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Framingham in Father Ralle's War

  information from History of Framingham, Massachusetts: Early Known as Danforth's Farms, 1640 by Josiah Howard Temple  
 

On June 13, 1722, the Governor and Council of Massachusetts declared war against the indigenous people.

Most of the battles were in Maine, but settlements on the northern border of Massachusetts were attacked. Rutland was one of the exposed frontier towns and had just been settled by Sudbury and Framingham families.

The war was ended by peace treaty signed in Boston on December 15, 1725.

 
The indigenous population in the United States before the arrival of Europeans included many distinct tribes and languages
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was first known as Danforth’s Farms. In 1701 the  Framingham Church was organized with the Rev. John Swift as the town's first minister. In 1706 the town hired its first schoolmaster and in 1716 the first schoolhouse was built.
name rank remarks
Belknap, Jermiah   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722
Bellows, Thomas Trumper Marl.
Benson, Nero Trumper Framingham,
Bent, John   Framingham,
Bridges, Gideon   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722
Bridges, Hackaliah   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722
Brintnall, Joseph   Framingham
Brintnall, William   in Capt. Samuel Willard's scout from Lancaster to Rutland and. north, in 1725
Buckminster, Joseph Col.

In command of the south Middlesex regiment, sent troops to the relief of exposed points.

Buckminster, Thomas Sgt. known as the Rutland Scout. Commanded a detachment of horse that was in service from July 25, to Nov. 14, 1722.
Clark, Isaac Captain Framingham,
Clark, Matthias   Framingham
Clark, Uriah   Framingham, in February, 1724 sent to guard the new block-house above Northfield (Fort Dummer) in service from Feb. 1, to May 31, 1724.
Clayes, James   Framingham
Death, Oliver   Framingham
Dewing, Jonathan   Sherb.
Drury, Uriah   Framingham
Eames, Nathaniel Corp. Framingham
Eaton, Jonas Corp. Framingham
Fairbank, George    
Fairbank, Jonathan   Sherb.
Frizzell, Samuel   Framingham
Goddard, Simon   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722
Haven, Joseph   Framingham
Haven, Moses   Framingham
Hemenway, Benjamin  

In service under Samuel Wright from Nov. 10, to June 10, 1724.

Hemenway, Benoni   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722, apprentice to Jona. Rugg, was in Capt. Samuel Wright's company.
How, Daniel  

In service under Samuel Wright from Nov. 10, to June 10, 1724, in Capt. Samuel Willard's scout from Lancaster to Rutland and north, promoted to sergeant in 1725

Hudson, Samuel   apprentice to Jona. Rugg, was in Capt. Samuel Wright's company.
Lamb, Jonathan Lt. Framingham-employed to transport military stores from Boston to Rutland
Learned, Edward   Sherb.
Leland, Ebenezer Corp. Framingham
Leland, Isaac   Sherb.
Leland, Joseph   Sherb.
Morse, Asa   Sherb.
Morse, David   Sherb.
Morse, Joseph   Sherb.
Nutting, Jonathan   Framingham
Pepper, Jacob   Framingham
Pratt, Daniel   Framingham
Pratt, David  

Framingham, under Thomas Buckminster in a detachment of horse that was in service from July 25, to Nov. 14, 1722.

Pratt, Philip   Framingham, under Thomas Buckminster in a detachment of horse that was in service from July 25, to Nov. 14, 1722.
Rice, Abraham   Framingham
Rice, Bezaleel   Framingham, married Susannah, daughter of Stephen Jennings, Jr.
Rice, Ezekiel   Framingham
Rice, Josiah   Framingham
Rice, Phineas   Framingham
Rider, Daniel  

In service under Samuel Wright from Nov. 10, to June 10, 1724.

Rider, Eleazar Corp. Sherb.
Seaver, Robert   Framingham
Stacy, John   Framingham
Stanhope, Jonathan   Sudbury, in February, 1724 sent to guard the new block-house above Northfield (Fort Dummer) in service from Feb. 1, to May 31, 1724.
Stanhope, Isaac   Framingham
Stone, John   apprentice to Jona. Rugg, was in Capt. Samuel Wright's company.
Stone, Samuel Clerk Framingham
Stone, Thomas   Framingham
Walker, Samuel   Framingham, husband of Hannah Jennings)
Walkup, Thomas   apprentice to Jona. Rugg, was in Capt. Samuel Wright's company.
Ware, Joseph Corp. Sherb.
Ward, Nahum Sgt. Marlborough, out from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722 
Wedges, Jeremiah   Framingham, out with Nathum Ward from Aug. 25, to Nov. 28, 1722, in February, 1724 sent to guard the new block-house above Northfield (Fort Dummer) in service from Feb. 1, to May 31, 1724.
Whitney, Mark  

In service under Samuel Wright from Nov. 10, to June 10, 1724.

Willard, Samuel Captain  
Williams, Samuel   Sherb.
Winch, Thomas   Framingham
Wlkup, Georgea   Framingham
Wood, Thompson   Framingham, under Thomas Buckminster in a detachment of horse that was in service from July 25, to Nov. 14, 1722.
Wright, Samuel Captain

Rutland company, in service from Nov. 10, to June 10, 1724.

 

 

Father Rasle’s War was between 1721 and 1725. It was also known as Dummer’s War, Grey Lock's War, and Lovewell’s War. Father Sebastian Rasle was a Jesuit missionary in New England and lived among the Abneki people. In 1705, during Queen Anne’s War, tensions escalated between the settlers and Father Rasle and the Abneki. The settlers attacked the mission at Norridgewock and burned the church. Hostilities continued after the end of Queen Anne’s War and in August, 1724 Father Rasle was attacked by the settlers, scalped and killed

 

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