John Longley’s signature appears here on an original land deed transferring 25 acres in Groton to Daniel and Ebeneazer Nutting. John Longley was born in Groton in 1683. He was 11 when Abenaki Indians attacked his family on July 27, 1694 at their home in Groton. Only John and his sisters Lydia and Betty survived. The children were taken hostage and transported to Canada. John lived with the Abenakis for four years, adapting to and accepting their way of life. He was ransomed and returned to Groton in 1698. He lived in Groton the rest of his life, married twice and fathered many children. He was politically active, holding the office of Selectman, Town clerk and offices in the church, including Deacon.
This Bottle of Bootleg Whiskey was Imported illegally from England by wealthy Groton family during Prohibition.
From an era espousing a different type of ‘community policing.’ This is the personal license plate of Mayo A. Darling, Groton Police Chief in late 1950s and 1960s. He was known for an old-school policing style.