible; and, when they rested by the way-side, or, at night, made their couch of branches of evergreen strown on the snow, the savages allowed her to read it. Having but recently recovered from confinement, her strength soon failed. To her husband, who reminded her of the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, she justified God in what had happened. The mother's heart rose to her lips, as she commended her five captive childr