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Godfrey Nims - A History of Colonial New England - Deerfield Massachusetts Genealogy and History
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Complete listing of Descendents contained in the Family Tree Section - Surnames starting with "A"
Surnames starting with "B"
Surnames starting with "C"
Surnames starting with "D"
Surnames starting with "E-F"
Surnames starting with "G"
Surnames starting with "H-I-J-K"
Surnames starting with "L-M"
Nims surnames with given names
Surnames starting with "N-O-P-Q"
Surnames starting with "R"
Surnames starting with "S"
Surnames starting with "T"
Surnames starting with "U-V-X-Y-Z"
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Here are the chapter headings

The book contains the following chapters:
  1. Descendent Tree of Godfrey Nims - Twelve Generations
  2. Preface
  3. Introduction
  4. Godfrey's Origins
  5. Privacy in New England
  6. The Concept of Nudity
  7. Crime and Punishment
  8. Methods of Travel
  9. Climate of New England
  10. Patterns of Speech - How Godfrey, Mary and Mehitable Spoke
  11. Pocumtuck or Early Deerfield
  12. King Philip's War
  13. Marriage Customs in Massachusetts
  14. The Covenanted Family
  15. Mary Miller, Godfrey's first Wife
  16. The Role of the Constable
  17. The Town Meeting
  18. Funerals and Death
  19. Clothing in New England
  20. Hygiene and Cleanliness
  21. Cordwaining
  22. Godfrey's Second Marriage and Mehitable Smead
  23. Onomastics - Naming Practices
  24. Mehitable's Family Origins
  25. Childbirth in the Colonies
  26. The "Weaker" Sex - The Gender Gap in New England
  27. Love and Harmony in the Puritan Marriage
  28. The Flesh and the Spirit - Attitudes Towards Sex in the Colonies
  29. Homes in Colonial New England
  30. Lighting the Home
  31. The Colonial Kitchen and Bedroom
  32. Serving Meals
  33. Colonial Foods
  34. Flax and Wood Spinning
  35. Learning and Literacy
  36. Devils and Witches
  37. Worship - Meetings and Lectures
  38. Time and Holidays
  39. Deerfield, 1700-1704
  40. New France Prepares to Attack
  41. The Attack on Deerfield, February 29th 1704
  42. The Aftermath of the Attack
  43. Godfrey's Final Days
  44. Godfrey's Legacy
  45. Deerfield Timeline
  46. The Battle of Bloody Brook
  47. Selected Bibliography
  48. Index
  49. Endnotes

The back section of the book also contains a completely indexed list of 13 generations of Godfrey's Nims descendents throughout North America (620 separate families are listed!)

Richly illustrated (33 illustrations, 2 maps and 6 tables and charts), this is a beautiful book for anyone related to the Nims family or simply researching early Colonial America.

 

This beautiful hard bound book is the product of decades of research.  Don't miss out on owning this first edition - only a limited number have been printed!