“Footsteps behind Him on the Road," An Updated Look at Abraham Kimball's Encounter with the Indians

Until recently, the only known account of the capture by Indians of Abraham Kimball (1742-1828), “the first male white child born in Hopkinton,” came from second-hand information gathered by Alonzo J. Fogg in the 1870s which was published in 1880 in the Hopkinton Times and in 1890 in C.C Lord’s Life and Times in Hopkinton, N.H. However, discovered a short time ago at the NH State Archives is a letter in essence dictated by Abraham Kimball himself in 1823 on just this topic. Local historian Steve Thomas will share this letter and follow Kimball’s captive footsteps.