Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameElizabeth WOODS 11,525,70
Birth Date17 Sep 1665
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date24 Jan 1717
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
FatherSamuel WOODS (~1636-~1718)
MotherAlice RUSHTON (~1636-1712)
Misc. Notes
There is confusion in the literature about the identity of Thomas Tarbell’s wife Elizabeth. Shattuck’s Memorials on p. 369, Butler’s History of Groton177 on p. 440, and Green’s Epitaphs43 on p. 256 all call her Elizabeth Blood (Green says she was dau. of Richard and Isabel Blood). But Green on p. 28 identifies her as Elizabeth Woods, not Elizabeth Blood. Here I follow Skeate247 who writes in a footnote: “Middlesex Ct. of Sessions, V. 1, p. 302, contains a petition of Thomas Tarbell, stating he had supported his father-in-law, Samuel Woods, and asks that the other children help with his support. Several sources which say he M. Elizabeth Blood are wrong.” And yet the acount of Elizabeth Blood in Shattuck’s Memorials246 is comprehensive and identifies her husband as Thomas Tarbell. The situation requires careful investigation.
Birth Date6 Jul 1667
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date8 Oct 1715
Death PlaceLexington, Massachusetts
FatherThomas TARBELL (~1642-1678)
MotherHannah LONGLEY (~1642-1680)
Misc. Notes
The family of Thomas and Elizabeth Tarbell was well-known in the history of early New England. Their children Sarah, John, and Zachariah were kidnapped by Indians on 20 June 1707 and taken to Canada. It was said that they had been up a tree picking cherries, and had no time to get down and escape before they were captured. The daughter Sarah was ransomed by the French and lived with the Sisters of Congregation of Notre Dame at Lachine, where she was baptised as a Catholic on 23 July 1708. The two sons, John and Zachariah, became prominent members of their adoptive tribe, and have many descendants living today among the Mohawk people of southern Canada and adjacent upper New York, particularly in the vicinity of Hogansburg, New York, in the community of Akwesasne.

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Marr Date1 Dec 1686
Marr PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
ChildrenThomas (1687-1757)
 William (1689-1757)
 Elizabeth (1691-)
 Sarah (1693-)
 John (1695-)
 Samuel (1696-1776)
 Zachariah (1699-)
 Anna (1702-)
 James (1704-)
 Eleazer (1707-)
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