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Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Knight
Wife of (No Name)
Mother of Elizabeth Smith; John Sleeper; Naomi Blake; Margaret Riley; Moses Sleeper and 3 others

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About Lee

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Joanna Sleeper

Name: Joanna Sleeper

Birth Date: 1623

Volume: 160

Page Number: 309

Reference: A recd. Of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. Ed. By Ezra S. Stearns. New York, 1908. (4v.):811


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Thomas Sleeper

Name: Thomas Sleeper

Gender: Male

Birth Year: 1616

Spouse Name: Joanna ???


Birth Place: of NH

Marriage State: of NH

Number Pages: 58


Notes for JOANNA LEE:

Joanna Sleeper on a cat that afflicted Goodman Wedgewood

Joanna Sleeper aged 33 years or thereabouts testifieth that last winter was a twelve month this deponent went into Goodman Wedgewood's to see him he being sick when I came in he was very cheer[i]ly over what he had been, and when I arose up to go away yet standing by his bedside I saw a cat come down from the plancher [Planking or platform.](of a gray color) over his bed to my best thinking and she came upon his breast: and he cried out Lord have mercy upon me the cat hath killed me, and broken my heart, and his wife asked me if that were the cat (which she showed me), and I thought the cat which I saw as aforesaid was bigger than the cat she showed me although she was like that cat for color, and it was the same evening the which Goodwife Cole was there about noon before, and farther saith not. Sworn in court September 4, 1656 Edward Rawson Secretary.

Source: Suffolk County Court Files, 2:256a (MA).


Thomas Moulton's Wife and Goodwife Sleeper describe strange sounds

The deposition of Thomas Moulton's wife and Goodwife Sleeper[:] These deponents testifieth that we being talking about Goodwife Cole, and Goodwife Marston's child and on the sudden we heard something scrape against the boards of the window and we went out and looked about and could see nothing and then we went in again and began to talk the same also again concerning she and Goodwife Marston's child and then we heard the scraping again and then we went out again and looked about and could see nothing, and the scraping was so loud that if a dog or a cat had done it we should have seen the marks in the boards and we could see none. The house where we were was Thomas Sleeper's house and farther these deponents saith not. Taken upon oath before us the commissioners of Hampton the 10th 2d month 1656. Vera Col)ia per me Thomas Bradbury recorder William Fuller Henry Dow. Sworn in court September 4, 1656 Edward Rawson Secretary.

Source: MA 135:2.



Notes for JOANNA LEE:

SOURCE: WFT 11-3805

"Sobriety, the wife of Henry Moulton, and good wife Sleeper, wife of Thomas depsoed that while "Talking about goodwife Cole and goodwife Marston's chiolde, they on a sudden heard something scrape against the boards of the windowe which scraping after they had gone out and looked aboute and could see nothing and had gone into the house again and begun to talk the same talke againe was repeated and was so loude that if a dogg or a catt had done it they should have seen the marks in the boards but none were to be seen." from Witchcraft trials

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Lee's Timeline

Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA
September 10, 1652
April 15, 1655
Hampton, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 13, 1658
February 20, 1661
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
November 14, 1668
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire