Two Sarahs @ Sarah Pease (Goodell)

Started by Elaine Kelly Pease on Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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6/15/2011 at 8:01 AM

It seems that 2 Sarahs have been merged. This Sarah Goodell Pease who died in1678 cannot be the same Sarah Pease who was accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. It appears that some of the children of both Sarahs are also listed as children of this "merged" Sarah. My article that was quoted refers only to Sarah Pease, wife of Robert Pease, weaver, who was accused of witchcraft in 1692. I hope someone can separate these two Sarahs. Thanks. Elaine Pease

3/7/2012 at 1:29 AM

I am a member of the Goodell family. I will look in my notes and see what information I have.

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8/5/2016 at 12:59 AM

Doing my genealogy I ran into this. I see the comments are from some time ago but I would like to put a bit of my information in. The Sarah Pease that is my many great grandmother her maiden name was Sedgwick. She was born 1630 a year difference from this sight and she died 1704 in Salem. She was married to Robert and had many children. The dates of the witch trial do not match her death so I don't think or hope she didn't get put to death if it's the same woman? Thanks I'm just confused.

8/11/2016 at 10:13 PM

Hello Marietta,
I'm so glad to get your information. We didn't know Sarah's maiden name or her birth and death dates so we are happy to get that information. You are correct that Sarah wasn't hanged or died in prison. She spent a year in the dungeon but was freed when her family paid her charges for food and shackles. I wrote an article about Sarah that was published in The Essex Genealogist in August 1984 titled "Goody Pease of Salem Town." You can find some of it at
Hope this helps.

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