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Gravestone for French and Indian War Captive Lydia Harwood, Northfield, MA.

Lydia Harwood Her First Husband Asahel Stebbens was killed and she taken prisoner by the Indians Aug. 27, 1757 at No 4 and Carried to Canada. Saved from torture at the stake by her heroism and faith. She returned from captivity and in 1759 married Capt. Samuel Merriem. She died his widow Feb. 2, 1808 Aged 76. (No 4 was a fort at Charleston, NH. The stone was erected in 1874 by descendants.)
Photography and Transcription Courtesy of Tom and Brenda Malloy of The Association for Gravestone Studies.
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