|It contains this memorial to Daniel Belden|
In a raid on Deerfield on September 16, 1696 Elizabeth was killed along with several of their children. Daniel was taken captive with his son Nathaniel and daughter Esther and taken to Canada. In June 1698 they were released and left Canada for Albany. After spending three weeks in Albany they went down the Hudson to New York, from there to Stamford, Connecticut and then to family in Norwalk before eventually returning to Deerfield.
Daniel married again on February 17, 1699 to Hepzibah Buell Wells. On February 29, 1704 she was captured and killed during the French and Indian Raid on Deerfield.
After losing two wives, Daniel was married again; this time to Sarah Hawks.
Daniel died August 14, 1731 and is buried in the Old Burying Ground on Albany Road in historic Deerfield.
His daughter, Mary, moved to Norwalk where other Belden family members lived, including her uncle, John Belden, after her mother died and her father was captured in 1696. She married James Trowbridge on April 19, 1698 several months before her father was released from captivity. My ninth great-grandmother went on to live a life in Wilton Parish as a Deacon's wife that was very different from her parents' life.