|672||i.||John Putnam, born July 14, 1667 in Salem, MA; died Bef. March 21, 1736/37; married Hannah Cutler 1692 in Danvers, MA.|
|674||i.||Jacob Phillips, born 1662; died September 19, 1689 in Salem, MA; married Sarah Rea.|
|675||i.||Sarah Rea, born June 04, 1661; married (1) Jacob Phillips; married (2) James Prince 1692.|
Notes for Rebecca Towne:|
Rebecca and Francis lived in Salem Town until the year 1678 when they moved to a large tract of land in Salem Villge, now called Danvers.
Rebecca Towne Nurse, and her sister Mary Towne Estes were hung as witches during the Salem Village witch hysteria of 1692. A third sister, Sarah, was condemned but managed to survive her ordeals and told the story of her siblings. She lost the site in one eye, suffered badly from malnutrition and died not too many years after her ordeal.
WFT V. 14, Tree 77
REBECCA (TOWNE) NURSE WAS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED VICTIMS OF THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS OF 1692. SHE WAS HANGED IN 1692 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS AND WAS LATER EXONERATED IN 1710. THE NURSE HOME IN DANVERS MASS IS STILL STANDING AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.(1994)
READ "THE DEVIL IN MASSACHUSETTS" BY MARION L. STARKEY,. A MOST READABLE AND INFORMATIVE ACCOUNT OF THE WITCHCRAFT TRIALS WITH SOME MODERN DAY PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS
A WELL RESPECTED MATRIARCH OF AN INDUSTRIOUS PRODUCTIVE FAMILY. AGE 71 AT THE TIME OF THE TRIAL, SHE WAS DRAGGED FROM A SICK BED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURT WHERE, BEING HARD OF HEARING AND UNABLE TO FOLLOW MUCH OF THE PROCEEDINGS SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY AND CARTED OFF TO PRISON. LATER TO BE HANGED TOGETHER WITH AN HONEST, SKEPTICAL FARMER AND A PIPE SMOKING FEMALE TRAMP.
WFT V 3, Tree 2667
"Rebecca Nurse" By Tapley Jones Co. 1930
|676||i.||Samuel Nurse, born February 03, 1648/49 in Salem, MA; died 1715 in Salem, MA; married Mary Smith May 05, 1677.|
|677||i.||Mary Smith, born March 03, 1659/60; died December 10, 1716; married Samuel Nurse May 05, 1677.|
|876||i.||Isaac Ayers, Sr., born 1673; died 1761; married Hannah Barrett.|
|862||ii.||Caleb Ayars, Sr., born 1692; died January 14, 1760 in Shiloh; married Rebecca Brayman.|
|864||i.||Richard Burt, 3rd., born June 21, 1663 in Taunton, MA; died August 06, 1707 in Maidenhead, NJ; married Eunice Leonard February 18, 1684/85 in Taunton, MA.|
|ii.||Abel Burt396,397, married Grace Andrews.|
|865||i.||Eunice Leonard, born November 25, 1668 in Braintree, MA; married Richard Burt, 3rd. February 18, 1684/85 in Taunton, MA.|
|866||i.||John Baldwin, born 1640 in Milford, CT; died August 1706 in Newark, NJ; married (1) Hannah Bruen October 03, 1663 in Milford, CT; married (2) Ruth Bottsford 1686 in Milford, CT.|
|867||i.||Ruth Bottsford, born August 07, 1649 in Milford, CT; married John Baldwin 1686 in Milford, CT.|
|877||i.||Hannah Barrett, born July 14, 1730; died 1793; married Isaac Ayers, Sr..|
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