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From: genMuM <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today in History Jan 29
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 19:02:44 -0800
The Rev. John Elliot (Eliot) listed in the article below was my
ancestor's brother. He was known as "Apostle John". My ancestor,
Philip Eliot, was a Deacon in his brother's church. These brothers were
greatly influenced by the nonconformist Rev. Thomas Hooker. John was
part of the "Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Amoung the
Indians" John published the first catechism in the Indian languages in
1654. In 1661-1663, he published a translation of the bible.
>>Jan 29, 1675 John Sassamon found under the ice of Assawompsett Pond, 15 miles from Plymouth , Massachusetts. Sassamon was a Christian Indian who became a preacher for the local Indians. Three Wampanoag Indians murdered Sassamon.>>
>This was one of the events that led to the King Philip's War. By the way, Assawompsett Pond is in Lakeville, MA. It is the water supply for the city of New Bedford,MA. You can read more about this at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1094/king.htm.
>Just thought you'd like to know...
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