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Salem Witch Trials

Posted: 19 Jun 2011 5:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
In an ongoing attempt to research my genealogy I just in the last day learned I am an indirect descendant of Michael Shaflin or Shevlin and his family. Imagine my shock and emotional state when I did a general search of them and Salem. You know when watching “Who Do You Think You Are” with Sarah Jessica Parker she too was given info tracing her family to Salem and was just hoping to have an ancestor was accused and not an accuser. If they had been she would somehow want to make it right. I can’t make it right all I can say is I am very sorry.

Re: Salem Witch Trials

Posted: 20 Jun 2011 12:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Right there with you, Danielle — I recently discovered I'm descended from the Putnams.

Re: Salem Witch Trials

Posted: 7 Dec 2011 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gee, I thought I was the only one with ancestors on both sides. My ggg grandfather, was descended from Susannah North's son, Richard Martin and my ggg grandmother was descended from Ann Putnam's son, Seth Putnam. They were farmers in Newport, NH. I bet they never knew the connection. I'm trying to find information on Susannah's other seven children, besides Richard. Can you help me?

Re: Salem Witch Trials

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 12:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
I also watched that program "Who do you think you are?" with Sarah Jessica Parker. I tought how interesting, I'm glad she found out her relative wasn't a witch. But I starting looking into my family and got a big surprise. My 9th great grandmother was Ann Foster, a confessed witch.

Re: Salem Witch Trials

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 4:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am related to 2 people hung on the same day: Rev. George Burroughs and Martha Ingalls (Allen) Carrier - George in my grandfather's line and Martha in my grandfather's line. See www2.iath.virginia.edu/salem/images/people/burroughs2.jpg - Caption: "Witchcraft Victims on the Way to the Gallows" Description: A scene showing a man and a woman on Gallows Hill. The man may be the Rev. George Burroughs, who is shown standing in prayer. The woman may be Martha Carrier, who was executed with him on August 19, 1692. Also executed on that day were George Jacobs, Sr., John Proctor, Sr., and John Willard. The man on horseback may be the Rev. Cotton Mather who attended the executions on this day and encouraged the hanging to go forward, even though George Burroughs recited the Lord's Prayer perfectly and won the crowd's sympathy. Source: Boston Herald, May 14, 1930. © Artist F. C. Yohan
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