Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson

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Mary (White) Rowlandson was probably born in the early 1630s, probably in England, and settled with her family first in Salem and then about 1655 in the raw frontier town of Lancaster, where her father was for some time the largest property holder. About 1656 she married Joseph Rowlandson, the first minister of the town, who had graduated from Harvard College in 1652 and had begun to preach in Lancaster about 1654. (more…)