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clueliss

I’m watching a things out the Salem Witch Trials from The Travel channel that’s on Hulu.  (This one is okay, but they skim the details and don’t go into more than some of the highlights of the accused).  This is a subject that I now will usually stop and watch documentaries on due to the genealogy work I’ve done.  
 

I’m a direct descendant of Mary Perkins Bradbury (accused, convicted was supposed to be hung but somehow escaped from jail.)

I’m also descended from Phebe Wildes Day.  (Accused, arrested, but was not taken to Boston/Salem but to a different jail because of where she was arrested.  Likely saved her life).  Also accused was her sister Sarah Wildes Bishop and Sarah’s husband.  They both escaped and went into hiding.
 

 The interesting to me part of this was accused, arrested, convicted, hung their stepmother Sarah Averill Wildes.  John Wildes first wife died.  He remarried.  But his late wife’s family (the Goulds) thought he remarried too quickly and didn’t like the new wife.  Also John Wildes was a magistrate and I believe there was a whole issue with him not helping his brother in law out of a jam in some legal issue.  

Turns out the Goulds are related to (a couple of generations up back in England) the Putman family.  Ann Putman Jr was one of the afflicted girls with her father giving names of suspects to be arrested.  
 

so, any other very distant cousins here on FJ?

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