Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lothrop, Thomas

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LOTHROP, Thomas, soldier, b. in England; d. near Bloody Brook, Deerfield township, Mass., 29 Sept., 1675. He resided for many years in Salem, of which town he became a freeman in or before 1634. He was a representative in the general court in 1647, 1653, and 1664. Subsequently he removed to Beverly, and with others organized a church there, and represented the town for four years in the general court. In the beginning of King Philip's war he was chosen captain of militia. He had a severe battle with the Indians near Hadley in August, 1675, and after the burning of Deerfield, while guarding the road to Hadley, was killed, with seventy of his men, only eight escaping.