The Indians also did great damage to fruit trees, the effects of which were realized for many years.
Havoc of this nature occurred time an again and the early settlers soon abandoned their farms and Marlborough was for a time left desolate.
In what is surmised as an attempt to escape, three adults were shot and the one infant in the arms of the parent was similarly disposed of.
As a matter of convenience, they were buried were they fell, their place of burial was where is now known as Union Street and Prospect Street.
The lucky ones fled, either westward across the Connecticut River or into Canada.