Ruth Ayer (Wilford) (1672 - 1708)

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Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Killed in Indian attack
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About Ruth Ayer (Wilford)

Ruth Wilford Ayer (1672-1708), daughter of Gilbert Wilford and Mary Dow, was born on 15 November 1672, probably in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. On 20 August 1692, Ruth was arrested on charges of witchcraft in the 1692 Salem witch trials, but nothing further is known of the proceedings against her. Two years later, she married Thomas Ayer of Haverhill on 12 June 1694; they had four children. On 29 August 1708, she and her daughter, also named Ruth, were killed by Indian attack at Haverhill, Massachusetts. Ruth Wilford Ayer was 35 years old.

Children of Thomas and Ruth Ayer

  1. Ruth Ayer, d.s.p. (1695 - 1700)
  2. Josiah Ayer, d.s.p. (1697 - 1698)
  3. Thomas Ayer (1699 - ?)
  4. Gilbert Ayer (1702 - ?)
  5. Ruth Ayer, d.s.p. (1705 - 1708)
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Ruth Wilford Ayer, Salem Witch's Timeline

1672
November 15, 1672
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
1695
1695
Age 22
1697
1697
Age 24
1699
1699
Age 26
1702
1702
Age 29
1705
1705
Age 32
1708
August 29, 1708
Age 35
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
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