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- 1. [SALEM-WITCH-L] John Gibson - accused Mary Holman 
- While perusing ancestry.com for information on a branch of my family I only
recently gained information about, I found this intriguing snippet of
information, and was wondering if anyone out there might know more about
Database: Cambridge, Massachusetts History, Supplement
Combined Matches: 1
HISTORY of CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 1630-1877
Holman, Mary (Wm.) b. Eng. 1630, after Father's death accused of witchcraft
by John Gibson, warrant for arrest, suspicious actions recounted, public
- 2. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Caporael on ergotism in Salem 
- Hello all!
What with PBS doing their thing with fanning the flames about the
ergot theory of Salem, I thought it might be a good idea to post
exactly what Caporael wrote in 1976 to kick off this whole theory,
and then my next posting will be the Spanos & Gottlieb article which
refuted it. Unfortunately, the book where I found both articles
reprinted from Science magazine, where they originally appeared, does
not include the footnotes... I think I have caught all the errors
that my OCR program may
- 3. [SALEM-WITCH-L] PBS Salem Witch Trials Program 
- Last night, PBS ran a program on the Salem witch trials. I missed the
program, but it will be repeated on June 30 in my area. Here is the
information about it:
You can check your own local PBS schedule if interested.
7th great-granddaughter of Samuel Wardwell
- 4. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Cemetery Transcripts or Books?? 
- Does anyone know of a resource for any or all of the cemeteries in Salem, or anyone who may have done a book on those buried in Salem?
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
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- 5. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Spanos & Gottlieb on ergotism in Salem 
Marc Mappen, ed. "Witches & Historians: Interpretations of Salem,"
2nd edition. Krieger Publishing Co. Malabar, FL, 1996. pp. 72-82.
Two psychologists at Carleton University, NICHOLAS P. SPANOS (b.
1942) and JACK GOTTLIEB (b. 1951), have challenged Linnda Caporael's
thesis that ergot Poisoning lay at the basis of the witchcraft
outbreak. In an article published in Science ma
- 6. Re: [SALEM-WITCH-L] Elizabeth Jackson 
- Hello --
Incidentally, I do have the book that Jeanne mentioned below
"Elizabeth Jackson How, Tragic Victim of Salem Witchcraft Lunacy".....
Also have "Elizabeth Jackson of Rowley" by Rev. Philip Greystone;
1993; which I got from the Ipswich historical society.....the copy
I got was the last one as there are no more.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeanne Newstrom"
> I'm sure Cynthia will appreciate the book I read at the Ipswich
> Public Library: Loevinger, R
- 7. [SALEM-WITCH-L] A Towne obit from 1906 
- Hi all,
For anyone researching the Towne family, I am sending an obit that was
listed on the Monroe County, NY mailing list...from the description, this
woman was a descendant of one of the brothers of Rebecca, Mary and Sarah
Towne. Thought someone out there might be intersted!!!!
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
July 5, 1906
TWO ANCESTORS WERE HANGED
Death in Rose of Woman Whose Family Goes Back to Witchcraft Days
Rose, July 4 - The death of Mrs. Mary TOWNE, wife of Joel LEE, one
- 8. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Elizabeth Jackson 
- I'm sure Cynthia will appreciate the book I read at the Ipswich
Public Library: Loevinger, Ruth Howe. 1994. Elizabeth Jackson How, Tragic
Victim of Salem Witchcraft Lunacy. Chevy Chase MD 20815. I have not
checked its availability elsewhere.
I liked the author's discussion of power plays, such as the
pressure tactic of attacking vulnerable relatives rather than directly
charging an adversary. She also referred to a court case in the 1680s
when John Howe (brother-in-law of Elizabeth) testified aga
- 9. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Elizabeth Jackson 
- Is anyone descended from ELIZABETH JACKSON HOW/E who was
hanged 19 July 1692 ?
- 10. [SALEM-WITCH-L] OLIVER/BISHOP 
- I saw recently that a Thomas OLIVER was the 2nd husband of Bridget BISHOP a
hanged witch. Does anyone know who his parents were?
- 11. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Samuel Wardwell 
- Anyone on the list a desc. of Samuel Wardwell? His granddaughter, Hannah
Wardwell, married William Buxton. Hannah and William Buxton are my 5th
great-grandparents. Samuel is my 7th great-grandfather.
I'm looking for the names of Hannah's siblings and any connection to the
Buxton family as I also don't know my William's birthday or his parents'
names. Hannah was born in 1721 in Andover, Esssex. They were married in
Grace Elizabeth Bliss Smith
North American Hon. Secretary, Bliss Family Hist
- 12. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Salem Books 
- If you're like me, you like books but watch your spending. You can get a
number of titles for cheap on half.com. Just FYI. Patsy Q
- 13. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Article in Modesto Bee 
- There appeared an article in the May 29, 2001 issue of, "The Modesto Bee" which is published in Modesto, CA, titled, "Legacy of witch trials haunting Salem". This concerns the exoneration for those who died 1692. I tried to find a link to this particular page but couldn't find one. The page was sent as an attachment from my brother. The article is by Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press. Maybe one of you can have better luck in finding the story. It was on, "The Back Page", page A-14. Website addres
- 14. [SALEM-WITCH-L] PBS special 
- Tonight, on most PBS stations as first of a new series, Secrets of the Dead,
a one-hour program, using the old and disputed theory of ergot poisoning as
possible cause of the Salem Witchcraft trials will be shown. Have your pens
and pencils ready to note any historical errors that will appear and hands
poised on keyboards to flood PBS with same. I did a quick look on the
website and noted two errors already: Sarah Good, described as "old" on the
time-line and area physicians(actually only William Griggs i
- 15. [SALEM-WITCH-L] AP wire article, 5/28/01 
- Hello all!
This is the full text of the AP wire story that was published in
papers from coast to coast a couple of weeks ago (5/28 or 5/29 in
most places, from what I can tell), in case you didn't catch it. I
found this copy of it at the Concord (NH) Monitor website:
Exoneration sought for 'witches'
Descendants want family names cleared
- 16. [SALEM-WITCH-L] In Memoriam: Bridget Bishop 
- Bridget Bishop
b. Bridget Playfer, circa 1640, England
m1. Samuel Wasselbe, England, 1660
m2. Thomas Oliver, Salem MA, 1666
m3. Edward Bishop, 1684
June 4, 1692, convicted of practicing witchcraft.
June 10, 1692, Hanged at Salem MA
Margo Burns, List Owner of the SALEM-WITCH List at Rootsweb.com
- 17. Re: [SALEM-WITCH-L] Article in Modesto Bee 
- On 6/1/01, "Kathleen M. Gibson" wrote:
>There appeared an article in the May 29, 2001 issue of, "The Modesto
>Bee" which is published in Modesto, CA, titled, "Legacy of witch
>trials haunting Salem". This concerns the exoneration for those who
>died 1692. I tried to find a link to this particular page but
>couldn't find one. The page was sent as an attachment from my
>brother. The article is by Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press.
>Maybe one of you can have better luck in find
- 18. RE: [SALEM-WITCH-L] Elizabeth Jackson 
- I am very interested in the story of John Gould's conviction and execution
for treason as I am a desendant of another branch of the Gould family. I
believe John's father was Zaccheus Gould and I am a descendant of his
brother, John (an uncle of the John who was accused of treason). In the
Sarah Wildes biography on the Notable Women Ancestors website there is a
reference to the case as John Wildes apparently accused his brother in law,
John Gould (jr), of treason. I hope I've got this right--I'm working from
- 19. [SALEM-WITCH-L] PBS show 
- Here's PBS' description of the program:
>Witches Curse More than 300 years after the infamous Salem Witch
>trials, one woman's inspiration has led to the theory that there may
>be a perfectly natural and scientific explanation for the symptoms
>of those who were said to be bewitched. Behavioral psychologist
>Linda Caporeal's quest for a rational explanation leads viewers on a
>startling journey from wrenching convulsions and vivid deliriums to
>contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs and an ancient
- 20. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Re: Ann Pudeator 
- << I would like to hear from anyone descending from Ann Pudeator, executed
D. Roberts >>
I'm descended from Ann Pudeator, through her daughter Ruth
- 21. Re: [SALEM-WITCH-L] Mary Warren's lineage 
- From: email@example.com:
"I'm sure this is a Much discussed topic, but as I am just starting to
research her lines thought I'd start right here. Can anyone tell me if Mary
Warren is related to the Pilgrim Richard Warren?"
There is no known connection between Mary Warren and Richard Warren of the
- 22. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Re:AP story 
- I missed seeing the AP story about the Salem trials by reporter Steve
LeBlanc. Does anyone know how I might find it either in a back issue of a
Boston, Massachussetts area newspaper or on line?
Marilynne K. Roach
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- 23. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Re: PBS Secrets of the Dead re-run 
- I went to
and under Search Listings by Keywords
I typed in Secrets of the Dead.
Poof it popped up a little gray screen with all the times and dates and Channels (in my area they switch between the two PBS stations). The Witches Curse isn't re-running here until the 8th of July and it's on the other PBS station.
So if anyone missed the orig. show like I did you can perhaps see it again too.
Hope this helps.
- 24. [SALEM-WITCH-L] Salem cemetary book 
- Melissa -
One recent printed resource on Salem cemetaries -or at least the older
historical burying grounds- was locally published by its author, Betty
Bouchard, and sold in Salem shops (including the Trolly Depot where she
works). I thought it was very nicely done and I believe an enlarged
edition has recently been issued. (I just can't put my hand on my copy to
tell you the exact title.)
The shop's web site should reveal more. www.trollydepot.com
I hope this helps.
- 25. Re: [SALEM-WITCH-L] Query... 
- In a message dated 6/12/01 11:40:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I am new to the list, and am wondering how one begins searching to find
> out if any witches and/or pagans are in their lineage.
Well, first of all, if you go back far enough (not so far for some,
further for others) you are bound to find "pagans" somewhere in your
ancestry. As far as finding one of the "Salem Witches" well, not too many
people today believe that they were witches, and them that do know
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