Salem Witch Trials: Colonial America in 1692 Project

Started by Private User on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Private User
1/10/2011 at 7:49 PM

Darlene,

I think it's so cool that three generations of your family is involved with genealogy. It's a great family project, isn't it.

I just got a second cousin I never really met involved. She's instantly addicted. :)

Private User
1/11/2011 at 5:10 PM

I am glad they are interested. They start young they just might stick with it.

Private User
1/12/2011 at 3:47 PM

For those of you who are working on the Salem Witch Project. I just caught an old History detective,year 2006, show on tv. One of the things they were checking out was an old house that the owners were hoping belonged at one time to a Sarah (Goody) Carrier,who was hung as an accused witch. If she had confessed they would not have hung her but she maintained her innocence to the end. They brought a descendant of hers to visit the house and the people who owned it, even thou after extensive testing of random samples of wood cores taken from various rooms in the house , it was not built at the time by The Abbott family. It most likely was built by a member of the Abbot family but much latter. It was very interesting. If you happen to get a chance to catch it you might enjoy it.

Private User
1/14/2011 at 6:21 AM

For those of you who are actively working on this subject there is another connection I just found in my family tree in Newcastle( Great Island ) N>H> . Lithobolia, the stone throwing devil . Cotton Mather was involved in that too. It seems the house of a man named Walton had his house stoned and Capt John Amazeen, known as the Greek or Italian , they don't know really where he came from,was accused of it. They think like one of the theories in Salem, it was over a land dispute ! There were other people in family also accused of witch craft in that area.

Private User
1/14/2011 at 7:08 AM

That's a great story. I love finding stories connected with people in my tree.

Private User
1/14/2011 at 7:12 AM

You know Tammy we should probably add a couple of the Bassetts to the Salem Witch Trials project. I think William of Lynn was involved.

Private User
1/15/2011 at 8:15 AM

Hi Ben North End is really interesting place and once you find the cemetery it's an interesting place to. Nice view of the harbor. Don't get into Boston too much these days. Use to work there for year before being laid off. Don't like the new bridge . Busing it alto direct for me and only 15 minutes in good traffic is an ordeal to get home. Getting in is the easy part. Should go in again for more research. Last year went to King's Chapel to find my two Proctor graves. Found them with the help of a map provided by church. Judy

1/15/2011 at 1:53 PM
Private User
1/15/2011 at 5:22 PM

Yes , I remember hearing about that. He wasn't that young either and they kept putting more and more weight on him. They never got him to say he was a witch.

Private User
1/15/2011 at 5:37 PM

Yes I'll join the project, even tho I don't know how much help I'll be. It's a fascinating subject. I wonder if I can find Dick Provenzano's article on it that he wrote for a local paper. Library might have. I know the Society will. It's all the matter of remembering to look it up. It was very good. He gave gave a great talk too. Unforunately he passed away very suddenly. He was a great teacher too I had him for 8th grade history. Judy

Private User
1/15/2011 at 6:04 PM

There were two Parker women who were hung Sept. 22, 1692. Mary (Ayer) Parker and Alice Parker. One was from Andover and other from Salem. Any info on them? I can't seem to find any . Wondering if any connection to my Parker families or Eyer Family.

Private User
1/20/2011 at 7:39 AM

In my tree these two people were accused of being witches in the newcastle NH area. Jane Walford, wife of Thomas Walford and John Amazeen

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