Sargeant John Plimpton1

M, d. 19 May 1677
     John was born in England. John married Jane Damon, daughter of Henry Damon and Abigail Bacheldor, on 13 March 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2 The town of Deerfield was attacked by Indians on the twelvth and the eighteenth of September in 1675. In the last battle, John Plymton, son of Sargeant John was killed defending the settlement. In May of 1677, Sargeant John was captured and carried off to Canada.3 John died on Wednesday, 19 May 1677 in Chambly, Quebec, Canada, where his capturers burned him at the stake.


Jane Damon b. b 15 Aug 1624


  1. [S179] Levi B. Chase, A Genealogy and Historical Notices of the family of Plimpton or Plympton in America and of Plumpton in England, pages 28-57.
  2. [S1512] Herbert W. Sumner, Marriage Records of Dedham Massachusetts, page 194 - 1644, Dummin, Jane & John Plimton, 13 Mar.
  3. [S1517] Morgan County Genealogical Society, What's in a Name?, page 431.