Yvonne's ancestor, Elizabeth Price (1683-1716) was taken captive during the raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts on February 29, 1704. She was one of 109 captives. Her mother, Sarah (Webb) Price (my ancestor) was killed during the raid. According to Yvonne, Elizabeth was taken to New France where she later married in 1706 at Montreal to Jean Fourneau dit Brindamour.
After contacting me, Yvonne asked if I had any sources for the birth date for Elizabeth, which I showed in my database as occurring in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts on August 12, 1683. Unfortunately, I did not have sources for this information. Much of the information I had obtained came from an excellent textbook "Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield" by Kevin Sweeney. I found the book on Amazon.com and found it a fascinating read.
Sorting through my unfinished email business, I decided today to renew my search for records of Elizabeth's birth and I found her! At Familysearch.org, I was able to access the vital records of the Town of Northampton, Massachusetts and browse them year by year, looking for Elizabeth. Though hard to read, below is the image I located.
|August 12 Elizabeth Daug of Robert & Sarah Price born|
Source: Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1579-2001. Images. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 Jan 2012.
A link to the exact location of the record can be found here. I am excited to find this record and add a source to my database, and look forward to searching the rest of these vital records to locate information on the rest of the family.