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An American Family History

Sarah Trask v. Mary Estey, John Willard,
and Mary Witheridge

  Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Volume 1, Page 124  

Sarah Trask was born on June 14, 1671/72 in Salem. Her parents were William Trask and Ann Putnam. She married John Williams.

Sarah Trask ageed about 19 years testifieth that she went along
with Abigaill williams and Ann putnam and also hard them say what is above writen they said and also hard mircy lewes declare what is above writen she said.

Abigail Williams was about 11 at the time of the trials. She lived with her uncle, the Reverend Samuel Parris.

Salem is in Essex County, Massachusetts and was a significant seaport in early America. John Endicott obtained a patent from England and arrived there in 1628. Salem originally included much of the North Shore, including Marblehead. Salem Village also included Peabody and parts of Beverly, Middleton, Topsfield, Wenham and Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Mercy Lewis was a servant in Thomas Putnam's home. She was born in Maine about 1673 and lost both parents in Indian attacks at a young age.

 

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