Dea. John- Hitchcock and Samuel Ball were in the fight with the Indians at Turners Falls, Maj- 18, 1676, and the General Court granted " to the survivors of the fight & the descend ants of the others" a township which was called. in honor of the fight Fall Town, afterwards incorporated as Bernardston. John* Hitchcock received Ball's share. (See Holland's History AV astern Mass.) The township was about six miles square
The Battle of Turner's Falls, also known as the Peskeompscut Massacre, was fought on May 19, 1676, during King Philip's War, in present-day Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, near a falls on the Connecticut River. The site is across the river from the village of Turners Falls. A band of English colonists under the command of Captain William Turner fell upon the poorly guarded Indian village of Peskeompscut near the falls at dawn, slaughtering many of its inhabitants. Many of the warriors in the camp escaped, and they regrouped with those from other nearby camps to dispute the English retreat, during which Turner was killed. Ensign Hitchcock was wounded in the Battle of Turner's Falls, one arm shot through and the other broken. The site of the battle is in the Riverside Archeological District, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Wikipedia
On May 19, 1676, he was wounded in the fight at Turner's Falls, one arm shot through and the other broken. Major Pynchon asked the governor to give Ensign John Hitchcock a lieutenant's commission for gallant conduct. On November 9, 1686, he was on a committee for the settlement of the town of Quaboag, now Brookfield, and also to make fortifications there.
Served as an Ensign in the Colonial Wars.
Springfield Cemetery Springfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA