Elizabeth Parris, Salem Witch Accuser

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Elizabeth Parris, Salem Witch Accuser

Also Known As: "Betty"
Birthdate: (78)
Death: circa 1760 (70-86)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Samuel Parris, organizer of the Salem Witch Trials and Elizabeth Parris
Sister of NN Parris; NN Parris; Thomas Parris and Susannah Parris

Managed by: Rowan Parris
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About Elizabeth Parris, Salem Witch Accuser

Betty Parris, ten-year-old daughter of Samuel Parris, whose strange behavior beginning in February, 1692 started everything off.



Elizabeth "Betty" Parris (November 28, 1682 – March 21, 1760) was one of the accusers during the Salem witch trials. In the winter of 1691–1692, Betty, the nine-year-old daughter[1] of the Salem, Massachusetts' Reverend Samuel Parris (1653–1720) and his wife Elizabeth,[2] was the first to claim illness due to being "bewitched". Her contortions, convulsions and outbursts of gibberish at first baffled everyone, especially when other girls began to show similar symptoms. Shortly after her illness the Salem witch trials began, with the girls accusing neighbors of witchcraft


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Elizabeth Parris, Salem Witch Accuser's Timeline

Age 78