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Daniel Kendrick, Jr (1761 - 1790)

Daniel Jr. Died by hanging in 1790. He lived near Patch's Corner for a short while after his marriage and then went to Vermont for a few years then returning to the old farm at Patch's Corner. Shortly ...

7/1/2016 7/1/2016

Elizabeth Emerson, hanged for infanticide (1665 - 1693)

"Ladd", "Swann"

The following is from a website entitled "Executed Today.com" The Emersons of Haverhill, Massachusetts, were the kind of family that just could not stay out of trouble. Death was a common feature i...

7/13/2008 4/9/2016

Bathsheba Ruggles, Executed (1746 - 1778)

"executed while pregnant and 1st american women sentenced to death"

Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner (c. 1746 – July 2, 1778) was the first woman to be executed in the United States by Americans rather than the British. She was the daughter of Brigadier General Timot...

6/3/2007 2/6/2016

Mary Dyer MP (1611 - 1660)

"Marie"

The Quaker Martyr Mary Barrett Dyer (c. 1611[1] — June 1, 1660) was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (now in present-day Massachusetts), for ...

1/22/2007 1/26/2016

Mary Sanford MP (c.1620 - c.1662)

Andrew Sanford settled in Harford, CT., where his uncle Andrew Warner lived. Freeman, May 1657. His first wife, Mary, was indicted with him for witchcraft; she was convicted, 13 June 1662, and presumab...

7/24/2011 10/28/2015

Anthony Arnold, III MP (1627 - 1677)

Anthony Arnold and Bacon’s Rebellion On 5 Feb 1981, Hazel Arnold MacIvor published a report on the “The Anthony Arnold Research Project” on behalf of The Arnold Family Associatio...

7/7/2009 10/1/2015

William Carver Birth: 1626 - probably of the City of Bristol in England Death: September 1676, "of" Norfolk County, Virginia Parents: unknown Wife: Elizabeth; a woman whose name we do not kno...

8/23/2013 10/1/2015

Thomas Granger MP (1626 - 1642)

"Graunger"

Thomas Granger or Graunger (1625? – September 8, 1642) was the first person hanged in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (the first hanged in any of the colonies of New England being John Billington) ...

7/12/2008 7/20/2015

Mary Parker MP (c.1634 - 1692)

Mary Ayer, daughter to John and Hannah, married Nathanial Parker. Mary (Ayer) Parker was accused of witchcraft in 1692. Mary Parker refused to confess during the witchcraft trials saying, "I know nothi...

5/21/2011 6/3/2015

John Proctor (1632–1692) was a farmer and tavernkeeper in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts. During the Salem witch trials he was accused of witchcraft, convicted and hanged. His wife and all of...

7/24/2007 5/13/2015

Thomas Cornell, II MP (1627 - 1673)

"Thomas Cornell"

Who killed Rebecca Cornell on the afternoon of Feb. 8, 1673, as she sat alone in her room in her home in Portsmouth? To this day no one knows for certain, yet one man, her son, Thomas, was convicted (o...

1/22/2007 2/28/2015

Bridget Bishop, Salem Witch MP (c.1632 - 1692)

"Wassellbee Oliver"

Bridget Bishop (ca. 1632, England – 10 June 1692 Salem, Massachusetts) was the first person executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials of 1692. In the transcripts there is some indi...

8/30/2008 10/5/2014

Rebecca Nurse MP (1621 - 1692)

"Rebecca Nourse"

Rebecca Towne Nurse (1621 - 1692) , daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, was born in 1621 at Great Yarmouth, England, the second of eight children. She married Francis Nurse about 1645, with ...

4/14/2007 8/21/2014

Exactly where this character fits into the Scarborough family tree is highly unclear. He is said to have been the first cousin of Sir Charles Scarborough, who was the son of Capt. Edmund Scarborough (S...

8/6/2007 5/31/2014

Martha Corey MP (b. - 1692)

"not Martha Pennoyer"

Martha (England - 22 September 1692), became the third wife of Giles Corey on 27 April 1690. Two years later she was convicted of witchcraft and executed by hanging during the 1692 Salem witch trials. ...

9/21/2007 5/15/2014

Elizabeth Howe, Salem Witch Trials MP (c.1635 - 1692)

"How"

Convicted of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. There are twenty benches in the memorial, one for each of the victims actively put to death (not counting those who died in prison).&#x...

3/15/2009 5/12/2014

Margaret Scott MP (1616 - 1692)

Margaret Stevenson Scott (1616 - 1692) was the only person to be accused of being a witch from Rowley during the Salem trials. The daughter of Edward Stevenson (born circa 1592) and Margareta Dunn (bor...

9/27/2007 4/28/2014

Wilmot Redd MP (c.1638 - 1692)

"Wilmott", "Reed", "Rett"

Wilmot Redd (c1638 - 1692) - Wilmot was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts about 1638, and executed for witchcraft by hanging at the age of 54 on 22 September 1692 in Salem Towne, Essex County, Massachu...

10/20/2009 4/9/2014

George Jacobs, of Salem MP (1612 - 1692)

George Jacobs, Sr. (c.1620 – 1692) — George Jacobs was accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts in 1692, and was found guilty and hanged on 19 A...

3/2/2007 4/3/2014

Susannah (North) Martin, Salem Witch Trials MP (1621 - 1692)

"Susannah North Salem Witch"

Susannah (North) Martin (1621 – 1692) was executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. The fourth daughter and youngest child of Richard North and Joan Bartram, Susannah North was bapt...

2/19/2007 3/22/2014

Rev. George Burroughs MP (c.1650 - 1692)

"Burrough"

Reverend George Burroughs (c1650 - 1692) - Executed for witchcraft in the infamous Salem witch trials, George Burroughs was born about 1650 in Suffolk County, England, the son of Nathaniel Burroughs (1...

9/6/2008 1/2/2014

William Eltonhead MP (1614 - 1655)

William Eltonhead {1616-1655} left Sutton and St.Helens for Maryland in around 1640 to become the special envoy to Lord Baltimore , the proprietor of the Maryland colony whose interests he oversaw. Bac...

5/16/2009 12/6/2013

Walter Peake (c.1609 - 1668)

"Pake"

PEAKE (PAKES), WALTER (ca. 1609-1668). BORN. ca. 1609, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1646 as a free adult with his wife and son from Virginia. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. MARRIED Fra...

7/10/2009 11/12/2013

Hugh Stone, Sr. MP (1647 - 1690)

Notes for Hugh Stone: Died in 1689 by execution – was hanged for killing his wife, Hannah, in a drunken rage. Hannah Stone, whose husband, Hugh Stone, killed her in a drunken rage in 1689 an...

12/24/2008 10/22/2013

James Pugh MP (c.1747 - c.1810)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A106132 James Pugh ~ was a leader in the Regulator movement. He was hanged on 19 June 1771 for his involvement. He was the brot...

9/16/2007 10/17/2013

Robert Johann Messer (b. - 1771)

A concrete slab placed inside an iron railing gives the illusion of a grave here but no one is buried at this spot. The bronze plaque, which replaces earlier black plaque, marks only the site of the ha...

4/7/2008 10/17/2013

Capt. Benjamin Merrill MP (1731 - 1771)

Captain Benjamin Merrill b abt 1730 Hopewell, Mercer, NJ, d 19 Jun 1771 Hillsborough, Orange, NC From This is the famous Benjamin Merrill so brutally executed for his participation in the Regulator...

9/14/2007 10/16/2013

Francis Hopkins MP (1720 - 1779)

"The Tory Bandit"

Francis Hopkins was born 1720 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island and died 1778 in Washington,Virginia. He was in Newsbury, New York; Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, and Washington County, Virginia. Fr...

9/15/2007 7/27/2013

Robert Tucker, of Milton MP (1604 - 1682)

Robert Tucker, the first of that name in America, was born in Weymouth, England, and came to the new World with the Rev. Dr. Hull, locating first at Weymouth and later at Gloucester, where he was Town ...

9/15/2007 6/27/2013

John Billington was born in England about 1580, but nothing has been conclusively established concerning his ancestry or exact location of birth. He married Elinor before 1605. They and their two sons,...

8/11/2007 6/19/2013

Giles Bland (b. - 1676)

Giles Bland , son of John Bland, was hanged by Governor Sir William Berkeley in 1676, after participating in Bacon's Rebellion. Sources:

4/28/2013 4/28/2013

) William Drummond (born ca.1617, died 1677) was the first colonial governor of Albemarle Sound settlement in the Province of Carolina and a participant in Bacon's Rebellion. Early life and caree...

11/3/2012 4/28/2013

Thomas Hansford (c.1646 - 1676)

Captain Thomas Hansford was hung for participating in Bacon's Rebellion, the first martyr for the American freedom. William Cole prosecuted the case against Thomas Hansford for Governor Berkeley. ...

9/6/2008 4/28/2013

Captain Thomas Williford (c.1618 - 1676)

Captain Thomas Wilsford, Esquire, was one of the genuine Cavaliers who came to Virginia. In March 1651-1652 Thomas represented his country in the Virginia House of Burgesses. On Nov. 25, 1652 he became...

10/12/2008 4/28/2013

Mary Barnes of Farmington, convicted witch MP (c.1631 - 1663)

"Mary Needham", "Mary Brockett", "Mary Andrews", "Mary Eizabeth"

Not every family can claim the dubious honor of having an ancestor executed as a witch but the many descendants of Mary Barnes, first wife of Thomas Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut can make this claim....

8/26/2007 3/29/2013

Alice Bishop MP (1616 - c.1648)

"Alice (Martin) Clark Bishop", "Allis Bishop"

Alice Martin, born 1616, died October 1648 in Plymouth, MA Married first: George Clark b: 1620 married about 1640 died before 1644 2 children of Alice and George: Abigail Clark born about 1642 ...

2/22/2007 3/27/2013