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Sarah Strong (1656–1733) was the daughter of Elder John Strong (abt. 1610–1699) and Abigail Ford (1619–1688) of Northampton, MA. On 13 June 1675 she married Joseph Barnard. Three months later, her brother in law, John Barnard (ca. 1646–1675), was killed by Indians at the Battle of Bloody Brook, on 18 September 1675. Twenty years later, on that very same day of 18 September 1695, her husband Joseph Barnard Sr. died after being “wounded by ye Enimie.”
Please take a moment and see the excellent photos on Libby Klekowski’s Battle of Bloody Brook page. You can see the area, the monuments, and their location to Bloody Brook in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. I do not have permission to take her words or her photographs, which is why I am asking you to look at her page before continuing reading here.