Note: Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 3
SERGEANT JOHN PLIMPTON, of Deerfield, Mass., b. in England, circa 1620; d. at the stake, 1677; came to America, circa 1630; settled first probably at Dedham, and later removed to Deerfield, circa 1673. Was appointed Sergeant for active service, probably by reason of his earlier experience in military affairs, he having been in 1643 a member of the Incorporated Artillery of Boston. The town of Deerfield was attacked by the Indians, 12th and 18th Sept. 1675, and on the latter date Jonathan PLIMPTON, son of Sergeant John PLIMPTON, was killed in defending the town. On 19th Sept. 1677, Deerfield was again attacked, and John PLIMPTON was captured by the Indians, taken to Canada, and finally burned at the stake when near Chamblee. m. 13th Mar. 1644, at Dedham, Mass., Jane DAMMANT.
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