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Martha Goodwin

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
Death: June 23, 1701 (27)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Goodwin and Martha Pierson
Wife of Ebeneezer Clough
Mother of Ebeneezer Clough
Sister of Nathaniel Goodwin; Benjamin Goodwin; John Goodwin; Elizabeth White; Mercy Goodwin and 1 other

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About Martha Goodwin

  • 1688: Following an argument with Irish washerwoman Goody Glover, Martha Goodwin (age 13) begins exhibiting bizarre behavior. Days later her younger brother and two sisters exhibit similar behavior. Ann Glover is arrested and tried for bewitching the Goodwin children. Reverend Cotton Mather meets twice with Glover following her arrest in an attempt to persuade her to repent her witchcraft. Glover is hanged. Mather takes Martha Goodwin into his house. Her bizarre behavior continues and worsens.
  • 1689: Mather publishes "Memorable Providences, Relating to Witchcrafts and Possessions", which includes his account of Glover and the Goodwins
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Martha Goodwin's Timeline

Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
December 9, 1697
Age 23
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 23, 1701
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States