This chronology covers some of the natural disasters which occurred in Essex.
"Great Earthquake" aroused religious fervor, followed by Revival
Great epidemic (diptheria) of four years duration in New England
Earthquake during church service, causing congregation to rush to the street. No damage to the building.
Severe drought. "Fasting and Prayer Day" with special prayer meeting for rain.
"Great Earthquake" - followed by "Great Religious Revival"
Severe epidemic of "Fever" (typhus); fifty persons died in 1772/3
Diptheria epidemic causing many families to lose all their children
"Throat distemper" (diptheria) epidemic
Big blizzard on June 12th
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