During the Indian wars, some colonists were taken captive. They were killed, ransomed, or adopted into the tribe.
American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (orli) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
Stephen and Sarah Carter were married on July 12, 1674 by Captain Daniel Gookin. Sarah was born in 1653 in Charlestown. Her parents were Samuel Carter and Winifred Harrod.
Stephen and Sarah's children included:
Stephen Waters (March 19, 1675),
Samuel Waters (September 25, 1677),
John Waters (January 2, 1679),
Jonathan Waters (December 23, 1681),
David Waters (April, 1684),
Nathaniel Waters (August 11, 1687),
Joseph Waters (July 17, 1689),
Benjamin Waters (1692), and
Sarah Waters (June 11, 1695).
He died on January 15, 1719 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Sarah died July 7, 1724.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Watertown was settled in 1630 by English Puritans in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Middlesex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643. The county originally included Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.
Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts
by Oliver Ayer Roberts
Samuel Carter (1648), of Charlestown, yeoman, son of Thomas and Mary Carter, was born in 1616. He became an inhabitant in 1637, and was admitted to the church 1-5-1645. He married Winfred Harrod, or Harwood, who died Jan. 20, 1675. He died Aug. 29, 1681.
He was a man of considerable property, and was prominent in the town.